Wake the Fuck Up America: Trump Is Turning Our Government Into A Fascist Regime In Broad Daylight

Ugh. I can’t believe I’m writing a piece with the phrase “Wake Up” in it…but, well Trumpian times call for desperate measures. There’s a mantra I’ve come up with that I think rational, intelligent adults living in the United States should probably get pretty comfortable with repeating ad nauseum until whenever it is the universe does us a solid and gets Trump out of the White House. It goes like this:

This is not normal. This is not right. This is not American values.

It is not normal that federal agencies would be kept from hiding information that is not vital to national security from the public. Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, told reporters this morning that the tweets from the EPA and the parks service that have been deleted were done so under the direction of the departments themselves, and that Trump had nothing to do with it. That smells like bullshit to me, and I’ll tell you why.

For starters, it’s really slimy political double-talk to say that the agencies themselves are the ones cracking down. Trump’s administration oversees these federal agencies. He’s the one who — I’m presuming — gets to put people in charge of those agencies. There is no chance that someone from the Obama years told the parks service or the EPA to lock down information on climate change from hitting the public.

And while we’re still waiting to find out who exactly is behind it, there has been a rogue national parks account on Twitter created. It’s presenting itself as the work of a couple of actual employees of the parks department. I’m not going to tell you all definitively this is actually what it claims to be, but here some of their tweets for you to judge for yourself.

Even if the directive to hide climate change information from the public didn’t come from Trump directly, it’s still a policy being instituted within his administration. How many times did Republicans bitch over the last eight years when someone in some random department did something and Obama didn’t take action? How much did we have to hear during the bullshit IRS scandal investigations that the president is responsible for how federal agencies are run, in terms of both orders and the climate and culture?

Our new Secretary of State is an oil baron for the most part. Are you really telling me that he’d have no stake in making sure the federal government suppresses data on the impact that the oil industry has on the environment? If you want me to believe that no one in his billionaire cabinet raised a stink enough to have the tweets deleted, you’ll have to sell me a whole different line of bullshit than “it didn’t come from the president.”

The bottom line here is kinda simple, isn’t it? We want more information from our government, not less. We’re entitled to it. Our government is us, and we are our government. Any directive to stifle data or information better be done with only our safety in mind. And considering the dangers of ignoring climate change, that doesn’t really seem like the case here, does it?

This is not normal. This is not right. This is not American values.

It should really fucking concern you that your government is trying to stifle itself from telling you about the damage being done to our ecosystem. This is not a right or left issue. Being intentionally pushed away from the truth by your government is absolutely, positively the worst fucking thing for us as a society. The definition of fascism is a hard-right regime that chokes dissent. Well, to this group of rich entitled assholes climate change reality is dissent.



Maybe some tweets from federal agencies being deleted aren’t the smoking gun evidence of a fascistic state being implemented. But when you take them into account alongside the openly hostile and combative nature the president has with the press, and how he’s choosing which media outlets to work with based on how nice they are to him, it doesn’t bode well for my confidence that we’re not headed for a truly dark time of censorship and thought policing.

And it was all ushered in by voters who were just so convinced they had to stop that woman with the emails being president. They were so worried about her foreign ties that they elected the guy that a foreign country wanted to help them elect. The creeping fascism this country is facing comes thanks wholly to the Trump voters who sacrificed American liberty and autonomy to stop the insipid liberal agenda of “treating people like their skin color, religion, or preferred sexual gratification method aren’t the only things that matter about a person.”

I’m so disgusted with this country right now I could gag on my own righteous indignation.

This is not normal. This is not right. This is not American values.





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  • Michael Daly

    You get it wrong about climate change – where the actual evidence indicates it is not onerous, cannot be made by mankind, who is incapable of generating the energy required to create it, energy dwarfed by at least 70,000 times by the sun, and thus is worth ignoring – right away and it never gets better. You make assumptions about “an oil barron” that are not credible and not relevant to anything.

    You also don’t even know what fascism is – a leftwing ideology.

    • Doctor von Wer

      Hey, moron…you….if you didn’t do history class, and I imagine you didn’t, you would already know your statement is 100% false. Nazis were fascists and right wing. As for the US, the party lines flipped between 1939 and 1950’s and conservatives became republicans and liberals moved left to democrats. It’s a FACT. Not an “alternative fact” either. Nazis shot socialists. Nazis put “socialist” into their name to temper the initial impact of what they were about, but had not one socialist aspect about them. So..you are about as full of $h!t as a 100 year old outhouse. Go away troll..we’re on to you.

      • James Moe Morency

        Anyone that would vote democrat has no room calling ANYONE moron!

    • Doctor von Wer

      Hey, moron…you….if you didn’t do history class, and I imagine you
      didn’t, you would already know your statement is 100% false. Nazis
      were fascists and right wing. As for the US, the party lines flipped
      between 1939 and 1950’s and conservatives became republicans and
      liberals moved left to democrats. It’s a FACT. Not an “alternative
      fact” either. Nazis shot socialists. Nazis put “socialist” into their
      name to temper the initial impact of what they were about, but had not
      one socialist aspect about them. So..you are about as full of $h!t as a
      100 year old outhouse. Go away troll..we’re on to you.

      Also, if
      you are not a climatologist, related to one who you know well, or have
      intimately studied the area (I have, I have scientist friends and a
      father who was a PhD in glaciology) then you have ZERO qualifications to
      open your trap about it. More than 97% of the WORLD’s scientists
      agree, and even Mittwit Romney now changed to believe it. I am guessing
      you’re one of those Jebus believers somehow, who will follow a 2000
      year old book that never got revised except by corrupt kings and other
      men who had no idea where the sun went at night, but scientists run on
      experimentation that can be validated, tested and retested by others to
      get the same conclusions and revised when it’s wrong. Science is not
      like the HYPOTHESES of religion, it uses theories…which get updated
      regularly or when disproven, get discarded. I know these are big words
      for you…so take your time and use a thesaurus and dictionary (which
      I’m sure you don’t own).

      So…go way troll…we are on to
      you…still….you make yourself look like a 6th grader trying to
      explain Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

      • Michael Daly

        You’re the one who’s ignorant of history. Naziism was NEVER remotely right wing. Naziism was about seizing control of government, economics, everything – a right wing authority would be one that DECENTRALIZED, that withdrew government intervention in the economy etc. “Nazis shot Socialists.” The Nazis had been quiet allies of Soviet Russia from the 1922 Rapollo Treaty onward, coming out into the open in the Hitler-Stalin Pact seventeen years later.

        No, 97% of the world’s scientists DO NOT AGREE. On the contrary the “science” cited to support the climate change claim is woefully outdated – see for one The Art And Science Of Climate Model Tuning. Not only does the actual science not support the myth of climate change – it shows exactly the opposite.

        Your use of demagogic rhetoric is a mask for the fact you have no credible argument.

    • palidins

      fascism
      ˈfaʃɪz(ə)m/Submit
      noun
      an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
      synonyms: authoritarianism, totalitarianism, dictatorship, despotism, autocracy, absolute rule, Nazism, rightism, militarism; More
      (in general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practices.
      “this is yet another example of health fascism in action”

      • Michael Daly

        Except authoritarianism is a LEFT-wing concept. You better restudy what constitutes fascism – aka Liberal Fascism.

    • jchastn

      You have it completely wrong. Was the fascism of Hitler and Mussolini “a leftwing ideology”? Get an education, fool.

      • Michael Daly

        I have education – Mussolini was an Italian MARXIST. Hitler and Mussolini were merely following the same ideology of Lenin, who himself followed the genocidal “War Socialism” of Ludendorf in WWI-era Germany. There was NOTHING “right wing” in anything they did – a right wing ideology would have REDUCED goverment’s role in the economy, would have DECENTRALIZED whatever government involvement there was, and would have left things ALONE – Hitler etc. did EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE.

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