Friday, September 21, 2007


The Ten Steps To Fascism:
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy ("terrorists")
2. Create a gulag (Guantánamo Bay, CIA "black sites")
3. Develop a thug caste (Blackwater, young Republicans)
4. Set up an internal surveillance system (wiretaps)
5. Harass citizens' groups (anti-war protests stopped, animal rights protestors defined as "terrorists")
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release (no fly lists)
7. Target key individuals (whistleblowers punished)
8. Control the press (Fox Propaganda Channel)
9. Dissent equals treason (McCain suggests kicking MoveOn out of the country)
10. Suspend the rule of law (habeas corpus anyone?)
Bush and Cheney should have been in prison for treason four years ago. When we finally start goose-stepping, then are we allowed to compare Bush to Hitler?

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