#3 - Anti-intellectualism. The intent to circumvent Corrections Canada in the Terri-Lynne McClintic case is a classic example anti-intellectualism & the desire to stir everyone up into an angry mob. #cdnpoli
#4 - Unreality & the need to smash the truth. Too many @CPC_HQ examples to list but the most dangerous is the fight against the carbon tax. a) It will put more money in our pockets than we spend, & b) The IPCC gives us a meager 12 years to turn the Titanic away from disaster.
As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.
In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
Republicans put their collective hands over our mouths because they didn't want to hear our screams while they did it. Brett Kavanaugh is clearly the "best man for the job" of preserving white conservative male privilege to RAPE at will with utter impunity - the #Patriarchy
His primary job is to protect Donald Trump and his friends from all of our US laws. Secondarily his job is to ensure women and all Americans become and remain enslaved to a wealthy ruling class - the billionaires - and are denied even basic human rights.
European integration was very much about establishing peace after WW2 and the formation of a trading union was a way of cementing that peace because nations who trade with each other rarely go to war with each other. It would seem people have forgotten the horrors of war. #FBPE
If it isn't obvious already. This is why Trump/Putin/Bannon, Mercer/Farage/Banks/Rees Fuck are behind Brexit, this and money. That's all it's ever been. And for brexiters to think otherwise on the knowledge of the evidence is makes ostriches look positively courageous.
I have thought much about those that gave their lives in WW2 fighting against the nazi plague that descended on humanity. I see people supporting the rise of #fascism again, fanning the flames of war and division. I pray for peace and unity. Shine the light. #FBPE
You'll say it can't possibly happen here... not IN AMERICA!
Or can it?
In 2016, Donald Trump is elected President. Almost immediately, certain people begin to question how it happened and start collecting information on the FACT that RUSSIA, OUR ENEMY, has assisted Trump in his efforts
In the meantime, Trump begins to dismantle Democracy.
Trump builds a administration and Congress fiercely loyal to him, but does not fill vital posts in government. The end result is a Regime which is small but very loyal to Trump.
This is America?! What the ....!? 😡
Border control stopping cars and asking #Citizenship 150 miles from Canadian border?!
Is this legal?!
Are they wearing jackboots and swastikas?! #CivilRights#Fascism
I hate 2B alarmist but this MUST B ASKED:
What the hell's stopping #BorderControl or #ICE from asking 4proof of citizenship
taking U anyway
claiming U did not have ID
& destroying your proof
With no legal representation provided...u'd simply "Disappear"
The irony and unmitigated gall of White conservatives lamenting how “disrespectful” kneeling during the anthem is to America when they voted for a fucking TRAITOR and still wholeheartedly support every corrupt, anti-American, treasonous thing he’s doing. GTFOH.
My new book, Fascism: A Warning, is available for pre-order now and will be released on April 10.
I wrote this call to action because history has taught us that, when #Fascism looms, we have a duty to stand up and speak out. bit.ly/fascismbook 1/6
We should all be alarmed by the assault on democratic values that is dividing Americans at home and that has gathered strength in countries abroad (among them Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Venezuela, and the Philippines). 2/6
To counter #Fascism, U.S. leadership is needed, but foreign autocrats today often justify their repression by pointing to the American president's own words. That is a disgrace. For democracy to survive, it must be defended. If lies are to stop, they must be exposed. 3/6
Facebook is using it's AI to target our children w/ advertising This algorithm could also be used by pedophiles to seek out ones that are easily manipluated & taken advantage of. FB bans conservatives as they allow pedophiles free reign #PedoNews#PedoGateusatoday.com/story/tech/new…
The wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just. Let Jay Z spend his money in an attempt to profit off of FaceBook.
I think the DOJ needs to break up this monopoly & hold them accountable for possession of child pornography on their internal servers #PedoGateNews
"During his recent tour of Europe, disgraced former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared “Italy is in the lead.” /1 #antifa#Fascism
Amid the historic resurgence of the Italian far right that returned right-wing populist Silvio Berlusconi to prominence, Bannon fantasized about “the ultimate dream” of unifying the anti-establishment Five Star Movement with the far-right League (formerly the Northern League)- /2
Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt wrote an article about fascism ("Fascism Anyone?," Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Suharto and Pinochet Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common./1 #Fascism
Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays. /3