I'm not really all that mysterious


To be certain, the problem isn’t Donald Trump. The problem is that a significant proportion of the population of the U.S. believes fascism and/or theocracy are perfectly cromulent solutions for the woes of our country.

The Great Betrayal and the Divide of the GOP • 2016 Mar 7 • Josh Marshall • Talking Points Memo

These are common features of ultranationalist right-wing authoritarianism around the world: the belief that democracy has failed and that the only solution is for a powerful leader to take charge.

I’m beginning to believe that Trump supporters belong to two major camps: people without an ideology who think that the only way to fix things is to break things completely first, and people who truly believe that fascism is exactly what the U.S. needs to become the greatest it can be.

It’s a mistake to believe they’re all insane and stupid. They know exactly what they’re doing.

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