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Joe Biden Is the Real Semi-Fascist


This week, President Joe Biden — in search of a new label to pin on his political opponents after the failure of his “ultra-MAGA” branding, which prompted peals of laughter rather than shudders of horror — landed on a new slur with which to tar those who don’t support his agenda: they are, he said, semi-fascists. Speaking with a crowd of Democratic donors in Maryland, Biden reportedly said, “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 semi-fascism.”

Now, Democratic politicians painting half of Americans as beneath contempt is old hat. Former President Barack Obama, of course, said that Americans who didn’t support him in 2008 were merely bitter bigots, clinging to “guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them.” Hillary Clinton was more pithy: she called them a “basket of deplorables.” So, “semi-fascist” shouldn’t come as much of a shock.

But that smear is particularly galling coming from Biden the same week in which he announced, without any constitutional authority whatsoever, that he was erasing some $500 billion in student loan debts — the single largest executive action in American history. Biden justified that action on the basis of a nonexistent COVID-19 emergency. He has justified similar usurpations on similar grounds: He illegally tasked his Occupational Safety and Health Administration with forcing vaccines on some 80 million people on the basis of a “public health emergency”; he used his Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to try to propagate an eviction moratorium on the same basis; he bragged in July that he will reshape the American economy on his own if Congress doesn’t act in order to forestall a supposed “climate change emergency.”

If we’re talking about semi-fascism, this stuff qualifies.

The history of fascism, after all, does not begin with a dictator simply marching into a nation’s capital and seizing total power. It more frequently begins with the destruction of the legislative branch at the hands of centralization of executive power. Adolf Hitler didn’t just declare himself dictator; dictatorial power preceded him in the chancellor’s office by several years, dating back to Heinrich Bruning invoking emergency powers under Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution in 1930. Benito Mussolini came to power under constitutional means in 1922 and didn’t consolidate his rule until 1925. Fascism, in other words, is a gradual process. And that process starts with executive branch actors accreting authority they were never given.

Because our political discourse has devolved into middle-school histrionics — “Everyone I don’t like is Hitler!” — we fail to notice the gradual slide into tyranny, ignoring it on behalf of spectacular headlines and reactionary rhetoric. Standing up to that process isn’t semi-fascism; it’s the opposite.

Ben Shapiro, 38, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” and Editor-in-Chief of He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author; his latest book is “The Authoritarian Moment: How The Left Weaponized America’s Institutions Against Dissent.”


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3 months ago

What grandpa Joe doesn’t seem to understand is that his “party” will be responsible for a civil war in America if this garbage continues. Their constant attacks on basic freedoms and morality cannot continue if America is to survive. What we are watching in America now we have seen before in so many other countries. Unfortunately, the simple minded and greedy voters that continue to support these tyrants just don’t care. Only God can save this nation and only He will decide if it is to continue. In the mean time, We the People MUST do our part and vote FOR our Constitution and it’s values.

3 months ago

I still believe that besides JB…B O is playing a part in this mess. We have others in our Government that have abandoned their Constituents to fill their pockets with $$$$$. Let’s clean House this November if you love your Freedom. MEGA folks love their country!

james carlyle
3 months ago

Mr Biden obviously does not understand the meaning of Facism nor the connotation of identifying someone as a Racist.

Marie Langley
3 months ago

LET’S GO BRANDON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Myrna Wade
3 months ago

This painful transition Biden is trying to force on America must be stopped. I hope they fail.

3 months ago

These executive actions have got to stop. They are overused, abused and dangerous to our Republic. This article is absolutely correct. Our grandchildren will surely see a dictatorship if not stopped.

2 months ago
Reply to  Gil

We are close to having a dictatorship now. That’s what Obama was referring to when he called for the “fundamental transformation” of the U.S. That’s why I used to refer to him as Presidator! He was elected President, but really wanted to be a dictator. He set the wheels in motion back then and is probably still trying to implement his big plan for the rest of us!

3 months ago

Americans need to be afraid, very very afraid. This man and his WH cabal are out of control, and very few seem to care.

heil biden
3 months ago


John G.
3 months ago

There is no such thing as a semi- fascist. Don’t sugar coat it. Either they is or they ain’t ! Nevertheless if Adolf , Benito and uncle Joe were alive they would gloify the Biden administration.

Elena Tellez
3 months ago

The progressive socialist Dems, ‘led’ by Biden’s handlers, have led us toward an autocratic dictatorship. Every few weeks, we lose more freedom. It’s insidious, but if you observe what they are doing, it’s moving more and more toward total control. They MUST be stopped, by whatever means, and as quickly as possible before America becomes even more unrecognizable.

Patricia A Arsenault
3 months ago


Sean Richman
3 months ago

DemocRATS are democRATS,do NOT take that as a compliment.They have destroyed our once good state.Illinois and they are doing exactly the same to AMERICA.Like him or not President Trump had our country on the road to prosperity and then the liberal marxists totally destroyed everything that was working.President Trump wasn’t a member of”the kiss arss”club,he was and is a good business man and thats what AMERICA needs,NOT a zombie that is controlled by corrupt liberal,socialist enities.

Jake the snake
3 months ago

The democrat party is full on fascist. You will be subjected to our experimental drugs. You will buy the car we tell you to. You will give us your money for redistribution. We will kill your babies. You have no choice.

3 months ago


3 months ago

Biden and his administration Are not semi-fascists, they are fascists!

3 months ago
Reply to  JayJay

I was going to say: Hey Joe, if we might be semi-fascist but you are a full blown hard core fascist

3 months ago

No matter what label one puts on Biden and his kind, it all boils down to the following descriptors: Anti-God, Anti- American, Anti-Constitution, Anti-Freedom, Pro-Totalitarianism.

Jake the snake
3 months ago
Reply to  Howard

Well said.

Douglas C
3 months ago

All Governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. And pathological personalities in power fashion cruel authoritarian, totalitarian, including fascist ruling regimes. For about 245 years now, the United States has done a pretty good job in forestalling this apparent historical inevitability. But now President Biden has said it out loud. Fascism is in semi bloom here in the United States of America. But what he has wrong, besides his soft sell with the word Semi, is that he is not merely the herald or modern Paul Revere of this news warning a witless public. That is the deception and manipulation. He is in fact the chief pathological predatory narcissist empowering, as only the President of the United States can, fascism in all aspects of American Government. This is in total alignment with aspirations of the Democrat party. The Democrat Party appears to appeal to approximately half the population that cares to vote. It then follows that Americans could actually vote themselves into dictatorship. “We are in a cold civil war between right and wrong, good and evil, taking place across America today. Me thinks the wrong side is winning.”

3 months ago
Reply to  Douglas C

If the demon-communist-cRATS are allowed to perpetrate their voter fraud again in November, the cold civil war will turn hot.

Barrett Smith
3 months ago

Whatever democrats accuse other of, they do.

Jake the snake
3 months ago
Reply to  Barrett Smith

Always true and especially of the last c 20 years.

3 months ago
Reply to  Barrett Smith

of course, it’s in saul alinskie’s book, rules for radicals.

3 months ago

A classic use of projection!

Definition: A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism. Fascism is so far right it is off the scale. Not indicative of the political right as it exists and has existed in the US. (Go read up on what Fascism REALlY is). Contrast with Socialism

Sounds 100% like Joe Biden’s installed puppet regime.

Who exhibits a dictators behavior? One that tries to make you comply to all types of things…or else. Covid vax – name the discriminated against groups. Mandates of eliminating carbon based fuels when there is clearly no viable path forward at this time, mandate deadlines, comply or else.

A Capitalist economy? Irrelevant here, since this is what we have been, are, and should continue to be. So does that make the US a fascist state going back to its inception? Although in a strange twist it sure appears that the Biden regime is doing everything in its power to lay it low.

Violent suppression of the opposition? Trump enduring wave after wave after wave of bullschitte accusations for over 6 years, BLM and ANTIFA being used as tools by the left and formally the Democrats. Calling concerned parents domestic terrorists and so on and so on.

Belligerent nationalism? Who set about to end the war in Afghanistan and how then picked up the final phase?

Racism? Who is constantly removing content of character and ability in favor of quotas based on race?

Yes, this is another classic example of left wing projection. This wild assertion by Biden is meant for his indoctrinated useful idiots, not the thinking American.

3 months ago
Reply to  Staber

Fascism is actually a form of left wing socialism.

Douglas C
3 months ago
Reply to  Staber

Best definition of American style fascism I have found to date:
“American Fascism is the nexus of thought and deed between Government, Business, Academia, and consumer mass entertainment. It requires at the least an authoritarian central political power with an unrestrained police state compliance mechanism. The four pillars rotate an elite roster of “players” reinforcing their intellectual lock step”. Convince me this is not the country we live in today. We can see the maturing police state compliance mechanism in the form of the FBI, DOJ, CIA, and IRS.

Michael Lewis
3 months ago

Surely someone will bring a legal challenge against executive orders. When will Congress stand up and demand the Executive enforce the laws and keep in his own lane and out of the purview of the legislative branch. Is everyone in the Senate and House a coward? Do they not understand the need to defend their turf? All bills that involve money must begin in the House!

As for Joe Biden and his entire commie loving administration, they are the fascist. We are supposed to pray for our leaders and the Bible says vengeance is the Gods. So here is my prayer: Oh lord please take your vengeance on the corrupt, power mad and demented leadership in Washington DC?

Can I have an Amen?

3 months ago
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El Ey
3 months ago
Reply to  Michael Lewis

Thousand AMENs!!!

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