Wednesday, October 19, 2011
We No Longer Remember Fascism
I read this as part of a comment on the Republican debate, especially the Herman Cain comments blaming the unemployed for their plight. Blaming the victims has been standard fare lately.
14 characteristics of f*scism:
When I have seen or heard Limbaugh, Beck and other Righties blather on about the Occupy Wall Street movement they hit all of these buttons. Am I tired of this? Uh, yes, I am tired to the point of cranking up all of my old political activism.
When I have seen or heard Limbaugh, Beck or other Righties blathering on about the Occupy movement they hit all of the above buttons. It used to be that you could have a decent discussion with the "other side" and it would remain fairly civil. Now the above list IS the PLATFORM of the Republican party... it is now impossible to have a discussion because they can never agree with a basis for discussion.
Free enterprise is not the same as unstructured markets. Without regulations (rules) the market will go out of its way to show as much greed as it can. That is human nature and why greed has always been seen as a sin.
Get control of Congress: