How do you know that what you are looking at is actually fascism? The calling cards, the “tells” for fascism, are very clear:
- the creation of a false enemy
- institutionalized and state wide corruption
- an utter disregard for truth
- the use of murder and torture to maintain political power
- military aggression
This is how we know when we look at Russia that we are looking at a fascist state. This is how we know when we look at Donald Trump that what he truly desires for the U.S., is fascism. This is what the U.S. would fall into, if Donald Trump gained the power that he seeks, and it is more and more what the Republican Party in the U.S. is striving for.