Donald Trump: The Demagogue, The Fascist, Dangerous For American Democracy!

It is now past five months since Donald Trump entered the Presidential race, and he is still number one in the polls for the GOP Presidential nomination.

It was thought that Trump was a “flash in the pan”, who would falter and collapse, but that has not happened.

Republicans are disillusioned not only with Barack Obama, but also with Republican leadership, and in the dangerous world we live in, they seem ready to throw away experience and select a man who has NEVER been in government, and has no clue on most issues, but uses code words and incendiary language to draw his support.

It is clear that racism, nativism, and ignorance are reigning today among Donald Trump supporters who seem not to care that most of what he says are all lies, manipulations of the truth, and pure demagoguery.

His appeal includes attacking Mexicans, Muslims, immigrants, the news media, and anyone who dares to disagree with him, and his bully nature brings out the lowest class of people who love his boasting and egotistical nature.  He ridicules the disabled; insults women wit his misogyny; and acts in a fashion that should turn off any decent, intelligent human being, and yet no matter what he says or does, his support seems to remain strong, worrisome for the long term future of American democracy.

But John Kasich, the Governor of Ohio, is speaking out on the reality that Trump is sounding more and more like a typical Fascist, as found in Spain with Francisco Franco, Argentina with Juan Peron, Italy and Benito Mussolini,  and elsewhere historically–the superhero who arouses an ignorant population to follow him in solving all problems, and has no problem in insulting and humiliating others.

Kasich is showing guts and courage, which so far no other GOP Presidential candidate seems willing to display.

Donald Trump must be stopped because he is a danger to America in both domestic and foreign affairs, who would undermine all of the progress made in the past century.  The right wing would prosper under his leadership, as all of the objectionable extremist groups in America would flock to him.

30 comments on “Donald Trump: The Demagogue, The Fascist, Dangerous For American Democracy!

  1. Ronald November 26, 2015 12:23 pm

    Your two points, Princess Leia and Pragmatic Progressive, are mentioned in the post.

    It amazes me how anyone can support this character, plus the fact of his being a billionaire should turn people off, as much was made of Romney’s wealth, but he is only worth a small fraction of what Trump has!

  2. Ariel Leis November 26, 2015 2:15 pm

    For all intents and purposes Peron was a progressive. He imposed “social justice”, redistribution of income, big government, the creation of the welfare state, taxed the rich to death, raised the debt madly, divided society between the rich (oligarchs) and poor (descamisados) and of course silenced opposition by demonizing them by accusing them of hating the poor, the indians, the mestizos, women and children. Because you see only Peronist care for the poor, all others are exploiters. Doesn’t sound like Trump to me, more like Obama or if you like FDR , I would say.

  3. Ariel Leis November 26, 2015 2:17 pm

    I wouldn’t worry about Trump, when the primary votes start coming in Ted Cruz will cruise to the nomination.

  4. Southern Liberal November 26, 2015 2:24 pm

    My grandfather fought in WWII. He would be angered to see the Fascism that he fought against rearing it’s ugly head in this country.

  5. Princess Leia November 26, 2015 2:42 pm

    Cruz is just as despicable.

  6. Ronald November 26, 2015 4:04 pm

    Ariel, the expert on everything and yet a Know Nothing!

    Peron was a Fascist, despite what you say, and to wish for Cruz, he is a true Fascist with a nutty father, and a horrible, boastful personality like Trump, and looks exactly like another Fascist, Senator Joseph McCarthy!

    Everyone in the Senate hates him, and no one would cooperate with him and his insufferable personality! Some think Obama is aloof, which I do not see, but Cruz is the most aloof and obnoxious politician in the race, noticing I am not talking about the three non politicians, all who compete well with Cruz on personality!

    Go ahead and nominate Cruz,and he would lose historically as Barry Goldwater did, who was never as obnoxious or despicable as Cruz is!

  7. D November 26, 2015 4:17 pm

    It sounds like Donald Trump is exactly who the Republican Party has been waiting for. He says what they think and feel.

  8. Ronald November 26, 2015 4:20 pm

    Yes, D, but actually Carson and Cruz in particular, are not all that different in their messages either, so for Ariel to be pushing Cruz over Trump speaks legions about Ariel and his agenda and beliefs!

  9. Ariel Leis November 26, 2015 11:16 pm

    Ronald; Are you sure you can teach me about Peron? My God I would debate you any day about Peronism. No tienes ni idea…

  10. Ariel Leis November 26, 2015 11:18 pm

    And to say that Cruz is a fascist just shows your overwhelming ignorance. I would also debate you any day on that. Good grief since when is supporting separation of powers , limited constitutional government, individual rights and free market economy fascist? Only a nutty professor could state that…

  11. Ariel Leis November 26, 2015 11:20 pm

    Ronald, not everyone who is an anti-communist, anti-socialist, anti-progressive, is a fascist. Us anti-statist are not fascist! We are against the essence of fascism which is the supremacy of the state over the individual. As a matter of fact leftist have that in common with fascist, adoration for the state.

  12. Ronald November 26, 2015 11:39 pm

    I am not a nutty professor, and you are not an expert on everything that you claim to be, Ariel.

    I am a mainstream liberal in the Hubert Humphrey mode, and our government in the Second World War saw Peron as a supporter of Fascism, and any expert would call him that, but then you are NOT an expert, just like to blow hot air and make us all think you are brilliant!

    And Ted Cruz is a very dangerous extremist who reminds many of Joseph McCarthy in manner and appearance, and his fellow Republicans hate his guts, which tells us a lot about the Texas Senator!

  13. Ariel Leis November 27, 2015 8:39 am

    If there is something I am an expert on is Peron, believe me. But what makes you believe that a “fascist” as you say, cannot impose progressive policies? That said, he only came to power by democratic elections and also women gained their right to vote during his first presidency, for example. He was of course a populist, a demagogue and authoritarian (to some degree) no doubt. But that is the nature of progressives. I mean, by my standards even FDR and Obama have the same populist/demagogue authoritarian streak. FDR’s love of power is beyond a doubt (of course this was for the good of the people), and if Peron was not overthrown by a military coup in 55 he would have been reelected just as many times as FDR, as his reelection in 73 after almost 2 decades in exile demonstrates. FDR had the NRA, the Blue Eagle, price controls, persecution of those that violated NRA mandates, largest parade in history in NYC with his “fascist” saluting General Johnson,etc. etc. shall I go on?? So Peron is definitely more comparable to FDR, in policies, electoral history, populism etc than with Mussolini or Franco who have never ever won an election and imposed a TOTALITARIAN STATE. There was never a totalitarian state in Argentina, or even in Latin America (maybe Cuba); that privilege belongs to the Europeans. See the difference? Just because Peron happened to be a latin american General does not make him a fascist. To think that is very discriminatory and racist, besides being simplistic. This is from someone who disagrees 100% with peronist as myself.

  14. Ariel Leis November 27, 2015 8:49 am

    Oh an by the way, Peron was not President of Argentina during WWII. He was President in 1946. And the Argentine government was neutral during most part of WWII up until Peron became Defense Minister in 45, that’s when Argentina formally declared war on the Axis powers.

  15. Ronald November 27, 2015 9:28 am

    Ariel, you are so laughable, now calling FDR a Fascist, while others called him a Socialist, a Communist, a Marxist, a totalitarian dictator, etc, all things that Obama has been called.

    You are so lacking in understanding of either man, and you can call yourself a Peron expert, but any historian would laugh at your depiction of Peron as being like an FDR or Obama.

    And you love to throw the word “racist” around, but you are willing to endorse Cruz who is one of the worst examples of racism and fascism in America today, and just because he is Cuban means nothing, as that does not prevent such viewpoints as Cruz has. He is a real example of a demagogue, not all that different from Trump, but with some government experience and having totally alienated everyone in the US Senate in his own party!

  16. Ariel Leis November 27, 2015 10:25 am

    Ronald, seriously can’t you read? I never said Peron was a fascist, as a matter of fact I am saying he is not a fascist. He was not a Mussolini nor was there a totalitarian state. He was a demagouge, populist authoritarian but not even a dictator. As I said, he was more akin to FDR than to Mussolini. Thus I am not saying FDR was a fascist either. Populist, demagogue yes, and even power hungry, but not a fascist. It is you who says Peron was a fascist And I argue he was not.

  17. Ariel Leis November 27, 2015 10:28 am

    And please demonstrate that Cruz is a racist and a fascist. How so? Just because you say he is does not make it so. Please be serious and cut it out with the simplistic unsubstantiated talking points slogans, if you are capable of doing that.

  18. Ronald November 27, 2015 10:34 am

    Ariel, the mistake I have made, and said I would not do so, is to respond to your propaganda.

    So I am now going to return to total ignoring of you, and I encourage the others who write on here to do the same, and then you will not be fed the drugs that make you want to be an obnoxious troll–that is, giving you attention.

    So write on and no response is the result!

  19. Ariel Leis November 27, 2015 10:44 am

    So much for a civilized tolerant discourse!

  20. Princess Leia November 27, 2015 12:12 pm

    It’s as we’ve said before. He can’t handle it here, he needs to leave. His coming here to argue is just a waste of his time.

  21. Ariel Leis November 28, 2015 8:43 am

    Leia: I can handle but wouldn’t it be much better if we were all a little bit more tolerant and not always so angry? Just saying.

  22. Former Republican November 28, 2015 10:21 am

    You’re the one who is intolerant and angry, dude. It was civilized here before you popped out of the woodwork.

  23. Princess Leia November 28, 2015 10:28 am

    Precisely, Former Republican. That’s why it would be best for him to head on back to his right-wing hide-y-hole.

  24. Ariel Leis November 28, 2015 10:37 am

    Of course it was civilized in your view, everyone agreed!! Just look what happened here. I expressed my thoughts, without insulting anyone and bam I was called a “know nothing” by Ronald! : ” Ariel, the expert on everything and yet a Know Nothing!”

  25. Southern Liberal November 28, 2015 10:41 am

    I agree that it’s best that he leaves. We are never, ever going to believe that your right-wing BS is real. You’re just wasting your time posting here.

  26. Rustbelt Democrat November 28, 2015 11:18 am

    ROFL! That’s absolutely no insult.

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