Skippy wrote:metaldinosaur wrote:
People are afraid trump will become totalitarian. I don't think he will/can, and he has never actually broken the law. Though he woul probably brake the law if he could get away with it, he won't because, unlike the real facist despots, he will lose the vast majority of his supporters. Therfore, calling them facist is wrong and destructive to the ongoing discord, which needs de-escalating asap.
I think you are right in that we are using different definitions - I am more going by what Fascism became, rather than its orginal incarnation - Fascism as a dirty word, rather than when it was celebrated.
I think you are very wrong on this point though. The legality of a lot of Trump's actions is hotly debated, and whether or not he's protected from repercusions by the GOP owning the Senate and Congress and the Supreme Court. Hence the impeachment.
I think you are right though, he needs to explain before he's judged too harshly. Although for some fans it seems a bit late for that.
I guess we aren't going to fully agree, but I take your point - if I'm honest, I wouldn't want to be Trumps lawyer.
Btw, its people like you (and many others on this thread too) that make this forum really worth having: Insightful, well informed, actually addressed my points, and respectful throughout.
Imagine trying to have this debate on the bloodstock Facebook page like this!