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Yes, that is certainly possible. Another alternative could be that if he and 
the Republicans feel that loss of control of one or both houses is very likely 
this November, they could carry out voter suppression to a degree not seen 
since the pre-civil rights days in the US. This could possibly lead to major 
protests, possibly even on voting day itself and there could be mass repression 
in response to that. That could lead to one-man rule along with the further 
expansion of groups like the Oathkeepers. But I think that would tend to mean 
one-man rule/bonapartism, not fascism.


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> On Sep 10, 2018, at 5:04 PM, Dennis Brasky <dmozart1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> If Trump loses the House to the Dems in November and/or faces the end of his 
> rule from the Mueller investigations, does he blame it on "voter fraud" and 
> call out his supporters to protest? Do they get violent and if so, will that 
> be tolerated or crushed?
>> On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 6:28 AM John Reimann via Marxism 
>> <marxism@lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
>> In the first place, I hope nobody is claiming that we already have a
>> fascist regime in place in the US. if they are, they will have to explain
>> why we are not all writing not from prison, but from six feet under.
>> Which brings me to my second point: What is Trump building? Is it fascism
>> or what could popularly be called one-man rule, or bonapartism? I think
>> there is an overlap between the two, but one element that distinguishes
>> fascism is a real, crazed mass base willing to go to the greatest extremes
>> and a militia directly controlled by the fascist movement. The Islamic
>> State has those characteristics, in my opinion. Trumpism does not. But it's
>> what enables fascism to go farther than bonapartism.  Whether Trump will be
>> able to achieve a true fully bonapartist, or one-man, rule is an open
>> question, in my opinion. Which already says a lot, much more than I ever
>> expected to be able to say about the US in my lifetime.
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