When Will We Know America is a Fascist State?

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Not sure what to think of the Trump GOP fascists not allowing a primary. On the one hand, they could have bat [expletive] crazy opposition to make him look ...not as bat [expletive] crazy . they had that in 2016- Ted Cruz can make Trump look like a better option. They can do that again with Joe Walsh in 2020.

On the other hand...this complete total acquiescence of the GOP to the Trump is some kind of frightening (though not new)
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Freed Roger wrote:Not sure what to think of the Trump GOP fascists not allowing a primary. On the one hand, they could have bat [expletive] crazy opposition to make him look ...not as bat [expletive] crazy . they had that in 2016- Ted Cruz can make Trump look like a better option. They can do that again with Joe Walsh in 2020.

On the other hand...this complete total acquiescence of the GOP to the Trump is some kind of frightening (though not new)
But if you look back historically, this is something a lot of incumbents on both sides have done. It'll be interesting to see if Trump does more of it though.
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https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... acy-228045
The last half of the 20th century was the golden age of democracy. In 1945, according to one survey, there were just 12 democracies in the entire world. By the end of the century there were 87. But then came the great reversal: In the second decade of the 21st century, the shift to democracy rather suddenly and ominously stopped—and reversed.

Right-wing populist politicians have taken power or threatened to in Poland, Hungary, France, Britain, Italy, Brazil and the United States. As Rosenberg notes, “by some metrics, the right wing populist share of the popular vote in Europe overall has more than tripled from 4% in 1998 to approximately 13% in 2018.” In Germany, the right-wing populist vote increased even after the end of the Great Recession and after an influx of immigrants entering the country subsided.

A brief three decades after some had heralded the “end of history” it’s possible that it’s democracy that’s nearing the end. And it’s not just populist rabble-rousers who are saying this. So is one of the establishment’s pioneer social scientists, who’s daring to actually predict the end of democracy as we know it.
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an opinion piece
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That "opinion" piece is hot [expletive] garbage. Wow that is so false. How do these people keep getting jobs in journalism???
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Jocephus wrote:
Shephard Smith has abruptly resigned from Fox News. One wonders what that implies. I suspect the Murdochs and execs and Fox are at a crossroads, whether to defend Trump, or bail and promote the next pro-oligarch standard bearer.

edit to add: I'm not implying that Barr asked for Smith to be fired and the next day he resigned. No, just that Smith must be feeling the tension at Fox between what little actual news reporting still goes on there, and the opinion show hosts who are the stars of the network and lick out Trump's fat booty crack every morning and evening. Perhaps Smith had enough and didn't want to be around all that anymore.
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He always seemed like the most reasonable anchor there, so it would stand to reason.
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