Fighting The Perilous Rise Of Fascism
Stop F45CISM is on a mission to raise awareness of the rise of fascism in the form of Trumpism.
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Stop F45CISM is in the process of funding the first two billboards to help raise awareness of the rise of fascism in the form of Trumpism.
The first billboard will be placed along the Beltway in Washington D.C., and the second will be placed along the southern border near the largest interment camp.
Welcome to StopF45CISM.org, our effort to support voting in the United States, to oppose what we perceive as the rise of fascism in the U.S. today, and to find common ground with our fellow Americans.
Around The Web
Trump won't condemn self-proclaimed white nationalist Christopher Hasson because "those are his people," Ex-RNC chair says
-- February 23, 2019 Newsweek
The former head of the Republican National Committee blasted President Donald Trump on Friday, speculating in a cable news appearance that Trump may have tempered his remarks about a self-identified white nationalist and domestic terrorist because “those are his people.”
-- February 20, 2019 New York Post
WASHINGTON – The number of hate groups operating in the United States rose 7 percent to an all-time high in 2018, reflecting an increasingly divisive debate on immigration and demographic change, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday.
-- January 21, 2019 NPR
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's new president, is among a wave of far-right leaders who have risen on the world stage.
-- January 7, 2019 Truthout
The ruthless ideologies and policies of a fascist past are with us once again, and the warning signs can be seen in the emergence of the normalizing discourses of pollution and disposability.
Facets Of Fascism
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
Constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, song and other paraphernalia.
2. Disdain for Human Rights
Willing to sacrifice human rights in the name of “security.” Approval of torture methods and long prisoner incarcerations.
3. Identification of Enemies as a Unifying Cause
Rally people into a unifying nationalistic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat targeting racial, ethic and religious minorities. Demonize opposing political views held by liberals, progressives and socialists.
4. Supremacy of the Military
Neglect widespread domestic needs in favor of disproportionately large military programs and funding. Glamorize soldiers and military service. Portray objections to expanded military and weapons programs as unpatriotic.
5. Rampant Sexism
Positions of power are almost exclusively male-dominated and patriarchal. Traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.
6. Controlled Mass Media
Either directly control the media or attempt to indirectly control the media with government regulations, sympathetic media spokespeople and media executives. Promote censorship and/or propaganda to control the message. Declare any media that goes against the agenda as “fake.”
7. Obsession with National Security
Create a constant state of fear that national security is at risk of being breached at any moment. When military security threats are absent, portray economic and trade issues as major security threats.
8. Religion and Government Intertwined
Manipulate public opinion by claiming policies align with the most common national religion. Use religious rhetoric and terminology in speeches and policy positions. Blur the line between the separation of church and state.
9. Corporate Power Protected
Create a mutually beneficial business/government relationship between power brokers and the business elite. Funnel money from corporations into the political process so that government officials are beholden to their corporate sponsors.
10. Labor Power Suppressed
Eliminate or severely suppress labor unions. The organizing power of labor is a direct threat to the fascist agenda.
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
Promote open hostility to higher education and academia. Censor or deny any scientific research and/or data that is contrary to religious or political beliefs. Openly attack freedom of expression in the arts and letters.
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
Militarize local police forces and promote limitless power to enforce laws. Overlook police abuses and forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism and/or national security. Encourage long prison sentences and focus on incarceration as a form of punishment and not a form of rehabilitation.
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
Appoint friends and family to powerful positions of authority to protect each other from accountability. Demand loyalty above all other qualities while allowing authorities to acquire wealth from national resources and treasures.
14. Fraudulent Elections
Control the count of ballots either physically or electronically. Use smear campaigns against opposition candidates. Manipulate voting rolls and political district boundaries. Use the judiciary to justify suppressing minority votes.
The 45th president of the United States exploited the fascist dictator playbook to gain power. Our goal is to raise awareness of the scary parallels to historical events, to protest loudly against this tyranny and to motivate our family and friends to rise up and restore our honor and sanity via the voting booth.
Symbol Of Shame
Trump is very proud of his status as the 45th president:
But the number 45 has become forever tainted with the ugly form of fascism that has manifested itself in the form of Trumpism.
This symbol serves as a badge of shame and a reminder of what our ancestors fought against. Please let your voice be heard and help us