Posts Tagged ‘Fascism’

August 16th, 2022 - 12:54 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Is Trump a fascist? Will he kill you?

Cheri Jacobus is a Republican. She graduated from the University of West Virginia with a degree in journalism and styles herself as a political strategist and pundit. She worked for GOP campaigns, did TV commentary on politics, and was a Republican National Committee media spokesperson. Jacobus is c[...]

August 15th, 2022 - 10:37 pm § in America, Politics

“A Night at the Garden” (video)

“A Night at the Garden” is an Oscar-nominated 2017 short documentary film about a 1939 Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden on February 20, 1939. (See Wikipedia description, and more details, here). It reminds us that fascist movements in America aren’t something new. Return to The-[...]

June 26th, 2022 - 12:27 pm § in Politics

Republicans aren’t for freedom

Republicans have long maintained they’re for individual freedom, but in reality this isn’t absolute, and must be put in context. The context is they want the freedom to do as they please, regardless of the impact on others. This is a one-way street; it doesn’t go in the other direc[...]

June 19th, 2022 - 6:24 pm § in Politics

Why are Republicans crazy? Do we need to know?

While polls show nearly 6 in 10 Americans think Trump should be prosecuted, fewer than 1 in 5 Republicans agree (see story here). During the pandemic, Republicans fiercely resisted life-saving measures like vaccines and masks, instead opting for ineffective quack cures. They’re not only climat[...]

January 9th, 2022 - 1:01 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

GOP legislator warned teacher not to criticize Nazis to students

A right-wing Indiana state senator gave “shocking instructions to a history teacher” during a legislative hearing last week, Huffington Post reports (story here). Those instructions were “not to criticize Nazism or fascism to his students.” The teacher, Matt Bockenfeld, said [...]

December 30th, 2021 - 2:36 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

How do we know what to believe?

“Nearly three-quarters of Republicans doubt that President Biden’s 2020 electoral victory was legitimate,” The Hill reports (story here). Believing lies doesn’t make them true. But how do we really know what’s true or isn’t? People can legitimately believe things that[...]

December 28th, 2021 - 7:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Rand Paul’s weird definition of “election stealing”

“How to steal an election: ‘Seeding an area heavy with potential Democratic votes with as many absentee ballots as possible, targeting and convincing potential voters to complete them in a legally valid way, and then harvesting and counting the results.'” — Senator Rand Paul (@Ra[...]

December 11th, 2021 - 3:35 pm § in America, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

GOP senators were briefed on Jan. 4 about plans to overturn election

The House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection has learned that GOP senators were briefed 2 days earlier on White House plans to overturn the election by declaring a national emergency, the Guardian reported on Saturday, December 11, 2021 (story here). That information is in a PowerPoi[...]

November 13th, 2021 - 11:44 pm § in Politics, Religion

Flynn flunks 9th grade civics again

Ex-Army general and pardoned felon Michael Flynn, who has advocated overthrowing our government with a military coup, wants to take away more than your voting rights. He’s coming for your religion, too. Speaking at a far-right religious rally on Saturday, November 13, 2021, he thundered: ̶[...]

February 10th, 2020 - 12:42 am § in America, China, Donald Trump, Economics, Hypocrisy

Donald Trump’s AG, William Barr is embracing national socialism

US should buy control of Nokia, Ericsson to fight Huawei: Attorney General Barr  Barr wants the United States to take controlling stakes in Nokia and Ericsson, creating a state corporation able to battle Chinese telecoms giant Huawei’s dominance of the 5G market. “From a national securi[...]