[Marxism] is Trump really fascist?
dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 09:04:04 MDT 2018
If Trump loses the House to the Dems in November and/or faces the end of
his rule from the Mueller investigations, does he blame it on "voter fraud"
and call out his supporters to protest? Do they get violent and if so, will
that be tolerated or crushed?
On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 6:28 AM John Reimann via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> In the first place, I hope nobody is claiming that we already have a
> fascist regime in place in the US. if they are, they will have to explain
> why we are not all writing not from prison, but from six feet under.
> Which brings me to my second point: What is Trump building? Is it fascism
> or what could popularly be called one-man rule, or bonapartism? I think
> there is an overlap between the two, but one element that distinguishes
> fascism is a real, crazed mass base willing to go to the greatest extremes
> and a militia directly controlled by the fascist movement. The Islamic
> State has those characteristics, in my opinion. Trumpism does not. But it's
> what enables fascism to go farther than bonapartism. Whether Trump will be
> able to achieve a true fully bonapartist, or one-man, rule is an open
> question, in my opinion. Which already says a lot, much more than I ever
> expected to be able to say about the US in my lifetime.
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