I am amused, though hardly surprised, that mainstream media shills are now accusing Donald Trump of being a fascist. The candidate aside, it is not hard to understand why Americans, in unprecedented numbers, are supporting Mr. Trump. For the past seven years we have been witness to the following:
Intense verbal attacks on police officers, labeling them racists who hunt down young black men.
A porous southern border where narcotics and human trafficking continue unabated.
A stagnant economy where workers have little bargaining power.
A growing jihadist terror threat that the Democrat Party refuses to define, not even using the words “Islamic terrorism.”
A Democrat president who, after he announces the beheading of an American citizen by ISIS, goes out to play golf.
A culture that now demands political correctness, even if it goes against sincerely held religious beliefs.
A legal system that harms business owners who choose not to participate in homosexual wedding ceremonies, or Catholic nuns who do not wish to distribute birth control.
A press corps that generally embraces illiberalism, using its constitutional privilege to diminish those who have the courage to speak out.
An educational system dominated by leftist teachers and administrators who often impose their views on defenseless children.
And a grievance industry that is often promoted by the media, thus allowing anti-American zealots to define this country as evil and oppressive, i.e. America is the real problem in the world.
In the face of all that, Trump is promising to stop the madness and giving voice to millions of angry Americans.
The movement that Trump represents has nothing to do with fascism, and everything to do with furious dissent.