I'm a little paralyzed by this b/c there is a great deal of research showing that calling poeple racist and sexist backfires pretty spectacularly and it's better to describe the bad behavior/belief system and its destructive impact. So I agree with you in part but caution against calling individuals fascists. Even calling Trump a fascist triggers defensiveness on the party of his base. Maybe they're too far gone and we just need to direct ourselves at everyone who is not a part of hard core base -- but doesn't everyone outside the base already see that he's a fascist or, at least, an anti-democratic authoritarian?

Writer, voting rights activist, mutual aid organizer. Author of Beyond Contempt: How Liberals Can Communicate Across the Great Divide (New Society 2019).

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