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When do we all start labeling them as Fascists (Original Post) vlyons Nov 2020 OP
Answer. OLDMDDEM Nov 2020 #1
I've been labelling them Fascists for the past 50 years Zorro Nov 2020 #2
You've been ahead of the curve. ananda Nov 2020 #9
Right fucking now! ProudMNDemocrat Nov 2020 #3
We should already have done so, as soon as they treestar Nov 2020 #4
wrong answer. Voltaire2 Nov 2020 #14
That is not what I said. treestar Nov 2020 #17
wrong answer Voltaire2 Nov 2020 #19
They haven't gotten a fascist state treestar Nov 2020 #22
Ok then, you don't think the Republicans are fascists. Voltaire2 Nov 2020 #24
Not clearly. It's not exactly the platform of most of them. treestar Nov 2020 #25
And Storm Troopers. no_hypocrisy Nov 2020 #5
This message was self-deleted by its author Democracy2020 Nov 2020 #6
I was just thinking this morning.. ananda Nov 2020 #7
Yep. That bothers me. Iggo Nov 2020 #13
If you act like a Fascist,... you will be called a Fascist.... magicarpet Nov 2020 #8
Start? I think we have all along. But I guess you mean the media and our side in Congress. brewens Nov 2020 #10
1984. (n/t) Iggo Nov 2020 #11
Done. lark Nov 2020 #12
Ummm...I though we already did that, months ago. Shell_Seas Nov 2020 #15
Jan 20, 2016 relayerbob Nov 2020 #16
For a long time now HAB911 Nov 2020 #18
I've been doing that. ooky Nov 2020 #20
This Jane Austen quote, tweaked a little, really says it all in a way... ananda Nov 2020 #21
I'm waiting for the talking heads at CNN, MSNBC etc. to use the word fascist. Hotler Nov 2020 #23

ananda

(29,045 posts)
9. You've been ahead of the curve.
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:54 AM
Nov 2020

I started in 2000 after the Florida vote fiasco.

I saw it as corporate fascism for a good while;
and while corporatism is a driving force, it has
evolved into a particularly virulent form of
rightwing ignorance and conspiracy theory.

I never saw the original Nazis as that ignorant,
and it took a worldwide fight to root it out for
a little while. But when it came back, it took on
a different look.. just like you and me while being
normalized in a particularly effective manner by
a corporate owned complicit media..

ProudMNDemocrat

(17,289 posts)
3. Right fucking now!
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:50 AM
Nov 2020

Was it ever a question? Congressional Republicans have been that for years, even before Trump. But credit Trump for bringing the Fascism out in them.

Voltaire2

(13,738 posts)
14. wrong answer.
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 10:00 AM
Nov 2020

This isn't a schoolyard insult contest.

The Republican Party is now a fascist political organization, not because they hurt our fee-fees, but because they advocate and implement fascist policies.

Voltaire2

(13,738 posts)
19. wrong answer
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:05 AM
Nov 2020

It is not an exaggeration. The fact that you think it is, at this point, is stunning.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
22. They haven't gotten a fascist state
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 12:48 PM
Nov 2020

the courts are still functioning and shutting down their lawsuits. The press is still saying whatever they want about the Dotard and comedians are still making fun of him. No one has been executed for it. No tanks are in the streets. The legislatures are still functioning and each state still has its reserved powers.

Voltaire2

(13,738 posts)
24. Ok then, you don't think the Republicans are fascists.
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 02:39 PM
Nov 2020

That is where our conversation started. I disagree. The Republican Party is now an overtly fascist party that, right now, is supporting an attempted coup.

You think it is just name calling and hyperbole. Stunning.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
25. Not clearly. It's not exactly the platform of most of them.
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:25 PM
Nov 2020

And Trump has lost. They don't win with the fascist that the EC let in.

Response to vlyons (Original post)

ananda

(29,045 posts)
7. I was just thinking this morning..
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:51 AM
Nov 2020

It's very hard to come out of Nazism or fascism peacefully.

In fact, all this waiting is just excruciating.

magicarpet

(14,810 posts)
8. If you act like a Fascist,... you will be called a Fascist....
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:53 AM
Nov 2020

.... but they get hurt and offended by the label.

STOP BEING A FASCIST !

Problem solved.

brewens

(13,906 posts)
10. Start? I think we have all along. But I guess you mean the media and our side in Congress.
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:56 AM
Nov 2020

But it's been going that way for decades on the right, trump just ramped it up exponentially.

lark

(23,379 posts)
12. Done.
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:57 AM
Nov 2020

They earned that label starting with the Bush steal and have been in that corner every since.

ooky

(9,013 posts)
20. I've been doing that.
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:19 AM
Nov 2020

I was even (inexplicably) excoriated by someone when I pointed out policies that were fascist in nature, but there can be no denying that is clearly the direction they have been trending in. I guess reaching the point that they are trying to cancel the election results to reinstall a dictator is a pretty solid indicator of what they are about, and it's sure not democracy.

ananda

(29,045 posts)
21. This Jane Austen quote, tweaked a little, really says it all in a way...
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:58 AM
Nov 2020

In the fictional film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, the character of Eben Ramsey quotes Jane Austen, adding a little tweak that I think really strikes home for all of us: "Manners is what holds a society together [that and a reliable postal service]. At bottom, propriety is concern for other people. When that goes out the window, the gates of hell are shortly opened and ignorance is King.” "

Wow. The club was formed to appease the Nazi occupiers of Guernsey who would otherwise have discovered that one of them had withheld a pig to roast for a gathering of friends and family. It's just amazing.

Hotler

(11,615 posts)
23. I'm waiting for the talking heads at CNN, MSNBC etc. to use the word fascist.
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 01:27 PM
Nov 2020

They seem to dance around it. I wonder if management has told them not to use to word. Might be too harsh, wouldn't want to further divide the country or hurt repug feelings.

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