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 According to wikipedia [comments are mine], “Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete [for example ignoring the popular vote an allowing the electoral college to declare a president…], and they regard the complete mobilization of society under a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.
December 18, 2016