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If Trump Wins, It Is the End of Democracy

By Editors' Choice

NYU fascism expert explains the next moves in Trump’s “authoritarian playbook” — and says it’s almost too late. By Chauncey Devega, Salon — At the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, there’s a poster which identifies “The 12 Early Warning Signs of Fascism.” Here are the criteria: Powerful and continuing nationalism Disdain for human rights Identification of enemies as a unifying cause Rampant sexism Controlled mass media Obsession with national security Religion and…

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Watchmen: “Tulsa race massacre” of 1921

Trampling on the Graves of Our Ancestors: Trump’s Juneteenth “MAGA” Rally in Tulsa

By Vantage Point Articles

Changing the Date Does Not Matter Vantage Point Articles & Essays By Dr. Ron Daniels — “Their Blood Cries Out:” The Tulsa Massacre and the Destruction of Black Wall Street was the moving theme of a Virtual National Forum on May 31st sponsored by the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and a dedicated group of local Sponsors which included…

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Peter Cvjetanovic along with neo-Nazis and white supremacists at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia on \ in Charlottesville, Va. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

“Trumpism:” The Hate that Produces Hate

By Vantage Point Articles

Vantage Point Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels — With the attempted assassination of a series of Democratic leaders and the savage murder of 11 worshipers in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in the past week, the American people are witnessing one of the most horrific seasons of hate and terror in recent memory. And, while there is debate about the link between rhetoric and the actions…

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Trumpism Is ‘Identity Politics’ for White People

By Editors' Choice

The president’s closing argument in the midterm elections lays bare the logic of his appeal. By Adam Serwer, The Atlantic — After Democrats lost the 2016 presidential election, a certain conventional wisdom congealed within the pundit class: Donald Trump’s success was owed to the Democratic abandonment of the white working class and the party’s emphasis on identity politics. By failing to emphasize a strong economic message, the thinking went, the party had…

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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

Remember Dr. Christine Blasey Ford… Mobilize the “Mob” to March on Ballot Boxes — Eradicate Trumpism

By Vantage Point Articles

Image: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Vantage Point Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels — We must never forget the humble, dignified and courageous testimony of a Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee. With no outside witnesses being called, the Hearing was deliberately rigged to be a “she said, he said” spectacle.  We must never forget the bias treatment of Dr. Blasey Ford by the Committee’s Chairman…

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Democrats Didn’t Do Enough to Stop Kavanaugh — They Melted Before His White Rage

By Commentaries/Opinions

Yes, Democrats are preferable to this. But they’re still spineless. By Jim Sleeper, Salon — Although I’ll vote for any Democrat in November to keep Donald Trump’s Republican vassals from finishing off the American republic at his bidding, what I saw in the performance of most Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee last week reminded me that any victory by that terminally pusillanimous, corrupt, suppurating party, which is only a…

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The Supreme Court Is Headed Back to the 19th Century

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The justices again appear poised to pursue a purely theoretical liberty at the expense of the lives of people of color. By Adam Serwer, The Atlantic — When the Louisiana State Militia finally arrived at the Colfax courthouse on April 15, 1873, all it could do was bury the bodies. Two days earlier, a large force of white supremacists had taken control of the courthouse from the mostly black faction…

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The Orange Man’s Approval Ratings — The Dangers of “Trumpism”

By Vantage Point Articles

Vantage Point Vignettes Comments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels — With all the vile acts that Donald Trump, “the orange man,” has committed and the barrage of media coverage of his egomaniacal behavior, you would think that his approval rating would be tanking.  But, that’s not the case. A recent CNN Poll showed Trump’s approval rating at 42%, up from 5-10% depending on which polls one chooses to cite. …

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