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... if Donald Trump isn't a fascist, what is he?Well, he's a right-wing populist. And while fascists are rare in 2015, right-wing populists are not. In fact, it's kind of weird that America hasn't had a real one before now. The UK has the UK Independence Party (UKIP); France has Marine Le Pen and the Front National; Germany has Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the anti-Muslim Pegida movement; Sweden has the Sweden Democrats; the Netherlands has the Party for Freedom and its leader, Geert Wilders.These parties have a lot in common with Trump. They're fiercely anti-immigration and particularly critical of Islam, couching their bigotry as a reasonable precaution and stoking fear about homegrown terrorism. They draw support away from more establishmentarian, business-friendly right-wing parties. They tend to be led by individual, charismatic figures without whom they'd be substantially weakened. They tend to be more sympathetic to welfare programs and the safety net than traditional conservatives, much as Trump has vocally defended Social Security against more traditional candidates like Chris Christie who would cut it.But they are not fascists. They still believe in democracy, and they want traditional liberal democratic protections for their white base. "They're still at bottom democrats rather than fascists," Feldman says. "I think the fitting term is 'illiberal democrats.' They would give full democratic rights for white Christians, or perhaps Jews, but exclude the outgroups of the 21st century: mostly Muslims but also Mexicans. It's really prejudice against them. We're congratulating ourselves to say that anyone who engages in that prejudice is fascist."
To be a fascist in America, you have to be on a website talking about how the presidential system is controlled by the Zionist Occupied Government,"
> jazz_musicWhat's up with all the capitals in the header? Desperate cry for attention? Better pay per word? Any other reason? Genuinely curious, please respond.
That's his trigger typing.
You fail because you refuse to see the truth.
mostly_reader says> jazz_musicWhat's up with all the capitals in the header? Desperate cry for attention? Better pay per word? Any other reason? Genuinely curious, please respond.Look at a newspaper. Headlines are generally in caps. It stands out and looks right too. Be sure to ask the Times editor too.