Fashionable Fascism

Democrats are going to be throwing around the “F” word if the Donald wins the GOP nomination. “Fasicst.” The Donald uses robust rhetoric to inspire followers, advocates radical national security solutions, and speaks with undeniable charisma. The Donald’s approach explores a political tactic rarely seen in the United States. Historically, candidates have displayed collected demeanors while sparingly using passionate quips. Although seemingly new to Americans, the Donald hasn’t invented a shiny new political strategy out of thin air. For better or worse, he has taken a page out of the Fascist’s playbook. Could it be possible that the passage of time has weakened our distaste of Fascist’s ills? Fist banging, paranoid, national mobilization posed so much of a threat 70 years ago, we chose to go to war with it. Now, we applaud and condone that political approach. During this election year, be mindful of the governmental disasters that were fascism and socialism. A democratic republic isn’t perfect and it never will be, but it is the most people-conscious form of government ever conceived by man. The collapse of the Third Reich, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the overthrow of Fascist Italy are shining examples of flawed government. Just like that old denim jacket: it shouldn’t have been there in the first place, but certainly don’t let it come back into style.