Saturday, September 29, 2007

BEST OF WEB: When America Went Fascist

I'm not sure I agree with Chris. We're close. Bush could arrest political opponents at any time, he has that power, and he could prohibit '08 elections, but those things might not happen. If either does happen I call for open rebellion.

As I've said before, I don't do subtle.

My take is we're in a pre-fascist or pro-fascist state. We're definitely in a state that's open to fascism.

"Fascism: a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator" -- The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000 It is a truism in the blogosphere that one more terrorist attack will turn America into a fascist state. People speculate about what fascism in America will look like, or how they might fight it. Others boast that they plan to flee the country ahead of the coming fascist takeover of the United States. One cannot read these posts without a sense of bitter irony, because one thing is clear to those who are watching carefully: The United States of America is already a fascist state. [emphasis mine]

One can only hope Chris is wrong.

Via Signs.



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