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Joe Biden Is the Real Semi-Fascist

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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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 DailyWire.com. 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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Patricia A Arsenault
Patricia A Arsenault
1 year ago

I WILL NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR BEING AN ‘ULTRA-MAGA’ WHITE FEMALE WOMAN! #AmericaFirst

Marie Langley
Marie Langley
1 year ago

OUR GOVERNMENT IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE.
LET’S GO BRANDON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hal
Hal
1 year ago

No, I don’t see Joe Hidin’ Biden as a Fascist. I see him as a greedy dishonest Communist idiot that is a liar, plagiarist, wormy, unctuous DemocRat Politico from Delunaware whose primary goal in life is to profit his personal wealth and family wealth. …. and to Hades for everyone else. Other than that he is a normal person.

Hilt Josef
Hilt Josef
1 year ago

The lefts are the fascists.
Giovanni Gentile Italian philosopher and socialist in the early 1900, invented the term Fascism. He wrote in his book ““Fascism is a form of socialism, in fact, it is its most viable form. One of the most common reflections on this is that fascism is itself socialism based on national identity.”
Benito Mussolini’s “The Duce” Italians fascist dictator admired Gentile, in fact, Gentile was his first minister for education. Before he founded the fascist party in Italy, Mussolini was a member of the Socialist Party of Italy for two decades. Both Gentile and Mussolini admired Karl Marx. Adolf Hitler was also a socialist or what do you think means the letter S in the NSDAP?
So who is now the fascist? I would say the left!!

Duffy Spies
Duffy Spies
1 year ago

Joebama is the delusional leader of the Biden Crime Family.
Prosecute crime and he’ll be gone.

Barbara D
Barbara D
1 year ago

“Right wing political beliefs”? The definition has the wrong side shown as “semi-fascist”. It’s the LEFT that wants to control society and the economy. Not the right!

Larry Mace
Larry Mace
1 year ago

There is nothing “semi” about Joe Buyden’s fascism. He is deliberately attempting to destroy American democracy, in order to install a left-wing fascist government in its place. I am aware that the term “fascist” is typically used to define a right-wing dictatorship, but dictators of both the left and the right utilize the same methods to control the populace.

Michael Venaccio
Michael Venaccio
1 year ago

Would flood your senators and representative’s phone lines with comments about this and tell them that they should be denouncing these comments on the floor of the Senate and the House.

Seems the Rs have been too quiet on this.

Charlene Weaver
Charlene Weaver
1 year ago

Joe Biden & Co. Is reminiscent of the Third Reich.

Phyl
Phyl
1 year ago

I believe Biden is a full blown fascist and if not a full blown socialist.

Anthony
Anthony
1 year ago

IDIOT!…..SAYS IT ALL

DDay
DDay
1 year ago

If you want to know what liberals are up to, listen to their accusations against their opposition: Racists, bigots, fascists, haters, divisive, anti-Constitutionalists, power hungry, rich, controlling, law breaking, etc. They always point fingers and spread slurs describing themselves. Always. It is their way of controlling the narrative and casting aspersions on conservatives, to lay blame for their actions on others.

James Jones
James Jones
1 year ago

Joe Biden is not a Semi-Fascist. In his 19 months in office, he has gone from a Socialist to a complete Communist. Obama was our first Muslim Dictator and Joe Biden is our first Communist President guided by Soros, Clintons, and Obama. Joe Biden is a puppet with another Communist pulling his strings.

Marc Ziegler
Marc Ziegler
1 year ago

Dictators are not “born” or just appear, they are allowed to exist by the clueless and misinformed governed. Biden and is follow socialist Democrats, lie, illegally push laws and policies that can only be called fascism. Locking us down for over two years during the fake over blown pandemic can only be a first step in their fascist ideas. Now they are taking over all government agencies, FBI. CIA, HLS. Wake up America before it is too late.

Wayne Peterkin
Wayne Peterkin
1 year ago

The left always accuse their opposition of doing or being exactly what the left is themselves. It’s how they try to deflect from reality, and with their media comrades it works to a large extent. Dishonesty pays, sadly.

Rik
Rik
1 year ago

NO, JACKASS JOE “LYING” BIDEN IS NOT A SEMI-FASCIST . . . HE’S AN OUTRIGHT COMMUNIST!!!

Steven Meisels
Steven Meisels
1 year ago

That SOB will go down in history as someone who attempted to start a civil war in our country. I refer to him as a someone. I do not recognize a thief who stole the election to be the leader of our country.

BAE
BAE
1 year ago

Mr. Biden is a Fascist/Socialist. And NOT my president; just a huge disappointment.
He steals money from the taxpayers to give away for votes.

mytake
mytake
1 year ago

Biden is the fascist/communist for sure. The Dims are now trying to buy votes. They are the deplorables and extremists. Obama started this mess and is continuing to perpetrate evil on Americans. It is all about “content of character” and nothing else.They are both no good in character.

Veteran
Veteran
1 year ago

Biden may not be a “Nazi”, as in National Socialist, but he is a Globalist Socialist for sure, thus a “Glozi”, and even that only until his beloved master the CCP can establish its global dominion over all the world, eliminate private property even for the woke corporations, and turn it into global communism.
It is rich for someone with obvious fascist tendencies, love of taxes, big government, controlled and choked economy, and centralized police and surveillance state, as well as arbitrary application of the law by means of military style raids, to call anyone else a “semi-fascist” especially when they could not care less for his one party rule and freedom and private property destroying executive orders and authoritarian legislation style. Then again he merely follows the “Rules for Radicals”, as established by Obama’s hero Saul Alinsky who described their tactic of always accusing others what they are actually doing.

T. Smith
T. Smith
1 year ago

Wonder what Joe thinks using the Department of Justice and FBI to persecute political opponents is.

Steven Coughlin
Steven Coughlin
1 year ago

Either Biden doesn’t know the definition of fascism ( entirely possible) or he is projecting ( aka lying), something Democrats like him have mastered. To address the nation from Philadelphia is a slap in the face to our brilliant Founding Fathers, who ratified the U.S. Constitution precisely in order to prevent tyrants like Biden from accumulating too much power. If anyone is a fascist Mr.Biden, it is you and your political ilk.

Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
1 year 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?

Staber
Staber
1 year 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.

Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith
1 year ago

Whatever democrats accuse other of, they do.

Douglas C
Douglas C
1 year 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.”

Howard
Howard
1 year 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.

JayJay
JayJay
1 year ago

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

PFArizona
PFArizona
1 year ago

Exactly!

Jake the snake
Jake the snake
1 year 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.

Sean Richman
Sean Richman
1 year 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.

Elena Tellez
Elena Tellez
1 year 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.

John G.
John G.
1 year 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.

heil biden
heil biden
1 year ago

WELCOME TO THE FOURTH REICH
TRUMP WON THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT!

Jeb
Jeb
1 year 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.

Gil
Gil
1 year 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.

Myrna Wade
Myrna Wade
1 year ago

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

james carlyle
james carlyle
1 year ago

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

Jeanette
Jeanette
1 year 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!

Rich
Rich
1 year 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.

1960s and 2020s; history repeats itself
Helena, Montana / November 3, 2020: Woman election official directing voter where to park and vote, man in vehicle holding ballot, voting from car outside polling station, poll worker
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