Politics This is how fascism comes to America!forget Democrat, Forget Republican, you are warned!

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  1. tired

    tired Well-Known Member

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    This is how fascism comes to America

    I will never post about trump again. promise. but read this!


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...e32c58-1c47-11e6-8c7b-6931e66333e7_story.html


    What these people do not or will not see is that, once in power, Trump will owe them and their party nothing. He will have ridden to power despite the party, catapulted into the White House by a mass following devoted only to him. By then that following will have grown dramatically. Today, less than 5 percent of eligible voters have voted for Trump. But if he wins the election, his legions will comprise a majority of the nation. Imagine the power he would wield then. In addition to all that comes from being the leader of a mass following, he would also have the immense powers of the American presidency at his command: the Justice Department, the FBI, the intelligence services, the military. Who would dare to oppose him then? Certainly not a Republican Party that laid down before him even when he was comparatively weak. And is a man like Trump, with infinitely greater power in his hands, likely to become more humble, more judicious, more generous, less vengeful than he is today, than he has been his whole life? Does vast power un-corrupt?


    This is how fascism comes to America, not with jackboots and salutes (although there have been salutes, and a whiff of violence) but with a television huckster, a phony billionaire, a textbook egomaniac “tapping into” popular resentments and insecurities, and with an entire national political party — out of ambition or blind party loyalty, or simply out of fear — falling into line behind him.
     
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    Interesting read ,thanks
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    You promised that last time you shit cunt
     
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    Why do I doubt that?
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    Lol
     
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    Not for nothing but, what do people think has been going on for the past 15 years?

    The "Patriot" Act, the NDAA, mass warrant-less spying on the American people, pre-emptive wars of aggression, the banker bailouts, secretive "terror" citizen watch lists, citizen kill lists, naked body scanners, TSA "VIPER" squads, "free speech zones", civil asset forfeiture/seizures, suspension of habeas corpus, secret renditions, "black sites", torture, indefinite detentions without charges or due process, suspension of posse comitatus...

    Like you said, doesnt matter if its a liberal or conservative issue, whether its sending snipers and military hardware to a ranch in Nevada over grazing rights or beating the piss out of OWS protesters, the government (or "deep state") hates to be be challenged.

    Theres no question that Trump has an authoritarian streak but the alarm bells should have gone off a long time ago...
     
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    progressives want to control the size of every shit we take and every word we speak, but let's keep wringing our hands over trump! :jj:
     
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    Perhaps when it comes to preventing a mongrel, stone-aged "religion" from infecting the US from within, a dollop or two of democratically-elected "fascism" might prove the remedy :dontknow:

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    I see much more fascism in the GOP and democrat parties than I do in trump. Look at what lengths the GOP went to in trying to stop trump and to what lengths the dems are going to try to stop sanders... The game is rigged.

    Trump is a breath of fresh air. Tired of political correctness and an elite ruling class that somehow knows what's best for us while they do their own thing and make us and our children pay for it.

    I'll take trump or sanders. Fuck the rest.

    Also, you realize who owns the Washington post, right? The fact that they take a liberal position EVERY time should tell you something about their level of bias.
     
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    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    You should be ok as long as the aforementioned BM is the appropriate color. :coffee:
     
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    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    You're half right, obumbo appointed Ms Lynch the arbiter of what is and more specifically isn't Free Speech.
     
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    Mine's red.




    I eat a lot of Sriracha.
     
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    Sure, let's elect a blustery man of German descent who boasts a lot and blames "the others" for all national problems, whipping the public into a frenzy about those "others", believing them to be the real threat.

    What the fuck could possibly go wrong?
     
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    That paragraph applies equally well to Obama.
     
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    Sure, let's dive headlong into a news pool occupied solely of people who have long since abandoned the basic tenets of journalism, who stepped over the church & state line decades ago and who are owned by completely biased moguls that have an agenda and endless resources and pretend that what we have is the next generation Walter kronkite while ignoring all the signs that what we actually have is an Iraqi information minister...

    I look forward to your critique on Hillary and the realization that you have exactly two choices: one is the same old shit samdwich that you always had and the other sandwich is new... It's still a shit samdwich, but it's new.
     
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    And Clinton... Except Obama does it for an ego trip... Clinton does it to get money at the expense of us policy and to the benefit of our enemies.
     
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    Pretending to be other people for a living makes you an expert on policy now.
     
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    LOL Dummy.
     
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