Friday, May 27, 2016

Summer 2016 Part 5



Donald Trump’s fascist views are not new. For decades and centuries, extremists have played on people’s fears to advance debased political positions. Trump is not equivalent to Hitler. Yet, fascism and Nazism do have connections. Both ideologies promote the illegal, violent, and terroristic dictatorship of fiancé capital. Today, we have Wall Street interests and many bankers supporting Trump. Many of Trump’s supporters include groups like armed militias, the KKK, white supremacists, security people (among some folks in the intelligence community even), and the Cliven Bundy anti-government types. Many people, who are fascists, use deception. Some of them pretend to be anti-establishment, and anti-banker. Yet, as time goes on, their real colors are exposed. Also, fascists support austerity policies all of the time. The bankers do promote fascism when they can’t get their austerity, anti-union, tax cut, rearmament, corporate welfare, and anti-worker demands passed into law by existing political parties. A fascist would claim to be an “alternative” to the existing political order (which is run by Wall Street), but they refuse to promote any policies that could inconvenience for the Wall Street finance oligarchs. Fascists are known to use ad hominem attacks too. That is why Donald Trump calls the existing Republican Party bosses including numerous GOP Presidential candidates low energy, weak, and other names. Donald Trump has disrespected women, minorities, Muslims, and immigrants. Fascists use lies too. Hitler came into power in 1933 in Germany. Hitler said that he wanted to make Germany great again. He claimed to not want to conquer all of Czechoslovakia. He lied since he seized Austria and Czechoslovakia in 1938. Trump claims to be opposed to the military adventurism which has embroiled the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and elsewhere, but his Middle East advisor, Waleed Fares, is an Islamophobic neocon. Fares is closely linked to figures like John Bolton and Pamela Geller. Donald Trump supports an escalation of the war on terror and hasn’t ruled out using nuclear weapons in the Middle East or Europe. Fascism is known for its violence, terror, and assassination. Italian fascists during the 1920’s used violence against workers. Mussolini assassinated Matteotti or the leader of the Socialist Party. Trump has threatened violence against his political opponents for months.

Fascism is also based on irrationalism, mysticism, myths, and the rejecting of facts. Fascists will scapegoat racial and ethnic minorities while ignoring how the bankers and the financiers caused the economic crisis in America in the first place. Wall Street bankers are responsible for the crash of 2008. The Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers bankruptcies, followed by the collective insolvency of every Wall Street bank, was directly attributable to a derivatives bubble, featuring collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps. Trump wants to deflect responsibility from Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Bank of America, etc. as a way for him to play blame into some other direction. We know that Hitler falsely scapegoated Jewish people, liberals, communists, socialists, etc. for the defeat of Germany during World War I. These groups of people from the socialists to the Jewish people were deported and sent into concentration camps including slave labor camps for extermination by the Nazis. Today, Trump have scapegoated Mexicans for the American economic decline. This is false since Wall Street banking interests caused the crash of 2008. We don’t need reactionary economic nationalism. We need international solidarity with the oppressed of the world, so solutions can come about. Donald Trump has advocated the deportation of about 12 million undocumented human beings (most of whom are Latinos) from America, which is fascism completely. This is what the Nazis did when they deported people using their police state apparatus. Fascism abhors unions. Italian fascists broke up independent trade unions in Italy decades ago. Donald Trump is not in support of progressive unions and he believes in no increase of the federal minimum wage (not even by one dollar). Trump’s method of choice to destroy what is left of the US trade union movement is the so-called “right to work” provision of the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act. For many years, the right to work provision, which forbids the union shop and makes it virtually impossible to organize new union locals, was mainly in force in the southern states. In recent years, the right to work tactic has been implemented in Wisconsin and Michigan. Fascism harms real wages. Trump lies and says that wages are too high in America. Trump’s tax plan is the most extreme of any Republican, and would cut the top rate from 40% to 25%. This is worse than the Bush tax cuts. Under Bush, the top rate was 35%, a good 10 points more than what Trump is proposing.

Trump is proposing the total abolition of the Estate Tax. Mussolini also abolished the Italian estate tax in November 1922. Fascism is misogynistic and Donald Trump is a misogynist. Trump wants to destroy the First Amendment by attacking the right of free speech through changes in the libel laws that will make it easy to bankrupt every critic of Trump.

Also, fascism is not only a form of government involving a dictatorship. Fascism, according to many other definitions and scholars, outline a far right wing nationalism organization or a far right wing, extremist & authoritarian political movement. So, that refutes the Trump supporters once again. Many Trump supporters hate the views of liberals, but many of them refuse to condemn the far right views of many GOP members. He's a hypocrite. As for me, I have consistently exposed how the one percent funds both of the leaderships of the GOP and the Democrats. Dr. Lawrence Britt outlined 14 characteristics of fascism. They include: the supremacy of the military, scapegoating of various ethnic groups, rampant sexism, obsession with national security, labor power is suppressed, powerful and continuing nationalism, etc. These characteristics define Donald Trump's political philosophies exactly. So,the truth will always be clear. Also, fascists are anti-Marxist, anti- communist, and anti-socialist, so anyone claiming that socialism and fascism are synonymous is a liar. Fascism is anti-labor while socialism is pro-labor. Fascism has existed in America during the 19th centuries when numerous Presidents enforced evil slavery laws that violated the human rights of tons of black people. Fascism existed in America when the Klan and white terrorists destroyed Black Wall Street. Fascism is here by white supremacists still committing crimes against our people from the deaths of people in a church of Charleston, South Carolina to the harm done to black women. Trump has referred to black people as "the blacks" and he disrespected the Central Park Five even after they were freed from prison as they were wrongfully convicted. I will never bow before a white male that has disrespected the Central Park Five. Also, according to John R. O'Donnell, Donald Trump said that laziness is a trait among black people, which is a racist lie. Trump is a racist. I follow the altar of truth and I oppose Trump.

Trump wants to destroy the Fifth Amendment by denying due process in the form of a court hearing to persons labeled as undocumented immigrants. It ought to be clear that even to know if they are documented or not, a court hearing is indispensable. Trump wants to destroy the Fourteenth Amendment provision which makes every person born on US territory a citizen of the US. Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandoski still is spewing his deception. A woman accused him of assaulting her. Trump embraces barbarism, tyranny, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and authoritarianism. On August 12, 2015, Trump threatens physical altercations if protesters take over a microphone at his rallies. On September 3, 2015, in New York City, a Trump guard forcibly grabs a Mexican protester’s sign and is involved in an altercation with a man who attempted to retrieve the sign. On October 14, 2015, in Richmond, Virginia, a fight breaks out between supporters and hecklers as Trump spoke about his wall along US-Mexican border and a high level of aggression by the crowd toward protesters is observed. On November 21, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama, a Black Lives Matter protester is beaten by Trump supporters. On December 5, 2105 in Raleigh, North Carolina, after Trump’s anti-immigrant statement a protester is booed, shoved, grabbed and struck by Trump supporters. Protesters are forced out. On December 14, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hecklers from the Black Lives Matter movement are met with racial epithets and threats of violence by Trump supporters. Some shouts of ‘Sieg Heil’ are reported and Trump refuses to comment.

On January 8, 2016 in Rock Hill, South Carolina, a Muslim woman is forced out of Trump rally after simply standing up during his speech without speaking, there is booing and shouting of, “Get out” and “You have a bomb.” In January 10, 2016 in Pittsfield, NH, two men are assaulted by a local well-known boxer after they interrupt Trump’s speech by shouting “Fascist!” On March 2016, courageous protesters stopped another Trump hate rally from taking place in the great city of Chicago. People from Chicago don’t play that and we congratulate the progressive activists who stood up for truth. The protesters were at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion. In that place, protesters and Trump supporters (who included people with Confederate garb and KKK patches) were there. The protesters, who opposed Trump's regressive agenda, were black, white, Asian, Arabic, Hispanic, socialists, workers, and others from all walks of life. A number of protesters were beaten by the police and arrested. The protesters in Chicago didn't ask the state to interfere by the restricting their free speech rights.

So, we have to defeat the enemy of fascism. Fascism must end in America and throughout the world. We want equality and justice for all.

By Timothy

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