Is fascism sneaking up on us one tweet at a time?

Is fascism sneaking up on us one tweet at a time?

Fascism creeps up on society like a slowly-leaking faucet that eventually overflows the sink: drip, drip, drip…

Reporters have been disclosing that the Trump administration has ordered the suppression and redaction of any mention of climate change in government reports, policies, and procedures. This kind of covert action is representative of the kind of message control classically employed by fascist and totalitarian regimes.

Dystrumpia might dismiss this as either fake news and/or of no significance, but they might consider the hypothetical 2020 scenario with the election of a new non-Trumpian secular administration that might not want any mention of Christianity, the Bible, Jesus, God, or prayer in government documents; and following Trump’s strategy, have these words secretly and systematically redacted from all government documents and policies. I doubt Dystrumpia would be happy with that!

Reasonable and lawful content should not be secretly and arbitrarily redacted from government documents just to suit an administration’s bias. If a report has been properly researched, vetted, and produced by a government agency, let that report be made public. American citizens have a right to think for themselves and come to their own conclusions and decisions without being deceived and manipulated by insider zealots who say they are called by God. Surely their better angels are not at work here.

Just as likely, the devil made them do it.

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Further reading: art imitates life: The Captain and the Glory Eggers | bad news: Everything Trump Touches Dies Wilson | base: American Hate Sethi | enough is enough: 44 senators | insider: A Warning Anonymous | obstruction of justice: The Mueller Report | putin & trump: Russian Roulette Isikoff & Corn | son-in-law: Kushner, Inc. Ward | temperament: Fire and Fury Wolff | truth/trust: The Death of Truth Kakutani | whitehouse: Siege Wolff

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