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1:49 PM 2/12/2020 - News Review: Donald Trump's fascist Circus Maximus - By CHAUNCEY DEVEGA

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Donald Trump's fascist Circus Maximus: Pay attention to what's going on below the surface | http://Salon.comhttps://www.salon.com/2020/02/12/donald-trumps-fascist-circus-maximus-pay-attention-to-whats-going-on-below-the-surface/ …

CHAUNCEY DEVEGA
FEBRUARY 12, 2020 6:00PM (UTC)
Over the past week, President Trump's Circus Maximus of American fascism reached full bloom.
In ancient Rome, the Circus Maximus was the largest coliseum. It hosted chariot races, gladiatorial combat, hunts of wild animals, sporting events, parades and other grand happenings. Like the Roman Empire in its decline, the United States is now vomiting up grotesque spectacles. To that end, Trump's regime uses spectacle as a means of distracting the public from its assault on democracy, the Constitution, the rule of law, and the American people. Trump's fascist Circus Maximus is also a way of intimidating his foes and further seducing his cult members and other followers. Last Tuesday, President Trump gave…