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Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full bloe

Babies in cages were no ‘mistake’ by Trump but test-marketing for barbarism

To grasp what is going on in the world right now, we need to reflect on two things.

  • Fintan O’Toole
  • The Irish Times

One is that we are in a phase of trial runs.

The other is that what is being trialled is fascism – a word that should be used carefully but not shirked when it is so clearly on the horizon.

Feda 1aForget “post-fascist” – what we are living with is pre-fascism.

It is easy to dismiss Donald Trump as an ignoramus, not least because he is.

But he has an acute understanding of one thing: test marketing.

He created himself…

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