Yes, this is Fascism

Trump is sending an unambiguous message to a country in turmoil—and his armed supporters, from cops to vigilantes, hear it loud and clear.

Where is your federal government? Donald Trump, the bigoted septuagenarian country-club magnate and bullshit artist who wheezed to the presidency with a minority of votes cast on promises that he alone could fix the “American carnage,” began his weekend with a trip to Florida to watch a rocket launch while “Macho Man” blared in the background. Feeling sufficiently phallic, he powered through the weekend with a throaty defense of shooting protesters…and announced he would seek legal dispensation to treat anti-fascist activists in the United States as terrorists.

“You have to dominate, if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time,” Trump ranted in a phone call with governors on Monday. “They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate.” He said that “throwing a rock” is “like shooting a gun.” “You have to do retribution, in my opinion,” he said. “You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years, and you’ll never see this stuff again.”

I tire of the tippytoe brigade who think we’ll prevent a full-on fascist takeover of our government by sticking to the polite nice-guy terminology of the Democratic Party. They have their role, they have a place in the fightback against a rightwing offense determined to maintain control of our federal government by any means necessary.

They are not in charge!

7 thoughts on “Yes, this is Fascism

  1. Let us all enthustically applaud our Fearless Leader says:

    “Trump Plays Macho Man as America Burns” (New Yorker May 31, 2020) https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-trumps-washington/trump-plays-macho-man-as-america-burns
    “Village People gives Trump OK to play gay anthems ‘YMCA,’ ‘Macho Man’ at rallies : Fans had asked the group to block Trump, who played Village People’s 1978 track “Macho Man” as he entered a rally in India earlier this week, from using the music.” (Feb 25, 2020) https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/village-people-gives-trump-ok-play-gay-anthems-ymca-macho-n1142531

    Macho Man (1978) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bLRaGo-Qwc

  2. p/s says:

    “Trump’s Use Of Tear Gas To Break Up A Protest Undermined Three Core Values Of American Democracy” (FiveThirtyEight) https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trumps-use-of-tear-gas-to-break-up-a-protest-undermined-three-core-values-of-american-democracy/
    Republican Senator Called for ‘No Quarter’ Military Response to ‘Looters.’ Lawyers Note That’s a War Crime. https://lawandcrime.com/george-floyd-death/republican-senator-called-for-no-quarter-military-response-to-looters-lawyers-note-thats-a-war-crime/
    ‘He wears the armor of God’: evangelicals hail Trump’s church photo op (Guardian) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/03/donald-trump-church-photo-op-evangelicals
    “We’re going to win so much that you’re going to be sick and tired. You’re going to say, ‘Please, please, Mr. President, we’re sick and tired of winning. Please let us have at least one loss. It’s no longer exciting to win.’ And I’m going to say, ‘No way, we’re going to keep winning, and I don’t care if you like it or not.’” Donald J. Trump, Jan 9, 2016 https://factba.se/transcript/donald-trump-speech-ottumwa-ia-january-9-2016

  3. Aftermath says:

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper opposes using Insurrection Act for George Floyd protest unrest, angering White House https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/03/esper-does-not-support-invoking-the-insurrection-act.html
    James N. Miller, the former under-secretary of defense for policy, resigned from the Defense Science Board on Tuesday, citing President Donald Trump’s use of federal police to forcibly move peaceful protesters Monday night. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/02/secretary-esper-you-violated-your-oath-aiding-trumps-photo-op-thats-why-im-resigning/?arc404=true
    George Will: “Trump must be removed. So must his congressional enablers.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/no-one-should-want-four-more-years-of-this-taste-of-ashes/2020/06/01/1a80ecf4-a425-11ea-bb20-ebf0921f3bbd_story.html
    ‘You just don’t do that, Mr. President’: Televangelist Pat Robertson condemns Trump’s ‘law and order’ response to protests https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/politics/pat-robertson-donald-trump/index.html

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