Trump’s Authoritarianism and Fascism

Some great info here. Breaks everything down.

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trump-mussoliniTrump has many times been compared to Joseph McCarthy, the infamous senator and firebrand at the center of the Second Red Scare in the early 1950s. Much of their behavior fits the role of a demagogue. A basic definition of that word is “a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument”. Synonyms include “rabble-rouser, political agitator, soapbox orator, fomenter, provocateur”. Indirectly or loudly, he repeatedly incites people to disdain and especially fear others who are different. His descriptions of the world involve multiple scapegoats: immigrants, refugees, Democrats, Obama, Clinton, China and many more. Often, an enemy of Trump rapidly becomes an enemy of his followers. Anyone who doesn’t fall in line and applaud Trump is likely to be vilified at some point. His incredibly simplistic distinctions between “bad people” and “good people” gives his hearers an easy to understand…

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