Trump the “Fascist”: Backdoor Backing of a Political Psychopath Named Hillary Clinton

by James Petras, via 99GetSmart

From left to right a raucous chorus has emerged to denounce Republican Presidential primary frontrunner Donald Trump as a ‘fascist’. They cite his campaign promises to build an Israeli-style wall along the US border; his threats to expel eleven million undocumented immigrants; and to restrict foreign Muslims from entering the US, as well as the way his pugnacious face and arm resemble those of Benito Mussolini (‘he juts out his chin, he raises his arm’). They decry his extreme nationalism as ‘resembling Hitler’s policy’, by which they mean his opposition to detrimental free trade agreements and his slogan to “Make America Great.. Again.”
In this article I will critically address the current cartoonish image of fascism with fascism’s historical reality, and then proceed to analyze the so-called “lesser evil” politics behind the re-invention of an American fascist in the guise of billionaire Donald Trump.
Fascism: Fact and Fiction
Historically, fascist politics involved organized mass movements, armed militia and paramilitary groups who assaulted political opponents and violently censored critical speech and suppressed the right to assemble. Fascists scapegoated minorities, especially gypsies and Jews, and burned trade unions and leftist headquarters, assassinating their leaders and beating their members. Programmatically, they attacked pacifists and defended overseas wars and empires in the name of ‘living space’. Evoking a past imperial glory, they were not ‘isolationists’.
Candidate Trump has not organized anything resembling a mass movement, let alone an armed militia.  There are no ‘Trumpeting Brown Shirts’.  At most, the police and a handful of his (often elderly) white supporters have punched a few KKK-dressed provocateurs who have physically disrupted and threatened Trump’s public meetings and his exercise of free speech. In fact, the ‘fascist’ disruption of democratic freedoms seems to be mostly organized and practiced by his political rivals.
Trump, far from scapegoating the powerful Jewish minority in this country, gave a shamelessly Israel-centric speech and received a standing ovation from nearly 18,000 mostly prominent Jews at the March 2016 meeting of the major pro-Israel lobby (AIPAC).
His rhetoric, concerning the expulsion of 11 million undocumented workers from Mexico and Central America and the building of a border wall, is a far cry from the practice of imprisoning and violently expelling over two million undocumented Latinos under the Clinton-Bush-Obama/Clinton regimes. At its worst, Trump promises to continue the existing federal policy on immigration and not create a ‘fascist’ rupture with past administrations. Is a ‘rhetorical cement wall’ worse than the real wall of armed border police, helicopters and armed carriers that have operated under the Presidencies of Clinton – Bush – Obama/Clinton with its hundreds of migrant deaths in the desert? Are declarations of a repressive immigration policy more ‘fascist’ coming from Trump’s loud mouth than the actual official practice of violently seizing undocumented workers from their homes and workplaces with long-term imprisonment and expulsion? Expelling  youth, raised and educated in this country, or violently splitting up productive, well-integrated families and imprisoning their main breadwinners for lack of documents … that’s the official policy of the current and past three administrations.
There is far less of the truly fascist embrace of pre-emptive war and invasion in Trump’s speeches than in the actual policies pursued by the Clinton-Bush-Obama/Clinton regimes. In fact, among Trump’s numerous critics, especially his Republican rivals and the Hillary Clinton camp, we hear the loudest denunciations of his non-interventionist foreign policy (isolationism), which is “out of line” with the interventionist, overseas wars of current and past Republican and Democratic administrations. Trump’s critics and media pundits are ‘horror-struck’ at his apparent willingness to co-operate with Russian President Putin against common enemies, such as ISIS. Is his pragmatic regard of Russia more or less fascist than his rivals’ support for the Ukrainian putsch, orchestrated by the Obama regime in alliance with bona fide armed anti-Semitic Ukrainian fascists? His calls to dump NATO as an expensive drain on US treasure and manpower have the elite howling in outrage!
Hillary Clinton -- I went
The propagandists, who paint Trump as a modern American fascist, cite his crude sexist remarks as ‘examples of a misogynist totalitarian’ while pointing favorably to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as potentially the ‘first feminist President’. In regard to his alleged misogyny, ‘the Donald’ pointed to Madame First Lady, Senator and Secretary Clinton’s promotion and critical role in US wars against Libya, Iraq and Syria where well over one million women have been rendered refugees, raped, injured or killed. Which is worse, one may ask: Crude locker room jokes or millions of orphaned boys and girls denied parents, homes, education and any future in the Middle East and North Africa? That is the world Midwife Hillary Clinton had helped to deliver.
Misogyny is the in the eye of the deceiver.
Are Trump’s verbal attacks on the practice of US multi-nationals relocating abroad to avoid US taxes and Wall Street financial houses hiding billions of the US elites’ obscene wealth in offshore tax shelters, more detrimental to ‘American values’ (as charged) than Hillary Clinton’s pandering to Wall Street while pocketing over $300,000 for each 45 minute sycophantic performance (marketed as her ‘policy lectures’), or her decades of actively promoting  globalization – including the US job-destroying NAFTA?
Clearly Trump currently lacks program, organization and practice that define a fascist politician. At the very worst, he parrots the general line of attack against immigrants and Muslims. So far he would just bar them from the US but not bomb them ‘to the stone-age’. This should be contrasted with the actual policies carried out by the war-criminals Clinton/Bush/Obama-Clinton. It would be hard for Donald to ‘trump’ Hillary when she threatened to ‘obliterate Iran’ and its scores of millions of citizens because of Iran’s fictitious ‘nuclear program’.
On the other hand, Trump’s own meetings and rallies have been the victim of repeated disruption by organized groups acting like fascist thugs. Role reversal in real life: Trump, the target of rabid sustained mass media attacks, is pronounced the fascist …
Bashing Trump: Backdoor Backing of Hillary the Militarist Psychopath
If the objective case for labeling Trump ‘a fascist’ is weak or non-existent, why do so many prestigious academics and journalists play this stupid game of name-calling?
The common sense explanation of their ruffled bluster is because they are setting up ‘Trump-the- Straw-Dragon’ in order to promote the poisonous Madame Secretary Hillary Clinton as the ‘lesser evil candidate’ for President of the United States.
No serious observer minimally aware of Clinton’s carnal embrace of multiple simultaneous disastrous and destructive wars in Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Libya, could possibly support her – unless if they are convinced that a greater danger looms on the horizon and “we have to defeat fascist Trump at all cost”? No serious democrat or wage and salaried employee can ignore Madame Clinton’s role as Wall Street’s most shameless pimp unless they ‘believe’ that a loud-mouth New York ‘fascist is worse than Wall Street’.
The phony scaremongering about Trump’s “fascism” just serves to cover up Clinton’s most servile promotion of traitorous wars for the benefit of Israel. One should envision the thousands of desperate Syrian refugees clinging to decrepit boats in the Mediterranean when reading excerpts of Clinton’s private e-mails: According to  WikiLeaks, Hillary declared that “the best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability (sic) is to help (sic) the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad. … The fall of the House of Assad could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis of the region drawing in Iran, which, in the view of Israeli commanders would not be a bad thing for Israel and its Western allies”. Not a bad thing for Israel – but a cruel and criminal policy against a sovereign nation and multi-ethnic society. Madame Clinton followed through with these demented pronouncements, which can only be viewed as genocidal! Clinton promoted the most violent proxy war, uprooting over half of the civilian population of Syria and killing hundreds of thousands, while shredding a sovereign nation. She thus pandered to her Israeli mentors and Pluto-Zionist funders.
To justify backing a serial war monger, a US Secretary of State who has served Israel’s interests, and a politician who has canalized her ‘feminist principles’ with Wall Street billionaires, Hillary Clinton’s smarmy supporters have had to invent an opponent who is even worse: Creating and then denouncing “Trump the Fascist” serves as a backdoor justification for supporting a proven political psychopath!

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Paperless Tiger
Paperless Tiger

Trump is the quintessential strongman leader. His policies are eclectic, vague, and totally subordinate to his claim that he will somehow fix everything through the sheer power of his own supreme will. He proposes to implement the harshest measures: torture, ethnic cleansing, even military attacks against civilians, which is, by definition, terrorism, all in defiance of the US Constitution and international law. Of course Trump is a fascist.

charles humphrey
charles humphrey

After the California primaries the American people are left with a racist, a facist , and republican lite. I think I’ll wait until November and write in the democratic socialist. I know I’m wast
ing my vote, but it looks like we never really had a snowball’s chance in he’ll of electing a progressive anyway.

paper doll
paper doll

Its not that Trump is so great, it’s that the others are so bad. At least he’s human…not sure about the other “choices”

Empire Of Stupid

Fascism is not a single bloc. There is corporate (Mussolini-type) fascism, which is how we in the Empire of Stupid and our equally stupid Eurovassals are governed now. And there is racist/religious (Hitlerian) fascism, exemplified by Saudi, Israel, Ukraine, etc. Trump has expressed mildly Hitlerian opinions in an effort to win over the loony Republican right, but he is more of a populist by instinct. Hillary embodies both corporate and racist/religious fascism in her blind support for Wall Street, Israel, TTIP, etc. and irrational hatred of Russia, Iran, and democracy south of Texas.
The conclusion is inescapable: if not Bernie (and the utterly fraudulent Democratic machine will never permit him to win) then Trump. Hillary as president would be worst of all possible worlds.

Bryan Hemming

“…mildly Hitlerian opinions” and they say comedy died with the music hall.

Laix Khan
Laix Khan

Classic hyperbole. Agree neither candidate are worthy but one of them will be POTUS. Very scary. Clinton has blood on her hands and is no feminist. Trump is a nasty hater.

Bryan Hemming

Though I totally agree with this condemnation of Hilary Clinton, an entire article devoted to suggesting Trump as a more palatable candidate for the US presidency is a trifle premature, especially considering they are not standing against each other, in what are just the primaries.
At this vital stage efforts should be concentrated on promoting Bernie Sanders at every possible opportunity, as he is the only candidate on offer against Clinton for the moment. He is also the only candidate from either party offering a real alternative to more of the same. Besides, comparing Trump to Clinton is rather like comparing Hitler to Pol Pot.


There needs to be a big distinction made between policy decisions made during a president’s time and a potential candidate – whilst I’m fully aware that Barry O has been a huge disappointment in some areas and down right murderous in others it’s important to remember that the Washington consensus is what rules American foreign policy and if you don’t endorse it you want be working there. This means that should trump get to the top he will have to fall in line, I would be very surprised if his were to stand up against the pentagon the cia and the nsa.
For any president to Cary out significant changes to the Washington consensus he or she would need a huge public mandate, and I’m not sure that this has ever been there, I believe that Americans are far more content with American military meddling than they let on, and that is the real problem here. As for fascist no fascist movement will ever get near the White House. Fascism requires a train militia this came to be after the First World War because an entire nation of German men were trained in combat and able to take on the military, after the Second World War it was decided that the best way to deal with these highly trained men was to give them a little of what they wanted – education, security pensions etc, purely to prevent another fascist uprising.
The military ended conscription in the uk when they realised this – it took the Americans longer – it took for the Vietnam protests to realise that they couldn’t channel young men into generational manufactured war. Now they use robots.
There will not be another fascist uprising.


I am not sure your comments about the Freikorps in 1920s Germany are correct.
They were under the control of the German Army, who controlled them in order to offset the post-Versailles restrictions on German military power – just as the German Luftwaffe had working arrangements with the Soviet Union to clandestinely train – among others – the new form of paratrooper fighters. They also got round naval restrictions by building “pocket” battleships.
On a civil level, the Nazis had their own brownshirt street fighters and blackshirt SS protection squads, just as the Communists and others also had their street fighters and leadership protection squads.
When Hitler and others tried to stage the abortive Munich putsch, they were easily put down by a small force of loyal Bavarian police officers and a few Army troops.
Hitler learned from the debacle, which is why he afterwards sought the constitutional path to power, with the addition of entering into an agreement with the established Army corps to remove the leading elements of the SA Brownshirts, who were campaigning for the Army to be eliminated and replaced by a Peoples’ Army.
Hitler colluded with the Army, who supplied weapons needed for the now infamous “Night of the Long Knives”.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism_in_North_America#United_States, particularly the role of retired Major General Smedley Butler in opposing American fascism in 1933, to gain a historical understanding of American fascism.

Empire Of Stupid

Utter nonsense. Trump has invaded nowhere, killed nobody. Hillary has caused both and rejoiced in it.

Bryan Hemming

Well, let’s hope American voters don’t take the opportunity of giving him the chance.

Norman Pilon

Hi Bryan and all,
John McMurtry has written what to my mind is an interesting take on ‘The Donald’ phenomenon. Perhaps you haven’t read it, and I find that it resonates somewhat with Prof. Petras’s article:
Joining the Dots: Why the Establishment Hates Donald Trump
Perhaps in this particular instance, there really is a ‘lesser of two evils,’ if not exactly in domestic terms for the little people, then geopolitically speaking . . .

Bryan Hemming

Thanks for the link, Norman, it brings up some very interesting and valid points, which would prove very uncomfortable for the establishment elite and the military/industrial complex if the corporate media gave them more airtime. Instead there is no real debate on any of the most important issues facing the vast majority of Americans today.
The most incredible thing about the primaries is how Trump often comes across as the most reasonable candidate on many issues, compared with Cruz, despite the heavy bias in the media against him. Nevertheless, Trump is still a very loose cannon indeed.


Both – Hitler and Pol Pot – very good Catholics!


Both – Trump and Clinton – have ultra-orthodox zionists married to their daughters.
Whoever wins, Netanyahu will be laughing all the way from Tel Aviv.
Nice to see the US remaining under vassalage to the zionists!


Like most people, they were born into their respective religions: Hitler into the Roman Catholic branch of Christianity, Pol Pot into Theravada Buddhism. Neither practiced his birth cult.


Further more her maniacol laugh after Qhadaffi was murdered and Albright stating that a million died due to the sanctions imposed under Bubhaa Clinton in the 90’s was worth it can any individual with a grain of humanity in their souls state that these people are no better than nazi’s


Thank you for your comment. I think its very interesting and brings more light to what we normally know. But let me tell you that I believe that Germany, Hitler and the so called Nazis look like mother Theresa compared to these group of psychopaths who have murdered more than 10 million people in the last 13 years.


If anyone should be labelled a fascist its HITLLORY. When u analyse what she has done as the secretary of state that says more about her politics than anything else. Ukraine,Libya,Iraq,Sudan,Syria. Her husband in what he did to Yugoslavia shall we forget where the term blakanization originated from. Have a read of Mussolini’s book The CORPORATE STATE it is the modern manual on fascism. Hence USA=Corporatocrocy=Fascism so any one with a scintila of grey matter can c that the USA is anything but a democracy . So how can they critisize any other country when it comes to elections .


The fact of the matter is that the incorrect use of the term fascist is down to ignoramus zionists, jewish or otherwise.
What they clearly do not know or understand is that Hegel considered the state to be the supreme organisation.
Marx claimed to have stood Hegel on his head and to have advanced communism as an alternative to the state.
The term fascism is derived from the Latin word fasces, which represented a bundle of wooden sticks tied together, with a wooden-handled shaft and a single-headed or double-headed axe, meant to show the collective power of the people and state, and the combined power they were able to wield. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasces.
Does Trump seem the sort of person who considers the US state structure should be an all-powerful one?
I think not.
Where fascism really applies in the US is also where the industrial-military complex is concerned.
They – in particular the weapons of mass destruction industries – truly are supporters of fascism.
One thing that is becoming increasingly clear is that a choice between Trump and Clinton is no choice at all.
Both families have daughters who are married to ultra-orthodox jews.
Whoever wins, Netanyahu wins
The zionist neo-traitor domination of the US will likely continue and grow after the US presidential election.
You poor Americans – you are being misled and manipulated into supporting the Yinon Plan.
Your getting up to US $ 20 Trillion public debt will have to rise even higher to achieve the Eretz Yisrael project.


the Khazarian-ashkanazi mafia along with the Rothschilds and the Rockfellers with their present day Ponzi scheme of fiat money and their fractional banking system. Its all about to collapse their days r numbered the Us dollar being the reserve currency will not be, their is no gold in Fort Knox thats why they will never audit the fed the jig is up The Khazarian-Ashkanazi mafia will be truely be exposed sooner rather than later. Look at how Netanyahoo and the Zionist r insisting on meeting Putin and trying to get a military accord going cause they know that the jig is up USA will be broke 500 trillion dollars of over valued derivatives will correct it self its only obvious and we are at the end of the initial collapse of 2008 hence it is due for a correction only this time round they inflated an extra 500 trillion yup thats rite 500 trillion to its real value of1125 trillion due ur math the sums dont add up. Yesterdays news gets wrapped in todays fish


What if the Sauds carry out their threat to cash-in all their US debt bonds?
To be immediately followed by the Chinese?
This could be the start of a 21st Century version of the Great Depression.
Then what?

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Reblogged this on Eurasia News Online and commented:
To justify backing a serial war monger, a US Secretary of State who has served Israel’s interests, and a politician who has canalized her ‘feminist principles’ with Wall Street billionaires, Hillary Clinton’s smarmy supporters have had to invent an opponent who is even worse: Creating and then denouncing “Trump the Fascist” serves as a backdoor justification for supporting a proven political psychopath!


I wouldn’t discount Trump as a fascist so easily just because he hasn’t had the chance to have a track record to back up what he says… But… There’s a fair point to be had that the Clintons have that track record of fascist leanings.
Basically, we’re screwed no matter which of them becomes President. I suppose that’s nothing new.


I said it before and I say it now. I will not vote for any one of those rats. They all are a bunch of IMPOSTORS I just read an article on Ugly Truth titled “2016 Presidential Election, the Greatest CON in the US Electoral History by Ed Noor. The Two dynamic duels. Donald trump, Hillary Clinton Bill Clinton and Donald’s wife. They all in a picture celebrating the recent marriage of Donald. Two of the world’s most infamous snake oil salesmen mesmerizing electorate USA.
The New World Order Bosses, The Rothschild’s, Satanyahu, AIPAC, and all the Zio boys in Washington already know who is going to get the White House. they all pretend to be against each other and they have used all kinds of tricks and insults against each other but at the end of the day they all agree on pledging allegiance to Israel and loving Israel and hate the Palestinian people, no matter how many crimes Israel has done to these defenseless, impoverished and hated Palestinians. The Elections is just a CIRCUS, but the NWO bosses want us to make it legal and want us to go and vote.


Good article – debunking the liberal screams of ‘fascist’ against Trump (and “socialist” against Sanders) needed to be done. The reality is that they each int ehir way threaten the status quo and that is what scares the Establishment.
I am indebted to the ArchDruid blog for his lengthy analyses of events in the 2016 campaign:
Donald Trump and the Politics of Resentment
The Decline and Fall of Hillary Clinton
The End of Ordinary Politics


“US Elections: No Illusions, Deadly Politics Will be Increased!”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/us-elections-no-illusions-deadly-politics-will-be-increased/
Andreas Schlüter
Berlin, Germany


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