Is Trump a fascist?In the increasingly perilous build-up to the November 3 presidential election, that question is on many people’s minds, including my own. Four years ago when Trump was first elected, I read up on German and Italian fascism to prepare myself for such a possibility here. While historical comparisons are difficult to make – Hitler and Mussolini’s rise to power took place almost a century ago – there are some striking parallels. These include:
In applauding the extra-judicial paramilitary execution of the anti-fascist Michael Forest Reinoehl outside Olympia, Washington two weeks ago, Trump told Fatherland (FOX) News’ neo-Nazi host Jeanine Pirro last Saturday that “there has to be retribution.” The self-described Chosen One told Frau Pirro that “I put out, ‘When are you going to go get him?’ And the U.S. Marshals went in to get him. More
Secular society is the bedrock of modernity, but it tends to crystallize around a very ‘flat’ view of social and human potential. In any case, Trump has created a sense in many with not conceptual tools to analyze the situation of being ‘someone else’s’ man, and this often revolves around the obscure question of a Putin connection. The thinking surrounding the phenomenon of the Manchurian candidate points to it but it doesn’t really go far enough.
A lot of discussion surrounds the issue of fascism but while that is very much the point, one gets the feeling that the destructive effect springs from his not being a Hitler: a completely idiotic stand-in has actually inflicted tremendous harm on democracy: perhaps the real point.
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It is happening here.Democracy in America has been a series of narrow escapes. We may be running out of luck, and no one is coming to save us. For that, we have only ourselves.
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