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  • 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."
  • Since he was acquitted in the GOP-controlled Senate earlier this month, the president has overseen a White House purge of impeachment witnesses, and the attorney general has intervened in the trial of a Trump associate.

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.

 

Since Trump was acquitted in the Senate earlier this month after being impeached in the House over his dealings with Ukraine, there's been a White House purge of impeachment witnesses, and Attorney General William Barr has intervened in the trial of a close associate of the president, Roger Stone. And the experts' tone has changed dramatically.

https://www.businessinsider.com/authoritarianism-experts-say-time-running-out-americans-to-stop-trump-2020-2?utm_source=reddit.com



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Former Chief of the US Office of Government Ethics: "Name one country where things worked out really well after its top law enforcement agency was politicized. It's no overstatement to say this is a profound moment of crisis for the republic. The unthinkable can happen here."

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/walter-shaub-donald-trump-department-of-justice-appeal_n_5e43c15bc5b6d0ea3810a691

 



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nytram wrote:
  • 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."


 Ignore him Nytram.

It is amazing how out of touch these academics are. If you want a day out and the chance to make some new friends then demos are the places to be. But they piss off more folk than they convert.

The daughter will be marching through Cardiff on Saturday screaming that Boris Johnson smells of poo and has a worse haircut than Donald Trump and if she appears on TV those ball less wonders at the Uni will give her another year's tenure. But most everyone else will smile and vote conservative.



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But most everyone else will smile and vote conservative.

I'm just hoping that in another year Americans still get to vote.

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This may be the last presidential election in American history. The 2024 vote may be postponed indefinitely or cancelled altogether, for "security reasons." Homeland Security...that term has always disgusted me. Homeland sounds too much like "Fatherland"...and the very word "security" --as it has been used for the last fifty years-- is disgusting. It's only going to get worse, not better. Old saying: Trade freedom for security...and you wind up with neither. That's the road we're on right now.

I used to regret being old, because I felt sorta sad that I wouldn't be around to see how everything turned out. I don't feel that way anymore. The time is rapidly approaching when the living will envy the dead. Not just in America, but in the rest of the world as well.

Can you smell the burnt toast? The Doomsday Clock is just 100 seconds from midnight. The POTUS is a power-mad wannabe king.
We're either gonna self destruct or we're gonna blow up the planet. Maybe both, if we're really, really lucky. I'm glad I'm 72 and not 27.

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