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I was talking to Matt last night about the uncomfortable fascist tendencies that have come about ever since that 9-11 thing happened. In an application of perhaps the only thing I learned in history class last semester (The only thin I hadn’t previously known, really.) I put the pieces into place.

Our country, right or wrong sentiment, check.

Father figure for a leader, check. (Wait, Andy, nobody actually calls Bush 'dad' 'cept for his kids, but nobody called Hitler the same, and he was still a father-figure. It's a 'do what I say, it's for your own good' thing going. And no, I'm not comparing Bush to Hitler; it's too reflexive and tends to cloud the facts. I prefer to insult his policy without reference to similar historical occurrences. *Cough* Spanish-American War *Cough*)

Nationalism as politics, check. (Eat Freedom Fries, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys! - see?)

Militarism and extremism. The political process might not completely be subverted, but the attitude in the states is spot-on. Also, the corporation is in league with government - another sign of a fascist state.

You know, also a lot of burgeoning similarities to theocracy, oligarchy, plutocracy, and lots of other "racy's" that don't have anything to do with democracy. I'm jus' saying, is all.


posted by Weston at 11:56 AM



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