When and how did the party of Lincoln become the party of malignant fascism?


Coalage3 1 year 33 weeks ago

Party of Lincoln? You must mean the party of FDR? They are the only ones who are trying to deny rights to citizens.

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zapdam 1 year 33 weeks ago

Coalage3 nice try, but you know this person means , the bought and paid for republican party. The same party that voted against a veterans work program proposed by Obama, even though they knew veterans were killing themselves in despair at a rate of 22 per day.

Coalage3 1 year 32 weeks ago

These constant charges of "fascism" are just stupid, and baseless. When Trump grows a little mustache, starts burning books, starts rounding up Jews for the gas chambers, orders the military to start goosestepping, and then invades Canada and Mexico, get back to me.

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Roland de Brabant 1 year 32 weeks ago

Well Ron, it is like this. Lincoln was no abolitionist; in 1862 he proclaimed that if he could preserve the Union by permitting slavery everywhere he would. Slavery was not a factor in the start of the war, but protecting the interests of bankers was.

Then along came Tricky Dick, whose "Southern Strategy" involved gobbling up the Dixiecrats, who still find a happy home in the GOP. Then too, the economic difficulties fostered by Nixon, Regan and their successors breed hardship and racism.


Coalage3 1 year 32 weeks ago

Great example of left wing fascism in Europe: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/european-elites-may-martyr-marine-le-pen/

European Union lawmakers lifted the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Thursday for tweeting pictures of Islamic State violence.

Le Pen, who leads her National Front party in the European legislature, is under investigation in France for posting three graphic images of Islamic State executions on Twitter in December 2015, including the beheading of American journalist James Foley.

Le Pen’s immunity shielded her from prosecution. By lifting it, after a request from the French judiciary, the parliament is allowing any eventual legal action against her.

The move grants the prosecutor looking into the affair power to bring Le Pen in for police questioning.

The law under which Le Pen could be charged forbids “publishing violent images”. Presumably if Le Pen had tweeted out clips from “Pulp Fiction,” she could also have been brought up on charges. Right?

But let’s be serious: Le Pen is being threatened with prosecution because she tweeted out actual images of actual murders carried out by Islamic militants. These images are ones that European elites would prefer not to see, and would prefer that their peoples not see, because they raise uncomfortable questions about Islamic radicalization and terrorism in Europe itself. Those questions raise more questions about what European governing elites are doing — or rather, not doing — to deal effectively with the threat inside Europe.

Therefore, Marine Le Pen must be silenced and punished for telling truths that are inconvenient to the European elites.

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Roland de Brabant 1 year 32 weeks ago
Quote Coalage3:

Great example of left wing fascism in Europe:

I think "neo-liberal fascism" would be more accurate. Neo-liberals are in the left wing the same way sea horses are in the corral.


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