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Thomas Hurt

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Give us the top five House Committees and what they should be investigating:

Devin Midnight Weasel Nunes loses his chair on the Intelligence Comm...

I call that a win.

Anyone seen a solid estimate on when the caravan is supposed to get here?

Anyone know if Trump has set aside some time....

from his Touch Myself rallies, me time, golfing and tweeting to go the border and survey the troops like a good Generalissmo?

Trumpists are trying desperately to tie Bowers to Farrakhan and....

Democratic Party to Farrakhan.

Funny isn't it....how the GOP is wailing about ruining Kavanaugh's life...

but when they did this "hearing" with Anita Hill...it did not ruin Thomas' life.

To all you deep state operatives out there...

I wish you people would get the job done on the Pig....you are just dragging this out.....and I am getting impatient. It is like you don't really exist or you are not all powerful.

This will soon become an embarrassment, month after month of scandal and illegality and you just can't apply the coup de grace.

Come on liberal conspirators get on the stick!

(snark)

Are we sure the Pig is not perpetating a huge reality tv type grift on us...

with all these fools and scumbags he is shuffling through the WH and cabinet...

Could he being doing all this for attention, even the negative stuff keeps him in the eyes of his opponents and endears him to the gullible rubes...it is verging on Keystone Cops

Ur-Fascism, the characteristics of Eternal Fascism...No. 13-14

13. Ur-Fascism is based upon a selective populism, a qualitative populism, one might say. In a democracy, the citizens have individual rights, but the citizens in their entirety have a political impact only from a quantitative point of view—one follows the decisions of the majority. For Ur-Fascism, however, individuals as individuals have no rights, and the People is conceived as a quality, a monolithic entity expressing the Common Will. Since no large quantity of human beings can have a common will, the Leader pretends to be their interpreter. Having lost their power of delegation, citizens do not act; they are only called on to play the role of the People. Thus the People is only a theatrical fiction. To have a good instance of qualitative populism we no longer need the Piazza Venezia in Rome or the Nuremberg Stadium. There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.

Because of its qualitative populism Ur-Fascism must be against “rotten” parliamentary governments. One of the first sentences uttered by Mussolini in the Italian parliament was “I could have transformed this deaf and gloomy place into a bivouac for my maniples”—“maniples” being a subdivision of the traditional Roman legion. As a matter of fact, he immediately found better housing for his maniples, but a little later he liquidated the parliament. Wherever a politician casts doubt on the legitimacy of a parliament because it no longer represents the Voice of the People, we can smell Ur-Fascism.

14. Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak. Newspeak was invented by Orwell, in 1984, as the official language of Ingsoc, English Socialism. But elements of Ur-Fascism are common to different forms of dictatorship. All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning. But we must be ready to identify other kinds of Newspeak, even if they take the apparently innocent form of a popular talk show.


Ur-Fascism by Umberto Eco (1995)

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1995/06/22/ur-fascism/

Impoverished vocabulary....like witch hunt, open borders, fake news, etc.

Does the Pig think having Putin here in the fall is going to win the mid terms for the GOP?

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