The President of the “United States or America”

I just took this screenshot of a presidential tweet. It might get edited later, but this is what it looks like right now. He literally misspelled the name of our nation. 

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Which one is it, Mr. Trump? Are we the United States, or America? 

It’s a Party in America . . . Tax Refunds Arrived!

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Our federal tax refund arrived! Whoo-hoo! We get back money which was ours all along, but was on loan to the government, interest-free . . . hey, suddenly this deal doesn’t sound so great after all . . . .

American Fascism 2017

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It’s easy to throw words like “fascism” around without really thinking about their definitions . . . so I looked the word up, to reexamine it. In my opinion, the “shoe fits,” as the saying goes, whether you call it “American fascism,” or simply “Trumpism.” Just look at the details of the Google-provided definition above:

  • Authoritarian? Check.
  • Nationalistic? “Make America Great Again!” “America First!”
  • Right-wing? Very much so.
  • Government? Firm control of two of three branches, at the moment.
  • Social organization? They’re working on that, in the usual “us and them” form.
  • Extreme? Almost comically so.
  • Intolerant? Vividly so.

What’s more, all of this is apparent after Donald Trump has been in office for only a week.