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  • Authoritarianism experts say time is running out. "There need to be mass protests."

    'There need to be mass protests': Authoritarianism experts say time is running out for Americans to stop Trump
    • Americans are running out of time to stop President Donald Trump's authoritarian slide, experts warned.
    • "There need to be mass protests," a Yale philosophy professor and expert on fascism told Insider. "The Republican Party is betraying democracy, and these are historical times. Someone has got to push back."
    If Americans are concerned that President Donald Trump and Republicans are moving the US toward becoming a one-party, authoritarian state, they are running out of time to stop them, experts warned.

    Trump has exhibited autocratic impulses since his 2016 campaign and from the moment he entered the White House.

    The president has attacked virtually every democratic institution in the US when he's felt its actions were unfavorable to his agenda or public appearance. Meanwhile, he pushed traditional US allies away while openly embracing many of the world's most repressive leaders.

    These trends have raised concern among top experts on authoritarianism, fascism, and democracy, but they've often said that the robust political system in the US, with its checks and balances and constitutional norms, has prevented Trump from becoming a full-blown authoritarian and doing whatever he wants.

    More:
    https://www.businessinsider.com/auth...p-trump-2020-2

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    Sounds serious.

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    • #3
      Better start getting those hats knitted...



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      • #4
        Let’s see: Yale professor who studies fascism for a living vs. some crack smoker who gets his “news” from right-wing conspiracy blogs...


        ...I think I’ll go with the Yale professor.

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          • #6
            Yeah, who cares! Nothing to see here! Just ask TJ!


            Yovanovitch warns that the State Department is in trouble

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            • #7
              Important thread, particularly for imbeciles like the OP who are laughing about what's going on.

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                          Both trump and bernie are awful options! Trump's personality is far worse than his policies and Bernie's policies are far worse than his personality.

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                              Originally posted by rmsanger View Post
                              Both trump and bernie are awful options! Trump's personality is far worse than his policies and Bernie's policies are far worse than his personality.
                              As Watermock used to say, "Rent a clue."

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