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Lately I have researched the different kinds of political movements through the years and I found something interesting on how Fascism has come to America. One party seems to have these characteristics.

Here is the list you can make you own opinion about this I have mine.


- Fourteen Characteristics of Fascism - by Dr. Lawrence Britt

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

Yes Americans love their flags and we have our Motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" which was so important the Party had to make sure it was renewed.

2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

Yes the Party thinks it is OK to torture the enemy they even came up with a bill to keep Americans locked up for ever and ever with no day in court.

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

The party hates those Muslims and Hispanics liberals commies ect.

4. Supremacy of the Military Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

Yes we see the commercials you can travel the world and get a free education just have to run from a few bombs and bullets. Do not even mention cutting funding for the military the Party throws a fit when you even mention cutting funds. The Party says just cut more from domestic spending "Let them eat cake"

5. Rampant Sexism The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

The Party is cutting funding for woman, controlling rights over their bodies, Oh and hates those gays so much. American Values aka Family Values we all have seen the list.

6. Controlled Mass Media Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

All media is corporate owned, The Party does have their media spokespeople claiming they are the ones fair and balanced.

7. Obsession with National Security Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

The Party uses and came up with these tools 911, Patriot Act, color codes. OK they did not come up with 911 but use it for their advantage.

8. Religion and Government are Intertwined Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.

The Party courted the christians and now the Party is claiming this is a christian nation and founded on those beliefs. Then pass laws against those religious laws of love tolerance and taking care of those in need which is a christian belief.

9. Corporate Power is Protected The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

The Party protects the corporations with tax cuts, subsidies and fighting regulations to stop them having to be bailed out over and over again.

10. Labor Power is Suppressed Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

The Party is into union busting, taking out collective bargaining, and voter suppression.

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

The Party does promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia or any public education for that matter.

12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

The party came up with the War on Drugs 3 strikes laws, Police brutality against protesters is OK. The Party helped Militarization of our police forces even more after the Patriot act was passed it was part of that law to do so.

13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

The Party does it all the time "YOU DID A GREAT JOB BROWNIE" Harriet Miers

14. Fraudulent Elections Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

The Party rigged 2000, Then the Party also had some stuff in Wisconsin with ballots coming up just as the other team was winning claiming a computer problem


Yes Fascism has come to America.


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wayne2008 commented on Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 22:39 PM

Very good blog about fascism, but do you have any proof that the elections have been rigged?

What about Sen. Reid's election in Nevada, the electronic ballots were already programmed to vote in favor of Reid.

Capitalists_Nightmare commented on Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 at 01:59 AM

I really don't think fascism has come to America. The problem I have with this list is the characteristics listed are so vague they can be applied to all sorts of countries/parties/movements which can be fascist but doesn't necessarily make them so. Most conservatives aren't fascists imo.

Bull153 commented on Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 at 02:25 AM

@ Capitalists_Nightmare...

Sometimes you can be frightening... after I read the blog I came to the same conclusion. The examples are vague and could also apply to the 'other party' that is NOT mentioned. I would add that most liberals are certainly not fascists, but you could also make a good case that radical extremists on both sides are.

Ron

Capitalists_Nightmare commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 01:33 AM

@Bull:
"Sometimes you can be frightening..."

I don't know if this is good or bad but I'm going to take this as a victory.

Bull153 commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 01:52 AM

@ Capitalists_Nightmare...

As in spooky... we have differing views of politics in general but had almost the same reaction to this post. I sure didn't intend anything derogatory.

Ron

Capitalists_Nightmare commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 02:05 AM

Lol I thought you meant sometimes when I post I destroy what people say so thoroughly that it was frightening. Definitely boosted the ego a little bit but I guess not. Now I wish I hadn't said anything at all and instead just bathed in my own frightening glory haha.

justmy2sense commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 02:56 AM

I agree with CN too. (I think I just heard the Twilight Zone theme) lol :)

DLangdon commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 13:10 PM

Alright you guys, You are starting to make me nervous.

What about the recent bill passed that would allow the govt to lock up US Citizens indefinitely without charges or trial?

Capitalists_Nightmare commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 14:25 PM

Terrifying, especially for us communists considering other communists have been arrested under the Obama administration for supporting movements the government says are terrorist movements. Which of course I find completely absurd considering that one Republican congressmen actually admitted to giving money to the IRA which is a terrorist group according to our government.

But does that make the government fascist, I think not.

Friendo commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 15:08 PM

I would lend my support to the recently passed bill with the sole exception that it can be amended to allow the govt to lock up communists indefinitely without charges or trial.

Sincerely, Communists Nightmare aka: Friendo

Capitalists_Nightmare commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 15:33 PM

I was reading a book by Marx last night about Louis Bonaparte's coup and there is a line in there that I found to be very true today that I chuckled to myself. Friendo just reminded me of it:

"The period that we have before us comprises the most motley mixture of crying contradictions: constitutionalists who conspire openly against the constitution; revolutionists who are confessedly constitutional..."

Friendo commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 15:47 PM

“Most people who read "The Communist Manifesto" probably have no idea that it was written by a couple of young men who had never worked a day in their lives, and who nevertheless spoke boldly in the name of "the workers".”
-Thomas Sowell

Capitalists_Nightmare commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 15:55 PM

To get back to the discussion topic though I think that fascism is a term that is completely overused by both people on the left and people on the right.

Capitalists_Nightmare commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 16:17 PM

Well it depends on what you mean by "work". Engels was a clerk at a family business in Germany, joined the Prussian Army, and was employed by a mill in Britain before the Manifesto was ever written. Marx was a journalist before the Manifesto was ever written. Maybe you don't consider journalists workers but most people would, I think, consider them workers. Not to mention the books both had written before the Manifesto was made, although I don't know if you consider writing a book work, who knows. Doesn't really make them right or wrong either way imo.

44Magnum commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 17:08 PM

DLangdon;

Please read the actual Senate Bill 1867. Contrary to what the radicals say, it does not authorize the unlimited detention of US Citizens. In fact, it specifically exempts US Citizens.

Cheers, Randy

DLangdon commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 17:42 PM

Not according to the published report

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12...

Friendo commented on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 19:10 PM

That explains it...Huffington Post.

Bull153 commented on Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 at 01:07 AM

@ DLangdon...

Randy is right, there is a whole lot of misunderstanding over this bill, but the bill clearly states it is applicable ONLY to those who are actively engaged in or directly supporting Al-Quida and/or the Taliban post 9/11.

Section 1031

(b) COVERED PERSONS.
—A covered person under this section is any person as follows:
(1) A person who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored those responsible for those attacks.
(2) A person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.

It also specifically exempts US citizens and resident aliens.

Section 1032

(b) APPLICABILITY TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND
LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS.
—(1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS.—The requirement to
detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.
—(2) LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS.—The requirement to
detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to a lawful resident alien of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States,
except to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.

So, all this baloney about squads of troops roaming the streets taking citizens into custody is just so much radical fear mongering...

Ron

Capitalists_Nightmare commented on Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 at 01:10 AM

I totally agree with Ben Franklin when you apply what he said to present day times in this never ending war on terror, "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." The whole affair is Orwellian and straight out of 1984. A never ending war that curbs what freedoms we have in the name of security, one day the enemies are our enemies, the next day they're our friends, and of course the detentions would be entirely political. You had Peter King, a Republican representative, being in favor of the IRA(which is on our list of terrorist groups. He was even part of a organization which is believed to have given money and guns to the IRA). Why did he stop giving support to this terrorist group in 2003? Not because they're classified as a terrorist group! No he stops supporting the IRA because they didn't support the Iraq War! Where is this guys trial, where's all that conservative propaganda saying he pals around with terrorists? There is none!

Capitalists_Nightmare commented on Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 at 01:16 AM

In fact this guy sits in the House Homeland Security Committee as it's chairman! I really hope he votes against the bill or else he would be the first in jail indefinitely without a trial. Of course that would only be in a sane world, what we have now is a bunch of insanity.

Bull153 commented on Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 at 01:58 AM

@ Capitalists_Nightmare...

I don't understand you sometimes. You often offer great points and sound logic, but you are so far out on this I can't even track you on radar!

The bill is VERY clear that it applies to post 9/11 activities and specific groups. It does not apply to domestic terrorism, nor the IRA, unless they suddenly declare war on the US and engage in attacks, making them enemy combatants. You read so much, did you read the two sections of the bill? It exempts US citizens.

Where are your sources regarding Rep. King? From my vague memory he voiced support for the IRA's struggle for an independent Ireland. He may well have been part of an organization that supported the IRA financially, but if he'd done anything illegal he sure would have been held accountable - and not chair the Homeland Security Committee.

The whole purpose of the sections of the bill I referenced is to finally provide guidance on dealing with enemy combatants - period.

Ron

midwestgirl commented on Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 at 07:43 AM

The Patriot act was suppose to be used for 911 and the war on terror. New reports are that it is used more for domestic uses and not for what it was intended for.

Just like the war on drugs the war on terror will go on forever, while at the same time take more and more of our rights and more tax money away from us to fight this invisible war of ideas.

We are fighting and idea and not a country.

All this because the fearful are to cowardly to admit you are never gonna be safe. ( we all will die one day the only truth we have) You have more of a chance in the US to be hit by lightening than be killed by terror but the fearful are secure in knowing they got big brother watching.

All because some mountain men with orbits accounts and box cutters took down some planes.

Ben Franklin was right those who backed the Patriot Act do not deserve their freedoms you gave them up when you backed the Patriot Act and the war on drugs which has now militarized our police forces.

Thanks cowards.

Capitalists_Nightmare commented on Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 at 13:22 PM

He stopped supporting the group when public support in Ireland went against the Iraq War, in other words, post 9/11. I know it won't apply to the IRA, only to Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, "associated forces" and people who "substantially support them"(Whatever that actually means). But like I said it's because the War on Terror and all this bs it has brought is entirely political, if it was a true war on actual terrorism Peter King would be arrested for his activity, but we live in an insane world.

All you have to do is go to Wikipedia, they have a whole section on how he supported the IRA. And it wasn't just him voicing support for them lightly like "Oh I think those boys have it figured out, I like them". No he was part of a group that supported them financially and gave them weapons, and visited top IRA officials regularly.
But now he sits as chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and he's doing hearings on the radicalization of Muslims in America. Some Orwellian stuff for sure.

But now if you're a communist and you go to Colombia while you also support FARC or you go to Palestine and are supportive of the PFLP the FBI will be knocking your door down and stealing all of your stuff to prove you helped them out.

Read a great piece by Glenn Greenwald about the bill and Obama's support of it:
http://www.salon.com/2011/12/15/obama...


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