So there is the supposed one-time moderate Democrat — now morphed into a far-left progressive president — saying this at what was said to be, per the Washington Examiner, “a million-dollar fundraiser, according to a pool report.”
President Joe Biden said, without the least sense of irony:
What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy. It’s not just Trump; it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something, it’s like semi-fascism.
So MAGA, which, if anyone is paying attention, is about distinctly all-American beliefs like capitalism, free speech, racial equality, free and honest elections, peace through strength, “Making America Great Again,” and more is now “semi-fascism”? Really? Really?
This is the same old, same old use by Biden of the old psychological game of projection — accusing your opponents of what you yourself are the living embodiment of.
Over there at Merriam-Webster, fascism is defined thusly:
A political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.
Or perhaps turn to the famous 20th-century exponent of the “Austrian School of economics,” Ludwig von Mises, who defined fascism as a philosophy that “suppressed all dissenting views.” (Can you say the FBI and Facebook? Or Twitter and the New York Post?)
So let’s go through the vividly-on-display Biden fascism that has been thrust upon Americans:
• “Severe economic and social regimentation” is a central characteristic of fascism. What, pray tell, have all those Biden–Fauci lockdowns, mask, and vaccine regimens been if not ordering that “severe economic and social regimentation” be imposed forcibly on every American?
• Fascism “exalts … race above the individual.” Again, what, pray tell, is identity politics, critical race theory, and more far-left racism that has been the building block of Biden’s party from slavery to segregation been about if not to exalt race above the individual? Biden himself exemplifies this aspect of fascism by demanding that his appointees be selected not by qualification but by race. Not to mention when he blurted to the African American radio host “Charlamagne tha God” as follows: “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” Thus speaks fascism.
• “Forcible suppression of opposition”? Can you say Mar-a-Lago? Can you say the killing of Jan. 6 peaceful, unarmed protestor Ashli Babbitt?
Fascists, chimed in Biden White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, “are using threats of violence.” Say what? On Jan. 6, Trump called his supporters to protest “peacefully and patriotically.” Decidedly not fascism. But in the midst of over 500 riots in American cities by Black Lives Matter and Antifa leftists — riots that caused multiples of deaths and billions of dollars of destruction? That’s fascism. And who helped to bail out the rioting fascists? That would be Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate, Kamala Harris, and his own staff. Talk about a taste for fascism!
On and on go the examples of flat-out fascism from Joe Biden and his authoritarian-minded compatriots. To which they respond by pointing their fingers at Trump and his supporters, who have done nothing of the kind.
So let’s be clear.
The whiff of fascism is in fact abroad in the land. And it comes directly from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Joe Biden himself.