All right. Happy Sunday. I am annoyed. As always, social media has against presented itself as a completely inept platform for discussing larger and important issues. Following a long and…interesting thread from Tom Nichols on whether MAGA / the current GOP is a “fascist” movement, I grabbed my cup of coffee and weighed in.
I’ll be honest. I’m so tired of this garbage. For years now we’ve watched this threat get worse and worse and worse and Nichols and people like him, who helped create this mess in the first place, have been paid so much money in order to muck up the discourse and obscure what is actually happening.
Here is my response:
Included is a dialogue about what Nazism and Fascism are, how this authoritarian mindset is not specific to a time period or location, and how the MAGA/Right Wing Movement is both fascist and fascistic, and what that all means.
As always, thank you for your support. I would lose my mind in this environment if it wasn’t for your kindness. We have a long, long battle, an arduous battle ahead, and watching these people continue to mislead and miss the point entirely never stops weighing on me, but you give me hope.
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So much better than Meet the Press.
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