There are no shortage of insults that the liberal left enjoys hurling in the direction of our President.
From the very get-go early on in Trump’s political career, he was being labeled a racist, a sexist, and a bigot of supreme magnitude. The left attempted to insinuate that his hope of curbing Mexican drug cartels using a border wall was somehow prejudiced against our southern neighbors.
The political rhetoric has been at the height of hysteria ever since, with, one more than one occasion, Trump being liked to Adolph Hitler himself. These accusations are by far the most offensive, but not to the President. They are offensive to those affected by World War II and, in particular, the Holocaust. They cheapen the infamy of the attempted genocide of the Jewish people, and provide safe cover for bigots of all sorts to operate under.
It is very likely the left’s constant desensitization toward Hitler and antisemitism that is fueling a rise in the heinous belief today.
Now, amid all of this already horrible hyperbole comes a new class at the University of Michigan proposing that Donald Trump may be a modern day fascist.
According to a report by Campus Reform, the University of Michigan will offer a course entitled the “History of the American Right,” which will explore various political topics through the recent past. A promotional flyer for the course suggests that President Trump might be the face of a new brand of “fascism.”
We begin with the early nineteenth-century defense of slavery and the political mobilization of nativism; move on to the ideas of race behind immigration restriction and through the twentieth-century ‘red scares’; continue by studying the revival of an anti-labor, anti-welfare-state business ideology of laissez-faire absolutism since the 1980s; and arrive at the ‘MAGA’ rallies of our time. Only with a sense of history can we try to answer the question that has stirred great anxiety in some quarters: Are we seeing what one scholar has called a ‘new face of fascism’?
University of Michigan Professor Howard Brick, who will teach the course, says that it was inspired by his research into American “radicalism.”
Hilariously, the school will also be offering a course on “media ethics”, taught by Anthony Collings of infotainment outlet CNN.Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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