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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-18-05 09:06 AM
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4. This Is More Like Banana Republic
I agree with those who say that the use of Nazi references toward this regime is now overdone. Yes, we've seen fascist actions, but that label tends to stain the person who uses it as much as the person it's aimed at. Look at how we ridicule Santorum for his remarks (outrage, I tell ya), but do look the other way when our own invokes a similar metaphor.

When I debate the wingnuts, I try a different tact...explaining that I feel we live in a third world banana republic....run by a bunch of corrupt tin-horn dictators. The government is so top heavy and dominated by the Executive to the point of making the other branches not just subordinate, but fully ineffective. No difference to this than the kleptocracies that ran Central and South America.

Things have changed in the 75 years since the initial rise of fascism...the tactics are far more stealth now and the way to point it out has to be as well.

Cheers!
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