Mussolini and Hitler dehumanized their enemies in the same way
And his audience cheered.
Ruth, you are calling it like it is, purely fascist rhetoric. As has been pointed out by others, Trump 2.0 will be much, much worse than his first time in office.
Whether Trump likes the Fascist tag or not, it is what it is! Maybe he’d prefer that he be labeled Capone. That fits as well! Lots of similarities - Fascist or Mobster!
Scary to think that you, and your family, will be in danger in a second tRump presidency.
With no surprise, he wants it both ways. He wants to rile his people up but not those who might vote for him, especially if the fascist label were to stick. And being a person of extreme privilege, he's used to having it his way (whether it's Burger King or any other decision he wants to make). But he's smart enough to know that being labeled a fascist is a losing strategy. I suspect he has become aware of the distinction between admiring actions of fascists and dictators and being labeled that and having it stick. I think one strategy is just to keep calling him a fascist. Or as I've said to some folks, "If you want a dictator and not a president, then he'd be the guy. He'd love that." It generally produces a double take, which is what I hope for. Occasionally someone says he's not a dictator and I ask what makes then think that after I tell them that's interesting. Usually, they can't. I don't think we can quickly change people's minds, but we can chip away and complexify with a gentle confrontation in the form of curiosity.
We who know what kind of a sick man Trump is know that he uses projection: He accuses others of what he is. In this case, he, our enemy, is the fascist calling us, his enemies, fascists.
Yes, Karen Key and I have been saying this since 2015.
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Reminds me of the Rwandan genocide. The Hutu called the Tutsi cockroaches, a dehumanizing term.
I don't know why everybody isn't labeling Trump as INSANE, for denying the election was stolen. Maybe it's because RAPIST and FRAUDSTER haven't done the trick.
I really hope America rejects this. So so scary 💔😢
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Thank you for sharing truth!
RBG - Trump appears to not be a reader of history or anything else. His only talents seem to be media & crowd manipulation and fascist ideology. How do you think he became such a talented fascist while being such an ignoramus in everything else?
Excellent Ruthian insight....may I add that Biden AND surrogates must face this head on & not tip toe around this existential threat by Joe simply saying D will give tax breaks to rich or other kitchhen table issues. Joe MUST educate young Americans about what happened in 1930's Germany...that in an instant Hitler buried their constitution & assumed a dictatorship. He must talk about how the Nazis referred to the Jews as rats/vermin. Taking away rights such as voting, female Healthcare & rights to protest are being stripped and is a harbinger of an authoritarian Putin like State.
Your readers might be interested in my article "Mouthfuls of Blood" which explores the important relationship between Trump's serial lying, the rhetoric of violence, and the culture of cruelty it legitimizes along with the actual violence it enables.