I think it's concerning. Trump's erratic actions are going beyond what is normally expected of a Republican President. I'm sure most of you have seen the poster making rounds on social media:
It was misreported as something from the Nazi holocaust era. It was actually only authored in 2003 by Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt, who was studying social behaviours in Germany, Italy, Spain, Indonesia, and Chile that lead to the rise of Fascism.
What I take from it is that the increase in military spending might not have any connection with external factors, and is actually intended to increase a sense of nationalism and superiority among his supporters, which in turn will allow him to claim more power.
He's obviously a megalomaniac from my perspective, so it follows that his actions are primarily directed towards fulfilling such desires, without necessarily considering the likely outcomes. I don't for a moment think Trump is pro-fascism, or that he identifies his actions as fascist. I think he just wants power and admiration. The problem is that he has no interest in historical lessons, or engaging with alternative opinions/ideas (it's all alternative facts, fake news, bias etc).
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