U.S. fascism is alive and well, claims American author

American author warns that U.S. facism is more prevalent now because it's better disguised. Mar 25, 2019. (Photo courtesy of UWindsor)

An American author and former journalist is warning that U.S. fascism is more prevalent now than in the 1930s because it’s better disguised.

North Carolina resident Michael Roberto told a small crowd at the University of Windsor campus downtown Monday evening that the Mueller report “should send shivers” down our spines and the U.S. is “a gangster state”. Roberto said the driving force of American fascism comes from big business and finance capital.

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller found there was no collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

“There is a global fascist threat, in the same way, there was a global fascist threat in the 1930s. It looks different,” said Roberto.

Roberto said American fascism is a product of an empire that is in decline and decay and it will do anything to maintain the empire and its wealth. Roberto said fascism in the U.S. looks very different than the fascism that we have seen come from Italy and Germany because it comes from the top and not from below.

“The characteristics are different because these are different times, but in essence, fascism is now what it was in the 1930s, which is a form of capitalist rule,” he added.

Roberto said the general public is too fixed on violent white supremacists rather than the forces behind them that mould the movement.

“Donald Trump is the face of American, but American fascism is more than Donald Trump. It’s the system,” Roberto said.

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