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Trump: Our Fascist Roots

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Racist tyrant. Anti-Trump protester in London's Parliament Square.
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"I think they are very fine people." This was Trump's response to the neo-Nazis and white supremicists at the Charlottesville tragedy in 2017.

The lack of a clear line marking the transformation to a fascist state, points to the movement's insidious nature, and the impossibility of relying on simplistic definitions. Since there is no all-encompassing definition, it is necessary to look at the traits and explore the degrees of fascism. While many traits of fascism are almost universally accepted, some are contested. The following are generally accepted definitions of fascism.

1.Powerful and Continuing Nationalism

2.Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights

3.Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause

4.Supremacy of the Military

5.Rampant Sexism

6.Controlled Mass Media

7.Obsession with National Security

8.Religion and Government Connected

9.Corporate Power is Protected

10.Labor Power is Suppressed

11.Disdain for Intellectuals and the Fine Arts

12.Obsession with Criminality and Punishment

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Henry Wallace, FDR's VP, scarily predicted trump in 1944.

"The really dangerous American fascist... is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power... They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective, toward which all their deceit is directed, is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.

~quoted in the New York Times, April 9, 1944"
" Henry A. Wallace

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