Pro-Republican fanatic Denounces Hillary as Communist

A writer for the vicious Islamophobic website Front Page run by ex-leftist David Horowitz has smeared Hillary Clinton as a communist.  According to writer Daniel Greenfield, described as an expert on “radical Islam” Clinton in her nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic convention on Thursday gave “a speech that could have been given in Moscow during the Cold War

“Yesterday’s crazy radical idea is tomorrow’s Democratic slogan. Yesterday’s Alinsky disciple is tomorrow’s moderate Democrat. Yesterday’s Communist notion is tomorrow’s DNC speech.”

The headline for Greenfield’s hit piece is “Welcome to the Communist Party, U.S.A.”

According to Greenfield, “Hillary Clinton embraced wealth redistribution and re-appropriation from people who aren’t her. She embraced it with verve and gusto. She pushed Communism dressed up in references to the Founding Fathers. It takes a village to take away all our political and economic freedoms.

The sneering essay by Greenfield concluded with the charge that there is a name for the ideology behind Clinton’s speech and apparently the Democratic Party platform:

It comes with a hammer and sickle, with the color red, with gulags and firing squads, with little red books and big black prisons, and the death of the human soul.”

Read the full Greenfield essay here

Ode to Trump

(Use a Talkin’ Blues cadence)
 
Trump suffers from TMS
Testosterone Madness Syndrome’s pest
At Trump’s rallies, shake his hand
You’re pumping up an inflated gland
Trump’s Hard Rain better not fall
 
Trump compares himself to Tricky Dick
and makes Mike Pence his VP pick
Women in the kitchen, gays back in closet
Pence is the Christian Right’s deposit
Trump’s Hard Rain better not fall
 
Trump’s slapping his phallus on the table
We have to stop him if we’re able
Trump’s nasty rhetoric provokes violence
Which corporate media tunes to silence
Democracy, freedom? We’re in trouble
 
Time to organize, on the double!
Trump’s Hard Rain better not fall
 
(apologies to Bob Dylan)
 


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Notes on the Election

by Linda Burnham, April 15, 2016, Portside
Unfolding events of the past several months have confirmed that the presidential contest now underway is the most historically significant in at least the last 50 years. The reasons for this are several according to long-time activist Linda Burnham in this piece.

Trump Is Tricky Dick Nixon Redux, Running as the “Law and Order” Candidate

by BILL BERKOWITZ FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT, Tuesday, July 12, 2016

 

 


 

 

Trumping Democracy

This set of resources will help you understand
the mass support for Donald Trump

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What are the Core Elements of Right-Wing Populism in the United States that Produced Trump?
  • White Nationalist Racism and Ethnocentrism
  • Vilification and Demonization of a Scapegoated “Other”
  • Authoritarian Demagoguery & Scripted Violence
  • Xenophobia and Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric
  • Dividing the Nation into the “Producers” and the Parasites
  • Conspiracy Theories Claiming a Subversive Threat
  • Apocalyptic Warnings that Time is Running Out
  • Aggressive Misogynist and Heterosexist Male Egocentrism
  • Mobilizing Resentment for Political Gain
  • Undermining Democracy Itself

Producerist White Nationalism

Demonization & Scapegoating

Conspiracism

  • Elites, Banksters, & Intellectuals
  • Money Manipulation
  • Liberal Treachery
  • Leftist Totalitarian Plots
  • Islamophophobia
  • Antisemitism

Apocalyptic Narratives &
Millennial Visions

  • Christian Nationalism
  • Apocalyptic Aggression

 


This page is based on my article “‘Trumping’ Democracy: Right-Wing Populism, Fascism, and the Case for Action.” 2015, December
http://www.politicalresearch.org/2015/12/12/trumping-democracy-right-wing-populism-fascism-and-the-case-for-action/

and the book Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort with my co-author Matthew N. Lyons.