I realize the election is long over. I’m not into beating a dead, corrupt, dishonest, incompetent, and possibly brain-damaged horse. But I was reading about the Cuban poet Armando Valladares. He was imprisoned for 22 years in a Cuban gulag by leftist icon Fidel Castro. Specifically, he was sent to the gulag for being the only person at his work who wouldn’t put an “I’m with Fidel” sign on his desk, as all good revolutionary Communists were required.
“I’m with Fidel.” That slogan, sort of reminds me of Hillary’s slogan, “I’m with her.” Doesn’t it?
Also, the ubiquitous “Stronger Together” slogan of the campaign… I always thought it was rather lame and ambiguous. (And of course, always rendered in light-blue and dark blue to signal there was no place for red state America in this “Stronger Together” union.) But “Stronger Together” is also literally a fascist slogan.
The symbolism of the fasces suggested strength through unity: a single rod is easily broken, while the bundle is difficult to break. Similar symbols were developed by different fascist movements; for example, the Falange symbol is five arrows joined together by a yoke.
Democrats are keenly aware of symbolism. In fact, they elevate symbolism above everything else. So, they had to be aware that Hillary’s campaign was overtly and openly embracing the symbols of Cuban Communism and old school fascism, right?