Donald Trump Is A Fascist
The statement could have been made at any time over the past months. But today there is just no way for anyone now to deny that it is a fact.
Donald Trump is a fascist.
Today Trump said that the US should institute a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United State”. Like the vast majority of my fellow Americans who first heard that news my jaw surely slacked, my eyes must have narrowed, and bile started to rise. We have all been repulsed with that nativistic jingoism of Trump over the months but today the pot of stupidity boiled over.
I realize that we are in a time where many still have not bounced back from a strong recession years ago, or have an inability to adjust to cultural changes underway and therefore feel the social angst more than most. I do not grasp how people have such hard times finding their way forward in a changing land, but I can accept that many do.
Donald Trump plays to those in the nation who have resentments–mostly lower educated and lower-waged white people. He plays to their fears and lack of reasoning. Trump’s race-baiting is front and center. He is a supreme bigot, and plays to the ones in the land who hold those hatreds.
Trump is like many other unhinged men throughout history with visions of grandeur who want the masses to think they can be powerful and secure national supremacy if only they give the reins of power to the one asking. Look at images from a Trump rally and listen to the words and then think about history–the chilling chapters of history where men asked of the frightened or weary to allow ‘the leader’ to be allowed to show his greatness.
Trump must be stopped politically. And soon.