Hitler was democratically elected. Mussolini was democratically elected. Whilst there’s no use in becoming hysterical about the result of the 2016 US Presidential Election, it is important to identify Donald Trump for what he is. A fascist demagogue.
There will come times when we will want to explain away the danger of his actions by talking about democracy, checks and balances or term limits. Appeasement is fuel for fascists. They only respect strength and can only ever be defeated – they will never willingly step back from the confrontation. There will come times when the people of America, if they value their republic, and the people of the world, if they value their lives, will have to stand up to Trump.
The following article is one I was planning on writing, but Matthew Gault of War is Boring has already done it so much better than I could have. Read and remember.