Fascism and the Rise of Dystrumpia

Fascism and the Rise of Dystrumpia

Big Questions

Is Trump undermining and delegitimizing our elections (democracy) in collusion with Putin?

Have you noticed that not a single former president has endorsed Donald Trump, or even wants to be seen or associated with him? What does that say about Trump?

Four living former U.S. presidents speak out against systemic racism and injustice, but not Trump.

Has Donald Trump replaced Joe McCarthy as the most dangerous demagogue in American history?


Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president?

Is Fascism Sneaking Up On Us One Tweet At a Time?


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.

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


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.


Big Picture

Big Picture / Human Society / Politics & Government / Fascism

Presidents Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkey) began their assaults on democratic norms and institutions by demonizing the opposition. Then, with a combination of threats, purges, and appointments of cronies, they clipped the wings of their judiciaries and bureaucracies, enabling their subsequent, more complete power grabs.

Fareed Zakaria

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