« How Fascism Works »
This past week saw the injection of even more toxins into the already stressed American body politic. At a recent campaign rally, the cheerleader-in-chief made the wild claim that insurgent Democrats (led by dangerous extremist Taylor Swift) were planning on implementing an economic plan similar to that of Venezuela. Then yesterday, going one step farther, two Arizona Republican staffers tried to bait a local Democrat’s campaign into receiving a contribution from “communists”.
Such rhetoric and actions are taken straight from the Fascist playbook, as described in an illuminating October 5 interview with Yale professor #Jason_Stanley, author of How Fascism Works . The image is from John Heartfield.
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“What you do in fascist politics is paint the ordinary Democratic Party, the ordinary center-left party, as communists. And you create terror about that.”
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Sans compter que cela a des répercussions sur les partis eux-mêmes, qui vont droitiser leurs discours pour se défendre de ces « accusations ».