The Threat of Fascism Won’t End with Trump 

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:

Source: The Threat of Fascism Won’t End with Trump | Portside

For Real Resistance: The Fascist Trump-Barr Regime Can’t Simply Be Voted Out – CounterPunch.org

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

Source: For Real Resistance: The Fascist Trump-Barr Regime Can’t Simply Be Voted Out – CounterPunch.org

Trump the semi-fascist decoy: the agenda of mass murder

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.

From The Gurdjieff Con
Is trump a fascist drone? Is trump under hypnosis?
June 20th, 2018 • Continue reading “Trump the semi-fascist decoy: the agenda of mass murder”

  Wannabe fascism meets neoliberal capitalism 

One thing that unites the MAGA-hat cosplay fascists of the anti-lockdown “movement” and the Karens and Chads of the hashtag-resistance is the shared conviction that the United States of America is special and that nothing that happens here has much relationship to anything that happens anywhere else

Source: Donald Trump and the pandemic: Wannabe fascism meets neoliberal capitalism — and it could hardly be worse – Alternet.org