Defining the far right isn’t really that hard when you’ve got a list of things they believe to compare them to.
Fascism is on the rise in America and our “experts” either don’t see it or don’t know what to do about it.
We won a critical battle yesterday, but the war for the soul of America continues.
Kevin Passmore’s definition of fascism has ten characteristics split across five main areas. Donald matches or partially matches all of the characteristics.
What version of America will you choose this November: a tolerant, democratic America that is governed by laws and strives to live up to its ideals, or a bigoted, authoritarian America where the laws don’t apply to everyone and fascist nationalism becomes the new ideal?
Jingoism and attacking our allies as foreign policy. Family separation and crimes against humanity and an ICE police state as immigration policy. Actual fascism. June’s 140 unique instances of loathsome behavior were some of the worst in a year of tracking Donald’s horrible behavior.
Liberals heckling people in the Administration may not be civil according to the dictionary definition, but at least we’re still using words. Given the fascist in the White House, that’s about as civil as Donald’s supporters should expect right now.
Historian Roger Griffin’s definition of fascism – palingenesis, populism, and ultranationalism – is deceptively simple. There are literally hundreds of examples of things that Donald has done since he took office that support each of the three main points of Griffin’s definition.
Since taking office, Donald has become noticeably more fascist (in an authentic 1930’s, Benito Mussolini way), at least according to the characteristics that historian of fascism Stanley G. Payne researched and described.
The United States is in an existential fight for its democratic soul and its American values. Media VIPs should treat lying politicians accordingly.