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Would you say Trump's threat to deploy military raises spectre of fascism?

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  • 3 weeks ago


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  • 4 weeks ago

    Black Lives Matter is the fascist movement, not Trumpism.

    • Beardog
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      4 weeks agoReport

      How does that even make sense in your head?

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  • 1 month ago

    I'd say it would have been an order of protection for the 90% of the country who are not stupid enough to be out on the streets taking lives, looting and stealing!  I back the president 100% if he needs to  bring in the military to  get rid of the ones who are now waging war in our streets.

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  • 1 month ago

    I think it's needed.

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  • Alan H
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    1 month ago

    Probably neo fascist is  a better description 

    • .
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      1 month agoReport

      Another name for fascism is Alt-Right, it's a more modern political term.

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  • Jas B
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    1 month ago

    Here is an interesting list of the characteristics found in Fascist regimes;

    "Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt recently wrote an article about fascism ("Fascism Anyone?," Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. The excerpt is in accordance with the magazine's policy.  

    The 14 characteristics are:  

    Powerful and Continuing Nationalism  

    Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.  


    Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights  

    Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.  


    Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause  

    The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.  


    Supremacy of the Military  

    Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.  


    Rampant Sexism  

    The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.  


    Controlled Mass Media  

    Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.  


    Obsession with National Security  

    Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.  


    Religion and Government are Intertwined  

    Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.  


    Corporate Power is Protected  

    The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.  


    Labor Power is Suppressed  

    Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed .  


    Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts  

    Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts is openly attacked, and governments often refuse to fund the arts.  


    Obsession with Crime and Punishment  

    Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.  


    Rampant Cronyism and Corruption  

    Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.  


    Fraudulent Elections  

    Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections. "

    So you decide does the current Republican Leader demonstrate these traits?

  • 1 month ago

    More than the spectre, making the threat is fascism. Remember two weeks ago when he was so angry at Twitter for putting a link next to his tweet, like that was the biggest threat to the first amendment? Now he’s literally used our own armed forces to threaten the first amendment. So that escalated quickly.

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  • Elaine
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    1 month ago

    This raises the possibility of establishing a dictatorship with the military having allegiance to the president, not to the US Constitution.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    fascism never went away.  

    Operation Paperclip.  

    after WW2 nazis were given a safe haven in americaamerica brought thousands of nazi german rocket scientists to US, gave them a new identity and protection from war crimes.america did not win the space war, it was fascist nazis that committed war crimes, heinious acts against women and children 

    nazi german US president donald trump "one law "  ??????????

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  • 1 month ago

    The  fascists are doing all the damage in the riots.

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