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America Always Had Fascist Influences - But Mostly Fought Against Them

Reader comment on item: More Indications of Trump's Neo-fascism

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 17, 2016 at 15:51

As America moves past this last election cycle, and as many of the disaffected participants (not necessarily voters or citizens) try to move away from their battered political hearts, it is becoming apparent about one aspect of the election that was not all noticeable (the media probably blurred that as well); that a quietly significant sector of American society finally showed up and spoke up about their feelings of things have gone for the last thirty or so years. As was mused elsewhere, America had a Peter Finch moment: I (we the people), are mad as hell and aren't going to take it anymore. This came from the autumn years of baby boomer sentiments, probably the last time that it might really matter. This is what Trump has tapped into.

So, how does this play against the idea that many view Trump as politically dangerous for inexplicable reasons (all the cited academia notwithstanding), many of such feeling this can be attributable to neo-fascism. Much of the obfuscation being promoted here stems from the arguable idea that fascism is somehow new or that an evolutionary updating of the term and calling it new makes for more compelling arguments that it is now more dangerous than its earlier predecessor manifestations: like making a monster more fearsome because it is uglier.

There is actually an easier way to envision how fascism that was encircling the world in Mussolini's time can be connected with the fascism being emulated today. Look at the photographs the of the Aryan exports of fascism in Turkey and Jerusalem and see how easily the Muftis and mullahs in the Middle East embraced the anti-Semitic antic of the uber race and get an idea that then as now, fascism is a tool of oligarchic control of populations in order to enact a new world order. It is this connection that many try to make in order to quarantine the potential change of American influences as may be recovered by the American baby boomer backlash against the leftist secularist leanings which have besmirched the American Constitutional political processes.

Now a greater notion of caution comes from something that occurred today: the meeting of America's lame duck Chief Executive and Reichchancellor Merkel as was seen on international media. One of the Chief Executive's comments about people needing to compromise in order to make for a more democratic transition to a one world order comes to mind. The American incumbent's legacy in America is shaky, so it is apparent he is trying to export his program to the European side and it spears he may have a more willing audience in embracing that which the American votership has shied away from.

And one final observation that appears to be avoided by some: Trump was never a political outcast as was Mussolini or Der Fuehrer in their ascent to power over failed national interests and under-represented populations. These academicians have not yet understood the history of Trump and his all-American (immigrant influences and all) background; and that may be just as much the flaw in their arguments as anything else since they cannot prove real Trump fascist empathies.
In the final analysis, it remains to be seen how America fares in a Trump Administration, but one thing is sure, it is not going to be an easy one to write into the history books.

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