Those of us who have been inclined to compare Trump’s words, policies and deeds with renown fascists are often accused of exaggerating his style and motives. Philosophy Prof. Jason Stanley of Yale University wants the cynics and those not paying attention to open their eyes.
How do fascist manipulate and create fanatical followers who believe no one else? Dr. Stanley explains how Trump and his minions are doing exactly the same things that all dangerous dictators throughout history did to take power, suggest that there are no absolute facts or truth, silence their political opposition and replace democratic values with the binary rule of the leader.
If you watch this and still think the comparison is exaggerated and offbase we respectfully suggest that your sunny-idealism is clouding your ability to see the dark clouds coming ever closer on the American horizon.