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Re: America's slide into fascism

#181  Postby Papa Smurf » Nov 10, 2022 11:39 am

Sorry to have missed the parody then :)
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#182  Postby felltoearth » Nov 10, 2022 6:56 pm

Hopefully will help hold the line

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#183  Postby felltoearth » Nov 12, 2022 2:54 pm

Keep it up Republicans. At this rate 2024 will be jn the bag for the dems.

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Re: America's slide into fascism

#184  Postby Seabass » Nov 30, 2022 8:39 pm

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#185  Postby Spearthrower » Dec 06, 2022 4:03 am

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#186  Postby Alan C » Dec 06, 2022 5:32 pm

I was recently wondering if Fuentes could potentially be considered not aryan enough should he find himself in a fascist autocracy he helped to engineer. That seems to be the thing with such ideologies; as they go on they might need to have different 'others'.
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#187  Postby THWOTH » Dec 06, 2022 5:52 pm

The fascists' list of undesirables and degenerates is never ending. It includes everyone, upto and including the wrong kind of fascist.
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Re: America's slide into fascism

#188  Postby Calilasseia » Dec 08, 2022 4:39 pm

The_Metatron wrote:
THWOTH wrote:
Azaghal wrote:It's amusing that people who think that America is well on its way to becoming the Fourth Reich appear to have much less interest in doing things like doing martial arts training or hitting the firing range than in becoming scuffed Sherlock Holmes clones trying to figure out the identity of a "troll" who finds thoroughly dumb claims thoroughly dumb.
Like a full magazine and a well placed kick is ever going to out do a fascist state with its hand on the riens of power and a monopoly on violence. The character weakness or moral failings of non-Fascists are not responsible for Fascism or its insipid ideology.

That’s something the drooling gun nuts can’t seem to grasp. In their minds’ eyes they always, always, always leave out the fact that when the gub’mint comes for you, they win. They always come to win. No private citizen has ever held off the gub’mint. Sooner or later, the gub’mint wins.

But, karate. Target shooting. That’ll get the gub’mint’s attention.

Yes, Azaghai. I know you will read this. We’re laughing at you. And, there isn’t a single thing you can do about it.


Fun part being that our troll didn't perform due diligence to see if this issue had already been addressed here.

I'm probably not the only one who has in the past, but this previous post of mine pretty much sums up the level of wank fantasising that the gun fetishists indulge in ...
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#189  Postby Seabass » Dec 13, 2022 4:29 pm


Hundreds of Members of Extremist Group Oath Keepers Worked for U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Leaked Roster Shows
https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/hundreds-of-members-of-extremist-group-oath-keepers-worked-for-us-department-of-homeland-security-leaked-roster-shows


More than 300 people identifying themselves as current or former employees of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or affiliated agencies appeared on an internal roster of the Oath Keepers, a right-wing anti-government group whose leader has been convicted of sedition.
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#190  Postby Seabass » Dec 13, 2022 4:30 pm

A Plot To Overturn An American Election

TPM has obtained the 2,319 text messages that Mark Meadows, who was President Trump’s last White House chief of staff, turned over to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack. Today, we are publishing The Meadows Texts, a series based on an in-depth analysis of these extraordinary — and disturbing — communications.

The vast majority of Meadows’ texts described in this series are being made public for the very first time. They show the senior-most official in the Trump White House communicating with members of Congress, state-level politicians, and far-right activists as they work feverishly to overturn Trump’s loss in the 2020 election. The Meadows texts illustrate in moment-to-moment detail an authoritarian effort to undermine the will of the people and upend the American democratic system as we know it.

The text messages, obtained from multiple sources, offer new insights into how the assault on the election was rooted in deranged internet paranoia and undemocratic ideology. They show Meadows and other high-level Trump allies reveling in wild conspiracy theories, violent rhetoric, and crackpot legal strategies for refusing to certify Joe Biden’s victory. They expose the previously unknown roles of some members of Congress, local politicians, activists and others in the plot to overturn the election. Now, for the first time, many of those figures will be named and their roles will be described — in their own words.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/feature/a-plot-to-overturn-an-american-election
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Re: America's slide into fascism

#191  Postby Alan C » Dec 14, 2022 7:45 am

34 GOP house reps [that are known about?]
Not an insignificant number and quite the insurrection caucus.

Edit: Just saw Rep Rick Allen's text to Meadows, he went full Jesus. Disturbing.
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#192  Postby Tortured_Genius » Dec 14, 2022 10:28 am

Alan C wrote:34 GOP house reps [that are known about?]
Not an insignificant number and quite the insurrection caucus.


435 seats in the House of representatives, 215 held by Republicans.

That means at least 7.8% of representatives overall and 15.8% of Republican representatives were actively involved in attempting to overturn democracy in the USA and are in direct contravention of their oaths of office (that "upholding the constitution" trivial detail thing). In most other countries they would legitimately be called traitors.

And 2 years later they are still in office. :nono:

I know that the rule of law must follow the correct processes to the letter and all that, but this is fucking ridiculous.
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#193  Postby Evolving » Dec 14, 2022 11:02 am

And, as has been pointed out, Peru and Germany have reacted much more promptly to attempted coups in the last few days.
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#194  Postby The_Piper » Dec 14, 2022 2:12 pm

Alan C wrote:34 GOP house reps [that are known about?]
Not an insignificant number and quite the insurrection caucus.

Edit: Just saw Rep Rick Allen's text to Meadows, he went full Jesus. Disturbing.
I haven't dug into those texts yet. But 147 Republican reps objected to the electoral vote on Jan 6 after the insurrectionists beat up cops (back the blue?) and smeared shit everywhere at their workplace, causing them all to flee to underground bunkers. The party is irredeemable afaic.
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Re: America's slide into fascism

#195  Postby Seabass » Dec 14, 2022 4:38 pm

A bare minimum requirement of even a semi functioning democracy is that people who try to overthrow the government should not be in government. This country's inability and/or unwillingness to hold these people accountable in any way is fucking fubar.
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#196  Postby The_Piper » Dec 14, 2022 6:10 pm

It's pathetic. This is way too serious to allow the guilty politicians to escape consequences. And it should have been asap. Because you just know that a Republican president will pardon the politicians and many of the well-known "civilians" who attacked the capitol. Republican governors will pardon the state officials who are found guilty of state crimes.
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#197  Postby Alan C » Dec 15, 2022 7:13 am

I've seen before the notion 'got a problem with that pol? vote him out'. All very well and good unless it comes to light after said pol is elected that he/she is demonstrably fascist-curious.
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#198  Postby THWOTH » Dec 15, 2022 8:30 am

I'm fascist-critical.
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#199  Postby Seabass » Dec 15, 2022 4:56 pm

The fascism caucus has two ladies. Very progressive!

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#200  Postby Seabass » Dec 15, 2022 4:59 pm

Happy birthday, btw, Tortured_Genius :cheers: :beer: :beercheers:
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