A few years ago we started to hear about the possibility of a "pole shift" in the earth's magnetic field. Documentary television programs were made
about different aspects of such a "pole shift", where the Earth's magnetic field reverses polarity. Geologists showed that it had happened before.
Geophysicists showed that magnetic anomalies were happening. The dynamics of such a shift were discussed. Effects, including that of cosmic radiation
Science put the issue on the table. Now people know about it. They know that more is at stake than that after a "pole shift", your compass will start
to point South instead of North.
The "pole shift" analogy has a political application to the 2016 presidential campaign.
The rise of political demagogue, Donald Trump, in the United States has led quite a number of commentators to associate Trump with the emergence of
Fascism in that country.
People who believe that the United States has been a fascist country since the end of the Eisenhower presidency and the assassination of John F.
Kennedy are a little perplexed by the sudden focus on fascism.
There is no doubt that in Mussolini's classic definition of fascism as corporatism, the combination of state and corporate power, the United
States has been and is a fascist country, but unlike the fascism of Italy or Germany of the 1930s and early 40s, the shots in American fascism have
been called by the American financial and industrial oligarchy through their various policy making and intelligence organs.
In contrast to the current situation in the United States, in Italy and Germany it was not the corporate partner, but rather the political
partner in the state/corporate combination that was dominant.
In the United States, up to this time, the corporate oligarchy has dominated whichever political party it has combined with and it is the corporate
oligarchy that has dictated the direction of the country.
With the rise of Donald Trump we are seeing, for the first time in recent decades, magnetic anomalies in the field of American fascist politics, which
could signal a major polar shift in American fascism, away from dominance by the corporate and financial oligarchy, that is, away from the distinctly
American fascist model, toward the historical European model of fascism, featuring dominance of the corporate partner by a political demagogue like
Hitler or Mussolini, or Trump.
Fascism dominated by a collection of corporate interests is bad enough, but when a pole shift occurs, bringing a demagogue to power, that is a
terminal condition for a democracy.
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ipsedixit is a Fascists-under-the-bed kind of guy. Socialists (real ones, not the social-democracy liberals you call socialists in America)
think capitalism is Fascism. The corporatism associated with Fascism (though not, in fact, really a part of it) is nothing at all like the capitalist
model followed in America.
America is heading in a Fascist direction, no question about it, but to claim that is has been Fascist since the Kennedy assassination is
Making a comparison of Trump and Hitler is oh so easy. Easy peasy. A 12 year old could do it.
That said, anyone who takes that easy comparison and just glosses it over as a child's rambling is a complete fool.
I missed the part where Trump promised to dissolve the constitution and run the country through autonomous rule.
I did not miss however, that he said it is important to the citizens of this nation, that we begin to enforce laws for the benefit of the citizenry.
Something our government SHOULD have been doing all along.
I did not hear him say anything about race, only that as Americans we need to do what it best for Americans to ensure a better future for our children
and not worry about how others conceive of that. Since all Americans are of such varying races, there is no racial agenda, but an agenda which would
benefit all citizens and no one else. Something that is the consideration of any nation on earth.
Illegal immigration is a detriment to all Citizens of the United States, no matter where there country of origin. How fair is it to the one who did
everything necessary to come into this country legally, when he had to follow all the rules and another person does not have to. Laws which apply to
one, need to apply to all equally.
When we arrest someone for theft, do we then say we will not put him in jail and excuse him of his crime because he has a family? No. We say he broke
the law and for that he must face the punishment and that it was to him to consider the consequences of his actions prior to committing that crime. So
why when someone commits a crime by coming into this country illegally do we then say the law should not matter? Their crime is no different than any
other crime and is in fact against the laws of this nation. There is a way to come into this country legally, and people desiring entry, need to
address the legal channels.
Saying that while at war with terrorist organizations such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda that we need to stop immigration of people who might possibly have
affiliations with those groups until which time we can lean how best to vet those prospective immigrants, is saying this country needs during this
time to be protected and we should do all we can to protect our citizens. This is the responsibility of government, and what we have government for.
This is not a racist policy, as these groups have no racial ties but rather ideological ties.
To cry fascist, is to speak in ignorance.
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