And you don't care about war - even nuclear - unless it involves attacking Russia. And you don't care about climate change policy in the US, because it doesn't affect Russia as far as you know. And so forth. Your world revolves around Russia, and still you can't see its governance. Which is why you can't see Trump for what he is, or the Russian influence in various countries for what it is, or Putin for what he is. It was what closed the window. Being ignored by the Russians you know means nothing - had they paid better attention, they may have been able to keep the window open (and eventually avoided Putin). By Clinton, it was too late. Clinton marked a major advance in the partial co-option of the Democratic Party by the authoritarian corporate right. He was not good. But he was a minor figure in the bad stuff you deplore - he continued, more moderately and with less outright evil, the bad stuff Reagan and Bush set in motion. And even that he did largely under Republican coercion. - - - - That's a mistake, and it confuses you. "Private capitalistic industrial corporatism", at least - for minimal accuracy. But that still would not fix your central confusion, your basic error of logic, which is to invert the implication and assert the converse: that if it is such an economic system, then it is fascist. That is simply ignorance and poor reasoning - fascism's economic system is not unique to fascism. Lots of quite different governing systems can incorporate private capitalist corporate economic organization. Fascism (like piracy, mob, crime in general) is parasitic - none of its features are unique, or products of its own insight and ideology. The New Deal was not fascist. And nobody thinks it was fascist except those fooled by US Republican rightwing authoritarian media feeds, the stuff put out by paid rightwing corporate authoritarian shills (such as Jonah Goldberg). So you have displayed the source of your posting and thinking about US politics - the media wing of American fascism, as it has taken over the Republican Party. You are posting as a tool of American fascism. To what you call "libertarian": Through your forecast of benefits from his shutdown, explicitly described by you as a "libertarian" viewpoint. You were not joking, on purpose anyway. - - - - You have not. You post in ignorance of even the basics, and that is not possible for one who has checked. The Aswan Dam does not handle the predicted effects of AGW on rainfall patterns in the world's agricultural regions. Why are you changing the subject? Rainfall effects (volatility, distribution, etc) as predicted by AGW, not "inflows from upstream". The predicted likely AGW effects on rainfall in agricultural regions worldwide cannot be handled by dams. That is something you can check. The predicted effects of AGW are not predicted to be improbable local exceptions. You can check that, also. You could even check out the basic engineering and economic feasibility of building lots more dams all over the world, ignoring the fact that they don't address the AGW effects. You could, say, try to find lots of places where there could be a use for a dam but there isn't one. You could check the cost and timelines involved, especially in keeping up with AGW as it continues to alter the climate and move things around - any new equilibrium being currently hundreds of years away and receding. And then - on this thread - you could back up, and consider the effects of the continuing Republican governance of the US on the agricultural productivity of the US during climate change - no small factor, in the "average" agricultural productivity of the planet. That again is something you could check. You could start with the US government's backing of scientific research and development, as seen in Trump's budgets - he advocates expanding the military, including large budget increases for new first strike nuclear weapons and new defenses against retaliation; adding to his already significant expansion of drone warfare; cutting back on climate change research and adaptations to AGW, including agricultural. Does that suggest anything to you, about how the US under Republican governance is setting up to deal with the effects of AGW?