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Thursday, January 06, 2005

The Deluge, Common Perceptions and the New American Fascism

In recent days, it's become increasingly clear to me there is no one single issue being thrown out there --- instead, it's as though the floodgates wre opened and a sea of issues and problems were barreling at us.

I spent much of yesterday thinking about this, in fact, and planned to write about it last night--- but I fell asleep. We were having an ice storm and I put myself under the comforters on the sofa and before I knew it, it was today.

So this morning, I look around the blogs, only to find tis at Progressive Blog Digest: On one front after another, the underlying agenda of the Bush administration and its plans for the future are becoming apparent. It is no longer a struggle over this issue or that issue, one nomination or another: it is recognizing a coherent and long-term plan to remake the nation’s politics. Read on.

And this at Kos: Rep. Tom Cole (Winger-OK), on social security: "He cannot afford to fail. It would have repercussions for the rest of his program, including foreign policy. We can't hand the president a defeat on his major domestic initiative at a time of war." (Wall Street Journal, 1/6/04)

And via Seeing the Forest, Lew Rockwell: The new ideology of the red-state bourgeoisie seems to actually believe that the US is God marching on earth – not just godlike, but really serving as a proxy for God himself.

Along with this goes a kind of worship of the presidency, and a celebration of all things public sector, including egregious law like the Patriot Act, egregious bureaucracies like the Department of Homeland Security, and egregious centrally imposed regimentation like the No Child Left Behind Act. It longs for the state to throw its weight behind institutions like the two-parent heterosexual family, the Christian charity, the homogeneous community of native-born patriots.

[. . .] In short, what we have alive in the US is an updated and Americanized fascism."


And via Majikthise, we have this from Rush: Out of Power Democrat Senators Side with Terrorist Murderers Against Gonzales, Bush and this from Quiddity: Today, we heard Bill O'Reilly talk about the kind of torture he would inflict (while taking a leisurly dinner and other recreations).

Yup. Fascism is here.


It's amazing how quickly it's happening. Makes me glad I live in the Cherokee Nation, which is supposedly not in the United States, although that's more rumor than reality.

Whatever, now's the time to steel ourselves. They've set the challenge --- are we going to act like our elected officials and get all whiney and wimpy? Or are we going to tell it like it is, as loud and as often as possible?

Let's turn the volume up a notch. Crackpots, afficianados of sado-masochistic rape and torture, fascists and screwballs are now running this country. And the radicals are supporting them every inch of the way and turning it into 'either you're with us or you're against us' fascist spin.

I honestly never believed I'd live long enough to see this happen.



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