“Hang the drug dealers.”
This is a retread. Trump had a pathetic fascist crush on Philippine strongman Rodrigo Duterte from the first months of his presidency, particularly for his “unbelievable job” in extrajudicial killings of anyone suspected of drug sales in his country. A year into his term he was already pushing to emulate the Duterte approach.
But he didn’t. He couldn’t do that. There is an entire government in the way of plans like “What if we abolished all penalties for selling nuclear secrets to Russia and imposed the death penalty for Eric’s cocaine dealer.” We know Trump was just itching to kill people because once William Barr took over as Attorney General, the administration started executing death row inmates like it was a new Trump team game. C, but it already looks like Trump will have a new presidential campaign. Being based on showing that he was a colossal failure to accomplish big fascist things the first time. So vote for him again!
“Move Homeless People to Outlying ‘Tent Cities’.”
Again, this is just his standard real estate tycoon fixation on property values and how all these poor people here are depressing them. He famously complained about homeless people outside expensive buildings. “People in those buildings pay a lot of taxes,” but “all of a sudden they have tents. Hundreds and hundreds of tens and people living at the entrance to their office building,” he said back in 2019.
So his solution to poor people ruining rich people’s office building experiences is, of course, concentration camps. In Donald’s America you’ll be able to call a hotline to report a deranged person on the sidewalk outside your workplace, and officers will come to escort that person to “the outer skirts of various cities.” where they can get Tent-based care is all they need.”
“You don’t have time to build buildings, you can do that later,” he admits.
Concentration camps for Americans that wealthy property owners don’t want to see. I’m mostly curious as to how the current anti-democratic and fascism-obsessed Supreme Court will justify that brazenly creeping ass-strong proposal. There is no doubt that Justice Samuel Alito would reach back to 1600s Britain to assert that there is, in fact, 400 years of history that says the rich can imprison whoever they want.
“Deploy federal forces against crime, unrest and protests.”
Yes, been there before. Lafayette Square approach to policing; If regular law enforcement is bound by many rules that restrict who they can use violence against and for what reasons—and heaven knows that American law enforcement doesn’t actually commit crimes. Famously reluctant to use violence against people doing—so call your hand—picked the attorney general and asked them to send in some prison riot teams to crack skulls. Or, of course, the National Guard.
Fascism, then. Republicanism has been around for a long time here, and Sen. Tom Cotton and Bill Barr and countless state Republicans have been quite vocal in advocating for a military or paramilitary response to those protesting against the regime that Trump is not breaking any new ground here. Yes, he wants to be able to hurt and kill protesters. That’s one of his big things.
It was also a central part of his coup plans; Trump’s impeachment team had hoped that Mike Pence could be convinced to throw the election into chaos, at which point Trump would declare emergency powers under the Sedition Act and whatever protests that sparked the stolen election. Will eliminate him, and/or literally use the military to take over. Voting machines are a completely fascist plan. Trump is still angry that it didn’t work.
“Strip Job Protections for Federal Workers.”
Yes, that’s a very minor subheading for Trump’s original proposal here. Trump and his fascist allies (see: Ginny Thomas) have long been obsessed with the notion that whenever one of Captain Bigbrain’s ideas comes down forcefully or whenever the US Constitution and other laws allow Captain Bigbrain to drug the site. From doing things like executing dealers or putting people with deformed looks in government camps, Trump’s failures were actually due to a “deep state” conspiracy to fail him. Ginny Thomas, the coup supporter, is About all This theory. And Trump, in his first term, focused on firing any government official or watchdog who reported on his potential crimes, touted one of his favorite lies, or was unwilling to assist in corrupt practices. .
It’s not just Trump, but all of his Republican allies who propose a new solution that will solve a lot of their past problems, you know, getting caught doing illegal things. They want the ability to fire any government employee they want, by the entire federal government. There are no more rules preventing presidents from wholesale firings to purge entire agencies in order to install their own sycophants in every last role.
So, then fascism. It is also originally a Russian model; In Vladimir Putin’s Russia, all jobs are determined not by merit or expertise but by loyalty. Putin rewards his most trusted sycophants with the most powerful jobs, which each loyalist then uses to siphon more money into their accounts; In return these scoundrels hire only those willing to help them in their corruption, in return for their own corrupt schemes being overlooked, advertised by the government in every way possible. .
In a government based on a willingness to ignore corruption, corruption becomes the primary function of government. When an emboldened and point-of-deception Russia declared a new war of conquest, it concluded that most of Russia’s military was meaningfully non-existent. The food that the soldiers had to bring with them consisted of long-expired rations. The warehouse of material turned out to be imaginary. From vehicle maintenance to secure communications schemes, the money that was supposed to be used to keep the army running had reached the point of logistical collapse.
This is one Absolute dream scenario Donald J. For Golfboy’s choice: a government where he can do whatever he wants, punish whoever he wants, and whatever he wants, and a government that allows him to control that Who else loots stuff, and if it turns out later it’s out that all the crookedness has led the country to ruin then. Who cares, babyBecause he has to be the one to do it.
It’s also standard issue Republicanism now. After the first impeachment, the party publicly announced that Republican leaders could Absolutely Do crooked things and get away with it. Republican Party rhetoric, from the party itself and from individual lawmakers, currently centers on vows to retaliate against any government agents, witnesses, or whistleblowers who dare to catch Trump committing another crime. This has been a theme of Republican governance for a decade: Find the names of those who testify to Republican corruption. Expose them. Eliminate them.
“Abolish the Department of Education”
Right, the revenge-for-different thing that has animated right for half a century. Trump does no harm, he is just jumping on the latest bandwagon. Some hack wrote it into his speech and he said it and it got praise from an angry racist base so he’s probably going to say it something else. Not the first time. Was willing to attempt a coup that resulted in death, but was unable to do so. Because it will require work. A lot of work. Donnie doesn’t do two-scoops work.
“Limit voting to one day using paper ballots”
Ha ha ha ha ha – yes, oh, again, it’s more than that. Donald Trump, the big-brained uberdude from Planet Golfcheat, convinced himself that the election machines were all rigged against him to suppress any hint that America might want to kick him out of the Oval Office because he didn’t like him He convinces himself that the absentee ballots were all rigged against him for the same reason. And that there was a conspiracy by the election officials. and China. And possibly Italy, and a dead South American boy, and Hillary Clinton, and the guy who designed the ramp that Donald Trump once had to go down, his big-muscled superguy figure. was spoiling
Trump wants to get rid of vote-by-mail, forcing everyone to vote at polling places. Republicans have, historically, made a game of under-allocating booths and staffing to polling places in Democratic cities, making it more difficult (or impossible) to vote if you’re in one of those Democratic places. Republicans favored vote-by-mail because their base is older and less mobile; They now absolutely hate vote-by-mail because, during the pandemic, there was a surge of pandemic-conscious young voters who took advantage of the same system — which was wiped out, and then some, by what Republicans think is Were that a built-in party advantage. So now it has to go; It cannot be controlled, Republicans have learned, any more than physical polling places can be controlled.
Oh, and Donald Trump thinks it’s a conspiracy against him if the guy who’s leading in the first released results loses the lead later in the count. And he thinks it is a conspiracy against him if he is not counted before he falls asleep and wants to sleep.
Oh, and Trump’s Republican “Big Lie” believers want every ballot counted by hand. hundreds of millions It has to be done by midnight, though, or it’s crooked. Anything not counted by midnight automatically becomes crooked. No, we will not install another counter for the job, it is too expensive.
Guess what: If Republicans accomplish all of this, and their latest beloved leader still doesn’t win, they’re still going to say the vote was rigged. That’s why Republican lawmakers in various of the most skewed states have already passed new laws that give Republican officials the power to challenge vote totals they personally don’t like. And give the power to hold count in places that produce such unpleasant results.
All this has gone far beyond one man’s uncontrollable drug addiction. Trump didn’t get the job the first time because of his promises or claims that he was smarter than every scientist, military general and world leader on earth. He got it because he was a mean, blunt ass willing to spout more hatred more openly than anyone else on the debate stage, and Republican voters absolutely love that stuff. They don’t want to Good government, they want government that punishes their enemies while exalting their own madness.
Trump may die tomorrow and the placard of “let’s put all the homeless people in camps” Republicanism may wither away, but the Republican Party moves to take control of the polls, identify and fire government employees who are beholden to the new party. are not loyal declarations, and to meet the protests against them by sending in military forces to crush those protests?
This is now standard issue Republicanism. All the candidates will promote it. DeSantis, Hawley, Cruz, Graham, Cotton, McCarthy, Abbott—all of them. It is now etched into the movement, and there is no evidence that it can be pulled back out. They have fascist solutions to every problem they have, and adopt fascist solutions as their answers.
As for how it came to be—how we got a base that no longer cared whether government operations, policies, or facts had any interest, but instead eagerly embraced a narcissistic rage. And would be identified with anger – well, that’s a different question. Ask the Murdoch family; They might walk you through history.
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