Updated: Feb 25
Opining about how British conservatism was able to “discipline its extremists,” Zakaria praised “The Tori Party, strong and hierarchical, was eventually able to tamp down these factions and stabilize British democracy.”
From there, he suggested America was headed in the direction of Nazi Germany and tried to draw a comparison between immigrant Rupert Murdoch and an early Nazi sympathizer in the German media.
Fareed stated “I am not making a comparison between extreme Republicans and Nazis,” Zakaria hollowly tried to defend his ridiculous comments. “I am making the argument that when parties lose the ability to police their extremists, bad things happen not just to the party but also to democracy itself.”
Zakaria immediately blew apart his own defense when he tried to assert that the Republican Party was full of dangerous people by stating "Already, much of today's Republican Party has been permeated by extremism. According to a recent American Enterprise Institute survey, 56 percent of Republicans believe “the traditional American way of life is disappearing so fast that we may have to use force to save it.” 39 percent backed and even stronger statement. “If elected leaders will not protect America, the people must do it themselves even if it requires taking violent actions.”
“These are not views compatible with democracy,” he proclaimed.
The Amendments Projects has to ask Fareed Zakaria, does he consider the 8% of the African American population who voted for Trump, racists, and Nazis also?