Samantha Bee revealed a list of the ‘Fascists to Watch’ for the year of 2018, and is telling us who to keep an eye on in the coming months.
Would this be considered a public service announcement?
Last night on Full Frontal, host Samantha Bee dove into the uncomfortable topic of fascism in the United States. According to Bee, the word isn’t just “a word to scream at your dad anymore,” but a very real thing happening in the country today. And to prove that, Bee dives into why we should be keeping an eye on certain people, those who’ve made her Fascists to Watch 2018 list.
As Bee explains on her show, fascism has risen in popularity in the wake of Donald Trump’s harsh anti-immigration policies, as well as the rise of the alt-right. “Authoritarianism and racism are creeping into every part of our once-OK institutions,” Bee notes, “and not just superstar racists like Donald Trump.” Ouch.
From there, Bee then starts name dropping those who belong on her Fascists to Watch for this year list. This includes Corey Stewart, who was seeking the GOP nomination for the Senate in Virginia. Stewart was by white nationalist and anti-semites. “Normally, I wouldn’t even say the name of a super racist nutjob like this on TV,” Bee explains, “except that he f–king won the Republican primary!!” Bee is astonished that this guy can win with such clear affiliation with white supremacists, and this is just the start of her list!
You can watch the segment in the YouTube video below!
The warning is nice, but unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to sway any of those American that support these people. But it’s good to see Bee keeping up the fight. Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee when it airs Wednesday nights on TBS!