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Fascism: a warning from Madeleine Albright
vox.com ^ | 2/14/2019 | S illing

Posted on 02/17/2019 6:25:08 AM PST by rktman

You’re right, I don’t call him a fascist. He’s certainly anti-democratic, and I say so in the book, but I don’t call him a fascist because he isn’t violent. If he ends up declaring an emergency at the border over immigration, then I might change my position. There’s a long history of fascists using “emergencies” to create fear and conflict, so that’s a potential red line. If Trump does that, then he really is a bully with an army.

But I do think his approach to the free press, to democratic institutions, to the independent judiciary, is extremely dangerous and anti-democratic. And his general disdain for the rule of law is genuinely alarming. Sean Illing

I have to push back here, because I think you’re wrong on the point about violence. In addition to denouncing the free press, in addition to threatening to jail political opponents, in addition to undermining rule of law, Trump has actually incited political violence at his rallies, and he’s created an atmosphere in which violence is far more likely.

It seems to me he’s checked nearly all the fascist boxes.

(Excerpt) Read more at vox.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fascism; fascists; harpy; harridan; madeleinealbright; madelinealbright; republic
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It took a little longer than I thought to get to PDJT. And of course notsobright still believes we are a democracy as do a lot of folks. Even some of our own still call it that incorrectly. STOP IT! But, somewhat interesting read. The illing assclown wants to call Trump out for the fascism claims as seen in the excerpt. And, now that PDJT has called an NEA for the border, guess notsobright will change her tune.
1 posted on 02/17/2019 6:25:08 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

This from a cow who waltzed with a Korean dictator known to strap people to cannons.


2 posted on 02/17/2019 6:27:03 AM PST by IronJack
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To: rktman

One of the ridiculous spectacles of my life was seeing Notsobright herself wearing a leather Air Force A2 jacket.


3 posted on 02/17/2019 6:28:57 AM PST by Freedom4US
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To: rktman

FUMA.


4 posted on 02/17/2019 6:29:42 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: rktman

Worse than 1/2 bright.

I still remember her photo being kissed by Hachim Thachi (KLA Kosovo terrorist leader) and in the company of Weasley Clark.

Albright is a traitor. Needs to be fully exposed and her continuing propaganda ended.


5 posted on 02/17/2019 6:30:49 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: rktman

Vox sounds like one of the front organizations instigated by Russia to sow discord in the USA. Notice how Democrats are attracted to these outlets.


6 posted on 02/17/2019 6:31:57 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: rktman

That’s right - defending the citizens of the republic is now fascism.

If you don’t let illegal immigrants invade your country - you’re a fascist.

If you don’t submit to communism you’re a fascist.

If you don’t turn over your guns to prove you won’t be violent - you’re a fascist.

If you actually use the banks and commerce to silence opposing viewpoints to communism you’re stopping bullying.

If you use force and threats of violence (maxine waters, Obama, antifa, hillary, Pelosi) and, y’know, actually shoot republican elected officials you’re a hero.


7 posted on 02/17/2019 6:33:10 AM PST by Skywise
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To: rktman

There’s a long history of facists taking extreme action to repel the Left because “respectable” politicians did nothing but watch their societies be overrun with sewage. Pinochet and Franco come to mind.


8 posted on 02/17/2019 6:34:22 AM PST by cdcdawg
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To: Skywise

Advice from a forgettable figure in our recent past.


9 posted on 02/17/2019 6:37:13 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: Skywise

The congealing of centralized global-government-corporate power (fascism) is the antithesis of a little ‘r’ republic, and republican values.


10 posted on 02/17/2019 6:37:48 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: IronJack

“This from a cow who waltzed with a Korean dictator known to strap people to cannons.”

I see that “Half-bright” is still half bright.....while she was at the State Department, they did nothing to reign in North Korea except run and cower at Kim Mentality Ill’s threats.


11 posted on 02/17/2019 6:38:53 AM PST by kagnew
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So sayeth a woman with an unbroken record of failure, misjudgments, and just plain ineptness.


12 posted on 02/17/2019 6:40:14 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Skywise

If you are a decent human being than you are pure evil and not even worthy of life to these savages.


13 posted on 02/17/2019 6:40:29 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: txrefugee

VOX...wipe, then flush.


14 posted on 02/17/2019 6:40:33 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Please Pray For My Brother Ken)
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To: rktman
Oh for God's sake! These people are exhausting...


15 posted on 02/17/2019 6:41:15 AM PST by Magnatron
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To: rktman

Always the same error
We are not a democracy, We are a Republic


16 posted on 02/17/2019 6:41:25 AM PST by HangnJudge
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17 posted on 02/17/2019 6:42:37 AM PST by null and void (If socialism is so grand, why are Guatemalans coming here instead of going to Venezuela?)
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“It’s not fascism when we do it...”- Every RAT everytime.


18 posted on 02/17/2019 6:43:16 AM PST by TADSLOS (On the plus side, I’m completely immune to flash bang grenades- Helen Keller)
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I think she is describing Obama.
19 posted on 02/17/2019 6:43:37 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: cdcdawg

Our president stands with the patriotic citizens of our country and of the world. In2 short years he has turned the history of the world away from globalism and toward nationalism. He recognizes that the nation state is the strongest and most democratic governmental structure. Wars happen when global visions are forced on independent nation states.Stalin was a globalist. Hitler was a globalist. Obama was a globalist. Stalin sought to destroy the Balkan states. Hitler sought to destroy Europe. Obama sought the destruction of the USA.


20 posted on 02/17/2019 6:43:38 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (The denial of the authority of God is the central plank of the Progressive movement.)
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