The Republican Party has Turned Fascist and is Now the Most Dangerous Threat in the World

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      ZimInSeattle
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      The G7 meeting focused attention on many challenges facing the world, but it did not address the most dangerous threat of them all, which is the transformation of the Republican Party in the US into a fascist movement.

      When Donald Trump was in the White House there was much debate about whether or not he could be called a fascist in the full sense of the word, and not merely as a political insult. His presidency showed many of the characteristics of a fascist dictatorship, except the crucial one of automatic re-election.

      But Trump or Trump-like leaders may not have to face this democratic impediment in the future. It was only this year that the final building blocks have been put in place by Republicans as they replicate the structure of fascist movements in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s.

      Two strategies, though never entirely absent from Republican behaviour in the past, have become far more central to their approach. One is a greater willingness to use or tolerate violence against their opponents, something that became notorious during the invasion of the Capitol by pro-Trump rioters on 6 January.

      More: https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/06/22/the-republican-party-has-turned-fascist-and-is-now-the-most-dangerous-threat-in-the-world/

      "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime" - Aristotle "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine" - George Bernard Shaw "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK "If wars can be started by lies, they can be stopped by truth." ~ Julian Assange #SurviveAndRevolt

    • #430784
      djean111
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      One of them just pretends not to be, when convenient.

      Is an “automatic reelection” as president sort of like the Dems deciding which candidate will be on the ballot for president?  Will the Dems allow Biden to be primaried?  If he still seems lucid?  Or will Harris just be “chosen”.

      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.

    • #430786
      Utopian Leftist
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      The blatant Fascist Devil we know and hate (Republiscum) . . . or . . .
      The latent, repressed, boot-licking, Fascist enabler (Dumbocrap)???

      It’s a rhetorical question, yet sincere, all the same. I honestly am no longer sure. The boot licker does leave me with cleaner shoes….

      "All fascism is a result of a failure of the left to provide a viable alternative." ~ Trotsky
      “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~ Krishnamurti

    • #430808
      salemcourt
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      Patrick Cockburn has lost his marbles these days!

    • #430812
      Ohio Barbarian
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      It is Joe Biden who is pushing new domestic terrorism standards which label anyone who is anti-capitalist, anti-corporate globalist, possesses a firearm, or who says the current federal government needs to be fundamentally changed as a political extremist who is a potential domestic terrorist.

      Not Trump. Trump never did that. Biden is doing it right fucking now, and liberals don’t give a shit. I suppose they trust their President and think a Republican will never win again, just like they did from 2009-2016.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #430813
      doh1304
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      Quit being so soft on Biden. Just because he doesn’t wear a swastica armband while goosestepping in his black shirt…

    • #430821
      closeupready
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      It’s that simple. The marriage of the corporation and the apparatus of the state is, de facto, fascism. Debating who is “classically” fascist and who isn’t is today drawing a distinction without a difference.

      Mussolini was defeated (though, interestingly, fascism as a political party was NOT; in fact, I think there are still members of the Fascist Party in Italy, or there were not too long ago). But fascism is not and was not Mussolini; fascism is – as I said – the marriage of the corporation and the state (and its enforcement apparatus). Thus, we have had things like NAFTA, the end of welfare as we once knew it, the Crime Bill putting minorities in prison and using them as unpaid labor, on and on and on.

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

    • #430822
      MistaP
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      yes, the voters are some of the most bubbled and deluded folk in history; yes, they’re badly-closeted hedonists whose idea of personal and national prosperity is so destructive it’s rivaled only by the Chicxulub Impact; yes, their states most all get more from Washington than they give; but they’ll be damned if they let their politicians refuse to enact their campaign promises and then talk to them like they’re 8-year-olds asking why mommy and daddy smell funny again and soccer practice has been canceled

      tbqh they’ve been the party of those with propertied since that Wisconsin schoolhouse, it’s just that the values shifted since the era of the Northern Homesteaders; but they were always people who HAD the vote, and the money to back it up; Dem voters on the other hand are the ones who’d been GIVEN the vote by the party ever since the city machines

      imagine if a Republican Senator constantly voted to apologize for every war the US was in-volved in, Medicare with third-trimester abortion coverage, and gold-plated cash and collective reparations for not just AAs but lesser ones any other group that got fucked over before 1980, down to the Quakers, and constantly talked about worker control and economic democracy
      now imagine if 95% of Republicans did that–would they stay in office?

    • #430867
      closeupready
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      It is worth listing the chief characteristics of fascist movements in order to assess how far they are now shared by the Republicans. Exploitation of ethnic, religious and cultural hatreds is probably the most universal feature of fascism. Others include a demagogic leader with a cult of personality who makes messianic but vague promises to deliver a golden future; appeals to law-and-order but a practical contempt for legality; the use, manipulation and ultimate marginalisation of democratic procedures; a willingness to use physical force; demonising the educated elite – and the media in particular; shady relations with plutocrats seeking profit from regime change.

      LOL! Remember, Julian Assange is NOT a journalist, Henry Kissinger is just such a dear friend, Zuckerberg and Jobs and Meg Whitman were all simply great lunch companions, Critical Race Theory … The jokes write themselves.

      I guess someone offered him a TYT-style deal, or something – I mean, I don’t know anything about this guy (is he, like, grandson of Alexander Cockburn?), but I do know what a hack sounds like, and this is what this stuff sounds like to me.

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

    • #430883
      GZeusH
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      The Democratic Party has Turned Fascist and is Now the Most Dangerous Threat in the World

      Having to choose between two fascist parties is no choice at all.

      Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.

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