This is fascism
Brendan O'Neill

On Quora, I asked this question in November of 2013: With NSA spying, constant wars, the world’s largest prison system, constant police brutality, rampant poverty, drone warfare, and a defense budget that is larger than the rest of the world’s combined, how can it be reasonably argued that America has not descended into a state of fascism?

A lot of smug swells resorted to their finest casuistry by splitting hairs over the definition of “fascism”. Anyway, now that we have Donald Trump as POTUS, the question seems to be coming up a lot, and is finally being taken seriously, but I would argue that Trump isn’t really an accident or an anomaly. Fascism has been building up in America for a long time.