Every day, Trump fascism spreads through the US. Throughout history, there have been traits common to all fascist regimes, and the president is taking the US into dangerous waters on all counts.
In his analysis of fascist regimes, Laurence W. Britt came up with fourteen traits common to all of them. As we hurtle toward a crucial presidential election, Britt’s list proves that those who refer to Trump as a “would-be dictator” are not far off the mark.
Britt’s list, originally published in Free Inquiry, has been borrowed in conservative and liberal discussions. It has been reprinted and altered, and if his name is still attached to the result, it is often misspelled. Laurence W. Britt, an author and former corporate executive, analyzed information from seven major fascist regimes, “Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal, Papa dopoulos’s Greece, Pinochet’s Chile, and Suharto’s Indonesia.”
The 14 common traits of the fascist regimes from Britt’s list demonstrate how Trump’s policies are bringing America dangerously close to fascism.