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14 sings of fascism

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    We've covered this topic before, but I could not pull if up this morning. In case you have forgotten, though, here are the 14 signs of fascism:

    https://rense.com/general37/fascism.htm

    As we have discussed before, Trump fits ALL of these.

    #6 came to mind this morning due to this article:

    http://dctribune.org/trumps-executive-order-to-censor-the-internet-leaked-could-allow-mass-government-censorship/?fbclid=IwAR17RIQFo8mcIqZ81it7AfBjueyElaKImDx0vLc5nhNb-PfxJveoBDpPzV0

    Trump’s Executive Order To “Censor The Internet” Leaked, Could Allow Mass Government Censorship

    Here is #6:

    6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

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    Yes all 14 signs fit Trump. But it would appear that both Trump and the Republican Party are going all in on No. 3 for the 2020 election:

    "3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc."

    The migrant caravans, the "illegals" stealing your jobs, the asylum seekers, brown people replacing white people, Muslims, and socialists will comprise the Trump platform to rally the loyal base to vote for him in large numbers in 2020. The right wing fringe media of the past has now become mainstream with Fox News leading the charge.

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    Yes, I've got the feeling that most people here have no clue what is going on right now and don't care; they will still vote for him, because he's an "business man"sent by "god". Half the population is plain ignorant or naive or does not care as long they have their beer and hamburgers. There is no education in this country about "right or wrong", let alone what is true or what are lies.

    Just as I've said many times; it is the education here which is at fault; analytic thinking is not part of the curriculum and is not taught in the "pub" . Hitler and Trump and "religion" uses this to manipulate and indoctrinate; "follow" the leader, whatever he demands, even "death". Half the population here "falls" for it. Go to war; YES SIR. Shoot immigrants: YES SIR, Scream: Go back where you came from: YES SIR . Etc Etc.

    Just make sure there are enough wars etc. then all the persons who are/were in the military will certainly "obey" what the "dictator" asks from them, even in "peace" time.

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    If you have watched any of Trump's rallies, you'll quickly come to the conclusion that he, and most of the people in the crowd, are more than a little crazy.

    The reason that should be terrifying is that we've seen this type of activity before, and it was at a pro-Nazi rally in New York City in early 1939.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/14/1879047/-Chilling-film-of-huge-pro-Nazi-rally-in-New-York-City-1939-foreshadows-Trump-s-rallies-today?detail=emaildkre

    Marshall Curry produced a film about the rally in his 2017 film " A Night At The Garden".

    After a BBC reported was attacked at the Trump rally in El Paso explained why Trump's rallies are actually worst than they appear:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw0e8ceQx9Y

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    10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

    When Trump went to Pennsylvania last week, thousands of union workers at a western Pennsylvania petrochemical plant were given a choice — show up for President Donald Trump's speech on Wednesday or stay home and lose some of their weekly pay.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/shell-workers-would-have-lost-pay-if-they-missed-trump-n1043756

    Trump, won Pennsylvania by 44,292 votes out of more than six million cast, a difference of 0.72% and the narrowest margin in a presidential election for the state in 176 years, since 1840 when William Henry Harrison defeated Martin Van Buren by just 0.12%.

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

    When Trump went to Pennsylvania last week, thousands of union workers at a western Pennsylvania petrochemical plant were given a choice — show up for President Donald Trump's speech on Wednesday or stay home and lose some of their weekly pay.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/shell-workers-would-have-lost-pay-if-they-missed-trump-n1043756

    Trump, won Pennsylvania by 44,292 votes out of more than six million cast, a difference of 0.72% and the narrowest margin in a presidential election for the state in 176 years, since 1840 when William Henry Harrison defeated Martin Van Buren by just 0.12%.

    Sorry Arizona, all wrong! Shell was not involved!

    I wrote about that in another thread; I just wonder; it was an construction "crew" for the plant which is being built for Royal Dutch Shell and the "union workers" of the building contractor were involved, but not owners of the"'plant" once finished and then operated/maintained by Royal Dutch Shell. I guess Shell is really pissed off by this "filthy" action by Trump. I hope the people here are informed what is the case here. It shows Trumps real colors.

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    Dutch:

    The article that I referenced did not specify which construction company was doing the work for Shell, but the article below mentions that one of them may have been a company called Alberici. Given the size of the project, though, there is likely more than one company involved.

    Whoever came up with the idea of forcing people to listen to Trump just cost Trump a lot of votes.

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

    Here are a few reasons why:

    Set to focus on energy policy, Trump's speech at the new multi-billion dollar Royal Dutch Shell facility in Beaver County, which will convert natural gas into plastic, often veered into other subjects. Trump claimed the presidency was "costing me a fortune" he estimated to be between $3 and $5 billion. Trump said he was "going to speak to some of your union leaders to say, 'I hope you’re going to support Trump.' Okay?"

    Dozens of workers tried to leave early, before Trump had even finished as 3 p.m. approached, but they were told Secret Service wouldn’t let them out of the warehouse until Trump had left the property. After his speech ended, Trump took a tour of the construction site.

    Once Trump had finished speaking the workers were still being held and were letting out boos and angry shouts because they weren’t being let out. At 3:30 p.m., a plant employee tried to calm the crowd.

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    Dutch:

    The article that I referenced did not specify which construction company was doing the work for Shell, but the article below mentions that one of them may have been a company called Alberici. Given the size of the project, though, there is likely more than one company involved.

    Whoever came up with the idea of forcing people to listen to Trump just cost Trump a lot of votes.

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

    Here are a few reasons why:

    Set to focus on energy policy, Trump's speech at the new multi-billion dollar Royal Dutch Shell facility in Beaver County, which will convert natural gas into plastic, often veered into other subjects. Trump claimed the presidency was "costing me a fortune" he estimated to be between $3 and $5 billion. Trump said he was "going to speak to some of your union leaders to say, 'I hope you’re going to support Trump.' Okay?"

    Thanks Arizona; This plant is being built; thus not even operational. I guess Trump does not care if he insults Royal Dutch Shell via the "backdoor". The "Dutch" hate Trump and his EU trade craziness.