Category Archives: Authoritarianism

The Radical Ammosexualists Of The Oregon Cowliphate Are Also Vandals

I realize no one wants another Waco at the the Malheur Bird Sanctuary, which has been taken over by armed radical rightwing militants. But there needs to be a stronger federal response. They shouldn’t be receiving mail–or visitors. They shouldn’t … Continue reading

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They Went Somewhere

Over at Jacobin, there’s an interesting article about 1930s radio personality Father Coughlin, who was widely reviled for his anti-Semitism. It turns out he was quite the open supporter of flat-out fascism (boldface mine): The US hasn’t seen the stirrings … Continue reading

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The Logic of Brute Force

Erik Cameron, a Chicago resident, describes how he was treated by the Chicago PD on his way home from work (boldface mine): A number of Chicago police officers came around the corner from Rush Street running, weapons drawn. They were … Continue reading

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Myths, Palinist Trumpismo, and the Breakdown of ‘Suburban’ Culture(s)

Again, it’s worth noting that the authoritarian impulse is not something Donald Trump spun out of whole cloth (boldface added): While people have described Palin as engaging in identity politics, that sells identity politics short. Palin along with the proto-movement … Continue reading

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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 https://www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction) 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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