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Sunday, July 30, 2023

Working Minds Essay #120: M.A.G.A. Fascists Are Evil

I have recently been invited by a couple of M.A.G.A. fascist trolls to 'debate' with them on Facebook. Not gonna happen.

The 'Make America Great Again' meme was invented in 1926 by the fascist dictator of Italy Benito Mussolini [1883-1945]; of course, he started with 'Make Italy Great Again (Rendere L'Italia di Nuovo Grande)' but by 1927 he was recorded on a British Fox MovieTone sound newsreel asking Italian immigrants in America to help 'Make America Great Again'. That was in 1927, long before the Orange Imbecile was even born.

American voters who advocate the M.A.G.A. platform are fascists, whether they agree to that or not. Fascism is evil, and today's Republican Party is fascism top to bottom.

There is no such thing as actual 'debate' with extremists, and the Chinese and Russians know this quite well. The plan is always to take some aggressive action, do battle for a while, then 'negotiate' a truce, which always has the other side compromising - i.e. conceding something - which gives the extremists an unearned win.

I will not do any such thing as engage in discussion with a fascist troll. The proper response to any brainwashed M.A.G.A. or fascist troll is to call them out as such, to describe the evil troll bastids *AS* evil, and to not play their simplistic anti-democratic game. These cowards may whimper and complain of being bullied, but Facebook Jail is a welcome respite from dealing with online idiots and in no way constitutes a problem.

Coincidentally, two video clips recently showed up on Facebook Reels showing rock musician Frank Zappa [1940-93] predicting that the United States was headed toward a fascist theocracy - the clips are dated 1986 and 1988 - and America was indeed declared to be a fascist theocracy in January 2010 by Justice John Roberts.

Music genius Zappa was very interested in politics, especially in attempts at censorship, and his fearful predictions about American fascism were entirely correct.

The second part of this meme stirs up the question of when your favored American greatness took place: Was it during The Great Depression of the 1930s? During the post-war economic boom of the 1940s & 1950s - when the top income tax rate (1943-63) was 90% of income? Was it the 1960s, during which Medgar Evers, JFK, Malcolm X, RFK, and MLK were assassinated? Was it during the social revolutions of the 1960s & 1970s? Was it during implementation of Reaganomics in the 1980s? Was it during the Dot-Com Crash of 2000? During the economic & cultural panics after September 11, 2001? Or - get real, now - maybe during the pre-Emancipation slavery economy before 1860?

Anyone who wishes for a return to some vague Better Time as a benefit of fascism believes in a myth, in a story that never took place in Objective Reality, and there is no value in a discussion with these deluded people.

watch British Fox MovieTone 1927 sound newsreel footage of Benito Mussolini [7/2016 upload; 01:20] at YouTube

Frank Zappa on "Crossfire" - March 28, 1986
hosted by Tom Braden & Robert Novak; guests John Lofton (Washington Times) & rock musician Frank Zappa
watch segment [21:17] online at YouTube

Frank Zappa interviewed by Charlie Rose on "CBS News Nightwatch" - February 10th, 1988
watch segment [14:42] online at YouTube

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