Trump’s fascism was well know before his election and was ignored because the democrats simply refused to accept that a fascist could run for a major party and win in the US. Counterpunch 2016

Published by Frank Farmer

Blog owner, retired professor

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  1. Lots there and very interesting. But it shows how the average Schmuck is being totally screwed over. This is nothing new. IT started in the early seventies? Look at all the manufactured crises we we have had since then starting with the oil embargo. Each one takes a bit more from the Average people. For instance now most people working or not are just getting by. However if you are working depending on your job you are expected to meet a certain standard of living. For instance a government or corporate bureaucrat is probably expected to live in a very nice house in suburbia or maybe some trendy (expensive) city area. Either way they are up to their eyeballs in debt from rent or payment, a couple of newer cars and who knows what else on the credit card. if you go down the ladder to retail trades it gets worse. Even if you advance it it is a EXTREMEY insecure biz. One minute you get into management and are doing great , buy a new car, take a nice vacation and a couple or months later it all falls apart and you are stuck with a mountain of debt. All the while the bankers keep doing better.


  2. “…Trump retweets to his six million followers a quote attributed to Mussolini: ‘It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep’…Trump refuses to condemn David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, who has expressed support for him…Violence is woven into Trump’s language as indelibly as the snarl woven into his features — the talk of shooting somebody or punching a protester in the face, the insulting of the disabled, the macho mockery of women, the anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican tirades….[all evoking]echoes…of times when the skies darkened [over Europe].. after lost wars, in times of fear and anger and economic hardship, when the pouting demagogue appears with his pageantry and promises.”


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