Chris Hedges sounds like me on economics and foreign policy.
We couldn’t be more different though on race, culture and identity. I’m a social conservative and traditionalist. In other words, I define my sense of identity in terms of relationships like race, ethnicity, culture, place, family, religion and so forth, as White Southerners have always done across all of American history prior to the last generation when modernism went mainstream and identity came to be based on expressive individualism or self chosen and defined aesthetic lifestyle preferences. Identity used to be largely something you inherited and passed on rather than created yourself like a LEGO castle.
Cultural liberalism dates back to the 1910s and 1920s. See William Jennings Bryan vs. Clarence Darrow and H.L. Mencken in the Scopes trial. This was the beginning of the modernist vs. populist divide.
Is Donald Trump a Christian fascist?
I have a hard time believing that Trump was a Christian or has the work ethic and ideological coherence and consistency to be a fascist. He seems more like a narcissist to me.
Note: I’m just a populist on culture, economics and foreign policy. I always thought populism was about standing up to elites, defending the common man, supporting economic fairness and social conservatism and a restrained and peaceful foreign policy. Is that “fascism” now?