Donald Trump: That’s is no question raised as Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continues his bid for the White House. People as varied as actor George Clooney, comedian Louis C.K. and Anne Frank’s stepsister Eva Schloss have suggested Trump is a fascist. Earlier this month, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto criticized Trump by invoking the fascist dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Trump has re-tweeted quotes by Mussolini. Is Donald Trump really a fascist? We put the question to the father of fascism studies, Robert Paxton, professor emeritus of social science at Columbia University and author of several books, including “The Anatomy of Fascism.”
Fascism is a mass nationalist movement intended to restore a country that’s been damaged or is in decline, by expansion, by violent attacks on enemies, internal as well as external enemies, and measures of authority, the replacement of democracy by an authoritarian dictatorship.
His standard rants about Mexican’s, Islamic people, Tax breaks for the rich, His reception of Corporate welfare, milking Atlantic City, etc, show contempt.
Hillary Clinton: Not a Progressive, but hyper conservative Democrat.
Quote ” And I feel like my political beliefs are rooted in the conservatism that I was raised with. I don’t recognize this new brand of Republicanism that is afoot now, which I consider to be very reactionary, not conservative in many respects. I am very proud that I was a Goldwater girl.”
Also: the disaster of welfare reform would not be the only injustice that working-class people of color would suffer. Hillary Clinton was made to reckon with her past statements on law and order this winter when a Black Lives Matter confronted her. about her statements on so-called “super predators” as First Lady. The term was conceived of by Princeton professor John DiLulio in the Conservative weekly Standard to describe an apparent evolution in the common criminal, one who raped and murdered without remorse or regard for human life. While campaigning in 1996, Hillary Clinton told a New Hampshire audience that such persons “needed to be brought to heel.”
Hillary mentions nothing about the war on poverty, Universal Income, Universal Health Care. She is hard core militarist.
Just as disastrous has been Hillary Clinton’s record on labor and trade issues. The former Wal-Mart board member who once said she was proud of how the world-class union buster “did business better than anybody else,” has rarely met a trade agreement that she did not like. This was the case even as others—including and especially Bernie Sanders—warned about the issues that could come from enacting these agreements, such as the loss of American jobs and the lack of transparency that accompanied both the negotiation and the administration of such agreements.
Jill Stein: Wants to create living-wage jobs for every American who needs work, replacing unemployment offices with employment offices. Government would be the employer of last resort, and the unemployed would have an enforceable right to make government provide work. Create direct public employment, as the Works Progress Administration did, in public services and public works for those who can’t find private employment. Advance workers’ rights to form unions, achieve workplace democracy, and keep a fair share of the wealth they create. Enact the Green Deal full employment program to create 20 million green jobs in sustainable energy, mass transit, sustainable organic agriculture, clean manufacturing and improved infrastructure, as well as social work, teaching, health care, after school and home care, drug rehabilitation and other service jobs. Provide grants and low-interest loans to green businesses and cooperatives, with an emphasis on small, locally-based companies that keep the wealth created by local labor circulating in the community, rather than being drained off to enrich absentee investors. Replace NAFTA and other corporate free trade agreements that export American jobs, depress wages, and undermine the sovereign right of Americans and citizens of other countries to control their own economy and political choices. Enact fair trade laws that benefits local workers and communities. Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act which banned secondary boycotts and permitted state “right-to-work” laws. Enact a federal just cause law (to prohibit firing without just cause,) and outlaw scabbing on striking workers.
The Greens sponsor a kind of Green washed Social Democracy, but now Jill Stein is on 48 States and can carry them if the people jump the Republicrat ship.
The American Labor Party endorses Sanders yet the members may choose their presidential candidate of choice. (Not Donald Trump or Right Wingers.)