Amake wrote:We have the constant lying
He's a politician. Find me one that doesn't lie. In any country... And Trump most of the time isn't strictly speaking lying as such. Being an idiot and making false statements because he doesn't know any better or is somehow convinced of something that isn't true, certainly yes. This is him being an idiot. Not a second Putin (he's not NEARLY smart enough to be)
Amake wrote:discrediting of media
The media is doing a fine job of this itself. Most of all it's not just Trump discrediting media, it's the thing to do right now amongs politicos it seems. What with all the shit about "fake news" being spread around by news organisations who aren't above spreading a few falsehoods or half truths themselves. The problem here again is that Trump is just so convinced of his own right he won't publicly accept a journalist contradicting him. This is still him being an idiot, not a second Hitler.
Amake wrote:arresting journalists
If you are referring to the journalists arrested during/after the riots/unrests following the inauguration of Trump then this has nothing to do with Trump (again) but with the LAW in Washington DC. These journalists got caught up in the unrests and got subsequently arrested. This is the risk of sticking around when there is a riot going on. Even as a journalist. If they are indeed journalists and had a legitimate reason to be there the Washington DC judicial system will find them not guilty.
Amake wrote:outlawing the free dissemination of climate and agricultural science
Specifically ONLY climate change science. Something he said he would do in his race for election. Something that only of consequence to the research actually getting funded by US tax dollars in a way that the US government actually has a say over it's use. The a very large part of climate research won't be affected and the parts that are will probably find ways around it. Again, this is Trump being an idiot. Not a bid for world domination.
Amake wrote:open threats against dissenting judges
Luckily most judges are actually appointed for life and there is little the Trumpinator can do to force judges on his side. Again, hardly an effective step towards totalitarian rule.
Amake wrote:and there was this thing today about the FCC cutting Internet subsidies
Trump appoints Republican to replace former democrat, who then proceeds to throw out a relatively limited subsidy program. This is not Trump limiting or controlling communications. This is pure right wing politics, limiting subsidies for ANYTHING, small government, cut spending. Is it a good decision and the right thing to do? Who knows, probably not. But it's not a step towards totalitarian rule.
Amake wrote:all of which serves nothing as much as keeping the public as uninformed as possible.
And this is different from the policies under the last 4 presidents how exactly? This is nothing new. This is not limited to the US either. Education and informing the public have been de-subsidized, limited, twisted and fucked up both inside and outside the US probably since Nixon! God forbid the US public ever found out what actually goes on in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Irak, Afghanistan (again), Irak (again), Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, etc, etc. God forbid the US public ever finds out just how deep the US Congress and Senate are intertwined into the big corporations of the world and how powerful the lobbyists are. This shit's been going on since at least the 70s!
Amake wrote:I'd like to see an example of anything that would suggest Trump's administration is not copying the creation of Putin's autocracy step by step.
Trump doesn't have tight control over the US intelligence agencies and doesn't have hyper loyal top generals in the US armed forces. Trump hasn't made any move to control US news networks (and no arresting some journalists doesn't get you anywhere to control the news.) If he'd take a leaf out of Putin's book he'd be putting network bosses into jail on heavy charges, wealthy and influential people would be disappearing, he'd be making moves to remove the 2 term limit on continued presidency. None of that his happening. All the Trumpster is doing is proving he's an IDIOT!
Ohh and btw, when it comes to censorship, Sweden isn't doing so great either:
Note: The author of that first site is an alt-right activist and possibly not the most reliable source, I don't have time to dig for more credible sources, but I can see the way the media in the EU are framing and twisting news, and I wouldn't be surprised if he is right in this instance.
edited for splelling mistakes and adding the last 2 links about censorship in Sweden.