Friday, June 23, 2006

Fascism in the US

With freedom in the US now a thing of the past and an unchecked executive along with the propaganda depts running full steam, I have been wondering a lot lately when our democracy will take the last step over the edge into fascism. We've teetered on the brink many times in the past 100 yrs, but I don't know if things have been this well aligned before. Anyway, here are a few sights to scare the shit outta any real freedom loving American.

The fourteen points of fascism. Links galore and chilling to say the least.

A rational revolution looks the rise of nationalism and racial violence post WWI through WWII.

Finally from common dreams:

Vice President Wallace's answer to those questions was published in The New York Times on April 9, 1944, at the height of the war against the Axis powers of Germany and Japan.

"The really dangerous American fascists," Wallace wrote, "are not those who are hooked up directly or indirectly with the Axis. The FBI has its finger on those. The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power."

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Time for another link dump

Things have been hopping at work so I haven't had much time for surfing and such, but here are a few things I've dug up in the last couple of days.

Here's an interesting comparison of quotes. I got 12 right.

I also found a bunch of public domain books available for download here. I found an interesting book by Lewis Sinclair on the Australian version called 'It Can't Happen Here'. Haven't finished it yet but it is a fictional account of the rise of fascism in the US from the point of view of a New England newspaper owner. It could've been written yesterday if not for the laborious names and turn of the last century prose.

Oh, if you have AT&T, you're records don't belong to you. [You can also get '1984' on the sites above.]

I've never thought about burning a flag before, but if this dumb ass amendment passes I do believe I'm going to go out and buy a flag for just such a purpose and piss on the ashes.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Anti Gay Amendment

I was reading this story this morning, and got to the end where Orrin [marry as many as you want] snHatch was lamenting Kennedy's comment about bigotry in the senate.

snHatch responded: "Does he really want to suggest that over half of the United States Senate is a crew of bigots?"

It is at least half Mr. Senator, including you. I suppose it's kind of a hippie dippy sentiment, but I really believe that with all of the hate that we see everyday in this world that we should be celebrating love wherever we find it. Instead, this administration and congress have decided to fan the fires of bigotry and hatred because they can't wrap their tiny little minds around the idea of a family in which two people of the same sex love and support each other like any other couple would.

Looks like Kennedy and I were wrong. It was just under half of the Senate. Phew. I feel better. BTW snHatch is still an asshole.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Apparently it’s to hell with the widows too.

It's difficult to get too upset with anything Ann Coulter says. She is after all just a worthless media whore without a shred of decency whose arguments are just lies heaped on hypocrisy. I just go here every once and a while and laugh.

Friday, June 02, 2006

To Hell with New York

And while we're at it, fuck D.C. too. Them and any other city with a large Democratic base. Better to play politics than protect the country right?

With all the discusions going on about this latest example of gross negligence from Bushco., no one is mentioning that this has been going on for years. That and it seems that monuments are more important than people.