Donald claimed the mantle of a “nationalist” last night in Texas. He’s called his political opponents criminals and a mob. This is fascist rhetoric, and the only chance we have to stop America’s tilt toward fascism (short of violence) is voting in the Democratic Party everywhere.
Kevin Passmore’s definition of fascism has ten characteristics split across five main areas. Donald matches or partially matches all of the characteristics.
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.
In 1994 I learned a set of characteristics that apply to authentic fascists and under what conditions they can come into power. Based on this definition, I said Donald was a fascist before the 2016 election. Since he’s been in office, the evidence in support of that contention has grown much stronger.
This is our country now, this is our lives. I saw a flag on a house that does not usually fly one. An elected official lives there. I voted for her, hell […]
Why Donald Trump is a fascist, the conclusion.
Why Donald Trump is a fascist, part seven of an eight part essay. Fascism according to Italian intellectual and author Umberto Eco’s definition.
Why Donald Trump is a fascist, part six of an eight part essay. Fascism according to historian Robert Paxton’s definition.
Why Donald Trump is a fascist, part five of an eight part essay. Fascism according to historian Emilio Gentile’s definition.