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Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Fascist Question

Donald Trump may be looking and sounding crazier than ever. Calling for guns to be allowed in classrooms.While also calling for Hillary Clinton's bodyguards to be disarmed.But despite his deranged statements, polls suggest his support is surging.Re… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Fascist Question

ezra winton: Fighting Fascism by way of Understanding the Fascists

One of the common criticisms of advocacy films like Bully that I’ve heard and share is that the filmmakers narrowly focus on victims without ever exploring those who perpetrate. These films help along the equivocal knee-jerk reaction to oppression when we have a two-dimensional villain to point to: kids today! But why do kids bully and what are their lives like? Answering, or at least interrogating, these questions would move us in a direction to better understand the complexities of bullying and would likely elicit a more nuanced, thoughtful reaction…read more . . . → Read More: ezra winton: Fighting Fascism by way of Understanding the Fascists

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager Charged With Assault

Donald Trump is a foul bully who has encouraged violence at his rallies, and made it very clear that he has no respect for women.So who can really be surprised that his campaign manager has been charged with assaulting a female reporter?Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager Charged With Assault

Dead Wild Roses: The USA – Fascism and the Failure of (neo)Liberalism.

Chris Hedges occasionally has some good ideas when it comes to the American body politic. Consider what we are seeing on the news, and is it really that far off from what is being stated here? “As Arendt noted, the fascist and communist movements in Europe in the 1930s “… recruited their members from this […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The USA – Fascism and the Failure of (neo)Liberalism.

Parchment in the Fire: Rightward shift in Regional German Elections

Filed under: Europe, Fascism Tagged: far-right, German Elections, Germany . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Rightward shift in Regional German Elections

kirbycairo: The "Melting-Pot" is Boiling Over. . . .

There has, understandably, been much talk recently about the potential decline of the US into genuine fascism. Strict discourse on such matters depends, of course, on how one defines the political ideology of fascism. Dr. Lawrence Britt, offers us a fa… . . . → Read More: kirbycairo: The "Melting-Pot" is Boiling Over. . . .

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and Abraham Lincoln’s Ominous Warning

There have been quite a few stories and cartoons in the media recently, wondering what Abraham Lincoln, if he was alive today, would say about the dangerous demagogue Donald Trump.All seem to agree that the Great Emancipator wouldn't be impressed…. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and Abraham Lincoln’s Ominous Warning

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Road to Fascism

For months Donald Trump has been whipping his fanatical followers into a frenzy with his inflammatory racist rhetoric.Stirring up tensions in his already badly divided country.And yesterday those tensions exploded into violence.And we got a chilling vi… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Road to Fascism

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Rise of the Authoritarians

It was depending upon your point of view, either a ghastly gaffe, or a fascist moment.Donald Trump in Orlando yesterday, leading his followers in a solemn pledge to vote for him in the upcoming Florida primary.Only to make the gathering look like a Na… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Rise of the Authoritarians

Montreal Simon: Springtime for Hitler or Donald Drumpf

If you have ever seen the musical or the movie The Producers, you know it's about two Broadway producers who make a terrible mistake.They decide they can make more money by putting on a really bad show rather than a good one.So they create one cal… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Springtime for Hitler or Donald Drumpf

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Bigot Wizard

For weeks Donald Trump has been flirting with fascism. And teetering on the edge of the Pit of Depravity.By retweeting material from white supremacists.In a desperate effort to flatter them, and pander to his bigot base.And now it seems he has stumble… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Bigot Wizard

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Obama’s Vision and Legacy: A retrospective look at the Obama presidency – before we lose all sight of recent history, as our culture is wont to do

  Here are three short articles which I wrote between 2011 and 2015 which sum up the Obama presidency, and the Obama vision and legacy. We should remember, those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Let us review now the torturou… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Obama’s Vision and Legacy: A retrospective look at the Obama presidency – before we lose all sight of recent history, as our culture is wont to do

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Rise of the Violent Demagogue

Donald Trump has claimed that he could shoot a person in the middle of a crowded street and his supporters would still vote for him.And despite that statement it seems he's right.But what also seems obvious is that with every passing day he is beco… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Rise of the Violent Demagogue

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Prospects for America: Sanders vs Civil War

(And that is not a threat, of course, but a prediction) An analysis of the present state of future prospects of the nation ~ An open letter in response to Daily Kos, and to anyone concerned with either justice, or peace The article I recently wrote and… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Prospects for America: Sanders vs Civil War

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Revolution and Uniting the People: Bernie Sanders, Thomas Jefferson and FDR I would say that Bernie Sanders is not only a good candidate for US President, and beyond that, the only serious candidate for the people, since he is the only one who is not t… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Writings of J. Todd Ring 2016-01-12 17:52:26

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Paris Attacks In Contex

Propaganda, hysteria, ultra-violence and imperialism, as usual “A people unaware of its myths is likely to continue living by them.” – Richard Slotkin I have been too horrified by the predictably violent and insane reaction of the Western pow… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Paris Attacks In Contex

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Lest We Forget: Reflections On Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, and the Current Corporate Assault on Freedom and Democracy Around the World

The 21st century was the most violent and murderous period in human history to date. And with our current direction, the 21st century may well surpass it in violence and war. Have we forgotten the lessons of the past, or have we yet to learn them? Worse yet, not only has war not ended, but […]

Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Leadership Urgently Needed For The US, Canada and Britain

Imagine if Martin Luther King Jr., Tommy Douglas and Tony Benn were President of the US, and Prime Ministers of Canada and Britain, respectively. The world would certainly be a far better, more just, freer, more peaceful, and safer place. But we do not. In all three of these “leading” nations we have neoliberal corporate […]

Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Leadership Urgently Needed For The US, Canada and Britain

Imagine if Martin Luther King Jr., Tommy Douglas and Tony Benn were President of the US, and Prime Ministers of Canada and Britain, respectively. The world would certainly be a far better, more just, freer, more peaceful, and safer place. But we do not. In all three of these “leading” nations we have neoliberal corporate […]

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Bernie Sanders: socialism, anarchism, corporatism and democracy

I support Senator Bernie Sanders in his candidacy to become the next US president. I would very much like to see him win, and I think he very may well. Now, some people will say, but Bernie Sanders is a self-declared democratic socialist. I see no problem with that. And 49% of Americans, and a […]

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Bernie Sanders: socialism, anarchism, corporatism and democracy

I support Senator Bernie Sanders in his candidacy to become the next US president. I would very much like to see him win, and I think he very may well. Now, some people will say, but Bernie Sanders is a self-declared democratic socialist. I see no problem with that. And 49% of Americans, and a […]

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Fascism of the Con Regime

On the night Stephen Harper won his monstrous majority, I ended my very short post by playing the song from the movie Cabaret, of the young Nazi in the beer garden singing Tomorrow Belongs to Me.

For which I was roundly criticized by some of the stuffy poobahs in the blogosphere.

"Don't you know that's Godwin's law?" they screamed. "It's verboten !!! It's Harper Derangement Syndrome !!!!"

But now I feel I have been vindicated. Because this is fascism…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Harper Thugs Attack the Media at Con Rally !!!!!

They are Stephen Harper's ghastly audience. The hand picked Con fanatics who are allowed to attend his rallies.They hate it when reporters ask their Great Leader any questions, especially those about the sordid Duffy scandal.And even though he only allows five questions a day, it drives them CRAAAAAZY.So now they're trying to muzzle the media, or assault them in the foulest manner. Read more »

Cowichan Conversations: Tommy Douglas–Let Me Remind You What Fascism Is

Sketchy Thoughts: THOSE MYTHOLOGICAL MEN AND THEIR SACRED, SUPERSONIC FLYING TEMPLES

From this anxiety of imitation, it is a short step to seeking authenticity in texts from the past, even if one of those texts is itself a modern imitation. The effect is further magnified by a narrowly instrumental education, the shrinking of public debate, the subservience of media to business interests, the proliferation of social media, and an influential but alienated diaspora, especially in the United States, that seeks to find a glorious Hindu past that can be seen to have exceeded the very West upon which India’s recent success depends so heavily. When this past does not exist, it (Read more…)