The word, Fascism, arose in Italy after the end of World War I. The nation was wracked by conflict between labor and business, there were riots in the streets due to poverty, and, many were concerned about the end of an era in which there was ‘respect’ for the Catholic church, for traditional values, for the world of life prior to the rise of industrialism. Then, a man arose, his name was Benito Mussolini. He promised to make Italy a Great nation once again, he promised to give people jobs. Mussolini crushed all opposition, and eventually became a dictator.
The essence of fascism was an alliance between government and business in which worker rights ended, and the wealthy and powerful ruled in alliance with Mussolini. The military was given billions of dollars, and freedom of speech ended. The Catholic church recognized the dictatorship, and, in return it was the official religion of the State. Sorry, but the Trump government is making similar promises, it is promising religious groups they will not have to buckle under to government rules and regulations, and the media is warned that ‘incorrect stories’ can result in law suits.
Donald Trump is the poor man’s version of dictator Benito Mussolini.