Don’t Let Fascism Go ‘Unnoticed Until It’s Too Late’

❝ Madeleine Albright’s new book, Fascism: A Warning, starts by describing how Hitler and Mussolini came to power in the 20th century, then warns about today’s authoritarian rulers in Eastern Europe, North Korea, Turkey and Russia.

Albright, who was born in Czechoslovakia and fled with her family after the Nazis occupied the country in 1939, notes that the United States has traditionally been viewed as a nation that opposes authoritarianism and supports democratic principles and human rights, but that perception is changing — in part because of President Trump.

While Albright does not call Trump a fascist, she says that he is “the most anti-democratic leader that I have studied in American history.”

❝ Part of the reason for writing [the book] is to say that, in fact, this can happen in countries that have democratic systems, that have a population that’s interested in what’s going on, that is supportive. … That’s what’s so worrisome, is that fascism can come in a way that it is one step at a time, and in many ways, goes unnoticed until it’s too late.

If there’s anyone in a leading role in American politics who obviously couldn’t care less about democracy vs fascism – it’s our fake president. This is a legitimate concern.

One thought on “Don’t Let Fascism Go ‘Unnoticed Until It’s Too Late’

  1. Exhibit says:

    “The Trump White House has turned questioning patriotism into a talking point” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/04/23/the-trump-white-house-has-turned-questioning-ones-patriotism-into-a-talking-point/?utm_term=.4489afec7b69
    “Look, at some point, Democrats have to decide whether they love this country more than they hate this president,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday morning on Fox News.
    Sanders employed a version of her quote above in January during the immigration debate. A week later, she said it again of Democrats who failed to applaud during Trump’s State of the Union address. Trump at the time suggested that those Democrats might be guilty of treason, which the White House clarified was just a joke. But Trump also said, with nary a hint of humor, that Democrats “certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”
    Trump’s campaign then released an ad calling the Democrats’ behavior “disgraceful” and saying they were “disrespecting our country.”

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