AMERICAN FASCISM: "IT'S NOT A NORMAL PARTY"
"The GOP itself might not meet the full definition of a “fascist” party—not yet, anyway—but it’s not a normal party, and its base is not an ordinary political movement. It is, instead, a melding of the remnants of a once-great party with an authoritarian, violent, seditionist personality cult bent on capturing and exercising power solely to benefit its own members and punish its imagined enemies among other Americans.
"....Glaring drivers jacked up on Fox News and talk radio flying “Fuck Joe Biden” flags on their cars aren’t fascists; they’re the raw material of fascism, the battering rams that actual fascists—cleverer and nimbler than the hapless overgrown adolescents who will end up in front of a judge—will use to knock down our institutions by goading them into violence."-- Tom Nichols, The Atlantic newsletter, 8-30-22
"Just a year after the January 6 riot at the Capitol, 717 companies and industry groups had given more than $18 million to 143 of the 147 Republicans in Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 election."
- US Representative Adam Schiff, CA
"The historian Timothy Snyder has coined the term “schizofascism” to describe this sort of rhetoric: people acting like fascists while calling their enemies fascists, as the Russian propaganda machine continues to do with Ukraine.”
— Masha Gessen, newyorker.com