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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Sun May 27, 2018, 09:21 PM

22. Respectfully disagree.

All three branches of government are currently under one-party rule, and the executive branch has a greater concentration of power (shifting toward authoritarian rule) which it deliberately and doggedly uses to destroy the boundaries of those branches; the end result of which is a chief executive who can pressure the judiciary, or the congress, or law enforcement.

Some common characteristics of fascism include opposition to parliamentary democracy; opposition to political and cultural liberalism; and totalitarian ambitions. The Trump “administration” has more than signaled its position in these diagnostic areas.

The trappings of fascism are evident on a daily basis: the cult of personality, built around a hollow man with no intellect or scruples; militarism on a grand scale, with the threat of military action (including nuclear weapons); extreme xenophobia, the demonization of immigrants and POC; a flood of private and corporate monies designed to buy favor; and a radical flouting of established law.

Fascism is here. And the longer it is in power, the deeper its roots will sink.

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