A defense of a prescient warning by - My July 4 piece for the NY Times.
"Liberal democracy organizes society around respect for the dignity, equality and freedom of all human beings. Fascism organizes society around the vilification of outsiders." Brilliance, from
When AOC said after a visit to migrant detention centers that we are "headed toward fascism" she got blowback. But was she really off base? asks
The Trump administration clearly does not share the murderous ideology of Nazism, nor its anti-Semitism, but it does echo the very aspects of American history that Hitler praised, writes
“It is clear that this administration draws on fascist ideology in its rhetoric.” - #mustread from fascism scholar ⁦⁩, in the wake of spot on remarks from ⁦
When AOC said after a visit to migrant detention centers that we are "headed toward fascism" she got blowback. But was she really off base? asks .
Read ⁦⁩ “With..a police-like force directed specifically to force outsiders into hiding, detention centers sealed off from public view..and an economy set up to profit from it all, we move in the wrong direction” #July4 via
"ICE... has concerning similarities (to the SS and Gestapo), including its symbiotic relationship with an increasingly authoritarian president," writes via
ICE has the power of a police force, without being police. In fact they often work against the primary goal of police, to make communities safer, writes
Read the piece: Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Fascism’ Claim Too Extreme? ICE is not the SS or the Gestapo. But it has concerning similarities.
Here is a piece I wrote on ICE that gibes with published on July 4
Excellent analysis by Jason Stanley. Thanks
Thanks to of the Vera Institute for essential help with the analysis in this piece; she helped break down the goal of ending legal representation in the detention camps, as well as the economic facts here discussed.
. explains that a nation can walk down path to fascism without going full-Nazi. Point is represents a turn to the far-right. Failure to recognize this is the problem. Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Fascism’ Claim Too Extreme?