GOP's focus on subverting midterm elections - fascist is as fascist does

First let’s consider the term fascism and how it’s suddenly become relevant to USA’s political landscape.
Because, it starts with the need to demonize your opponents. The mind fuk game - I know you are, but what am I?

… "While he never specifically used the term “fascist,” Biden railed against the extreme reflexes of the far right during a speech in Philadelphia, arguing the modern Republican Party aimed to “promote authoritarian leaders, and they fanned the flames of political violence that are a threat to our personal rights, to the pursuit of justice, to the rule of law, to the very soul of this country. …”

“What Joe Biden is saying right now is the official position of the entire executive branch of the U.S. government,” Fox News host Tucker Carlson said in a monologue simulcast during Biden’s address. “That would include the Justice Department, the various intel agencies and the world’s most powerful standing military.”

“Think about that,” Tucker Carlson added. “Does it make you nervous? You don’t have to be a Trump voter to see a speech like this as a turning point in American history. For hundreds of years, the U.S. has had a political system comprised of two competing parties. If you were to declare one of those parties criminal and illegitimate, what would you be left with?”"

Yeah, that Tucker Carlson,

What’s at stake?

How about simple American freedom and sense of society - I’m mean what the heck was wrong with being at the worlds Melting Pot? We spend centuries enticing everyone to come to our country, but now suddenly the big switcheroo of the flakes burning up contracts and promises, without any ethics or sense of public decency, or morality. Why, because for the GOP it’s all about ME, ME, ME First!!! Like a bunch of spoiled toddlers.

Maybe US mainstream media should begin using the term ‘fascism’

Robert Reich

I’ve been watching the Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, for some time. Last Tuesday I tweeted: “Just wondering if ‘DeSantis’ is now officially a synonym for ‘fascist’.”

I was surprised at the outrage my little tweet provoked in rightwing media.

The Washington Examiner, for example, called me an “ultra-leftwing elitist” who wrote an “insulting slur”, which is “what leftwing ideologues do when they discuss Republican politicians who pose any threat to the existence of their political ideology … Anyone the Democrats don’t like or disagree with is a fascist.”

This was among the kindest responses. …

Oh yeah, why this matters to the coming election, gonna have to cut this short and return later.

Oct 3, 2022
Donald Trump may have failed in his election coup in 2020 but Republicans are building the infrastructure to potentially challenge the midterm results through suppression laws, voter intimidation, and activist groups tossing out ballots and registrations in battleground states. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold spoke with MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin on the dangers the GOP’s tactics are posing for the midterms and beyond.

This is the way it works

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Former president Donald Trump is facing blowback for an inflammatory online message attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that many viewed as a threat.

“He has a DEATH WISH,” Trump posted late Friday on his Truth Social platform, criticizing McConnell for agreeing to a deal to fund the government through December. He also disparaged McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, who served as Trump’s transportation secretary and was born in Taiwan, in racist terms, calling her “his China loving wife, Coco Chow!”

The post marked a further escalation in an increasingly strained relationship between the two Republican leaders. Trump has repeatedly impugned McConnell’s negotiating positions and called on GOP senators to replace him as their leader

And that Trump used that phrase less than 24 hours before The New York Times ran a front page piece headlined “Lawmakers Confront a Rise in Threats and Intimidation, and Fear Worse,” that included these lines:

“Members of Congress in both parties are experiencing a surge in threats and confrontations as a rise in violent political speech has increasingly crossed over into the realm of in-person intimidation and physical altercation. In the months since the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, which brought lawmakers and the vice president within feet of rioters threatening their lives, Republicans and Democrats have faced stalking, armed visits to their homes, vandalism and assaults.”

So, this is not some theoretical conversation about whether saying that McConnell has a “DEATH WISH” might actually be dangerous in the real-world to McConnell. We have seen – repeatedly – over recent months that it is a paper-thin barrier between violent rhetoric and violent action. January 6 is a perfect example, with many of the rioters that day insisting that they were operating under, if not the direct orders, then the clear wishes of Trump himself.

MAGAman trump lives in a cartoon world, but he’s got so many enablers he’s become invincible in his own eyes.

Why don’t we just call it Nazism? It’s not just Fascism, it’s Nazism 102.

Because Nazism is too personal and draws attention away to a different time and place.

MAGAism = Fascism

You know the weather service retires the names of especially catastrophic hurricanes from their rotation list of hurricane names. Some times new words are needed.

But that’s what MAGAtism is! It’s Nazism. You could call it fascism, but you forget, MAGAtism is out for those who aren’t all white, preferably white male who’s not trans. If one is a minority- person of colour, a female, or LGBTQ they would love to control and/or exterminate, be it by contaminated water, natural disaster, or down right murder.

We shouldn’t be arguing about this.

NAZI is a specific name = National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

If you want to say MAGA acts like Nazi’s, okay - but that still doesn’t make them members of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

It’s pretty near a silly as arguing over Anthropogenic Global Warming driving Climate Change.

Many may be Nazis, which is could be why MAGAts resemble Nazis so much.

How did you get that out of NAZI?

Remember they spoke German, not English.

National Socialist German Workers’ Party translated into the
original German = Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei

Guess all us know a little more about our own historical roots, then others.
My dad was drafted at 18 (actually may have been 17), sent to Italy to get fortuitously injured to sit out the war, while my mom was running to escape one front after another - and fortunately were a couple days late in reaching their goal of Dresden. Which disappeared by the time they actually arrived.

Look up FireStorm some time.

I grew up under a father with a passionate hatred for uniforms, military, political demigods, and the memory of the NAZI. So I hope you’ll understand I’m a bit stricter about definition from someone with no skin in that game.
And a mother that never forgot what real hard times were like and managed to keep low income though with full bellies in perspective, and to teach us to be grateful for what we got. Oh and to work hard. One did not waste food and such in our home.


From German !

It comes from the translation of

*Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei

Na tionalso zi alistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei

It was one of the name they were giving to them selves with NSDAP

Alsace Lorraine border is all I know on my father’s side, which is French German. The rest is Native American on my father’s side, but I do believe they came before WWII. I didn’t get German from my mother’s side. There is no NAZI history in my family tree.

Alsace Lorraine border, yipes, that used to be like in the middle of the frying pan

The Alsace-Lorraine Question

C. C. Eckhardt

The Scientific Monthly
The Scientific Monthly
Vol. 6, No. 5 (May, 1918), pp. 431-443 (13 pages)
Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science

The French-German Borderlands: Borderlands and Nation-Building in the 19th and 20th Centuries

by Thomas Höpel

This article discusses the French-German borderlands as a zone of contact and demarcation during the process of na- tion-building, analysing and evaluating the evolving combination of cultural interconnections and cultural clashes which existed in this region during this process. After a discussion of the concepts of borders in France and Germany and the territorial changes which occurred from the late 18th to the 20th century, the article focuses on the forms of cultural in- terconnection in the border regions which resulted from border changes. The discussion seeks to address the following question: To what extent did the population in the border regions resist the attempts of the nation-states to integrate and assimilate them and what form of identification did this promote in the border regions?

Unfortunately got some in mine, fortunately my mom and dad were certainly not among that crowd.