Conclusion: American Fascism Won’t Be Gone After Trump

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

Pulling American fascism out by the roots: My honey-do list for America after Trump has left the White House

Propaganda, Censorship and Other Suppression of Dissent

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

Book bans are censorship, gag rules are a form of suppression of dissent, and Fox News is a propaganda outlet for Trump. American freedom of speech isn't that great.

Toxic Masculinity: Male Aggression, Anti-intellectualism, Dictators, War

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

Trump is toxic masculinity personified: he admires male aggression and dictators, he takes anti-intellectualism to the next level, and his fascination with war is frightening.

Government Violence, Militias and Intimidation in American History

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

Trump's calls for aggression seen in America's long history of government violence, government-sanctioned violence and intimidation by militias, KKK and other hate groups

American Totalitarianism: Authoritarianism and Christian Dominionism

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

Both authoritarianism and Christian dominionism are powerful forces in America. Theocracies are among the severest examples of totalitarianism. Will democracy prevent a Christian States of America?

Authoritarianism: Respect for Authority — the President, Teachers, Police

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

The president's almost a god, you hand your kids' lives over to the schools, and you live in a police state. As a country, America has a serious case of authoritarianism. 

Dutch Police Training: From Authoritarianism to Deescalation Strategies

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

In World War Two, the Netherlands felt what authoritarianism does. Respect for authority declined after the war. Dutch police training adapted, and focused on social skills like deescalation techniques.

The Flag, the Pledge, The Anthem: Patriotism or Nationalism

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

Patriotism or nationalism? Indoctrination with national symbols and rituals like the flag, the Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance have primed America for a fascist take-over.

Fascism and Its Language: America is the Greatest Country on Earth!

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

Language is a powerful tool for fascists. Propaganda and demagoguery use mythologizing language: "America is the greatest country on Earth!" and dehumanizing language: "They're all animals!"

American Exceptionalism Is a Dangerously Naive Form of Nationalism

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

American exceptionalism is not a magic shield. In fact, the notion that a nation is a form of extreme nationalism. You aren't special or immune to fascism. Trump is proof.