First of all, I’d like to begin by clarifying a comment I made in my last post. I made the statement that the mortality rate of people stricken with COVID-19 was about 3%. Mortality rate is a measure of the percentage of people who contract the disease that die from the disease, not the percentage of the total population that die from the disease as one concerned reader mistakenly thought. Before the pandemic is over, 3% may be a fraction of the actual rate. With that said, let’s consider today’s topic for discussion.
If at this point, you are still supporting Donald Trump, if I may borrow a portion of comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s catch phrase, you might be a fascist. Recent events such as Attorney General Barr’s unprecedented decision to essentially overturn the conviction of Michal Flynn, Trump stifling the recent reports of his own agency’s (the CDC) assessments of the costs in lives of opening the economy at this point in time, the end run he is attempting to circumvent congress and the law to overturn the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic by appealing directly to his hand picked Supreme Court, and most of all, Trump’s recent characterization of the entire Obama administration as being the “scum of the Earth”, should make it clear that Trump is going all out to appeal to that hard core 30% of white Americans I’ve been talking about for the past three years who believe that America belongs to white people and white people only. I really can’t imagine any other reason for continuing to support a man who has so clearly demonstrated in no uncertain terms, himself to be a self-centered, incompetent, pathological liar.
A fascist agenda can only be carried out by a government whose structure is totalitarian. No multiracial, multicultural, multi religious society would democratically elect a fascist government. Fascism by its nature is a product of a minority of individuals imposing their will on the majority. Trump may be a lot of things, but he is not stupid, as most people think. He has executed Hitler’s playbook for taking over a country as masterfully as Hitler himself. Most of you may be thinking that in light of everything that has happened, there’s no way Trump could be democratically be reelected this fall. You would be right if you were talking about free and fair elections. But states with activist Republican governors and state legislatures like Florida, Georgia and Arizona for example, will not have free and fair elections. Those states and others like them would require a landslide of white voters voting against Trump in epic proportions to defeat him. Since those are the very states where most of the hardcore fascists reside, a Trump defeat is an unlikely outcome.
To have any chance at all of defeating Trump this fall, the mainstream media and Democratic campaigns throughout the country have to stop dancing around the real choice in all the elections throughout the country. There is only one issue. Do you want America to be a fascist dictatorship or a free democracy? Yes, you can talk about jobs, the economy and healthcare, but only in that context. You have to give Republicans credit for they way they simplify their message to their constituency – “Build that wall”, “Lock her up”, “Make America Great Again”. The Democratic chant nationwide needs to be “Fascism No, Democracy Yes!” – simple and to the point, so even a moron will know what he/she is voting for. Please, take the gloves off and win the elections.