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 Post subject: Fascist America, in 10 easy steps
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:11 pm 
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From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all

As difficult as this is to contemplate, it is clear, if you are willing to look, that each of these 10 steps has already been initiated today in the United States by the Bush administration.

Because Americans like me were born in freedom, we have a hard time even considering that it is possible for us to become as unfree - domestically - as many other nations. Because we no longer learn much about our rights or our system of government - the task of being aware of the constitution has been outsourced from citizens' ownership to being the domain of professionals such as lawyers and professors - we scarcely recognise the checks and balances that the founders put in place, even as they are being systematically dismantled. Because we don't learn much about European history, the setting up of a department of "homeland" security - remember who else was keen on the word "homeland" - didn't raise the alarm bells it might have.

It is my argument that, beneath our very noses, George Bush and his administration are using time-tested tactics to close down an open society. It is time for us to be willing to think the unthinkable - as the author and political journalist Joe Conason, has put it, that it can happen here. And that we are further along than we realise.

Description of the 10 steps at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2064157,00.html

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I hope everyone reads this. As scary as it is, it points out what is happening, and that we have to wake up America.

Not easy to do, but then, who said things that are worthwhile are easy?

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stumbled upon this article on my own a few days ago and now it shows up here courtesy of the railman. good job, good artcle and a great read.

americans need to wake up............and in a frickin hurry.

last night on cbs news the big story was how close iran is to developing nukes.

sounds an awful lot like the trumped up bullshit that we heard when the bushicons were getting ready to attack iraq without provocation. the idea is to scare the shit out of isreal so that they start the bombing campaign to justify then our participation in defense of our ally.

this will be close to when martial law will be declared here on american soil.

the dictatorship of g w bush can then proceed with impunity.

it will then be time to take the gloves off and take back our country by whatever legal means are neccessary.

things are going to get ugly...............the ultimate survival of u.s. democracy is in very deep peril.

we now have bonfide industial war complex criminals residing within the walls of the blackhouse. the hienousness of thier perpetrations will soon be realized by the overwhelming majority but it may already be much too late.

those who are loudest in thier dissent are immediate targets of the coming gestapolike tactics that will be employed once martial law gets declared.

not gonna be a lot of fun.

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You are so right rooster.

In Nazi Germany it was the people who went along to get along who ended up the biggest victims. People who fought back were more likely to survive.

Let's hope so...

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