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Trump and the Republican party exemplify these five elements of #fascism, & the UK @Conservatives aren't far behind.

Trump is often described as ‘authoritarian’. But that doesn’t really capture the more alarming aspects of his movement.…
“Authoritarianism” isn’t adequate. It is #fascism.

Fascism stands for a coherent set of ideas different from – and more dangerous than – authoritarianism.

To fight those ideas, it’s necessary to be aware of what they are and how they fit together.
Borrowing from the cultural theorist Umberto Eco, the historians Emilio Gentile and Ian Kershaw, the political scientist Roger Griffin, and the former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Robert Reich offers five elements that distinguish #fascism from #authoritarianism.
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#ClintEastwood turned 93 yesterday; a 🧵on Spaghetti Westerns, Clint's role in 'Per un Pugno di Dollari' (A Fistful of Dollars) and the subversive after-effects of the film that re-defined the Western. #ClintEastwood93today Image
In the summer of 1964, a TV actor who starred in a prime time Western serial was looking for distraction in films. The show was 'Rawhide', and its star Clint Eastwood, who played the impulsive, sometimes hot-tempered, but generally sweet-natured 'Rowdy Yates' felt he’d stagnated. Image
So, at 34, Eastwood decided upon a risky gamble: take a leap into the unknown by imposing trust in an obscure Italian director named Sergio Leone and travel to Rome to do an obscure “European Western” called 'Per un Pugno di Dollari.' Image
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#ItsDone #SunakBomba N°2.
cc: @ Circonscripti18
#Russian intelligence confirms that the #NATO-#Ukrainian #terrorist regime is preparing to seize the #Zaporizhzhia #NPP by crossing the #Dnieper. This was also announced by the PDT of the "We are with Russia" movement V. #Rogov ImageImageImage
Next #FalseFlag in the #HeavenlyJerusalem - #Zaporizhzhia.
#Satanic #Zionists do not care about the lifes of the #goyims, cuz according to the #Talmud they are comparable to #insects and must be eliminated.

- #AshkeNAZI #Zelensky at #MSC: "#AtomicBomb" Image
Chapter II.
#Christians are to be #Exterminated
- Art. 1. Christians to be Harmed #Indirectly
- Art. 2. Christians to be Harmed #Directly

#mRNA-#WEF-#UkraineWAR-#WW3 Revelation 3 9 Look at thos...The Talmud Unmasked  [The S...
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@nytimes normalizing coverage of DJT is as dangerous as that of #CNN

The #FrontPage NYT influences moderates/liberals/journalists.

Today an A1 abomination of gaslighting, whitewashing & normalization of DJT:
-continued assault on truth
-fascism and danger

@JeffSharlet Image
4 NYT journalists shameful in their erasure of Trump’s criminality, &firehose of INTENTIONAL disinformation.

The online headline is gaslighting us.

@anatosaurus @froomkin Image
This is an accurate opening graph. BUT the entire piece fails to convey any of the “stakes” or harms such as the end of American democracy.

This could have been a #ChatGPT summary of the #CNN entertainment show masquerading as informing America. Image
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Oh my God - I find myself agreeing with @welby and @KingCharlesUK

Suella Braverman must be stopped

#MigratiionBill #Fascism #BrexitDisaster #BravermanDoesNotSpeakForMe
Please have the courage to come here and disagree with me if you support killing children fleeing from terror.

@SuellaBraverman @Rehman_Chishti @Secret_Junkyard @RishiSunak @MedwayTories
I'm disappointed with @Keir_Starmer for cowtowing to gammon #racists and failing to support Lord Pannick's action.

There is a better way to deal with this.

See the two minute film.

@MedwayLabour @UKLabour @jessphillips @YvetteCooperMP

#Brexit #Racism
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Tories - "We need to do more to protect bullies"…
#raab #bullying #ToryCorruption
Of course the Civil service are "left wing". Everybody is left wing when you are far right. If you see everybody as left wing, you should maybe take a look at yourself
@DominicRaab #raab #fascism #bullying
Just like everyone is "soft" when you are a psychopath
#RaabTheBully #RaabReport #RaabResignation #raab
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1. The election of Narendra Modi as the choice for millions in the world’s largest democracy is a bit galling to those whose concept of ‘democratic’ resembles Lenin’s armed force against the elected government of Alexander Kerensky in revolutionary Russia.
2. Yet even before Modi’s election in what proved to be a pivotal moment in Indian democracy the anti-Hindu blood hounds were out in force. Of these Priyamvada Gopal is one the most prominent.
3. Gopal teaches English literature at the University of Cambridge but her true passion is formulating hate speech against Hindu sentiments from the pages of the notorious British anti-Hindu rag, the Guardian on 14 May 2014.
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I'm sorry, y'all, but if we're going out on this hellscape I need to drop some old truths. They're not fun.

Content warning but we're living it so... ?
I wrote this on another account, so it's not in its optimal form. We're going to push through the pain though.
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1/ Censorship is a tactic historically associated with fascist regimes and ideologies. Fascists often seek to suppress dissent and opposition, and may use a variety of tactics to censor or limit the free expression of ideas that conflict with their own. #fascism #censorship
2/ This can take many forms, including censorship of the media, control of public discourse, and suppression of opposition political parties and social movements. In fascist regimes, the state often maintains strict control over information and communication channels.
3/ For example, Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler implemented strict censorship laws and policies, controlling what could be said, written, or published in the media. The regime used propaganda and censorship to promote its ideology and worldview, and to silence dissent.
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The Right Wing's Dirty War Against History and Education… The politics of disappearance at work currently in the U.S. takes place under the cover of state legislative policies that erase the histories of marginalized groups and other displaced populations
Public Education, 'School Choice' Debate: Defeat of a School Voucher Program Reveals the Truth… “Vouchers take money out of the budget [meant] for public schools and route it to various recipients that include private schools and homeschooling businesses”
US #Fascism Spreads Under Guise of “Patriotic Education”…

"the far right GOP has deemed #education to be the most powerful tool for creating a public that is neither informed nor willing to struggle to keep a #democracy alive"
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@NATO Sc. pres #Niinistö has not had a #mandate to sign laws.
THREAD 13 Finland #ElectionsCrimes
FROM: #Finland's #PresidentialElections 2018.
TO: The #IPU. In 2015 #ParliamentaryElections their votes were #RESET in the #ElectionNight.
@NATO cc:@ janus_putkonen
An illegal #NATO #coup to the end, and such systematic #fraud is certainly not thoughtless. Any other #NATO member country can use the harsh truth to throw #Finland out of NATO or leave it to its own... Image
@NATO #Niinistö took #Finland to the #Euro zone with #treason (a crime that does not expire), and now we are going to #NATO even though the #Paris #PeaceTreaty is still #valid with #Russia and #prevents Finland from becoming a NATO member.
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I was interviewed by @washingtonpost about MTG’s vile use of ‘pedophile’ to attack her enemies. The article is below. Today I’m giving the #history of this term as anti-LGBTQ and #antisemitic, and it’s link to #fascism, eugenics, and Nazis.…
One of the earliest fights for rights of #homosexuals/ #transgender was engaged by Magnus Hirschfeld, a Jewish doctor in Berlin, 1900-1930s. At the time, the term for what we consider ‘pedophiles’ was ‘pederasts.’ Conservative moralists would accuse any homosexual of pederasty.
They called homosexuals ‘immoral’ or ‘pathological.’ Hirschfeld explained homosexuality as an in-born natural condition. But Germany was deeply invested in culture of Männerbund and misogynistic masculinist rhetoric, which increasingly associated with nationalist sentiments.
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Here he is, the infamous subject of my PhD research: Charles B. Hudson. A native of Omaha, he wrote an antisemitic, fascist newsletter, "America In Danger!", from 1936-1948, was investigated by the FBI, and charged with sedition 3 times. THREAD 1/ Image
Hudson came to national attention with the above photo which appeared in LIFE magazine in 1939. He'd accompanied noted fascist and antisemite General George Van Horn Moseley to the House on Un-American Activities Committee in D.C. 2/
When Moseley joked that the Committee might have poisoned the cup of water on his desk, Hudson sprung into action, whisking the cup away from the general. A photographer caught him in action, and Hudson's nickname became "Poison Cup Charlie." 3/
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@EU_Commission @IntlCrimCourt Children of #Donbass - THE #WAR IS ON! CHILDREN vs THE #NAZIS | 5 months ago…
#SaveOurChildren deNAZIfication - Special Military QperationZ WORLDWIDE
@EU_Commission @IntlCrimCourt cc: @ DaniMayakovski
#Ukraine. Images from the #Azov Battalion children's camp, where children from the age of 8 are #brainwashed into #Nazism and prepared militarily by indoctrinating them into a #hatred of #killing Russians. (2015)
@EU_Commission @IntlCrimCourt Ukrainian children drugged and indoctrinated by the #Nazis into shouting the #Hitler salute of "#SiegHeil" while being laughed at. (2016)
This video was captured from the flash drive of a press reporter from the #AzovBattalion at the #Mariupol base.
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Solomon Bali, an expert on anti-Semitism and radicalism and member of the international Jewish organization B'nai B'rith,
has publicly objected to Bulgaria's attempts to portray Bulgarian King Boris III as a "savior" of Jews during the Second World War. Bali told Bulgaria's TV1 that Jews in Bulgaria were not saved during the Holocaust
but "survived after their postponed deportation" to the Nazi death camps.

In his role as head of the Bulgarian state at the time, Boris III was responsible for the deporting - and the death -
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Бугарскиот стручњак за антисемитизам и радикализам, Соломон Бали од меѓународната еврејска организација „Б'неј Б'рит“ (B'nai B'rith) се противи на обидите - бугарскиот цар Борис Трети да се претстави како некаков „спасител“ на Евреите од Бугарија во Втората светска војна.
За бугарската ТВ1, тој вели дека немало спасување на Евреите во Бугарија, туку „преживување по одложената депортација“ во логорите на смртта.
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The #TwitterFiles hearing is dropping. I’ll place additional clips from the hearing today in the thread 🧵 below 👇.
2. #TwitterFiles hearing.
3. #TwitterFiles hearing.
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A 🧵 Twitter toxicity is something else. Let’s be clear - you do not have to admire or even like #Zelenskyy to support #Ukraine or be #Ukrainian. That’s a ridiculous and illogical claim to make against @tweet4anna. However this litmus test of Ukrainian-ness is also ridiculous
Identity is complicated. I personally know many #Ukrainians who do not speak Ukrainian for a variety of life circumstances. My mother was born in western #Ukraine️ at the #slovak border. While she is a Ukrainian citizen, we dis not speak Ukrainian at home but
rather Slovak, rusyn or Polish as she belongs to an ethnic minority (#lemko) with complicated identity issues. There are different factors that contribute to ethnicity. Another thing though is
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This is a threaded version of Chapter 22:

“Better Off Than Fifty Years Ago?

“Rules Made to Benefit the Wealthy Are Now More Important Than Life”

of *Culture War, Class War 2022: Truth & Generations

by Michael Adzema

THREAD… #history #Blue

CW22 22/1
“[*Chapter 22 text begins:*] So these days you have the attitude, “A dollar laid is a dollar played”; people’s suffering is irrelevant to the game.”

THREAD #history #Blue #economics #Reagan #80s #politics #resist #Republicans #Reaganomics #60s

CW22 22/2
“*Foolin’ the People About History*

“*Obvious “Truths”:*

“*Reagan “saved” America.* [untrue truism]

“*Reagan rescued Americans from an oppressive tax burden.* [untrue truism]

READ/DWL BOOK...… #history #Blue #economics #Reagan #80s #politics

CW22 22/3
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