Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:24 PM
Segami (14,923 posts)
If Obama Is A SOCIALIST, Republicans Are FASCISTS!
EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF FASCISM
1. Powerful and Continuing NATIONALISM
2. DISDAIN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
3. IDENTIFICATION OF ENEMIES/SCAPEGOATS as a Unifying Cause
4. RAMPANT SEXISM
5. CONTROLLED MASS MEDIA
6. OBSESSION WITH NATIONAL SECURITY
7. RELIGION AND GOVERNMENT are Intertwined
8. CORPORATE POWER IS PROTECTED
9. LABOUR POWER IS SUPPRESSED
10. DISDAIN FOR INTELLECTUALS & THE ARTS
11. OBSESSION WITH CRIME & PUNISHMENT
12. RAMPANT CRONYISM & CORRUPTION
13. FRAUDULENT ELECTION
-Dr Lawrence W.Britt
For four years we’ve listened to anti-Obama factions call him a Socialist and a Fascist. It’s a shame that conservatives have become so anti-educational because with a little more schooling, they might have learned that the two cannot coexist and most certainly are not the same. But then again, they’re good at giving lip service to frivolity, because the truth would inevitably lead to facts that are unflattering. A fascist is one whose lust for money and/or power is combined with an intense intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit to attain his ends. They poison the channels of public information and use the news to deceive the public. Fascists put money and power ahead of human beings, engaging in the systematic looting of the middle class for the benefit of corporations and the rich; in the same way tax cuts extract from the national treasury and redistributes the wealth of the nation to those who are already wealthy. The Republicans not only fight to continue this standard, but proudly promotes a budget that seeks to perpetuate a path to the poorhouse for millions of Americans.
Divide and Conquer
Down through the ages one of the most popular political devices has been to blame economic and other troubles on some minority group, Blacks, immigrants, Catholics, Jews, Moslems. Otherwise good men and women fall victim to the catchwords of prejudice and the slogans of hate that deliberately poisons public information and promotes racial and political demagoguery. The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. And there is no argument that the Republicans continually pervert the truth and distort facts. Seemingly, mendacity is the measure, which makes Mitt Romney the perfect candidate. Ironically, many who depict the President as Hitler, may be shocked to realize it is they who hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religions, racial or economic groups. People like Michelle Bachmann and Alan West sow distrust with snide suspicions without foundation in fact. It is the same game the Birthers play and those who insist the President is a Muslim. It is nothing more than an age-old dog whistle when Mitt Romney says, “Obama doesn’t understand America” or his surrogates suggest that the President “needs to learn to be American”. What irony! I, for one, am absolutely certain Mitt Romney never dreamed My American Dream.
History records The Great Depression as a terrible time of upheaval. Political activists seized on the discontent of the millions of unemployed. Behind much of the crisis was the war between the labor unions and corporations. And always, the pandering, divisive rhetoric is cloaked as patriotism. It’s a strategy that has long been used to divide poor and working class whites from those who should be their natural allies... poor and working-class people of color.Corporations horde their American profits offshore and hold American workers hostage. Mitt Romney is a perfect example of an American who realizes every benefit America has to offer but shuns all responsibility to America, by offshoring jobs, sheltering his wealth to avoid taxation and even admittedly setting up corporations to allow foreigners to do the same. Fascists demand free enterprise, but are really the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Sounds remarkably like the Republicans to me.
Bring on the Slave Labor!
Unions counteract the inequalities which arise in trade between individuals standing alone and the combined bargaining power on the other side. Labor unions, farmer and consumer co-operatives, and associations of smaller businessmen have been vital to the growth and development of the middle class. Throughout history, big concerns have crushed the laboring man who joins a union, the farmer who joins a farm co-operative, or the small tradesman who enlists in an association. Indeed, the first major initiative, once Republicans were elected to office, was to dissolve the labor unions. A measure that will emasculate the working class and render it powerless. In the meantime, corporations have reduced labor forces and increased profitability.
Tea Party Group Urges Small Businesses ‘Not To Hire A Single Person’ To Hurt ObamaDon’t get me wrong, I am well aware of the sins of bureaucracy. But I am convinced that government bureaucracy compares very favorably with corporate bureaucracy. There is more consideration of the general welfare. Not because human beings in government are better people than human beings in corporations, but because public scrutiny requires a higher standard. Monopolists fear competition and distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity and they are intent on securing their position, even if it means destroying democracy to do so.
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If Obama Is A SOCIALIST, Republicans Are FASCISTS! (Original post)
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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:30 PM
Nye Bevan (25,246 posts)
1. That list has been doing the rounds on DU for years.
Fortunately we never seem to move to the next steps :
- President pushes through an Enabling Act to seize absolute power;
- Those who oppose the Government are arrested and detained without charge;
- Government officials virulently demonize those of a particular ethnic or religious group (Helen Thomas doesn't count);
- Newspapers and TV stations that oppose the Government are shut down;
- Slave labor and extermination camps are built.
- DU is shut down.