America’s Instinctive Fascism Creeps On

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    • #450015
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      Come out to a red state (I’m writing from Iowa, trying to get used to people not wearing masks in grocery stores after a month in heavily masked Chicago) to catch a whiff of what’s afoot. Half of Trump Party (the GOP) voters would support seceding from the union. More than three-fourths of the nation’s Republikans absurdly think that Democrats are “socialists” (which is of course the worst thing someone can be as far as fascists are concerned.)

      Donald Trump’s hate rally and de facto 2024 presidential campaign announcement in Des Moines last weekend was a soul-numbing example of how virulent the Republifascist menace remains ten months out from the Capitol Riot. Thousands of deluded white Amerikaners arrived keen to hear Hitlerian lies from the mouth of their Dear Leader. The orange beast delivered. “As we gather here tonight,” Trump told the fascist revival meeting, “we realize that Joe Biden and the Radical Left have brought our nation to the brink of ruin. There’s never been anything like what has happened.” The Orwellian vomit spewed from the malignant tyrant’s lower cranial orifice for more than an hour, with white-nationalist Trumpenvolk eagerly inhaling the rancid racist and sexist fumes and proclaiming “Smells like Freedom!”

      But perhaps the most significant thing about this dark gathering at the Iowa State Fair Grounds was the full-on embrace of the Despicable One by the GOP establishment. This was signaled by the presence of Iowa governor Kim Reynolds and senior Republican US Senator Charles Grassley at what amounted to an early 2024 presidential campaign announcement in the pivotal Caucus state of Iowa. As Politico’s Meredith McGraw reported:

      Surprised? Why? The party went basically fascist when it congealed around its tangerine-tinted cult leader in 2016. It’s party platform in 2020 was Trump’s “America First agenda,” no policy planks required. The overwhelming majority of its Congressional delegation voted against certifying Biden’s clear win within hours of the fascist Attack on the Capitol. Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Rf-CA) went from screaming at Trump from within the besieged Capitol (begging the maniacal President UnElect to call off his neo-Confederate raiders on January 6) to running down to Mar-a-Lago to kiss Darth Trumper’s ring within a matter of weeks.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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      and ad hominem attacks creep on too.

    • #450021
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      Fascists are fascists, no matter what letter is on the jersey.  And I don’t think the Democrats really bother with that platform plank thingy any more, except as hilarious filler for campaign speeches and voter outreach fodder.  They may as well replace any platform stuff with a picture of Manchin – and boy, does Manchin deliver!  Well, not to us people, of course.

      Typical cp stuff.  VFTB no matter who, no matter what.  And looks like the Dems are running against Trump, not running FOR anything, because then there is that awkward stuff when they don’t actually deliver.  Lucy and her football, writ very large.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

    • #450035
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      He does not seem stable, to me.

      And when I think of what it must be like to listen to him speak, I think of a motivational sort of speaker, full of fire and brimstone, short on respect for his audience, refusal to face reality, many arguments devoid of logic.

      Not sure why people here continue to post his ravings. Shrug.

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

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