Democrats Need to Wake Up: The Trump Movement Is Shot Through With Fascism - 2020-09-27
Allegations of involuntary hysterectomies conducted on people in a migrant detention center? Record numbers of children going to bed hungry? It's futile to pinpoint when exactly President Donald Trump's America left the community of civilized peoples. It's more important and useful to explain how we kid ourselves about the fascist impulses of his "ordinary" supporters that hide in plain sight.
Under some delusion, many Democrats and liberals have expected each new whistleblower's report, each insider's memoir to expose Trump's corruption so shockingly, so unequivocally, as to make his supporters see the light. But the sooner these politicos understand that Trump's supporters don't care about his autocracy, the better the liberals can go about the business of trying to win this election.
Just pay attention to the urgent MSNBC, NPR, and New York Times exposés on each incriminating revelation into Trump's misconduct or read the liberal nonprofit industrial complex's battery of watchdog reports, and you will witness liberals acting as though a lack of information is damning our democracy, as though one more smoking gun would save it. If only they knew, the mantra goes. Nope, neither Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" nor John Bolton's "The Room Where It Happened" nor Mary Trump's "Too Much and Never Enough" have clarified Trump's reputation to his followers or undecided voters. A major commentator just suggested: Bob Woodward's book is the one that will land "like a hydrogen bomb."