Traitor Trump stung by criticism did what he loves to do; give a speech to a hand-picked crowd of dozens, this time in Arizona, in which he laid out how he was the biggest victim of the Charlottesville White Right-Wing Riot. Trump displayed all the aggrieved petty childishness which right-wingers yearn for in a man.
The only solace from Trump's Arizona Nuremberg rally is the paucity of attendees, the crowd inside was as tiny as Trump's hands. This, of course, did not stop conservatives from disseminating pictures showing how massive the pro-Trump crowds were; sadly for lying conservatives the image used was for the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers Championship rally. But, it's par for the course for conservatives and Trump to take credit for black men's achievements.
And while a fair amount of focus was on the strange individual, sometimes known as Michael Symonette, often seen behind Trump at these rallies sporting a Blacks for Trump sign and white t-shirt, I think the focus has to be on the mass of conservatives who now, no longer see their vicious racism and evil hatred merely reflected back from Trump but, instead see him projecting the pure distillation of conservative thought, out-right fascism, to them.
22 million Americans, or 1/3rd of Trump's voters, look favorably on White Supremacy. Conservatives believe their facebook feed more than news media. Conservatives have become emboldened by Trump's explicit support of Fascism and racial injustice.
Trump is on the cusp of calling for outright violence against all his enemies. Traitor Trump has declared himself a fascist and his hordes of conditioned conservatives and rabid right-wing drones, who had their pumps primed through long years of Republican perfidy, right-wing radio, Faux News, and the incestuous conservative internet, are ready.
At this point conservatives need no spark; they don't require a sinking of the Maine or a Zimmerman Telegram to be pushed into full-blown fascist violence. Conservatives have been conditioned to believe they already have numerous Casus Belli and can recite all manner of Whataboutisms everytime they are pused to defend the indefenseible; Trump is a fascist. Conservatives are his adoring Cult ready to murder and pillage.
It's time to re-open old books written during the last era, when an earlier generation witnessed the rise of fascism;
The fascists find their human material mainly in the petty bourgeoisie. The latter has been entirely ruined by big capital. There is no way out of it in the present social order, but it knows of no other. Its dissatisfaction, indignation, and despair are diverted by the fascists away from big capital and against the workers. It may be said that fascism is the act of placing the petty bourgeoisie at the disposal of its most bitter enemies. In this way big capital ruins the middle classes and then, with the help of hired fascist demagogues, incites the despairing petty bourgeois against the worker. The bourgeois regime can be preserved only by such murderous means as these. - Leon Trotsky, Fascism, what it is and how to fight it.