Tag Archives: Fascism

Donald Trump’s evolving mass movement

Trump supporters in Virginia, USA, Aug 2017 Lawrence Davidson argues that the 37 per cent of Americans who still support President Trump “are evolving a consciousness more responsive to political propaganda and socio-economic mysticism than to rational debate or fact-based policy formulation". Read more [...]

Trump’s defining moments

Trump with megaphone Lawrence Davidson laments the absence of an institutional alternative to the segment of the US public represented by the supremacists who demonstrated in Charlottesville and who reflexively applaud Donald Trump’s uninhibited utterances. Read more [...]

Truth vs Donald Trump

Psychotic Donald Trump Lawrence Davidson analyses President Trump’s inability to distinguish fact from fiction from a psychological perspective, and examines what makes such a deeply flawed person attractive to a significant minority of the US population. Read more [...]

Dysfunction in the US White House

Lawrence Davidson says President Trump presents “progressives” with an opportunity to form a united front and reform the Democratic Party but wonders if party apparatchiks will stand in the way of meaningful reform. Read more [...]

The ultra right’s conquest of Israel

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man passes an election campaign poster for the leader of Israel's right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu Party, Avigdor Lieberman, in Jerusalem, Thursday Feb. 5, 2009. General elections in Israel are scheduled for Feb. 10, 2009, and pre-election polls show Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu with a lead over Foreign Minister and Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni. The campaign slogan on the poster reads "Without loyalty, there is no citizenship." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) Uri Avnery explains the Israeli conundrum of a government undermining the army, and the peace camp putting its trust in the high command, with perhaps some praying to a God they don't believe in for a military coup they would not approve of. Read more [...]

Creeping Nazism in Israel

Creeping fascism in Israel Uri Avnery draw on his personal experience of Germany on the eve of the Nazi party’s victory, and during the early years of Nazism, to show that similar processes of creeping Nazism are underway in Israel today. Read more [...]

What motivates US policy towards Israel?

Hillary Clinton kowtows to Israel Lawrence Davidson analyses the amorality and mercenary underpinning of US Democratic Party policy towards Israel, as exemplified by Hillary Clinton, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and ambassador to the UN Samantha Power. Read more [...]

The cats of Ariel and the deranged politics of Israel’s far-far right

Uri Ariel Uri Avnery describes what happens when you mix religion with far-right fascist politics, as is the case in Israel now with its mix of surreal, religiously-inspired policies, supremacism and racism. Read more [...]

Israel, where a Las Vegas casino mogul’s stooge is God

Sheldon Adelson and Binyamin Netanyahu Uri Avnery reflects on the pathetic state of Israeli politics, where the utterances of Binyamin Netanyahu, the stooge of an American casino mogul, go unchallenged as if they were the words of God. Read more [...]

Israel’s new government “partly ridiculous, partly terrifying”

Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett Uri Avnery vividly describes the calamity freely chosen by the Israeli Jewish people: the most ultra-right-wing, openly expansionist, anti-democratic, anti-free speech and bigoted government ever elected in Israel. Read more [...]