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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-05 12:36 AM
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36. Good point.
Do you think instant run off voting might lend itself to achieving that? It helps dilute the power of special interests.
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  -Why does fascism keep coming back? BullGooseLoony  Dec-15-05 06:44 PM   #0 
  - Yes, I have an idea.  ananda   Dec-15-05 06:46 PM   #1 
  - It's like, we beat it down, and then it just comes right back.  BullGooseLoony   Dec-15-05 06:50 PM   #4 
     - It's a human condition, it rises from basic conditions newly each time  Cronus Protagonist   Dec-15-05 07:09 PM   #17 
        - Fascism never left.  PDJane   Dec-15-05 08:15 PM   #30 
           - It's both, i think  rman   Dec-16-05 02:50 AM   #38 
  - I don't think it's ever left  Blue_Roses   Dec-15-05 06:48 PM   #2 
  - Path of least Resistance  BrotherBuzz   Dec-15-05 06:49 PM   #3 
  - people who feel they have no control want to control everyone else  jsamuel   Dec-15-05 06:50 PM   #5 
  - Yep, that's the one  Warpy   Dec-15-05 06:59 PM   #12 
  - Because people allow it to.  tjwash   Dec-15-05 06:52 PM   #6 
  - It's the allure of power and wealth  DJ MEW   Dec-15-05 06:53 PM   #7 
  - I think that's a huge part.  BullGooseLoony   Dec-15-05 06:54 PM   #8 
  - Why did we absorb so much of the German intelligence  4MoronicYears   Dec-15-05 06:57 PM   #9 
  - Just like murder, adultery, gluttony etc. it is a facet of human nature.  Mayberry Machiavelli   Dec-15-05 06:58 PM   #10 
  - Because enough of them didn't DIE in WWII.  JanMichael   Dec-15-05 06:59 PM   #11 
  - Man. I LOVE Woody Guthrie. The man was an icon.  loudsue   Dec-16-05 12:29 PM   #51 
  - Barbara's Bush?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-15-05 07:01 PM   #13 
  - Easy it is because the wealthy few are paranoid about loosing  Vincardog   Dec-15-05 07:02 PM   #14 
  - A good question...  punpirate   Dec-15-05 07:02 PM   #15 
  - That's a very thoughtful answer, especially the reflected glory part.  MissMarple   Dec-15-05 07:20 PM   #19 
  - Well, it's not really my idea...  punpirate   Dec-15-05 07:33 PM   #22 
  - Isn't that the same attraction some have to religion? The desire for  sinkingfeeling   Dec-15-05 08:07 PM   #28 
     - Well, yeah, cultish and extremist religions...  punpirate   Dec-15-05 08:12 PM   #29 
  - I think its the result of very powerful persuasion techniques  creeksneakers2   Dec-15-05 07:06 PM   #16 
  - Fascists are the folks who think ANYTHING can be bought.  MissMarple   Dec-15-05 07:17 PM   #18 
  - I believe that humankind's recent history  TallahasseeGrannie   Dec-15-05 07:21 PM   #20 
  - FEAR...  guidod   Dec-15-05 07:31 PM   #21 
  - Hey, it's only been around 85 years.  Taxloss   Dec-15-05 07:34 PM   #23 
  - i think it has to do with a sick mind in need of power and control...  flordehinojos   Dec-15-05 07:54 PM   #24 
  - Just like captialism was the privatization of ownership of the means ...  TahitiNut   Dec-16-05 12:06 PM   #42 
  - Fear is a man's best friend  mitchum   Dec-15-05 07:58 PM   #25 
  - and worst enemy.  Bluerthanblue   Dec-16-05 12:14 PM   #46 
  - But...  solinvictus   Dec-15-05 08:04 PM   #26 
  - Because Power-Hungry People Will Always...  tlsmith1963   Dec-15-05 08:05 PM   #27 
  - It appeals to our darkest, laziest nature  LostInAnomie   Dec-15-05 08:27 PM   #31 
  - Because corporations keep staying around  EstimatedProphet   Dec-15-05 08:28 PM   #32 
  - Because of political philosophers like Michael Ledeen....  AntiFascist   Dec-15-05 08:50 PM   #33 
  - the few with real power and money....  unkachuck   Dec-15-05 08:57 PM   #34 
  - I have one.  Cleita   Dec-15-05 08:59 PM   #35 
  - Good point.  MissMarple   Dec-16-05 12:36 AM   #36 
     - Instant run off voting would be a big part of the solution.  Cleita   Dec-16-05 11:26 AM   #40 
  - capitalism  leftofthedial   Dec-16-05 12:37 AM   #37 
  - Power corrupts  KitchenWitch   Dec-16-05 03:00 AM   #39 
  - To quote the most recent Harry Potter book  Rocknrule   Dec-16-05 11:58 AM   #41 
  - We only left the muck of the primordial ooze  annces8   Dec-16-05 12:11 PM   #43 
  - Because the same group of people are always somehow in charge.  blm   Dec-16-05 12:12 PM   #44 
  - Most republics become empires eventually  Loonman   Dec-16-05 12:13 PM   #45 
  - fascism never goes away, it just gets restrained  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 12:16 PM   #47 
  - Nationalism (aka "patriotism") is very popular.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-16-05 12:20 PM   #48 
  - Its part of our human nature.  newportdadde   Dec-16-05 12:22 PM   #49 
  - Because we fail to execute the fascists. n/t  Dora   Dec-16-05 12:27 PM   #50 
  - Natural process of power  NoMoreMyths   Dec-16-05 12:36 PM   #52 
  - Because some let down in their vigilence to uphold freedom's principles.  mmonk   Dec-16-05 12:42 PM   #53 
  - Because of binaries  Cats Against Frist   Dec-16-05 01:04 PM   #54 
  - Ask Santa for Lakoff's book "Moral Politics"  XemaSab   Dec-16-05 01:13 PM   #55 
 

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