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Fascism is Truly on the Way for the United States

Fascism, by any standard definition, is soon coming to the United States, albeit in the guise of a right-wing populist, anti-Washington DC, “anti-government” regime. Trump’s policies and picks for cabinet positions make it all too clear that the hitherto somewhat hidden incestuous relationship between Wall Street, big finance, corporate elites and our so-called elected representatives and federal institutions has come out of the closet and is now public. According to wikipedia [comments are mine], “Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete [for example ignoring the popular vote an allowing the electoral college to declare a president…], and they regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state [republicans control congress, the presidency, and will control the supreme court…] as necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict and to respond effectively to economic difficulties [i.e. it seeks to end class struggle on the part of the same blue collar workers who supported Trump and by handing over the government to corporate and private sector leaders, continue the class war thats been waged by the 1% against all the rest of us…]. Such a state is led by a strong leader—such as a dictator and a martial government composed of the members of the governing fascist party—to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society [hence Trump’s obsession with law and order, calls for censoring/monitoring the internet and cellular communications, and creating a governing body composed of militarist extremists and corporate heads…ass well as limiting dissent, curtailing civil liberties and rolling back advances in civil rights made since the 60s, all of which Trump and his clique plan to do]. Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature, and views political violence, war, and imperialism as means that can achieve national rejuvination [just recall Trump’s eagerness to engage in wars of aggression including use of nukes]. Fascists advocate a mixed economy [for example completely erasing the line between private corporate power and interests and the so-called ‘national interest”…], with the principal goal of achieving autarky through protectionist and interventionist economic policies [Trump plans on engaging in economic warfare with China, Mexico, and plans to set up a massive corporate welfare state, where the taxpayers pay in the end to subsidize US corporations…]. What does the dictionary say about fascism? Webster’s defines fascism as “a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation [“Make America Great Again!] and often race [undocumented and legal immigrants are “rapists and drug dealers” or “terrorists” and should be rounded up or even banned from entry or submit to being on a national registry…] above the individual [unless they are part of the 1%…] and that stands for a centralized autocratic government [republicans talk a good game about freedom for individuals from government regulation but what they really mean is that the government should be private corporate power’s bitch and attack dog] headed by a dictatorial leader [with control over all branches of government, Trump will have un-dreamed-of power], severe economic and social regimentation [trickle down economics on steroids and out of control social control through attacks on our rights and control of the media and internet couple with an unleashed surveillance apparatus], and forcible suppression of opposition [Trump wants the continued militarization of local and state police forces and has a clear record of personally attacking opponents and unleashing his brown-shirt wannabe supporters against opponents]. So really, is there any doubt that there has been a true qualitative change in the nature of our government with Trump’s “election”? Below is an article from http://www.alternet.org that is of interest to any of you that hopes to fight back…


Can American Fascism Be Stopped?

Trump’s win was both a perfect storm and the culmination of long-term trends.

As Usual Chomsky Provides Key Insights…

 

Regardless of the Electoral College, #notmypresident -elect Trump & the Republican Party STOLE the Election!

URGENT: Nationwide voting restrictions prevented MILLIONS from voting

Sign our petition urging Congress to take immediate action to restore the Voting Rights Act: 

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The 2016 Presidential Election was the first election in 50 years without the Voting Rights Act.

After the Supreme Court gutted basic protections to our innate right to vote, Republicans set to work guaranteeing that Democratic-leaning voters wouldn’t be able to cast their ballots.

And it worked.

A shocking new report analyzing this year’s election revealed widespread and significant voting problems across the country.[1]

WISCONSIN: 300,000 registered voters lacked the photo ID necessary to cast their ballots.

Trump won Wisconsin by only 27,000 votes.

NORTH CAROLINA: 158 fewer polling locations in 40 predominantly African American districts.

African American turnout decreased by 16% in North Carolina.

These voting problems are the DIRECT result of the Supreme Court gutting the Voting Rights Act in 2013. Since then, the Court has allowed states to pass their own election rules without federal approval.

And predictably, budgets were slashed and urban neighborhoods that consistently vote Democratic were hit significantly harder than rural, Republican-leaning areas.

That’s why we’re calling on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act, so everyone has the opportunity to participate in our Democracy:

This November was one of the most consequential elections in modern history.

And Republican elected officials managed to steal it — and elect one of the most unqualified Presidents in U.S. history — by suppressing the Democratic vote.

We cannot afford to let this happen again.

Voting is one of the most fundamental components of a healthy democracy. And unless Congress restores the Voting Rights Act, millions of Americans will continue to be robbed of this basic right.

We’re collecting 25,000 signatures to DEMAND Congress restore the Voting Rights Act immediately. Will you sign on?

http:// go.turnoutpac.org/Protect-The-Right-To-Vote

Thanks for standing up for democracy,

– The Progressive Turnout Project