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Image: Benito Mussolini and Fascist Blackshirt youth in 1935, wikipedia.org
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: President Trump has borrowed a page from the fascist playbook


Using the word “fascist” casually robs it of import. The evil of fascism shouldn’t be cheapened into a synonym for reactionary far-right policies. But whether he realizes it or not, President Trump has borrowed a page from the fascist playbook. Specifically, in the way he’s inciting violence against leftist protesters, which is how fascists claimed power in the 1920s and ’30s. The Nazis sent armed roughnecks to left-wing gatherings to provoke street fights, then portrayed themselves as victims of leftist anarchy. Mussolini leveraged violence between his squads and leftists to destabilize Italy, so he could position himself as the person to stop it. Trump has stoked the fire all year – sending paramilitaries to quell Black Lives Matter protests, using …
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: President Trump tweeted Vote by Mail in Florida is “Safe and Secure”


Seventy times since March, our president has vilified voting by mail on Twitter. He’s called it rigged, fraudulent, an embarrassment. Never mind that he himself casts his vote from Florida by mail, as do his wife and his press secretary. And never mind the fact that voting by mail would be safest as we continue to flounder through a pandemic. He’s been dead-set against it — until Tuesday. On Tuesday, this staunch opponent about-faced and tweeted that in Florida, it’s “Safe and Secure.” Now, there are many possible reasons. Maybe it’s because Florida Democrats’ requests for mail-in ballots have far outstripped Republicans’ this year. Maybe because GOP strategists realize all voters are leaning toward the safety of vote-by-mail this year. …
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