Sunday, June 3, 2018
White House moves the country closer to Fascism
Democracy and Class Struggle from the beginning said that Trump was a precursor of Fascism or in the vernacular a Proto Fascist.
Through various enabling mechanisms or ignoring accountability procedures he would lay the basis for Fascism in the USA.
In opposition to this idea people like Lionel on RT have sought to normalize Trump (and befriend Tommy Robinson of the racist EDL in the process) and they are having some success in covering for the Trump administration and spreading confusion.
Therefore it is more important than ever to have clarity and to show that Trump is not just business as usual in the USA but a shift to a new fundamentally more repressive Proto Fascist regime.
IT CAN HAPPEN IN THE USA ITS BASIS HAS BEEN THERE FOR A LONG TIME
Fascism is a complex political current that parasitises other ideologies, includes many internal tensions and contradictions, and has chameleon-like adaptations based on the specific historic symbols, icons, slogans, traditions, myths, and heroes of the society it wishes to mobilize.
In addition, fascism as a social movement often acts dramatically different from fascism once it holds state power.
When holding state power, fascism tends to be rigidly hierarchical, authoritarian, and elitist.
As a social movement fascism employs populist appeals against the current regime and promises a dramatic and quick transformation of the status quo.
Posted by nickglais on 6/03/2018 03:22:00 AM