13.Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
15.Top-Down Revolution or Movement
17.Extreme Anti-communism, Anti-socialism and Anti-Liberal Views
23.Violence and Terror
24.Expounding of Mysticism or religious Beliefs
Any objective assessment of the George W. Bush administration during the Iraq war and after the reports of torture at the Iraqi Abu Ghraid prison in May of 2004 would find most of the traits listed above. Undoubtedly, that government was one of the most repressive in U.S. history. By the spring of 2004, journalists were already describing it as fascist, and now we have an openly fascist occupant in the White House, the despicable, repugnant sloth, who fraudulently became the president. But it didn't start with Bush and Trump.
The year was 1946, when the Army's orientation course, Program 64 was established to teach recruits what they were fighting for, to offset the fascist propaganda circulating at the time. Program64 contained the following definition of fascism: