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Mon Nov 21, 2016, 11:43 AM

Fascism in the White House? Its not just Trump

http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/fascism-in-the-white-house-its-not-just-trump/

A must read explainer piece:



From the shadowy confines of the alt-right’s internet redoubt, one of the icons of the white nationalist movement has emerged to serve as the Trump White House’s strategy guru and propagandist-in-chief. Steve Bannon, the chairman of Breitbart Media, who headed up Trump’s campaign in its closing months, has been picked as “chief strategist and senior counsel” to the incoming president. He’ll serve as an equal to GOP chairman Reince Priebus, who’s been slotted into the chief of staff position.

With Bannon’s appointment, it is even clearer that fears about the whiffs of neo-fascism and authoritarianism surrounding Trump’s candidacy were not unfounded. The elevation of Bannon to the West Wing confirms that the problem is not just Donald Trump – it’s all of the unsavory elements being normalized and brought into the seat of power along with him.

When Trump announced Bannon’s new job, neo-Nazis and white supremacists celebrated. Tony Hovater of the Traditionalist Workers Party (one of whose members became notorious for shoving a young black woman at a Trump rally this summer) could barely contain his excitement, posting to Facebook, “What timeline are we even on anymore? We’re like one or two degrees of separation away from the fucking President.” When Andrew Anglin of the online Nazi newspaper Daily Stormer posted news of Bannon’s appointment, one supporter commented, “Bannon is our man in the White House.”

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Starry Messenger Nov 2016 OP
2naSalit Nov 2016 #1
guillaumeb Nov 2016 #2
Ford_Prefect Nov 2016 #3
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2016 #4
Ford_Prefect Nov 2016 #5
yallerdawg Nov 2016 #6
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2016 #7

Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Nov 21, 2016, 12:19 PM

1. K&R!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Nov 21, 2016, 01:31 PM

2. This passage is illuminating:

In a self-explanatory guide to alt-right beliefs published on Breitbart in March 2016, Allum Bokhari and Milo Yiannopoulos said the movement sees culture and race as inseparable and believes “full integration” of races is impossible. “[S]ome degree of separation between peoples,” alt-righters believe, “is necessary for a culture to be preserved.” The article references, without criticism, Richard Spencer as one of the founders of the alt-right trend. The same Richard Spencer who coined the term “alternative Right” back in 2008 and recently said he envisions America’s future along the lines of a “renewed Roman empire,” complete with dictatorship and racial requirements for citizenship.


Given that the words "culture" and "race" are social constructs, this ideology fits well in the racial eugenics ideology and the various studies that purport to prove that there are hard-wired biological differences between the races. And given that race has no biological basis, that is a difficult task except for the fascist true believers.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Nov 21, 2016, 02:26 PM

3. Purity of Essence, Purity of Essence, Purity of Essence, Purity of Essence...

Paranoia for everyone! It's the New American Way.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 01:33 AM

4. What was that guy's name??? Major/General...Turgid....something....

help me out.

I gotta see the movie again.....

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 10:34 AM

6. George C. Scott's General Buck Turgidson.

The epitome of War Room military leadership.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 12:51 PM

7. Ahhh....yes.....it all comes back.

thanks....

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