Fascism, anyone?

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Nine/eleven may well turn out to have been the cheapest and most successful military victory in all of History.

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fas-cism (fash'iz'em) n. A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism.
The American Heritage Dictionary

Fascism Anyone?

"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does opression. In both instances there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air- however slight- lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness."
William O. Douglas, Judge (1898-1980)

From Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free, The Germans, 1938-45 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955):

"What no one seemed to notice . . . was the ever widening gap. . . between the government and the people. . . . And it became always wider. . . . the whole process of its coming into being, was above all diverting, it provided an excuse not to think for people who did not want to think anyway . . . (it) gave us some dreadful, fundamental things to think about . . .and kept us so busy with continuous changes and 'crises' and so fascinated . . . by the machinations of the 'national enemies,' without and within, that we had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing, little by little, all around us.

Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, 'regretted,' that unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these 'little measures'. . . must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. . . . Each act . . . is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join you in resisting somehow.

You don't want to act, or even talk, alone . . . you don't want to 'go out of your way to make trouble.' . . . But the one great shocking occasion, when tens or hundreds or thousands will join with you, never comes. That's the difficulty. The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed. Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves, when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed. . . . You have accepted things you would not have accepted five years ago, a year ago, things your father . . . could never have imagined." :

More- In Germany from 1938 to 1945: "They Thought They Were Free" by Milton Mayer.

We think we are free- a new article by Paul Biagioni at: Information Clearing House.

From Naomi Wolf's new book: "The End of America".

From Chris Hedges the author of the new book "The Death of Liberalism" an interview by Talking Stick TV. It's long (an hour), historical, and stark.

For much more go to Google and enter "Fascism in America".

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