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#neofascism

Dave Underwood
1 week ago

Obviously the current rise of neofascism/far-right populism has been happening for a while now. But I think this video is as good a "2 minute explainer" as you can get for how to spot it.

Source: https://twitter.com/savanQadir/status/1611747732191838209

#Channel4 #4News #Fascism #Populism #FarRight #AltRight #Neofascism

Historian Professor Timothy Snyder from Yale University explains some of the tactics of neofascism and how we are seeing them used again today by populist/far-right politicians.
Philip Cardella
2 weeks ago

#neofascism tends to differ from #fascism by being Transnational more than nationalism. The unifying factor isn't a certain group of people in the "fatherland" country --it's white "Christians" and sometimes pagans who see Europe as a white bloc. Or whiteness in general as a bloc.

The rioters therefore don't love Ireland. They love whiteness. The identity that drives them is their racism--even over nationality.

Alienated53
2 weeks ago

Former Oath Keeper: Antigovernment Extremists Still Threaten Democracy
Jason Van Tatenhove has spent the past few years speaking out about his tenure with the militia & his concehttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2023/11/17/former-oath-keeper-antigovernment-extremists-still-threaten-democracyrns about how such groups threaten democracy.

Mentioned:
The Dangers of DeSantis’s Militia
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2023/11/16/dangers-desantiss-militia

#USA #democracy #neofascism #militias #OathKeepers #extremism #RonDeSantis #neofascism

Christian Roselund
2 months ago

This is totally normal. The Republican Party is a totally normal party and is not at all descending into #neoFascism.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-house-lawmaker-receives-death-threats-after-voting-against-jordan-speaker-2023-10-18/

In Canada politicians are forced to resign just for praising a Nazi.

In America the Republicans not only praise and support Nazis we have actual Nazis in their party wearing their neo-fascist stripes proudly. And hell no they won't resign, apologize, or change their ways. They are actively recruiting to the cause.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/26/anthony-rota-canada-resigns-nazi-parliament

#nazis #MAGA #neofascism

TobiWanKenobi
2 months ago

@Brendanjones

It's a collective self-suggestion that this problem will miraculously go away by most of the world who still believes the dream of capitalism.

Of course we won't stay below 1.5 or even 2°C. We'll be lucky if we manage to stay below +4°C by the end of this century, if we keep going at the current rate.

But, in order to drastically increase the chances to keep the temperature gain as low as possible, the societies of all countries, and especially those of the rich, industrialized countries, would need to make drastic cuts in their way of living. Ever growing economies which waste as many resources as they want, would need to be shut down altogether.

And this is something most people in the richer countries and even the developing countries aren't willing to do. After all, you only have a lot to lose, if you own a lot.

But if you know that something is bad, but don't want to change it out of illogical reasons, then you have to trick yourself with nonsense.

And that is what we see today. Some people deny climate change, some relativize it, and some are simply indifferent to it all because they believe it won't affect them anymore anyway. #Neofascism as it's been gaining traction in many countries is just one of those symptoms.

Addendum 4

New [2023-09-22] ProPublica bombshell report tying Clarence Thomas To Charles Koch.

Clarence Thomas Secretly Participated in Koch Network Donor Events
https://www.propublica.org/article/clarence-thomas-secretly-attended-koch-brothers-donor-events-scotus

* Clarence Thomas attended at least 2 Koch donor summits
* in extraordinary position of having helped political network that brought multiple cases before SCOTUS

#ClarenceThomas #SCOTUS #JudicialMisconduct #CharlesKoch #KochIndustries #neofascism #DefundBillionaires #GOP #DarkMoney #ClimateChangeDenial

Clarence Thomas Secretly Participated in Koch Network Donor Events 

 Thomas has attended at least two Koch donor summits, putting him in the extraordinary position of having helped a political network that has brought multiple cases before the Supreme Court.

Image:  Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at the Bohemian Grove, a secretive all-men’s retreat in Northern California, with billionaire industrialist David Koch, right, and Ken Burns, whose films Koch has financially supported. Credit: ProPublica 

Source: https://www.propublica.org/article/clarence-thomas-secretly-attended-koch-brothers-donor-events-scotus

Addendum 3 cont'd

Clarence Thomas’ Billionaire Benefactor Tied To SCOTUS Bombshell
The Supreme Court just gutted wetland protections after lobbying by Harlan Crow’s business interests
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/110498162127448374

Harlan Crow’s Minions Keeping Your Rent High
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/110753096166749366

#ClarenceThomas #SCOTUS #JudicialMisconduct #HarlanCrow #neofascism #DefundBillionaires #GOP #GOPmenace #DarkMoney #EcologicalDestruction #Sackett_v_EPA

Addendum 3
Seminal ProPublica bombshell article:

Judicial misconduct: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, billionaire Harlan Crow
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/110580597018243738

Above the Law: Supreme Court Rebuff Democrats’ Call for Thomas Probe
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/110908441313317762

Justices Clash on Congress’ Power Over Supreme Court Ethics
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/110968385691785556

#ClarenceThomas #SCOTUS #JudicialMisconduct #HarlanCrow #neofascism #DefundBillionaires #GOP #GOPmenace #MitchMcConnell #CitizensUnited #DarkMoney #LeonardLeo

Addendum 1

Why GOP Fell in Love w. Hungary
Central European country isn’t exactly right-wing paradise portrayed by Republicans
https://newrepublic.com/article/175368/why-republicans-love-hungary-orban

* Hungarian & GOP cooperation stretches back more than a decade
* deepened as GOP showcases Hungary as model of right-wing, anti-woke governance
* Orbán expands international profile, connection to international right

#Hungary #Orban #GOP #GOPmenace #fascism #neofascism #Bannon #Trumpism #CPAC #TuckerCarlson #FoxNews #disinformation

cont'd

Neo-fascism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-fascism
* post-WWII far-right ideology
* significant elements of fascism
* incl. ultranationalism, racial supremacy, populism, authoritarianism, nativism, xenophobia, & anti-immigration sentiment,
* also incl. opposition to liberal democracy, social democracy, parliamentarianism, liberalism, Marxism, neoliberalism, communism, socialism

Comment: neoliberalism, above, the malignant modern U.S. variant, i.e. anti-liberalism

#fascism #neofascism #GOP #GOPmenace

[thread] Neofascism

Fascism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism
* far-right, authoritarian, ultranationalist political ideology & movement
* char. by dictatorial leader, centralized autocracy, militarism, forcible suppression of opposition, belief in a natural social hierarchy, subordination of individual interests for the perceived good of the nation & race, strong regimentation of society & economy
...

#fascism #neofascism #GOP #GOPmenace

Addendum 4

Murdoch Succession: No one had bigger impact on modern American media, politics than Rupert Murdoch
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/22/briefing/rupert-murdoch.html

Murdoch’s Legacy Includes Giving Airtime to Climate Denialism & Far Right
https://truthout.org/video/murdochs-legacy-includes-giving-airtime-to-climate-denialism-and-the-far-right

* 92 y.o. right-wing media mogul will step down as chair of Fox Corporation & News Corporation 2023-11

#RupertMurdoch #FoxNews #disinformation #CultureWars #FarRight #Trumpism #GOP #neofascism #ClimateChangeDenial #DefundBillionaires #DefundCorporations

Longtime Democrat, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson switches to Republican Party
Johnson joins Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker as 1 of 2 Republican mayors to lead a major Texas city
https://www.texastribune.org/2023/09/22/dallas-mayor-eric-johnson-republican

Mayor Eric Johnson: America’s Cities Need Republicans, & I’m Becoming One
While Dallas has thrived, elsewhere Democratic policies have exacerbated crime and homelessness
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-cities-need-republicans-and-im-becoming-one-dallas-texas-mayor-965dbaa4

Eric Johnson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Johnson_(Texas_politician)

#Texas #Dallas #Eric Johnson #GOP #GOPmenace #neofascism #populism

A14 cont'd

DeSantis Recommends Against Boosters as Florida Tops U.S. for COVID Hospitalizations
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/09/desantis-administration-recommends-against-boosters-right-as-florida-tops-nation-for-covid-hospitalizations

* DeSantis’ presidential campaign plays up his handling of pandemic as bucking liberal orthodoxy for the good of FL
* championed faster reopenings
* appointed vaccine skeptic Dr. Joseph Lapado FL surgeon general

#DeSantis #Lapado #antivaxx #disinformation #COVID19 #SARSCoV2 #CDC #PublicHealth #Florida #GOP #GOPmenace #EvidenceBasedMedicine #EBM #populism #neofascism

There's no two sides that media should be reporting on many issues that this country is in the POTUS 45+ years.

For instance either you're either a Nazis hating anti-fascist, you're a blissfully or willfully ignorant ostrich, or you're a fascist.

Any media org trying to present the pro fascism POV is part of the problem. It's anti-human, un-American, and no one should be tolerating Nazi appeasement. Didn't work work before and won't work now.

#fascism #antifa #neofascism #nazi

American Oversight Condemns North Carolina Lawmakers’ Secret Attempt to Eviscerate Public Records Laws
https://www.americanoversight.org/american-oversight-condemns-north-carolina-lawmakers-secret-attempt-to-eviscerate-public-records-laws

* would give legislators power to det. wh. records belong to public
* provision buried w.i. 100s pages N.C.’s draft budget
* would be devastating to N.C.’s right to know what elected officials are doing

NC lawmakers would be able to keep records secret w. new provision in state budget
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article279555444.html

#NorthCarolina #GOP #GOPmenace #neofascism #PublicRecords

Addendum 4

Texas’ Voter Suppression Law Is on Trial
https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/texass-voter-suppression-law-trial

* antidemocracy laws enacted by 19 states after 2020 election
* civil rights groups/voting org. challenging TX law making it harder to vote, esp. people of color, those w. disabilities
* Brennan Center/allies will show TX Senate Bill 1 violates Constitution, Voting Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act

#Texas #GOP #GregAbbott #neofascism #racism #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #ElectoralFraud #democracy #BrennanCenter

cont'd

Convention of States: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_to_propose_amendments_to_the_United_States_Constitution

Comment: the Wikipedia article makes the following statement, incl. the opposition of the notorious neoconservative groups John Birch Society, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, Eagle Forum (Phyllis Schlafly), Common Cause, Cato Institute (Charles Koch), Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, neofascist Heritage Foundation ...

#ConventionOfStates #ArticleVConvention #neofascism #GOP #CharlesKoch #HeritageFoundation #JohnBirchSociety

[thread] GOP, politics, convention of states, Article V convention

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_to_propose_amendments_to_the_United_States_Constitution
* convention to propose amendments to U.S. Constitution
* aka Article V Convention, state convention, amendatory convention
* 1 of 2 methods authorized by Article Five of U.S. Constitution whereby amendments may be proposed

https://persagen.com >> search: ("article v" AND constitution) OR "convention of states"

#GOP #GOPmenace #neofascism #USconstitution #StateLegislatures #StatePreemption #democracy

Addendum 16
Hedge fund billionaire/GOP megadonor Kenneth Griffin

Donor Who Backed DeSantis on sidelines re: 2024
Hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin supported FL Gov. Ron DeSantis 2022 campaign
Has not backed a Republican for president

* Griffin gave DeSantis $5 million; dissatisfied w. presidential campaign

https://persagen.com >> search: "KenGriffin"
"Ken Griffin" AND ("leonard leo" OR desantis)
griffin AND citadel

#KenGriffin #DefundBillionaires #DeSantis #neofascism #GOP #GOPmenace

https://persagen.com/#q=%22Ken%20Griffin%22

"Ken Griffin"

Kenneth C. Griffin
Never Back Down
Republican State Leadership Committee
David Geffen
The Billionaires Behind the Crisis: How the Rich & Powerful Put Their Wealth Above Public Health
Billionaires: Existential Threats to Humanity
Paul Vallas
Elon Reeve Musk

Addendum 2

1/3 States Have an Election Denier Overseeing Elections
Movement to subvert American democracy far f. dead
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/09/one-third-states-election-denier-governor-attorney-general-secretary

*23 election deniers, 17 states serve as governor, attorney general, or secretary of state

@robertcotter
Election Denier Landscape: Election Deniers weaken free & fair elections
https://statesuniteddemocracy.org/resources/electiondeniers

#GOP #ElectoralFraud #GOPmenace #ElectionDenial #neofascism #democracy #voting #disinformation #Trumpism #Trump #DeSantis #LarryElder #democracy

Addendum 14

The unconscionable wealth of racist troll Elon Musk
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/111049297750914546

Elon Musk, $269.3 billion USD net worth 2023-09-11 up $17.9B; #1 in world
https://www.forbes.com/profile/elon-musk/?list=rtb%2F&sh=2da5720d7999
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/111049243450567496

If Musk spent $1 million/day:

* $269,000,000,000 / ($1,000,000/day) = 269,000 days
* 269,000 days / (365.25 days/year) = 736.481 years

#Musk #DefundBillionaires #plutocracy #oligarchy #meritocracy #racism #trolls #corporations #DefundCorporations #neofascism #FarRight #neoliberalism

Margarete Rosalind
3 months ago

#Trump #USA #America #fascism #democracy #politics
#vote 🚨 America wake up ! 🙏
https://www.salon.com/2023/09/07/plans-to-become-a-dictator--denial-will-not-save-you/
"The corporate news #media — with MSNBC being a notable exception — as is their policy, mostly ignored Trump's most recent threats to kill and imprison President Joe #Biden and the other "enemies" of the #MAGA movement. Ignoring the danger will not make it disappear or otherwise go away; moreover, to ignore #Trumpism and #neofascism is to normalize them.

Addendum 4
See also A1 re: Trump

Trump Schools Evangelicals on How to Talk About Abortion
Extreme rhetoric—and policies—are costing Republicans elections, he warns
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/09/trump-vote-pray-stand-evangelicals-abortion-elections

* At Family Research Council’s Pray Vote Stand conference in DC (https://mastodon.social/@persagen/111047767369153930) Trump ticked off long list of his pro-life accomplishments
...

#Trump #SCOTUS #Roe #FRC #FamilyResearchCouncil #PrayVoteStand #theocracy #GOP #GOPAC #neofascism #WedgeTactics #rhetoric #ChristianRight #neoconservatism

cont'd 3/

https://persagen.com >> search:
"cicero institute" OR "joe lonsdale"
"Reducing Street Homelessness Act"
"chip wilson" OR "pacific prosperity network"
"vancouver is dying"
homeless* AND discriminat*
"american legislative exchange council"

Billionaires, existential risk
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/111071729378344690

#JoeLonsdale #Musk #DefundBillionaires #homelessness #CiceroInstitute #corporations #DefundCorporations #neofascism #ModelActs #ModelLegislatin #discrimination #GOP #GOPmenace #capitalism

https://persagen.com/#q=%22Reducing%20Street%20Homelessness%20Act%22

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Cicero Institute
Vancouver Is Dying
Ken Sim
Involuntary commitment
Igniting Transformational Systems Change Through Policing
Pacific Prosperity Network
Vancouver_s Social Safety Net: Rebuilding the Broken
Discrimination against homeless people
Politicization
Joe Lonsdale
HelpSeeker Technologies
Eric Adams

Addendum 2

Billionaire megadonor couple funding election denial with extensive influence machine and dark money network
https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/09/billionaire-megadonor-couple-funding-election-denial-with-extensive-influence-machine-dark-money-network-uihlein

* Dick, Liz Uihlein conservative megadonors
* est. vast network of dark money groups, conservative super PACs
* donated $250+ million to federal candidates, political groups since 2016

#Uihlein #neofascism #DarkMoney #neoconservatism #AmericanPrinciplesProject #DefundBillionaires #ChristianRight #superPACs #Trumpism #GOP #GOPmenace #AmericaFirstAction

Addendum 1

Video shows South Bend police targeting cop watchers w. Indiana law
https://therealnews.com/video-shows-south-bend-police-targeting-cop-watchers-with-new-indiana-law

* cop watching movement proliferated as video evidence of routine police abuse surfaces online
* Indiana cop watcher accosted by police wh. walking down public sidewalk filming w. cell phone
* encounter took strange twist when police tried to give him a ticket for exercising his 1st amendment rights

#Indiana #police #PoliceAccountability #1A #PoliceState #neofascism #DefundPolice #BLM #BTLM

Addendum 4

Wisconsin Republicans Vote to Oust Top Elections Official

* Senate GOP escalating fight over who can det. leader of group supervising 2024 elections
* Meagan Wolfe, 2019, unanimously confirmed by WI Senate
* suing to keep post
* yrs of criticism propelled by Trump 2020 election attacks

Meagan Wolfe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meagan_Wolfe
* U.S. election official; nonpartisan administrator of WI Elections Commission

#Wisconsin #MeaganWolfe #GOP #GOPmenace #neofascism #democracy #ElectoralFraud

A3 cont'd 2/

American Oversight Seeks Records re: Pot. Impeachment of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice
https://www.americanoversight.org/american-oversight-seeks-records-related-to-potential-impeachment-of-wisconsin-supreme-court-justice

* filed request for WI Assembly Speaker Robin Vos’ comm. rel. to partisan efforts to impeach WI Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz
* including Vos' reported creation of panel of former justices to advise those efforts

AO request: https://www.americanoversight.org/document/records-request-to-wisconsin-state-assembly-for-communications-regarding-potential-protasiewicz-impeachment

#Wisconsin #Protasiewicz #RobinVos #GOP #GOPmenace #neofascism #democracy #AmericanOversight #ElectoralFraud

Ron DeSantis Promises Extrajudicial Killings at Border
Horrifying plan, if elected president
https://newrepublic.com/post/175570/ron-desantis-extrajudicial-killings-border

* laid out policy during interview w. Fox News' Sean Hannity
* DeSantis used phrase “stone cold dead” before when discussing border
* phrase the focus of a campaign ad by DeSantis superPAC "Never Back Down"

#DeSantis #neofascism #transphobia #GOP #GOPmenace #migrants #immigrants #MassMigration #HumanRights #FarRight #xenophobia #superPAC #NeverBackDown #ChrisJankowski #DarkMoney

Addendum 12

DeSantis Didn’t Disclose Trips Paid by Wealthy Donors
https://truthout.org/articles/desantis-didnt-disclose-trips-paid-for-by-wealthy-donors-report

* FL home builder Mori Hosseini; DeSantis directed $92 million l/o COVID-19 federal relief funds to pay for highway interchange that directly benefited a housing project of Hosseini
* John Cwik

DeSantis took undisclosed private flights and lodging through wealthy donors
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/09/14/ron-desantis-private-flights

#DeSantis #neofascism #transphobia #GOP #GOPmenace #MoriHosseini #JohnCwik #corporations #DefundCorporations

Addendum 7

Cop City & the Silencing of Dissent
Officials in Georgia cover up police killing of protester; waging chilling assault on right to protest
https://www.thenation.com/article/activism/cori-bush-rashida-tlaib-cop-city

* started out as local fight over $90 million, 85-acre militarized police base near Atlanta, known as Cop City
* turned into 1 of most extreme cases of gov. overreach, oppression, & violence

#Atlanta #RICO #StopCopCity #RightToProtest #neofascism #DefundPolice #Tortuguita #MurderByCop #assassination #DefundCorporations

Addendum 4 cont'd 2/

* given latest plan by Mark Lee Dickson - pastor at Sovereign Love Church in East Texas, aimed at halting so-called abortion trafficking - if this dystopic vision of intrastate abortion border guards might someday become a reality

https://persagen.com >> search: "Mark Lee Dickson"

#Texas #abortion #GOP #ChristianRight #neofascism #Gilead #HandmaidsTale #MarkLeeDickson #SovereignLoveChurch #theocracy #DominionTheocracy #WomensRights #neoconservatism #dystopia

* given latest plan by Mark Lee Dickson - pastor at Sovereign Love Church in East Texas, aimed at halting so-called abortion trafficking - if this dystopic vision of intrastate abortion border guards might someday become a reality

https://persagen.com >> search: "Mark Lee Dickson"

#Texas #abortion #GOP #ChristianRight #neofascism #Gilead #HandmaidsTale #MarkLeeDickson #SovereignLoveChurch #theocracy #DominionTheocracy #WomensRights #neoconservatism #dystopia

Addendum 7

Economists, Millionaires, Elected Officials to G20: Tax Extreme Wealth
"Accumulation of extreme wealth by world's richest individuals has become an economic, ecological, human rights disaster"
https://inequality.org/research/g20-tax-extreme-wealth

Open letter: G20 Leaders must tax extreme wealth
https://taxextremewealth.com

#G20 #DefundBillionaires #WealthConcentration #corporations #DefundCorporations #plutocracy #meritocracy #oligarchy #capitalism #neofascism #TransLivesMatter #CultureWars #ExtremeWealth #socialism

Addendum 3

What Ginni Thomas & Leonard Leo wrought: How a justice’s wife & a key activist started a movement
Thanks to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, a trove of so-called “dark money” was about to be unleashed
Two activists prepared to seize the moment
https://www.politico.com/news/2023/09/10/ginni-thomas-leonard-leo-citizens-united-00108082

#GinniThomas #LibertyCentral #TeaParty #HeritageFoundation #neoconservatism #lobbyists #LeonardLeo #neofascism #SCOTUS #ClarenceThomas #HarlanCrow #CitizensUnited #CampaignFinance #DarkMoney #GOP

[thread] Atlas Network

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Network
* provides training, networking, grants for libertarian, free-market, conservative groups around world

https://persagen.com >> search: "atlas network"
"atlas network" AND neoliberal*
"atlas network" AND neoconservat*
"atlas network" AND "climate change"
"atlas network" AND "climate change denial"
"atlas network" AND protest
"atlas network" AND koch

#AtlasNetwork #neofascism #neoconservatism #neoliberalism #ClimateChangeDenial

Atlas Network
Canadian Constitution Foundation
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Canadian Taxpayers Federation a 'partner' of right-wing U.S.-based Atlas Network
Montreal Economic Institute
What Does the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Get From Its Right-Wing US Partner?

Donner Canadian Foundation, prominent funder of right-wing groups, helps bankroll new 'think tank' closely connected to Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF)Donner Canadian Foundation, prominent funder of right-wing groups, helps bankroll new 'think tank' closely connected to Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF)

Corporate welfare, the Koch brothers and being 'authentic:' Maxime Bernier in conversation

American Institute for Economic Research

Addendum 6

Elon Musk, $269.3 billion USD net worth 2023-09-11 up $17.9B; #1 in world
https://www.forbes.com/profile/elon-musk/?list=rtb%2F&sh=2da5720d7999
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/111049243450567496

If Musk spent $1 million/day:

* $269,000,000,000 / ($1,000,000/day) = 269,000 days
* 269,000 days / (365.25 days/year) = 736.481 years
* 2023 A.D. - 736 = 1287 A.D.

#Musk #ElonMusk #DefundBillionaires #WealthConcentration #WealthInequality #DefundCorporations #plutocracy #meritocracy #oligarchy #capitalism #neofascism #transphobia #TransLivesMatter #CultureWars

Elon Musk confirms he & Grimes have had a third child—and their name is as unusual as you'd expect 🤨
https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/elon-musk-confirms-he-and-grimes-have-had-a-third-child-and-their-name-is-as-unusual-as-you-d-expect-1.6555990

* child called Tau Techno Mechanicus
* child’s existence kept secret
* Musk & Grimes (Canadian singer, born Claire Boucher') broke up 2021-09
* Musk, Grimes share 3 children:
X Æ A-Xii
Exa Dark Sideræl Musk (born via surrogate 2021-12)
Techno Mechanicus

#Musk #DefundBillionaires #neofascism #FarRight #transphobia #CultureWars #TLM #TransLivesMatter

Addendum 7 cont'd

Jews Get The Rope: Nazis Swarm Florida; At Least No Trans Kids In Sight
https://www.commondreams.org/further/jews-get-the-rope-nazis-swarm-florida-but-whew-at-least-no-trans-kids-in-sight

* wave of fascism engulfing Florida: book bans, more guns, no drag, cheerleading slavery
* goose-step forward w. snarling horde of swastika-swathed Nazis screaming "White Power!" & "Did you thank Hitler today?"

#DeSantis #GOP #neofascism #CultureWars #MassShooting #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #GOP #Jacksonville #Orlando #neoNazism #whiteSupremacism #racism #extremism #ViolentExtremism

Addendum 2

Just watched this: spot on! 🤨 👍️

[CW: language] Honest Government Ad | Canada 🇨🇦
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7s-BgfcFXw
https://files.persagen.com/01/canada-honest_government_ad.webm

Mentions this authoritarian tactic:

Playbook for RCMP’s Wet’suwet’en raids provided by former U.S. commander in Iraq & Afghanistan
Darker truths behind violence & intimidation against Indigenous land defenders resisting resource extraction
https://ricochet.media/en/3980/training-for-rcmps-wetsuweten-raids-provided-by-former-us-commander-in-iraq-and-afghanistan

#Canada #RCMP #Wetsuweten #corporations #ResourcePlundering #neofascism #PoliceState

Addendum 7
See also addendum 5

Wave of Neo-Nazism Visible in Wake of Jacksonville Shooting
Exactly 1 week after murder of 3 Black people in Jacksonville, 2 neo-Nazi rallies took place in Orlando
https://truthout.org/articles/a-new-wave-of-neo-nazism-has-become-visible-in-wake-of-jacksonville-shooting

* masked, uniformed men shouted racist, antisemitic slogans
* neo-Nazis eager for street violence

#DeSantis #GOP #neofascism #CultureWars #MassShooting #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #GOP #Jacksonville #Orlando #neoNazism #whiteSupremacism #racism #IMVE #extremism #ViolentExtremism

[thread] Wisconsin, Janet Protasiewicz

Janet Protasiewicz: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Protasiewicz
Robin Vos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Vos

Wisconsin GOP Attack on Democracy Obscene Even for Them
https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/wisconsin-gop-supreme-court-impeachment

* veteran prosecutor/jurist Janet Protasiewicz elected to Wisconsin Supreme Court
* spoke frankly re: women’s rights, working families, electoral integrity
* GOP lost control of Wisconsin Supreme Court; scheming to impeach her

#Wisconsin #Protasiewicz #GOP #neofascism #RobinVos #democracy

Jim Jordan, Wisconsin Republicans
Conservatism destroying pillars of democracy
https://newrepublic.com/article/175458/jim-jordan-wisconsin-republicans-conservatism-destruction

* 2 direct attacks on democracy
* Jordan’s interference w. Trump prosecution
* Wisconsin GOP threat to impeach recently elected state Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz
* blatant efforts to crush law, exert anti-democratic power over duly elected officeholders

https://persagen.com >> search: "Jim Jordan"

#JimJordan #Wisconsin #GOP #neoconservatism #democracy #Trump #neofascism

Jim Jordan
Charles Koch
Ken Buck
Freedom Caucus
Thomas Massie
Rumble
Conservative Action Project
A QAnon Supporter Could Actually Win Her Republican Primary in Georgia
Senate Majority PAC

Addendum 2

Justice Samuel Alito Pontificates on Righteousness of WSJ Interview
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/alito-pontificates-further-on-the-righteousness-of-his-wsj-interview

* Alito lectured critics of his decision to grant 2 interviews to a right-wing commentator, advocate, & attorney w. a case before SCOTUS
* Alito went on for pages in the statement

#Alito #bloviation #SCOTUS #PaulSinger #JudicialMisconduct #FarRight #neofascism #neoconservatism

Addendum 1

Texas’ political environment driving faculty to leave
https://www.texastribune.org/2023/09/07/texas-higher-education-faculty-dei-tenure/

* legislators passing laws banning diversity initiatives & targeting tenure at state universities
* 1/4 of 1,900 Texas professors surveyed by faculty associations said they plan to look for positions out of state

AAUP letter: https://static.texastribune.org/media/files/1696f5e8b1c656cf9c09ccd320a5085e/texas-faculty-survey-press-release-sept-2023.pdf

#Texas #education #CultureWars #GregAbbott #lgbt #GOP #BLM #HistoricalRevisionism #neoconservatism #neofascism #transphobia #populism #ChristianRight #AAUP

[thread] Texas, education

Background

[political climate] Righting the Rule of Law
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/110809454901862844

Texas Book Ban Bills Dangerous Precedent for Young People in Education
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/110546379302902877

Texas Revamps Houston Schools, Closes Libraries, Angers Parents
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/110886229374135356

Could bankrupt us: Bookseller suing over TX school book ban
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/110782766039812786

#Texas #education #CultureWars #GregAbbott #lgbt #GOP #BLM #HistoricalRevisionism #neoconservatism #neofascism

Addendum 3

Escalating Rhetoric, Eric Adams Says Migrant Crisis Will "Destroy New York"
NYC Mayor Adams does not “see an ending” to migrant crisis; renewed push for federal help
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/07/nyregion/adams-migrants-destroy-nyc.html

* escalated rhetoric re: migrant crisis
* claimed NYC being destroyed by migrants influx f. southern border
* does not see solution
* i.e. elected populism w/o solutions

#NYC #EricAdams #GOP #homelessness #migrants #discrimination #HumanRights #neofascism #poverty #AffordableHousing #CultureWars

Addendum 6 cont'd

Greenpeace USA Pushes Back: This is NOT a Democracy
RICO actions pose serious threats to democracy, hence ability to advance climate justice
Via these harsh tactics officials protect polluters, punish activists

* response to the 61 activists indicted on racketeering charges in connection to the Stop Cop City movement

#RICO #GOP #Greenpeace #Atlanta #StopCopCity #MilitarizedPolice #PoliceState #extremism #DefundThePolice #neofascism #HumanRights #RightToProtest

Addendum 6

‘Cop City’ Activists Indicted on Racketeering Charges
Opponents engaged in legitimate protest
Prosecutors accuse them of sprawling criminal enterprise
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/05/us/cop-city-atlanta-indictment.html

Activist Responds to RICO Charges Intensifying Criminalization of Stop Cop City
https://truthout.org/articles/activist-responds-to-rico-charges-intensifying-criminalization-of-stop-cop-city

* 61 people indicted in Georgia on racketeering charges

#RICO #GOP #solidarity #Atlanta #StopCopCity #MilitarizedPolice #PoliceState #extremism #DefundThePolice #neofascism #HumanRights #RightToProtest

Addendum 11

Once the leading alternative to Trump, turnover in the DeSantis team spells trouble
https://www.npr.org/2023/09/05/1197565074/ron-desantis-campaign-trump-republican-candidates-staffing-issues

* Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) one of most viable opponents to Trump for 2024 Republican presidential nomination
* polls far 2nd to Trump
* campaign struggled since beginning

#DeSantis #transphobia #CultureWars #populism #TransLivesMatter #GOP #GOPmenace #neofascism #FarRight #LeonardLeo #superPAC #NeverBackDown #ChrisJankowski #DarkMoney

[thread] Ginni Thomas

Clarence and Ginni Thomas: Politics, Power & the Supreme Court
https://persagen.com/docs/frontline-2023-05-09-clarence_and_ginni_thomas.html

https://persagen.com >> search: "ginni thomas"
"ginni thomas" AND "heritage foundation"
"ginni thomas" AND "leonard leo"
"ginni thomas" AND Groundswell
"ginni thomas" AND "tea party"
"ginni thomas" AND "liberty central"
"ginni thomas" AND "National Association of Scholars"

#GinniThomas #ClarenceThomas #neofascism #FarRight #PoliticalOperatives #HeritageFoundation #LibertyCentral

Addendum 10 cont'd

Poll Shows Massive Public Backlash To Anti-LGBTQ School Policies
Numbers show GOP policies like book bans, sports discrimination, Don’t Say Gay bills wildly unpopular
https://truthout.org/articles/new-poll-shows-massive-public-backlash-to-anti-lgbtq-school-policies

* Navigator Research survey reveals sig. public backlash against GOP stance on LGBTQ+ issues in schools

Education: Guide for Advocates
https://navigatorresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Navigator-Education-08.30.2023.pdf

#USA #Canada #populism #FarRight #education #CultureWars #transphobia #neofascism #ChristianRight #ConservativeParty #GOP

Key Takeaways:

* More than half of Americans view teachers unions favorably — including majorities of parents and non-parents, and a plurality of Republicans who do not identify as “very conservative.”

* Keeping students safe from gun violence and making sure they learn the things they need to know to be successful are Americans’ top priorities for our children; on education specifically, again, student success is number one.

* Republican education policies like bans of books like 1984 or To Kill a Mockingbird, inspecting the genitals of kids before they're allowed to play on sports teams, and defunding public education are deeply unpopular across party lines.

Source: https://navigatorresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Navigator-Education-08.30.2023.pdf

Addendum 10

DeSantis Super PAC’s Urgent Plea to Donors: ‘We Need 50 Million Bucks’
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/31/us/politics/desantis-super-pac-audio.html

* super PAC’s chief strategist disparaged rivals, described expensive attempt to thwart Trump in Iowa

https://persagen.com >> search: "never back down"
"never back down" AND "leonard leo"
desantis AND "leonard leo"

#DeSantis #transphobia #CultureWars #populism #TransLivesMatter #GOP #GOPmenace #neofascism #FarRight #LeonardLeo #superPAC #NeverBackDown #ChrisJankowski #DarkMoney

Alabama Defies the Voting Rights Act
https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/alabama-defies-voting-rights-act
https://msmagazine.com/2023/08/31/alabama-voting-rights-act-congressional-maps-black-voters

* Alabama Black voters, major SCOTUS victory 2023-06
* Republican lawmakers violated Voting Rights Act
* Alabama legislature passed map w. 1 Black-majority district & 2nd district in which Black voters constitute 40% of population

#Alabama #KayIvey #gerrymandering #BLM #GOP #GOPmenace #neofascism #ElectoralFraud #VotingRightsAct #transphobia

Addendum 1 cont'd

Clarence Thomas Acknowledges Undisclosed Real Estate Deal w. Harlan Crow & Discloses Private Jet Flights
New filing comes after ProPublica’s reporting on Supreme Court justice’s beneficial relationship w. billionaire GOP megadonor
https://www.propublica.org/article/clarence-thomas-disclosure-filing-harlan-crow-real-estate-travel-scotus

#SCOTUS #JudicialMisconduct #ClarenceThomas #SamAlito #HarlanCrow #PaulSinger #corruption #neoconservatism #ethics #neoliberalism #capitalism #neofascism #DefundBillionaires

Addendum 1

To Fight the “Rich Men North of Richmond,” Organize a Union
Reactions to Oliver Anthony’s viral hit, “Rich Men North of Richmond,” have played out along drearily predictable culture-war lines
But Billy Bragg’s response, “Rich Men Earning North of a Million,” instructing Anthony to “join a union, brother,” perfectly cuts through the noise
https://jacobin.com/2023/09/oliver-anthony-billy-bragg-rich-men-north-of-richmond-union

#OliverAnthony #BillyBragg #GOP #CultureWars #populism #neofascism #capitalism #FarRight #racism #whiteSupremacy #unions

Addendum 5

Ron DeSantis Issues Deranged Hurricane Warning: “You Loot, We Shoot”
Warning days after mass shooting in Florida
https://newrepublic.com/post/175321/ron-desantis-hurricane-idalia-warning-you-loot-shoot

* response to reports of looting in town on Florida’s Gulf Coast, after Category 4 hurricane made landfall

Ron DeSantis Threatens to “Make America Florida”
GOP hopeful’s climate denial papers over horrifying reality in his home state
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/110459365495159685

#DeSantis #Florida #ClimateChange #neofascism #MassShooting #ClimateChange #populism #GOP

Addendae 1

Alabama Judges Use Abortion Ban Logic to Block Care for Trans Minors
Beginning to see the appalling legal consequences of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision
https://newrepublic.com/post/175112/alabama-judges-use-abortion-ban-logic-block-care-trans-minors

* trio of appeals court judges allowed Alabama’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors to go into effect

#SCOTUS #TransHealthcare #TransLivesMatter #neofascism #ChristianRight #WomensRights #abortion #Roe_v_Wade #Alabama #transphobia #transgender #GenderIdentity

... cont'd

[2020-06-02] Trump or no Trump, Canada's relationship w. U.S. isn't going back to 'normal' soon

[video] https://files.persagen.com/01/trudeau-racial_protests.mp4
* Trudeau's long silence
* avoids Trump's name in reaction to protests
* asked about President Trump threatening use of military force against protestors in U.S., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paused for 21 seconds before saying "we all watch in horror & consternation"
* he did not comment on Trump

#Canada #Trump #GOP #neofascism #InternationalRelations

Abortion Snitching Is Sending People to Jail
https://msmagazine.com/2023/08/19/celeste-burgess-abortion-snitching-privacy-police-illegal

* Celeste Burgess sentenced to 90 days prison b/c she took abortion pills when she was 17 y.o.
* charged with removing, concealing or abandoning a human body; concealing the death of another; & false reporting, after burying her miscarriage w. her mothers help

#abortion #vigilantism #WomensRights #ChristianRight #neofascism #SocialMedia #Facebook #MetaPlatforms #Twitter #privacy #surveillance #GOP #PoliceState

Addendae 1

Idaho’s Teacher of the Year Leaving State Following Right-Wing Harassment
Attacked for discussing world cultures, recognizing existence of United Nations
https://truthout.org/articles/idahos-teacher-of-the-year-winner-leaving-state-following-right-wing-harassment

* 2022 Idaho Teacher of the Year harassed so frequently by right-wing parents, community members she decided to leave Idaho to pursue different career

MAGA Republicans are destroying public schools
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2023/04/13/ron-desantis-republicans-trying-destroy-public-schools/11640432002

#Idaho #IdahoEducation #CultureWars #GOP #neofascism #censorship #education #FarRight

Idaho Professors Sue Over Law That Criminalizes Teaching About Abortion
Say law tramples First Amendment rights
https://truthout.org/articles/idaho-professors-sue-over-law-criminalizing-teaching-about-abortion

https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/politics-government/2023-08-09/idaho-abortion-lawsuit-aclu-attorney-general

* No Public Funds for Abortion Act: https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/statutesrules/idstat/Title18/T18CH87.pdf
* prohibits use of public funds to promote/counsel in favor of abortion
* law that they say punishes teachers with up to 14 years in prison for discussing or teaching about abortion in the classroom

#GOP #neofascism #censorship #education #Idaho #FirstAmendment #abortion

Addendae

Trump Loyalists Plan for 2nd Term: Gut Worker Protections
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/08/project-2025-gut-worker-protections-labor-department-heritage-foundation-trump-2024

Changes to labor laws/regulations:

* harder to form unions
* easier for companies to classify employees as independent contractors
* ban gov. f. collecting race-based employment data (re: anti-discrimination lawsuits)
* Project 2025: $22 million effort by Heritage Foundation to map out the 1st 180 days of 2nd Trump admin
...

#Trump #neofascism #GOP #HeritageFoundation #neoliberalism #capitalism

Addendae, cont'd

Trump Propaganda Poster seems to be calling on his followers ahead of looming indictments
https://newrepublic.com/post/174543/trump-makes-ominous-qanon-filled-threat-ahead-looming-indictments

Trump reshared a meme of himself on TruthSocial with the caption “Nothing can stop what is coming. Nothing” - a popular phrase linked to QAnon, the far-right conspiracy movement, which Trump amplified & whose followers were a big part of the 2021-01-06 06 U.S. Capitol attack

#Trump #QAnon #extremism #neofascism #propaganda #RepublicanParty #insurrection

... cont'd

Trump’s fascist plan to consolidate power:

* bring independent agencies under presidential control
* impound funds for programs he doesn’t like
* eliminate employment protections for civil servants, making them easier to replace
* purge intelligence agencies, State Department, defense agencies of officials
* launch a criminal investigation into Biden
* centralize power under the executive branch

#DonaldTrump #neofascism #RepublicanParty

... Addendae, cont'd

Trump’s Fascist Plan to Control Federal Agencies
Trump has a detailed plan to consolidate power if he retakes White House
https://newrepublic.com/post/174370/inside-trump-fascist-plan-control-federal-agencies-wins

“We’re trying to identify pockets of independence & seize them” said Russell Vought, who ran Office of Management & Budget under Trump

Russell Vought: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Vought
In 2021 Vought founded "Center for Renewing America" to combat critical race theory

#RussellVought #DonaldTrump #neofascism #RepublicanParty

... Addendae, cont'd

Jim Jordan (R-OH) Brings Online Conspiracy Theories to Congress
The House Judiciary Committee chair summoned FBI Director Christopher Wray to a hearing where he was drilled by Republicans in thrall to narratives of deep state persecution
https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/jim-jordan-chris-wray

Jim Jordan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jordan_(American_politician)
Jordan is a close ally of former president Donald Trump

#JimJordan #neofascism #RepublicanParty #ConspiracyTheories #Trumpism

... Addendae, cont'd

Dem Congressman Exposes GOP’s Favorite “FBI Weaponization” Talking Point
https://newrepublic.com/post/174266/dem-congressman-exposes-gops-favorite-fbi-weaponization-talking-point

California Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) thoroughly debunked the Republican talking point that the FBI has been weaponized against them by pointing out the obvious: The Trump administration was already packed with “criminals.”
...

Ted Lieu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Lieu

#TedLieu #RepublicanParty #neofascism

... Addendae

https://mastodon.social/@persagen/110540070745244523
DeSantis' Plan To Wage War on ‘Weaponized’ DOJ
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2023/06/13/exclusive_the_desantis_plan_to_wage_war_on_weaponized_doj.html

DeSantis working for months on plans to tear down & rebuild both the Department of Justice & the FBI, consulting w. experts & members of Congress to develop a “Day One” strategy to end what conservatives see as the weaponization of the justice system.

See also (following):
Trump’s Fascist Plan to Control Federal Agencies
https://mastodon.social/@persagen/110730832598673286
...

#RonDesantis #DOJ #FBI #neofascism

FBI Director Wray grilled as House GOP members allege 'politicization' of the agency
https://www.npr.org/2023/07/12/1186993033/fbi-director-house-hearing-christopher-wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray was in the hot seat Wednesday as he fielded questions — and accusations — from members of the House Judiciary Committee.
The director addressed questions, most framed as accusations that the FBI pursues a political agenda.

Christopher A. Wray: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_A._Wray
...

#RepublicanParty #neofascism #HouseJudiciaryCommittee #FBI #ChristopherWray

A year after Dobbs and end of Roe v. Wade there's chaos & confusion
https://www.npr.org/2023/06/24/1183639093/abortion-ban-dobbs-roe-v-wade-anniversary-confusion

1 year after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade ending the constitutionally protected right to access abortion, the healthcare landscape has become increasingly fragmented & complex to navigate, spawning widespread confusion

#RoeVsWade #Roe #abortion #WomensRights #ReproductionRights #AbortionRights #ChristianRight #neofascism #SCOTUS #SCOTUSgate #USSupremeCourt #SupremeCourt #RepublicanParty #GOP

[thread] Elon Musk, neofascism

Elon Musk Flirting w. Fake AOC Twitter Account
Musk’s interactions w. account spreading fake news
https://newrepublic.com/post/173086/elon-musk-flirting-fake-aoc-twitter-account

Comment: we (https://persagen.com, @persagen) moved here due to concerns over management, functionality, content, ideology at Twitter

#AOC #ElonMusk #fakeNews #disinformation #neofascism #DefundBillionaires #ConspiracyTheorists #Twitter #XCorp #Tesla #SpaceX #Starlink #plutocracy #meritocracy #oligarchy #FarRight #populism #CultureWars

Simon Carswell
8 months ago

"Those on both the left and right of the EU Parliament felt the Tory Government has lurched to the “far right”.
https://inews.co.uk/news/suella-braverman-migration-rhetoric-frightening-right-wing-eu-mep-2272989?ito=copy-link_share_article-top
#populism #neofascism #UKPolitics

Fen C
10 months ago

🌞 Good morning Brits! 🌞

!Welcome to the Weekend!

(PS: Your country's being taken over by #far_right #authoritarian #NeoFascists and they are 'back-door' privatising your #NHS public healthcare system for personal profit.

Did you notice? Do you care? #Wakey #Wakey! 🙂)

#uk #ukpolitics #nhs #fascism #neofascism #tories #authoritarianism

Neo-Fascism:
A post-World War II ideology consisting
of ultra-nationalism, authoritarianism,
populism, racist-nativism, opposition
to immigration, as well as the rejection
of liberal democracy, parliamentarianism
and all forms of socialism.
Original NHS Pamphlet, saying:

THE NEW NATIONAL HEALTH
SERVICE

Your new National Health Service begins on
5th July. What is it? How do you get it?
It will provide you with all medical, dental, and
nursing care. Everyone-rich or poor, man, woman
or child-can use it or any part of it. There are no
charges, except for a few special items. There are no
insurance qualifications. But it is not a "charity".
You are all paying for it, mainly as taxpayers, and
it will relieve your money worries in time of illness.
Job number one: Get the Tories OUT!
Natasha Bates
1 year ago

Fascism - American style thread from the bird site. I have asked him to come over here to share it. There is a 1/ but it's a list of names and, for some reason, is not connected to this thread:

🐦🔗 https://twitter.com/BryanDawsonUSA/status/1598544658979864582?s=20&t=cfBWxORabZyBquOiJZ1lvA

#USA #AmericanFascism #Nazis #Ye #Kanye #Hitler #NeoFascism #AlexJones