mcmorgan + fascism   8

Donald Trump is taking US down the path to tyranny (opinion) - CNN
Closer and closer.

> The Nazi henchman Hermann Göring explained in Nuremberg prison how easy it is to mobilize the public to war: "Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
politics  fascism  trump 
8 weeks ago by mcmorgan
Trump appointee guts UN document on racism, says leaders don't have duty to condemn hate speech - CNNPolitics
The problem when a fascist faces language.

"Not being able to support this kind of language is indicative of an administration that has to defend a President who has said that Mexicans are rapists, white nationalists are 'fine people,' and that Muslims shouldn't be allowed to travel to America," Berschinksi said.
trump  rhetoric  fascism 
12 weeks ago by mcmorgan
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
It takes an outside view to see clearly.

> Fascism doesn’t arise suddenly in an existing democracy. It is not easy to get people to give up their ideas of freedom and civility. You have to do trial runs that, if they are done well, serve two purposes. They get people used to something they may initially recoil from; and they allow you to refine and calibrate. This is what is happening now and we would be fools not to see it.
trump  fascism 
12 weeks ago by mcmorgan
Trump’s Genius Is His Entertaining Idiocy | The Nation
> Trump’s genius for distraction, self-pity, and entertaining idiocy succeeds not only in normalizing his psychopathic behavior and malevolent prejudices but also in hiding the fact that institutions that protect our freedom and democratic rights are teetering beneath a ferocious assault. We fiddle; they burn.
trump  fascism 
june 2018 by mcmorgan
Trump Is Making Us All Live in His Delusional Reality Show
Resist. Live in truth.

> We live in a lie now, perpetrated from the very top, enhanced by relentless propaganda, and designed to shore up what is a cult. It is growing in strength. It is precisely now that we must manage at every moment to dispel it. And then to vote, en masse, for its extinction.
rhetoric  resistance  fascism  trump 
june 2018 by mcmorgan
David Gergen: President Trump's attacks on media pose 'growing' threat to America - Feb. 18, 2018
> "This is what splits a country apart," he added. "In many other countries, it's been the beginnings of an authoritarian rule. And that's the larger threat hanging over us now...I find that the threat is growing."

> "We think our democracy can survive anything, but these things happen slowly and then suddenly," Pfeiffer said.
trump  fascism  rhetoric 
february 2018 by mcmorgan
Top U.S. officials tell the world to ignore Trump’s tweets - The Washington Post
Dateline Munich + foreign policy + trump means pay attention.

> One diplomat, speaking on the condition of anonymity to avoid provoking Trump, asked whether policymakers like McMaster who adhere largely to traditional U.S. foreign policy positions were falling into the same trap as Germany’s elite during Hitler’s rise, when they continued to serve in government in the name of protecting their nation.
trump  politics  fascism 
february 2018 by mcmorgan
Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation - The New York Times
At a turning point, the NYT reflects. But there are shades of a Hitler regime tamping down opposition and resistance by delegitimization.
trump  politics  fascism 
december 2017 by mcmorgan

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