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sequiturial: Warning Signs of Trump Fascism ***Fascists tend to make use of patriotic images, symbols, and slogans. Red hats emblazoned with the slogan "Make America Great Again" ring a bell? ***Facsists are prone to belligerent nationalism. They believe that THEY are so superior that they do not have to abide by international obligations, treaties, or laws. For example, D. Effing Trump loves torture and condones the murder of the families of terrorists, despite international objections and treaties. D. Effing Trump has promised to tank the nuclear arms agreement with Iran, which would, in effect, force Iran to resume its nuclear weapon program. D. Effing Trump is considering shredding decades old security alliances that are keeping the imperalist tendencies of D. Effing Trump's ally, Vladimir Putin, in check. D. Effing Trump is, actively, considering tanking the world economy by stiffing the creditors of the United States, just like he stiffed his creditors when his businesses failed. ***Fascists tend to identify certain classes of the populace as being unique threats to their superior brand of nationalism. With his absurd jingoism, D. Effing Trump has inspired his cult of racists and nonthinkers to rally against the falsely perceived threats of liberals, immigrants, minorities, Muslims, and intellectuals. If you don't agree, then, YOU are part of the force of enemies who are out to get them. The fascists, under Adolph Hitler, used this tactic very succcessfully to rile up the simpletons who supported him against Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, intellectuals, and foreigners. ***Fascists are obsessed with secrecy. Why is D. Effing Trump hiding his tax returns? Ask his cult of nonthinkers that simple question, and they respond like befuddled victims of the Stockholm Syndrome. They choose to kneel before D. Effing Trump's authoritarianism and refuse to question him. Just like any good fascist. ***Fascists are blatantly sexist. ***Fascists tend to create an atmosphere that is extremely hostile to critical thinking skills. The hive mentality infects D. Effing Trump's cult of nonthinkers like a particularly potent virus that wipes out individual thought processes and replaces it with a malevolent form of groupthink. Anybody been to one of D. Effing Trump's violence prone rallies? I have. Have you been watching D. Effing Trump's Traveling Carnival of Fear Convention? I have. They are truly frightening and remind me of the old newreel videos of Hitler rallies when he was turning Germany into a fascist paradise.