Trump: Our Fascist Roots

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Trump: Our Fascist Roots
“I think they are very fine people.” This was Trump’s response to the neo-Nazis and white supremacists at the Charlottesville tragedy in 2017.

The lack of a clear line marking the transformation to a fascist state, points to the movement’s insidious nature, and the impossibility of relying on simplistic definitions. Since there is no all-encompassing definition, it is necessary to look at the traits and explore the degrees of fascism. While many traits of fascism are almost universally accepted, some are contested. The following are generally accepted definitions of fascism.

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Any objective assessment of the George W. Bush administration during the Iraq war and after the reports of torture at the Iraqi Abu Ghraib prison in May of 2004 would find most of the traits listed above. Undoubtedly, that government was one of the most repressive in U.S. history. By the spring of 2004, journalists were already describing it as fascist, and now we have an openly fascist occupant in the White House, the despicable, repugnant sloth, who fraudulently became the president. But it didn’t start with Bush and Trump.

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In 1948 the United States forgave all German World War II debt. Our fascist roots.

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So sorry to inform you that is what he said.