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palindrome December 10th, 2015 4:37am

Is Donald Trump a fascist? (See attached article)

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timeout Boston Strong
12/10/15 7:48 am

The man's a megalomaniac...I said yes.

12/10/15 6:08 am

No. Not at all. (Obama might be)

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
12/10/15 9:39 am

OZ - do we need to do this again?

MisterE Conservistan
12/09/15 10:24 pm

Definitely. He wants a strong national identity, heavily regulate the borders, reduce civil liberties, continue the drug war, aggressive military action, make the country "self sufficient", and to top it all off, he thinks he's the best thing to ever happen to this country. The guy's a perfect example of a fascist.

palindrome California
12/09/15 10:34 pm

Like the article says, the only main fascist attribute he's missing is actively calling for violence. But he's still got some time to make more comments and he already suggested that the black protestor that got beat up at his rally deserved it so.... Maybe it's not far off

allswel Minnesota
12/10/15 10:25 am

I would say calling for someone to be, "roughed up a little," is actively calling for violence.

palindrome California
12/10/15 10:36 am

I think their threshold for violence is a little past that though. I agree, he's on the path, but I think they're looking for more along the lines of "violently achieve the goals" kind of rhetoric.

allswel Minnesota
12/10/15 1:19 pm

Yes, it may be a little light on that level. But overall, if it looks like a duck, and it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck.....

RJ1969 SoCal
12/09/15 9:47 pm

I said no. He's a fake candidate.

greeengoddess Minnesota
12/10/15 6:42 am

So you said no only because you don't take him seriously as a candidate at all? Surely you can still decide whether or not he has the attributes of a facist...