Monday, August 07, 2017
Donald Trump: When a Fascist Is a Fascist is a Fascist
For a long time I hesitated to call Donald Trump a fascist. I thought he was just a bloated clown, and I didn't want to devalue the word.
But not any longer. Not after the way he is going after transgendered soldiers, or the way he is threatening the media.
Or the way that ugly bigot would portray himself as some kind of Christian warrior.
When of course he is neither.
Just a grubby groper and a miserable coward.
So I'm glad to see that Michael Harris agrees with me...
If it talks like a fascist, walks like a fascist, and squawks like a fascist, it must be a fascist.
I use the word fascist advisedly. If we are to square up to the facts, what other way is there to describe Trump? Mussolini, whom Trump unabashedly quoted during the presidential election campaign, said that “fascism should rightly be called corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.”
Could there be a better description of the Trump cabinet than that? A collection of billionaires representing the corporate elite in the United States, who now also control the levers of political power – often without relinquishing their business conflicts?
A billionaire who vowed to take on corporate interests, only to reward them shamelessly...
And turn his corrupt clown government into one for and by the One Percent.
A political thug who would silence his critics, and muzzle the media...
Fascists in Germany and Italy used brute force to intimidate and silence their critics. Trump recently encouraged police to manhandle suspects, a cringe-worthy attempt to connect with that part of his base that doesn’t see much value in due process or professional policing; the hang ‘em high crowd. It was the same “punch him in the face” rhetoric that sent Trump followers into a frenzy during the election campaign.
Like all good fascists, Trump has been virulent in his attempt to vilify and intimidate the free press. He has declared war on that part of the U.S. media that continues to vigorously assert its First Amendment rights. In fact, the president has called the “fake news” media – including The Washington Post and The New York Times, the “enemy” of the people.
A would be emperor who would torch the planet, and lead the world to war...
A liar, a coward, a bigot, a maniac.
You know, I've said it before and I'll say it again.
I can't believe that so many young Americans died fighting the fascists...
Only to end up with a fascist in the White House.
But just like those dead heroes did vanquish their would be Fuhrer.
I am confident that the decent Americans of today will bring down this one...
A fascist is a fascist is a fascist.
Donald Trump was always unfit to be the president of the United States.
The Day of Justice is coming.
And he will be defeated...