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Response to gordianot (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 05:14 AM

15. Nicely said! The anti-intellectualism, churlishness of the Right, will eventually do it in

Don't know if I'd mention big words like demagogue to them though; they might get ideas....

In fact? My theory is that the American Right became much more powerful, unfortunately ... when they became aware of the term "fascism." As soon as they heard it - they began to consciously copy it as a positive model.

It got bad, when they were joined by failed History professor Newt. Whose area speciality was Modern European History. My theory? When Newt heard the left calling Republicans "fascists," Newt looked it up - and agreed. And then? He and the party began consciously using Hitler's/Mussolini's/Franco's fascism. Using it consciously, deliberately, as a model.

Particularly? The classic fascist link-up: between 1) Church, 2) Army/Troops, 3) Big Industry, and 4) domestic intelligence and prisons. Pusuing 5) wars with other countries, instead of diplomacy. In the name of 6) Nation, nationalism, patriotism. And? 7) Racism.

So? Careful about mentioning the "d" word! Soon as they understand it - they'll try to do it!

Just like children.

By the way? My avatar is John Kennedy. I worked briefly for his wife many years ago.

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