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Sat Jul 30, 2022, 03:40 PM

America First is laying plans to perpetuate Trumpism beyond Trump

He spoke in lurid detail of cities overrun by violent crime. He railed against the media, deep state and liberal elites. And he touted his wall with a dire warning: “Millions of illegal aliens are stampeding across our wide open borders, pouring into our country. It’s an invasion.”

Donald Trump’s return to Washington this week was deja vu all over again. The former US president’s 90-minute speech at a luxury hotel was eerily reminiscent of the nativist-populist campaign that won him the White House in 2016. But while Trump himself never evolves, his audience this time around was different.

While the America First Policy Institute (AFPI), a rightwing thinktank, was happy to indulge the garrulous showman at its inaugural summit, it also maintained a cold-eyed focus on the future. Over two days Trump’s allies and alumni laid out a blueprint for a return to power and a second term more authoritarian, more extreme and more ruthless than the first.

The institute – evidently untroubled by the associations of the phrase “America First” with Nazi sympathisers who wanted to keep the US out of the second world war – has 150 staff, including nine former Trump administration cabinet officials and more than 50 former senior staff and officials. Familiar faces such as Kellyanne Conway, Larry Kudlow and Mark Meadows were feted at the conference.

The AFPI is led by Brooke Rollins, a former domestic policy adviser in the White House, who boasted how the 15-month-old organisation put “boots on the ground” in 32 states on issues from “election integrity to school choice and patriotic education to health care transparency to taxes and spending to fatherhood initiatives to border security to big tech censorship”.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/30/america-first-trumpism-beyond-trump

We can't let these fascists win

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Sat Jul 30, 2022, 03:57 PM

1. Agreed.

Conservativism has long been illiberal, neo-fascist, and authoritarian, well before Trump – Trump was merely the means by which conservatives sought to destroy our democratic institutions.

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Sat Jul 30, 2022, 04:12 PM

2. Jesus H Christ

If that doesn’t smack of 1930’s Nazi mobilization, I don’t know what does.

We have got to beat these sumbitches back into their holes in the ground.

Between that and militias & rogue sheriffs, it’s getting darker and darker out there.

Gird your loins people.

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Sat Jul 30, 2022, 04:21 PM

3. Fuck these Nazi pieces of shit!

I don't want to live in a fascist authoritarian hell hole. The fact that they are looking up to Victor Orban as a role model and that Trump actually suggested we bring back concentration camps should terrify anyone.

I'm truly scared of the direction that this country is heading in. We have to stop these assholes at all costs!

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