I’ve Resisted Calling Trump a Fascist. Not Anymore.

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We have now entered a new reality in America where Trump, like
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before, is embracing violence to remain in power. Let’s be clear about what fascism is. As Madeleine Albright explained while discussing her 2018 book, Fascism: A Warning, “Fascism is not an ideology; it’s a process for taking and holding power.” She added that “what differentiates fascism from other ideological movements is the use of violence and anger to achieve political ends.” Hammering that point home, Albright back in early 2019 used a line that sums up Trump today: “Fascism involves the endorsement and use of violence to achieve political goals and stay in power.”

Authoritarianism expert Ruth Ben-Ghiat, author of the new book Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present, painted a dark picture for me of Trump’s playbook. “His goal between now and November is to make the U.S. erupt into true chaos so he and William Barr can justify the authoritarian crackdown they dream of,” she said.

To this end, Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said point-blank Thursday on Fox News that violence helps Trump. While discussing the protests in Kenosha from the night before, Conway uttered the jaw-dropping
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, “The more chaos and anarchy and vandalism and violence reigns, the better it is for the very clear choice on who’s best on public safety and law and order.”
(she's insane. Youbehcha)
 
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Hi Fuckdace how you do are this evening ?
 

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Cities burn and you come at the republicans with paintballs.............90 days of destruction that will take years to recoup after dem leaders destroy and you cry about paintballs.
Seriously fuck your blind eye.
 

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The TDS mongs are the most tedious twats on the planet...if only Trump was a Fascist or neo-Nazi, you Commies really would have something to cry about then.
 

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The TDS mongs are the most tedious twats on the planet...if only Trump was a Fascist or neo-Nazi, you Commies really would have something to cry about then.
No shit. If he really was a dictator, all these mewling Commie halfwits would have been silenced by lead poisoning by now.
 

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Anyone know why he puts orange make up on?
 

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Did you see he makes fun of Biden for wearing a mask ?? LOL the guy is a fucking Moron, even if you're a casual viewer you can tell the fucker is just not right lol pressuring the FDA for ANY good news regarding the Covid crisis before the election .... in America they make fun of you for wearing a mask and it shows in the infection numbers ... like are these people for realz ??
 

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Says a lot about your country
 

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The colors of the Dutch flag are red, white, and blue—there's no orange at all. But around the world, the Netherlands is closely identified with orange, of all colors. They wear it on days of national pride, and their sports teams' uniforms are almost all a bright orange hue.

It may seem odd, but there's some interesting history behind the affection Netherlanders have for this particular color.

But first, it's worth exploring why, if the Dutch are so obsessed with orange, their flag is a tri-color red, white, and blue. The Netherlands has the oldest tricolor flag (the French and German flags are a few other examples) which the country adopted in 1574 during its War of Independence. The colors came from the Prince of Nassau's coat of arms.

According to some historians, the middle stripe (or fess) of the Dutch flag was originally orange, but legend has it that the orange dye was too unstable. Since the stripes would turn red a short time after a flag was made, the story goes, red became the stripe's official color.

Despite its failure to become a part of the Dutch flag, orange remains a huge part of Dutch culture. The orange craze can be traced back to the very roots of the Netherlands: Orange is the color of the Dutch royal family.

The lineage of the current dynasty—the House of Orange-Nassau—dates back to Willem van Oranje (William of Orange). This is the same Willem who lends his name to the Dutch national anthem, the Wilhelmus.

Willem van Oranje (William of Orange)
Willem was the leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs, a movement which led to Dutch independence in 1581. Born in the House of Nassau, Willem became Prince of Orange in 1544 when his cousin Rene of Chalon, who was the Prince of Orange at the time, named Willem his heir. So Willem was the first branch of the family tree of the House of Orange-Nassau.

Perhaps the biggest display of orange national pride occurs on Koningsdag (King's Day), the April 27 holiday commemorating the birthday of the country's king. Until 2014, the celebration was known as Queen's Day, in honor of the previous monarch. You'll be hard-pressed to find a Dutch person who's not sporting the color on this day. And on any royal birthday, the Dutch tricolor flag is flown with orange banners attached.

Dutch Sports Fans and Oranjegekte
While the color orange has royal roots in the Netherlands, today it symbolizes a broader pride in the country and in being Dutch. Colloquially known either as Oranjegekte (Orange craze) or Oranjekoorts (Orange fever), the obsession with the color spilled over into Dutch sporting events in the later 20th century.

Dutch fans have worn orange to support their teams during World Cup soccer tournaments since about 1934. Orange t-shirts, hats, and scarves are not the only manifestations of this orange fever; some ardent Dutch fans paint their cars, houses, shops, and streets orange. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines went so far as to paint one of its Boeing 777 airplanes orange, another show of Dutch national pride.

So if you're planning to visit Amsterdam or anywhere else in the Netherlands, you might want to pack an orange item of clothing (or two). It may not be the most flattering color choice, but when you're in the Netherlands, wearing orange will help make you look like a local.
 

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Anyone know why he puts orange make up on?
Same reason the governor of New York State does? Because lots of New Yorkers do that. New Jersey-ans, too, for that matter. Guess it's just a New England... thing.
 

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Bullshit. That orange makeup gives him a pretend hard on. The obese fuck is nearly dead. He is such a freak
 

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Anyone know why he puts orange make up on?
Same reason the governor of New York State does? Because lots of New Yorkers do that. New Jersey-ans, too, for that matter. Guess it's just a New England... thing.
New York.... it used to be New Amsterdam! And where is the real Amsterdan?
 

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More new jobs were realised in Obama's last year, then in Trump's first 3 years! That is when we EXCLUDE the Corona effects....
 

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More new jobs were realised in Obama's last year, then in Trump's first 3 years! That is when we EXCLUDE the Corona effects....
So you're a libfag? Figures, considering where you claim to reside. However, don't mistake my remark as being hatred for the Dutch, on the contrary in fact, your country gave birth to the 90's dance music legends known as the Klubbheads, so therefore your nation deserves a substantial amount of recognition for this feat.

Apart from that though, Holland's overtly leftist political leanings are far less commendable though...
 

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More new jobs were realised in Obama's last year, then in Trump's first 3 years! That is when we EXCLUDE the Corona effects....
So you're a libfag? Figures, considering where you claim to reside. However, don't mistake my remark as being hatred for the Dutch, on the contrary in fact, your country gave birth to the 90's dance music legends known as the Klubbheads, so therefore your nation deserves a substantial amount of recognition for this feat.

Apart from that though, Holland's overtly leftist political leanings are far less commendable though...
Have you ever been here? Who are you to have an opinion on NL?