Started by Mike Cl, May 14, 2022, 07:10:50 PM
Quote from: Mike Cl on May 14, 2022, 07:10:50 PMMy Take: The nature of fascism.https://www.yahoo.com/news/nature-fascism-041507179.htmlThere seems to be a huge uprising of leaders who are fascist (and not just in this country) and a huge number of people who are supporting them; they are growing in number and power. And this country seems to be leading the way. This snippet from the article is particularly worrisome:-Historians studying Fascists have discovered they shared many traits:-Powerful and continuing nationalism. You oppose me; you're no patriot.-Disdain for human rights-Use of and often creating chaos to justify control to restore order-Identification of enemies, creating fear-Racism, scapegoating minorities as a unifying cause-Supremacy of the military; the use of force to solve problems-Obsession with national security-Rampant sexism-Control over mass media; no free press-The Big Lie, propaganda-Banning and burning of books-Use of the judiciary to protect their power-Intertwining of government and the dominant religion-Protection of corporate power; a symbiotic relationship with the very wealthy-Suppression of labor power-No concern for income inequality-Disdain for intellectuals and the arts-Obsession with crime and punishment; often miss-applied to minorities-Rampant, nepotism, cronyism and corruption-Fraudulent sham elections-Cult of personality; loyalty to a messianic leader who says, "I alone can fix it!" This is a checklist of who Trump is and how he operates. Do practice your goose stepping and stiff-arm salutes.