1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy. After 9/11 the Patriot act was passed, fear constantly pressed on us and Bush started his power grab.
2. Create a gulag . Once you have got everyone scared, the next step is to create a prison system outside the rule of law
3. Develop a thug caste: Blackwater and private security even at times various Governmental agencies.
4. Set up an internal surveillance system
5. Harass citizens' groups
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release
7. Target key individuals: Threaten civil servants
8. Control the press
9. Dissent equals treason: We know only Bushco can commit treason as they set up their new America
10. Suspend the rule of law: The John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007 gave the president new powers over the national guard. He can now send New York's national guard
Fascist America in 10 easy steps
Remember the 14 common threads of Fascism: keep the entire world in mind but particularly how everyone of them applies in America today. This is scarey!
* 1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism. Bingo!
* 2. Disdain for the importance of human rights. Bingo!
* 3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause. Bingo!
* 4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism. Bingo!
* 5. Rampant sexism. This is the only thread "I hope" does not apply here but does with the Islamists
* 6. A controlled mass media. Bingo!
* 7. Obsession with national security. Bingo!
* 8. Religion and ruling elite tied together. Bingo!
* 9. Power of corporations protected. Bingo!
* 10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated. Bingo!
* 11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts. (at the link read how it does apply)
* 12. Obsession with crime and punishment.
* 13. Rampant cronyism and corruption. Bingo!
* 14. Fraudulent elections. Bingo!
Anyway no one capable of a thought process can deny what is happening today unless they are one of the enablers. With that said I caught Faux news John Kasich interview Naomi and I use to respect him until i watched the interview video and he wouldn't let her get a word in edge wise. He was sarcastic and kept cutting her off. Very quickly he shut her off and said no more the conversations over. Please watch the ignorance
It was hilarious watching john Colberts interview of Naomi and you will enjoy it too. The Colbert Report
Anyway you look at it we know Naomi is right but enough will not listen and I am afraid it is too late to alter what is going to happen here and around the world but I, you, we cannot stop trying and must stay together.