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[–]FZA 7 points8 points ago

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Trump isn't a fascist. Hes a racist populist who is making the same racist populist claims people have been making for a while. He isn't talking about ending decadent capitalist democracy so the fascist claim doesn't really fit

[–]Voidkom 9 points10 points ago

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When fascists talk about ending decadent capitalism, they're not talking about how there's a problem with the capitalist mode of production. They're talking about rampant petty crimes, drugs, prostitution and homosexuality which requires a return to tradition, discipline and strict social hierarchies (racism, classism, homophobia, sexism, etc). Meanwhile they protect capitalism by stripping back labour rights (complaining about your position in the social hierarchy is treason) and privatizing the industry (with the war machine being a usual exception, which will then be supervised by the state).

Trump is still a Palingenetic ultranationalist. Perhaps not 100% fascist, but he has more in common with fascism than say Pinochet, which is already far too much.

[–]StudentRadical2 4 points5 points ago

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Actually no, Trump isn't fascist. He's a protofascist at worst.

[–]WorshipNoodles 3 points4 points ago

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i hate that "haha wouldn't it be funny if he won" or "i just don't care about politics" crap. like just because you personally may not be affected doesn't mean tons of other people won't be