is a (Neo-/Ur-/Try-Hard)Fascist
Ideological features of fascism:
- glorification of violence and readiness to use it in politics
- fetishization of youth
- fetishization of masculinity
- leader cult
- lost-golden-age syndrome
- self-definition by opposition
Political movement traits of fascism:
- mass mobilization and mass party
- hierarchical party structure & tendency to purge the disloyal
Some excellent breakdowns & examples of all of these things (and more) from Some More News:
Donald Trump, The American President Is Literally A Fascist & More
Trumpism Is Just A Synonym For Fascism
If You Don't Want To Be Called A Fascist, Stop Supporting Donald Trump, A Fascist
President Donald Trump, Animals, and the Rise of Fascism
Trump Isn't Hitler
How fascist is Donald Trump? There’s actually a formula for that.
Trump and the Rhetoric of Fascism
Is Trump an Ur-Fascist?
Trump and Mussolini: The same, only different? Eleven key lessons from historical fascism
Fascism Scholar Says U.S. Is 'Losing Its Democratic Status'
I asked 5 fascism experts whether Donald Trump is a fascist. Here's what they said.
"I don’t think we have fascist rule in this country, but what we have is a fascist leader. We have a nativist, nationalist leader who is devoting all of his energy into portraying a group of people as a super dangerous enemy, both sort of subhuman – animals, infestation – and superhuman at the same time…that is fascism."
— Masha Gessen
Is Donald Trump a Fascist?