ICE and the Intelligence Agencies: Covert Consolidation of Government?

American fascism: one fell swoop, or small steps via gradual government centralization? (02-15-2018, updated 07-11-2018)  One of the elements of fascism is government consolidation. ICE really wants to join the intelligence community. Such centralization of government would give them access to more information and surveillance in their search for illegal immigrants.

Trump: The Terrible Toddler and His Toxic Masculinity

(10-26-2017, updated 07-11-2018)   From Toxic Masculinity to Total Annihilation? Machismo is a problem the world over, but in 'the West" America is unique in some aspects of society that nurture and encourage male aggression and toxic masculinity. Gun ownership, football, anti-intellectualism and the need and pressure to all be leaders. Also: more comparisons between Trump and Hitler.

American Democracy Is Only As Strong As Its Separation of Powers

(01-30-2017, updated 07-13-2018)  Will the legislative branch and the judicial branch hold up against authoritarianism? American democracy the checks and balances, the separation of powers over the three branches of government only work if everyone sticks to the rules. When you elect a president who doesn't play by the rules, he can replace it with a dictatorship.