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Fascism & Authoritarianism-- Horror Stories in American History: Matthew MacWilliams

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Matthew MacWilliams is an expert on Authoritarianism

and Author of On Fascism; 12 Lessons for American History

He is a long-time political professional, establishing MacWilliams Sanders Communications a campaign- and issues-driven media strategy firm more than 20 years ago.
He is also working with other countries, internationally, to identify authoritarianism and fascism and fight it.

His website is

What's your goal for this book?

Define Authoritarianism? Who is an authoritarian? What are the population statistics?

18% hard core authoritarian and 23% authoritarian susceptible with encouragement

Differences and similarities between fascism and authoritarianism.

Four questions to identify Authoritarians
They choose authority, obedience, uniformity, respect for elders,

Parenting questions.
Are some groups inferior to others?

Fear activates authoritarianism.
Eric Fromm wrote Escape From Freedom

In a sense, this book, exploring the history of authoritarian and fascist actions, policies and events in the US shows us how dangerous Authoritarian Fascism can be and has been. And the fact is, those examples of what the US has done are monstrosities.

Examples of fascism and authoritarianism in history:

Lincoln vs. Douglas are blacks equal?

Toxic media: Father Coughlin

Hurting/ attacking the media: Sedition act, created by Federalists, Amy Coney Barrett is a Federalist

Violating the constitution: Stonewall Jackson, the Cherokee treaty

Trump hung Jackson's painting in the Oval Office.

The United States of Lyncherdom; Using Fear and violence to control and subordinate others. "Lynching is state-sponsored terrorism."
Former slave Ida B. Wells documented lynchings. There were over 4000 between 1880 and 1968. Still no legislation against it.

Fear As a Path to Power. Progressive fascists-- the Palmer raids
Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer hired J. Edgar Hoover
What Palmer did, besides violating the law

Fighting Fascism:

Populists vs fascists
Populists want more democracy. Authoritarians are willing to give up democracy.

Book How Democracies Die.

Questions used to identify populists?

Silence of the LawJapanese internment
Based on lies, including Supreme Court Korematsu decision
Scalia said it could happen again during time of war.

Pogo was wrong an Ten Steps to Strengthen America
Establish political equality among all
Equality of Opportunity, economic equality, prohibition of special deals for powerful special interests
Make one party a check on the other, so far as the existence of parties cannot be prevented

6- Americans should stop othering each otherstop fearmongering and name-calling
7-confront and make peace with our history
8 confront and understand the challenges our fellow citizens face.
9 Base decisions on basic facts
10- Remember that we are all in this together.

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, (more...)

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