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The 14 characteristics of fascism

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    The 14 characteristics of fascism have been cited a few times on a variety of threads, but a news article that popped up this morning is another reminder of how accurate they are. As you skim through them, you'll notice that Trump has exhibited ALL 14 OF THEM.

    https://ratical.org/ratville/CAH/fasci14chars.html

    Here's an article that very aptly illustrates #6:

    http://dctribune.org/trump-caught-trying-to-force-doj-to-punish-cnn-for-negative-coverage-potus-crossed-the-line/

    Trump has a notoriously thin skin, and tries to punish people who give him unfavorable, but accurate, news. Although he has criticized both the New York Times and the Washington Post, the outlet that really gets him steamed is CNN. As a result, when AT&T was considering merging with CNN's parent, Time Warner, he forced the Department of Justice to file a suit to stop the merger. A federal court threw out the suit, and the merger was ultimately completed, but the incident is clear proof of his abuse of power.

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    Yes Arizona the "cult" leader has all 14 of them. That is what you get if people here don't "vet" an President properly, neither "limit" the "power" of such person. Sorry but it is the Romanov's all over again.
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    On a related note, the Washington Post confirmed this morning that Trump has a "loyalty rating" for FOX news analysts.

    On a scale of 1-10, Hannity scores a 10. Steve Doocy, the co-host of Fox and Friends, actually gets a 12:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/03/health/fecal-transplants-fda-microbiome.html?action=click&module=Discovery&pgtype=Homepage

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    On a related note, the Washington Post confirmed this morning that Trump has a "loyalty rating" for FOX news analysts.

    On a scale of 1-10, Hannity scores a 10. Steve Doocy, the co-host of Fox and Friends, actually gets a 12:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/03/health/fecal-transplants-fda-microbiome.html?action=click&module=Discovery&pgtype=Homepage

    Yes that is an "cult"; loyalty is part of it ; may be they get the "iron cross" for being "loyal" on "lintjes" day. (lintjes is Dutch for "rewards" from the government)
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    Santiago Zabala of Al Jazeera published a thoughtful article this morning that explains why today's fascism is more dangerous than the fascism of the 1930's. For obvious reasons, he mentions Trump several times.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/type-fascism-driving-today-190716082444318.html

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    As I read through the 1956 Republican platform (see the discussion under "minimum wage") , it occurred to me that the Republican Party of 1956 sounds exactly the same as the Democratic Party of today.

    It also occurred to me that today's Republican Party sounds an awful lot like the Nazi Party.

    First, let's take a look at the platform of the Nazi Party in 1920:

    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/platform-of-the-national-socialist-german-workers-rsquo-party

    Here are some phrases that many of today's Republicans might agree with:

    4. Only Nationals (Volksgenossen) can be Citizens of the State. Only persons of German blood can be Nationals, regardless of religious affiliation. No Jew can therefore be a German National.

    5. Any person who is not a Citizen will be able to live in Germany only as a guest and must be subject to legislation for Aliens.

    If it is not possible to maintain the entire population of the State, then foreign nationals (non-Citizens) are to be expelled from the Reich.

    11. The abolition of all income obtained without labor or effort.

    The courses of study at all educational institutions are to be adjusted to meet the requirements of practical life.

    a) all editors and editorial employees of newspapers appearing in the German language must be German by race;

    b) non-German newspapers require express permission from the State for their publication. They may not be printed in the German language;

    c) any financial participation in a German newspaper or influence on such a paper is to be forbidden by law to non-Germans and the penalty for any breach of this law will be the closing of the newspaper in question, as well as the immediate expulsion from the Reich of the non-Germans involved.

    The Party as such stands for positive Christianity

    25. To carry out all the above we demand: the creation of a strong central authority in the Reich.

    Next, let's take a look at who Hitler's supporters were:

    https://www.thoughtco.com/who-supported-hitler-and-why-1221371

    The key reason to support Hitler and the Nazi regime was Hitler himself. Aided greatly by propaganda genius Goebbels, Hitler was able to present an image of himself as a superhuman, even god-like figure. (for reference, refer to the thread titled "was Trump chosen by God?".

    He wasn’t widely seen as a power-hungry racist, but someone putting Germany and ‘Germans’ first.

    Hitler had taken power in 1933 on a wave of discontent caused by the Depression, and luckily for him, the global economy began to improve in the 1930s without Hitler having to do anything except claim the credit,

    Few things boost a leader’s support than winning a war, and it gave Hitler plenty of capital to spend when the Russian war went wrong.

    Hitler had major military support because he rearmed them, expanded them, gave them the chance to fight and early victories.

    Hitler had enough support to get into power, and while there he destroyed all political or physical opposition, such as the SDP, and then instituted a new police regime with a state secret police called the Gestapo that had large camps to house limitless numbers of dissidents.

    Hitler did not win a majority to be voted into power, but he polled the second greatest result in Weimar history

    Most people had issues with the government, as ever, but were happy to overlook them and support Hitler, partly out of fear and repression, but partly because they thought their lives were okay.

    NOW do you understand Trump supporters?

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    All I can say; he has the book "Mein Kampf" on his night table; the only problem is he's too lazy to read it until the end. The end will come as it did with Hitler. He already got an Himmler, Goering, Goebbels ( Barr, Pence, Miller) as well part of the Gestapo and "camps" all set up.

    Also the Catholic church kept quietly "supportive" and Hitler was an Catholic throughout his reign.

    Yes all of this gives me the shivers.

    By the way, great research by you; compliments.

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    Dutch:

    The Catholic church, under Pope Pius Xi, DID support fascism in both Italy and Germany.

    There is stronger evidence of this in Italy, which is documented in the book "The Pope and Mussolini", but it's also true that he could have done more about fascism in Germany, which is detailed in the book "Hitler's Pope".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pope_and_Mussolini

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler%27s_Pope

    The clearest example of coordination between the Pope and Mussolini was the Lateran Treaty of 1929, which established the Vatican as an independent country. At roughly one square mile, it is also the smallest country in the world.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateran_Treaty

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    Excellent follow up. I only hope the "believers" read your "posts". But yeah on this "island" you can't educate these people anyway; they follow "blindly" our own " god" appointed leader. Amen