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Montreal Simon: The American Nazi Party Endorses Donald Trump

Well I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise, and let it not be said that I didn't call it long agoIf it walks like a bully, and quacks like a bigot, it probably is a fascist.So no wonder the American Nazi Party thinks it has found its Fuhrer.Read… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The American Nazi Party Endorses Donald Trump

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Republican Senator’s speech against McCathyism could have been about Trump

In the eleven years since I started publishing this blog, I have almost entirely focused on Alberta politics. But while my writing focuses on provincial politics here at home, like many Canadians I pay close attention to what is happening… Continue R… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Republican Senator’s speech against McCathyism could have been about Trump

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Emperor God

There are now 100 days to go before the American election, and we find out whether we will be condemned to live in Donald Trump's nightmare world.Or whether Hillary Clinton and her progressive army, will be able to bring down the man some of his cr… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Emperor God

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s America and the Values That Protect Canadians

It speaks to the horror of the Republican convention that although Donald Trump did declare it an enormous success.As only he could.The Washington Post editorial board has seen enough.And has decided to endorse Hillary Clinton about three months ear… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s America and the Values That Protect Canadians

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Nightmare in America

I think I've mentioned this before. I once had a lot of trouble calling Donald Trump a fascist.I didn't want to diminish the word. Or the suffering of its many victims.I also knew that he was planning to use Richard Nixon's 1968 law and or… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Nightmare in America

Montreal Simon: The Real Threat of the Melania Moment

I got back home just in time to watch the New York delegation push Donald Trump over the top.And make him officially the Republican party's candidate for President.And while it was no surprise, and it was some consolation to know that everybody wa… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Real Threat of the Melania Moment

Dead Wild Roses: America “B” – John Feffer

Who doesn’t like to kick back and watch the US primary election campaign? I just scan the highlights, but John Feffer is big picture prognosticating with his recent article on Tom’s Dispatch titled Donald Trump and America B. The article examines the disaffected people who make up America B and who have bought into his […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: America “B” – John Feffer

Montreal Simon: Nigel Farage and the Rise of the Anti-Brexit Resistance

Six years ago, while campaigning for his racist UKIP party, Nigel Farage narrowly escaped death when his small plane crashed in a field.But although Farage survived, Britain may not be so lucky.Because after UKIP's racist forces helped the LEAVE s… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Nigel Farage and the Rise of the Anti-Brexit Resistance

Montreal Simon: Victor Jara: The Gentle Singer and the Fascists

Victor Jara was a well known Chilean folk singer who sang songs about poverty and injustice.And for that when Augusto Pinochet and his fascists overthrew the government of Salvador Allende, he was one of their first victims.And was tortured and murder… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Victor Jara: The Gentle Singer and the Fascists

Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and the Brexit Racist Horror Show

As you may remember the ghastly uber right-wing Con Jason Kenney couldn't wait to trumpet his joy at the Brexit result.Calling it a triumph of hope over fear, even though it was exactly the opposite.As well as a triumph of bigotry over decency.So n… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and the Brexit Racist Horror Show

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the American Horror Story

In one of last posts I told you how shocked most LGBT Americans were to hear themselves described as Donald Trump's newest supporters.With that ghastly bigot now claiming that after the Orlando massacre, gay people hate Muslims as much as he does.E… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the American Horror Story

Montreal Simon: The G20 Summit and the Police State in Toronto

It's been almost six years, but I'll never forget that weekend. The weekend of the G20 Summit in Toronto.When they turned my neighbourhood into an armed camp, more than 1,000 people were arrested.And I felt like I was living in a police state…. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The G20 Summit and the Police State in Toronto

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