Category Archives: Authoritarianism

A Dump Trump

Observed at the corner of R and 13th Streets NW, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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Cowards With Guns Watch: Fanatics Once Again Attempt to Intimidate Mothers Against Gun Violence

“Hi, we’re just here to share our opinion. Non-violently of course. And it’s not fascism when we do it, bitches!” (from While we’ve discussed cowards with guns who attempt to intimidate political opponents before, let’s review this blog’s view … Continue reading

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The Growing Recognition of the Palinist Impulse

A few years back I wrote this about Sarah Palin’s policy incoherence (boldface added): Palin along with the proto-movement surrounding her–Palinism–practices what could be call ‘politics of the blood.’ It’s derived from Giovanni Gentile’s description of fascism: “We think with … Continue reading

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The Newest Conservative Insanity: U.N. Resolution 7277

Having been one of the first people to describe the conservative fear of Invisible Light Bulb Vigilantes, we now bring you the new hysteria: ‘U.N. Resolution 7277.’ I put it in scare quotes because it’s not a U.N. resolution; 7277 … Continue reading

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It’s Not Fascism When They Do It

So is Anthony Weiner’s, erm, gravitas still a thing? Because that, unlike armed vigilante groups, is really important. But I digress. A couple of days ago, I wrote about the authoritarian streak within the conservative movement and gingerly stepped around … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Blood and Conservative White America’s Grand Strategy

Noah Smith has an interesting post that diagnoses the problems facing what he calls “Conservative White America’s Grand Strategy” and offers five things that they need to rethink: The five big pieces of Conservative White America’s Grand Strategy that I … Continue reading

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About Those Greek Fascists–One Is Already in the Government

There is much consternation over Golden Dawn, a fascist party, receiving around seven percent of the vote in the recent elections. Needless to say, this is a dreadful development. But the Greek government–the one preaching austerity–already has a fascist in … Continue reading

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