We have occasionally focused on the sorry task of Charting American Fascism – but it’s a busy old world and too often the term ‘fascist’ is used too liberally. There’s also a problem of fringe nut-jobs, or tiny niche sects getting over-exposure from some internet meme fluffing their actual real-world impact out of all proportion.

But here we have the hugely powerful National Rifle Association threatening to use the “clenched fist of truth” against the US left, or indeed anyone that engages in protest.

Would be interested to know from American readers if this is run-of-the-mill public dialogue now? Or the terrifying threatening neo-fascist advertising welcoming in some new dystopian era it appears to be?

Here’s “Dana Loesch’s powerful NRA public service TV spot”: