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It’s time to stop pointing out all the ways that Donald Trump is turning the US into a fascist state at worryingly break-neck speed. Fascism is here.

The question is, what are we going to do about it?

Let’s look at history to see what has worked to successfully fight fascist / totalitarian regimes.

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Steve Bannon has admitted that Trump’s choices for his cabinet were deliberately set up to destroy the agencies that they were appointed to lead:

In the clearest explanation for why nearly all of Trump’s cabinet choices are known mostly for despising and attacking the very Federal agencies they’ve been designated to lead, Bannon explained—in very clear language–that they weren’t appointed to lead these agencies, but to destroy them:

Atop Trump’s agenda, Bannon said, was the “deconstruction of the administrative state” — meaning a system of taxes, regulations and trade pacts that the president and his advisers believe stymie economic growth and infringe upon one’s sovereignty.

“If you look at these Cabinet nominees, they were selected for a reason, and that is deconstruction,” Bannon said. He posited that Trump’s announcement withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership was “one of the most pivotal moments in modern American history.”

I mean, it HAD to be true, right? But to actually admit it? You’re an antisemitic scumbag, Mr. Bannon, so maybe you don’t know the definition of the word “chutzpah”… but that’s pretty much it.

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USA: Land of the Free, 1776-2016

02.03.2017

RIP, America.  

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No, it’s not peace in the Middle East. But it’s something.

01.31.2017

One of the more positive effects of what’s been happening lately has been the coming together of the Muslim and Jewish Communities towards a common cause: A photo of two kids — a Muslim girl and Jewish boy — rallying for the same cause alongside their dads, warmed the hearts of audiences across social media. [...]

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Good riddance, 2016

12.31.2016

Ahhh, 2016. Has there ever been a year in our lifetime that has been filled with such clusterfuckery? It’s normal, I guess, to be contemplative and reflective on New Year’s Eve about the year that was. I think back on the optimism I felt this time last year. Justin Trudeau had just been elected in [...]

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Warning: Political rant ahead

11.09.2016

WHAT. THE. FUCK. AMERICA??? Pardon my swearing. But if there’s ever a day that requires the bluest of language, it’s today. I went to sleep last night a little worried on your behalf, Americans, but not overly so. Clinton had consistently led in the polls. The electoral math seemed to be in her favour. I [...]

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Trump, women, mysogyny and cynicism

10.07.2016

So, Donald Trump was caught on tape making disgusting comments about being able to grope women. Raise your hand if you’re surprised. Hand up? You clearly haven’t been paying attention anytime this past, oh, say, decade. Everyone from both parties is rushing to condemn Trump’s comments and distance themselves from him, and the media and [...]

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Thoughts on Orlando

06.12.2016

Horrific news out of Orlando today. Hate crime, domestic terrorism, whatever you want to call it, at least 50 people are dead today who should be alive and well: An American-born man who’d pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 49 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the [...]

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Americans: Considering moving to Canada if Trump wins?

03.02.2016

Google searches for “moving to Canada” rose by 1000% after the US primary “Super Tuesday” results: In the four hours around the close of polls across Super Tuesday states, searches for “how can I move to Canada” on Google spiked by 350%. By midnight, the query had risen to more than 1000% its normal search volume. [...]

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Two impressive Obama speeches

05.02.2011

Barack Obama gave two very impressive speeches this weekend: one funny, and one deadly serious. First, there was his speech at the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner, where Obama held the floor like a seasoned comedian and managed to get his digs in at Donald Trump while he was at it: Does he have the [...]

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