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Thomas Hurt

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FYI...IG Report download

www.justice.gov/file/1071991/download

Animal Farm and our Pig

What does everyone think. Is The Pig more like Squealer or Napoleon? Both?

How are thee Fascist, let me count the ways....#10

10. Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology, insofar as it is fundamentally aristocratic, and aristocratic and militaristic elitism cruelly implies contempt for the weak. Ur-Fascism can only advocate a popular elitism. Every citizen belongs to the best people of the world, the members of the party are the best among the citizens, every citizen can (or ought to) become a member of the party. But there cannot be patricians without plebeians. In fact, the Leader, knowing that his power was not delegated to him democratically but was conquered by force, also knows that his force is based upon the weakness of the masses; they are so weak as to need and deserve a ruler. Since the group is hierarchically organized (according to a military model), every subordinate leader despises his own underlings, and each of them despises his inferiors. This reinforces the sense of mass elitism.


Umberto Eco Ur-Fascism 1995

After this morning, it will no longer be addressed as anything but "The Pig"

not to be confused with the pig, as in swine.

So, am I getting this right....

Trump is now saying that he was right to fire Comey because of how unfairly he treated Hilary Clinton....and we are supposed to believe that bee ess?

So what is the sitting fascist thinking here...

screw over all our regular trading partners so that we are forced to remove sanctions on Russia?

manipulation of the markets for personal gain?

absurd overkill to take cheap shots at foreign leaders who he thinks have slighted him in some manner?

So about this miraculous turn around in North Korea....(sniff, sniff)

Does anyone...(sniff, sniff) smell anything? It smells like....hmm....that's it!

It smells almost like Iran Contra...

Reality check on the Manafort judge...thing...panic...what have you.

Anyone know what happens if he rules in favor of the sitting fascist?

Manafort's case dismissed?
No jeopardy attaches?
Judge can't shut down Mueller?
Make Mueller refer the case to a US Atty Office?

Obviously the optics suck, but the fascist has been and will continue with that propaganda campaign.

Something is up....why wasn't Trump out in front of the cameras taking credit for announced talks?

Thus the People is only a theatrical fiction.

"Ur-Fascism is based upon a selective populism, a qualitative populism, one might say.
In a democracy, the citizens have individual rights, but the citizens in their entirety have a
political impact only from a quantitative point of view one follows the decisions of the
majority. For Ur-Fascism, however, individuals as individuals have no rights, and the
People is conceived as a quality, a monolithic entity expressing the Common Will. Since
no large quantity of human beings can have a common will, the Leader pretends to be
their interpreter. Having lost their power of delegation, citizens do not act; they are only
called on to play the role of the People. Thus the People is only a theatrical fiction. To
have a good instance of qualitative populism we no longer need the Piazza Venezia in
Rome or the Nuremberg Stadium. There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in
which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and
accepted as the Voice of the People."


Ur-Fascism by Umberto Eco 1995



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