The MAGNIFICENT piece on how Bannon and Trump are "trialling" their tactics - "the public must be bloodied" - is by , and it's today's must-read to understand what you're seen on Good Morning Britain and LBC
“To grasp what is going on in the world right now, we need to reflect on two things. One is that we are in a phase of trial runs. The other is that what is being trialled is fascism (...). Forget “post-fascist” – what we are living with is pre-fascism.”
One million people have now read this article: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
This piece in the Irish Times accurately describes what's going on at the moment with Trump, and Bannon's media blitz: pre-trialling. Experimenting to see just how ready to be vicious we are now. "The public needs to be blooded."
Trump is test-marketing barbarism, says
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If you are tired of news orgs just reporting the surface of Trump‘s latest actions instead of looking at patterns and agendas behind them, this piece by Fintan O‘Toole is one of the best these last months.
In case you missed it, almost half a million people have read this piece so far: Fintan O’Toole (): Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
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A chilling read, this
Fintan O’Toole: “Trial runs for fascism are in full flow”
„Forget ‚post-fascist‘ – what we are living with is pre-fascism.“ (Fintan O’Toole) via
Chilling...Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow (via )
"Like hounds, people have to be blooded. They have to be given the taste for savagery. Fascism does this by building up the sense of threat from a despised out-group." A great read on pre-fascism, here and in Europe.
It is not a good sign that this, from a year ago, is now again among the most read pieces on The Irish Times Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow via
This is a must read. Every point O'Toole raises has its parallel in Australia. Please read and share widely. >> Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow #auspol
Tearing families apart and keeping children in cages wasn’t a “mistake” by the Trump administration, it was test-marketing for barbarism.
"Trial runs for fascism are in full flow - babies in cages were no ‘mistake’ by Trump but test-marketing for barbarism." Hugely powerful and worrying piece from . Please read it.
Trial runs for fascism are in full flow>If you read one article this week make it this one 👇🏾#TrumpVisit
“To grasp what is going on in the world right now, we need to reflect on two things. One is that we are in a phase of trial runs. The other is that what is being trialled is fascism...” -
Trial runs for fascism are in full flow: Babies in cages were no ‘mistake’ by Trump but test-marketing for barbarism. Essential reading from
Fascism doesn’t arise suddenly in an existing democracy. You have to do trial runs that, get people used to something they may initially recoil from; + they allow you to refine +calibrate. This is what is happening now + we would be fools not to see it.
This stunning, frightening, magnificent piece by has become the most widely read article ever from having been shared all around the world. Very proud to know and work with Fintan :
dit is mijn favoriete commentator van het moment.
"Fascism does this by building up sense of threat from despised out-group. This allows members of that group to be dehumanised. Once achieved, you can gradually up the ante, working through stages from breaking windows to extermination." #auspol
This makes for uncomfortable reading but don't say you weren't warned. Please RT.👍
Very good, by Fintan O‘Toole: „Babies in cages were no ‘mistake’ by Trump but test-marketing for barbarism“
Fintan O'Toole: Babies in cages were not a ‘mistake’ by Donald Trump. They were trial runs for fascism
Superb and terrifying. (h/t )
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You've probably all already read this, but Fintan O'Toole's piece 'Trial runs for fascism are in full flow' is vital, and chilling reading...
"Fascism doesn’t arise suddenly in an existing democracy. It is not easy to get people to give up their ideas of freedom and civility. You have to do trial runs that, if they are done well, serve two purposes ..."
Everyone should take note. The narrative is being moved, the press, the BBC, are helping to shift the axis of what's acceptable. Look at the language being used, its a subtle shift, but its there. Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
I disagree with on one thing: This is not "pre-fascism." This is simply what fascism looks like in its earlier stages.
“You have to undermine moral boundaries, inure people to the acceptance of acts of extreme cruelty. Like hounds, people have to be blooded. They have to be given the taste for savagery. Fascism does this by building up the sense of threat..” Fintan O Toole
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O'Toole at his best as always: "To grasp what is going on in the world right now, we need to reflect on two things. One is that we are in a phase of trial runs. The other is that what is being trialled is fascism"
Read this. Read this now.
To grasp what is going on in the world right now, we need to reflect on two things. One is that we are in a phase of trial runs. The other is that what is being trialled is fascism
Fintan O’Toole: "Trial runs for fascism are in full flow" We are very far gone on both sides of the Atlantic, but can we come back from the brink? #BrexitShambles #ApathyKills via
Brilliant by on Trump’s fascism trial run: “Fascism does not need a majority – it typically comes to power with about 40 per cent support and then uses control and intimidation to consolidate that power.” Last chance: get those 60% out to vote!!!
Den wichtigen Text von über Donald Trumps Versuchsballons für einen Faschismus habt Ihr alle schon gelesen, ja? Falls Euch das bisher zu mühsam war, auf Facebook hat ihn jemand ins Deutsche übersetzt:
Trial runs for fascism: The trickiest step is "to undermine moral boundaries, inure people to the acceptance of acts of extreme cruelty". Test how it goes down if you put babies in cages, get people to watch refugees drown, register Roma and Jews.
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Steven? A VERY important read by an Irish author on fascism & Trump. The article has gone viral. Please share
I think history will remember this piece by ⁦
Testing the waters: a view from abroad
1 Mio ppl. have read this. If you are not in the first Million make it to the second.
"What we are living with is pre-fascism. It is easy to dismiss Donald Trump as an ignoramus, not least because he is. But he has an acute understanding of one thing: test marketing...And the testing is very far advanced"
We are living in 1933 Germany, and if you don't see it then you need to open your eyes and/or read a book. Of course, that doesn't mean that totalitarianism and genocide are inevitable. But you can't stop a threat if you refuse to acknowledge it exists.
"You have to do trial runs that, if they are done well, serve two purposes. They get people used to something they may initially recoil from; and they allow you to refine and calibrate."
"We are in a phase of trial runs. What is being trialled is fascism – a word that should be used carefully but not shirked when it is so clearly on the horizon. Forget 'post-fascist' – what we are living with is pre-fascism."
Important piece, well argued: #Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
“Fascism doesn’t arise suddenly in an existing democracy. It is not easy to get people to give up their ideas of freedom and civility. You have to do trial runs that, if they are done well, serve two purposes...”
The most chilling & accurate Op-Ed you will read on current politics & relevant globally not just to US & Europe
"One of the basic tools of #fascism is the rigging of elections – we’ve seen that trialled in the election of #Trump, in the #Brexit referendum"
Whoah this is scary good
A must-read piece from on how the trial runs for fascism are in full flow
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow - Irish Times
"Millions of Europeans and Americans are learning to think the unthinkable. So what if those black people drown? So what if those brown toddlers are scarred for life? They have already, in their minds, crossed the boundaries of morality." #Trump #Salvini
Watching Channel 4 News on the Trump-Putin love-in and can't stop thinking about this and how plausibly the central argument from stitches together
A must read for anyone concerned about the future viability of American #Democracy / & The #CultOfTrump's trial runs for #fascism
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow Babies in cages were no ‘mistake’ by Trump but test-marketing for barbarism. via
Trial runs for fascism: testing the waters by undermining moral boundaries ⁦
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There a few minor mis-steps here but this is basically completely, chillingly, correct. In October 2016 I wrote “This is American fascism.” I was right and many saw it before me.
Devious infant actors & trial runs for fascism "Babies in cages were no ‘mistake’, but test-marketing for violence & barbarism. And the results are quite satisfactory; the blooding process has begun" #FamilySeparation #babiesincages
To see, as most commentary has done, the deliberate traumatisation of migrant children as a “mistake” by Trump is culpable naivety. It is a trial run – and the trial has been a huge success. via
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow #uspoli #cdnpoli #Ottawa
Must read: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
If you believe this: Buy #Bitcoin. “Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow”
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Reupping. More possible by the day with threats to kick HIV positives out of the Military and revoke security clearances from critics. O’Toole:Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
"Babies in cages were no ‘mistake’ by Trump but test-marketing for barbarism"
Is fascism being test-run?
I am reposting this incredibly incisive article by Fintan O’Toole. This is what is happening.
On the other hand, I'm always looking for evidence of this
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Terrifyingly analysis
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow via
“Fascism doesn’t arise suddenly in an existing democracy. It is not easy to get people to give up their ideas of freedom and civility. You have to do trial runs. They get people used to something they may initially recoil from”
Please read this ⁦⁩ I’d be interested in your thoughts
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
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A very chilling read.
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow via
Habe heute morgen erst das hier gelesen
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
“The blooding process has begun within the democratic world. The muscles that the propaganda machines need for defending the indefensible are being toned up”
’Trial runs for fascism are in full flow’. This doesn’t seem like an overreaction.
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Trial runs for Fascism. This is deadly serious stuff.
Frightening read. What are we heading toward h/t ⁦
Terrifying article for our populist times: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow