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Thomas Hurt

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Well, I have gone and done it...

I have been put into time out on The Hill.

Anyone know what happened with the 200 Korean War dead comment the Pig made...

Anyone seen any stories or press releases to say that it isn't anything but another lie?

Did the Pig get some poor family's hopes up?

You ever asked a Trumpist in a comment thread if they are a christian....

I have been asking that question on threads about the immigration debacle and it is like flipping a switch.

One second they are there blustering and spewing racist talking points and then silence.

How are thee fascist let me count the ways....No. 11

11. In such a perspective everybody is educated to become a hero. In every mythology the hero is an exceptional being, but in Ur-Fascist ideology, heroism is the norm. This cult of heroism is strictly linked with the cult of death. It is not by chance that a motto of the Falangists was Viva la Muerte (in English it should be translated as “Long Live Death!”). In non-fascist societies, the lay public is told that death is unpleasant but must be faced with dignity; believers are told that it is the painful way to reach a supernatural happiness. By contrast, the Ur-Fascist hero craves heroic death, advertised as the best reward for a heroic life. The Ur-Fascist hero is impatient to die. In his impatience, he more frequently sends other people to death.

Umberto Eco Ur-Fascism (1995)

Trump is always the hero....whose sacrifices only exist in his delusions.

So did the Pig start out trying to extort the Dems and effed it up so badly that he ended up...

extorting the GOP for the wall? Are they so afraid of the disaster that are going to cave on paying for it?

Question, why didn't the feds snatch up Manafort's kids to make sure he showed for his court dates..

How are thee fascist let me count the ways....No. 14

14. Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak. Newspeak was invented by Orwell, in 1984, as the official language of Ingsoc, English Socialism. But elements of Ur-Fascism are common to different forms of dictatorship. All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning. But we must be ready to identify other kinds of Newspeak, even if they take the apparently innocent form of a popular talk show.

Umberto Eco Ur-Fascism (1995)

FYI...IG Report download


Animal Farm and our Pig

What does everyone think. Is The Pig more like Squealer or Napoleon? Both?

How are thee Fascist, let me count the ways....#10

10. Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology, insofar as it is fundamentally aristocratic, and aristocratic and militaristic elitism cruelly implies contempt for the weak. Ur-Fascism can only advocate a popular elitism. Every citizen belongs to the best people of the world, the members of the party are the best among the citizens, every citizen can (or ought to) become a member of the party. But there cannot be patricians without plebeians. In fact, the Leader, knowing that his power was not delegated to him democratically but was conquered by force, also knows that his force is based upon the weakness of the masses; they are so weak as to need and deserve a ruler. Since the group is hierarchically organized (according to a military model), every subordinate leader despises his own underlings, and each of them despises his inferiors. This reinforces the sense of mass elitism.

Umberto Eco Ur-Fascism 1995
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