Fascism is a form of radical right-wing 1,authoritarian 2ultranationalism 3characterized by dictatorial power 4,forcible suppression of opposition 5and strong regimentation of society and of the economy which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.
1: Its hard to not classify the entire GOP’s reaction post-2008 as anything but radically-right-wing (the bad radical, not the surfer-radical), 2016 took it to the extreme with an eagerness to roll-back protections on everything they can.
2: Trumps leadership style of “leader-first;lead-later” certainly falls within authoritarianism, likewise the disinformation campaigns we’ve been barraged by (“The authoritarian wants us to lose our faith in our ears and our eyes, what we read and what we observe, so that we can be more dependent on him,” Ben-Ghiat said. “‘Reality is what I say it is. SRC
3: Ultranationalism is an “extreme nationalism that promotes the interest of one state or people above all others”, or simply “extreme devotion to one’s own nation”. If that’s not expressed in Trump’s “love it or leave it”, then I don’t know what captures it.
4: Trump believes government employees, such as the attorney general, FBI director and judges, should be loyal to him personally rather than follow the law and Constitution.
5: Again, falls in the “love it or leave it”, among many other examples: Capernick/NFL kneeling, attempted voter suppression, repeated attacks against the media, etc. etc.
Yeah, I’d say he’s a fucking fascist, no wonder he hates antifa so much.
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