Just because we don’t *have* that form of government doesn’t mean some folks don’t *want* it. Umberto Eco has formulated 14 traits, widely accepted by sociologists and historians, of what makes a fascist movement: http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/umberto-eco-makes-a-list-of-the-14-common-features-of-fascism.html. If you can’t see the similarities, you’re being willfully blind. And if that doesn’t convince you, just ask *any* Holocaust survivor. They have been saying, ever since Trump’s campaign, that he sounds just like Hitler did. If you stop listening to the right-wing media’s strawman depiction of progressives, you’d know we most firmly believe in democracy, equality, and justice for ALL. Exactly the opposite of what fascism wants — special treatment for one group, oppression for anyone else.

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