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“Be wary of paramilitaries. When the men with guns who have always claimed to be against the system start wearing uniforms and marching around with torches and pictures of a Leader, the end is nigh,” says Timothy Snyder in On Tyranny. “When the pro-leader paramilitary and the official police and military intermingle, the end has come.”

Welcomed by police, armed vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse — radicalized by Trumpism — shot and killed two anti-racist activists and wounded another in the midst of a demonstration against the police shooting of a Black man Jacob Blake, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Shortly before he killed…


As Donald Trump sits idly by, the nation is experiencing both a catastrophic public health collapse that has brought international humiliation as well as a convulsive, impassioned protest movement that indicts police brutality and systemic racism. Trump’s negligent response to the pandemic — morally amounting to genocide — has been as fundamentally racist as the policing tactics that led to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and far too many other Black Americans.

The racism virus that has circulated for centuries has mutated and re-emerged from the White House wet market. Trump spends his diminishing mental capacity stoking the…

Police Riot: A Nationwide Orgy of Violence by Police Attempts to Crush Dissent by Beating, Gassing, and Shooting Protesters.

Outfitted in militarized Robocop regalia, the police viciously attack protestors, bystanders, and journalists with batons, chemical weapons, and “less lethal” rubber and bean bag bullets. In Austin, Texas, a 20-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the head with a “less-lethal” round. Rioting police fire tear gas in quantities that threaten the health and safety of demonstrators, especially in the midst of a respiratory disease pandemic. Police ram vehicles into crowds, recreating the assault that killed Heather Heyer…

Author Albert Camus

Albert Camus’ The Plague evokes the malign contagion of Trumpism — the mindless death cult that contaminates America with its corruption, incompetence, vindictiveness and its disdain for facts, science, logic, democracy, and human life. In Camus’ 1947 novel, the plague begins with infected rats invading the Algerian city of Oran. Like the Nazis who invaded France with a toxic ideology, the plague-carrying rats occupy the city, infect the population, provoke suspicion, bring about police-enforced imprisonment in death camps, and unleash widespread terror, suffering, and death. Once the cemeteries become overcrowded, the Oran authorities are forced to use mass burials and…

Like the dystopian nightmare imagined in Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 science fiction masterpiece Children of Men, Trump’s xenophobic efforts to terminate immigration result in death, suffering, humiliation, and destroyed lives.

From the 2006 film “Children of Men”

Under Trump, the speed of America’s plunge into casual barbarism is breathtaking. Along with the illusory border wall, the immigration clampdown involves an expansion of the Muslim travel ban, systemic brutality and dehumanizing treatment in detention centers, draconian cuts in refugee admissions, multiple new restrictions on asylum seekers, subversion of legal immigration through confusing policy changes, and the ramping up of deportations that includes denaturalizing citizens. …

Dan Dinello

Newest book is CHILDREN OF MEN which illuminates the science fiction masterpiece. He also wrote TECHNOPHOBIA! SCIENCE FICTION VISIONS OF POSTHUMAN TECHNOLOGY.

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