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Fascist governments also forbid and suppress opposition to the fascist state and any movement that opposes it, i.e. Bradley Manning, Julian Assange.  (And Occupy Wall Street)  Fascist governments identify violence and war as actions that create national regeneration, spirit and vitality. They create lies, which are repeated endlessly and call their opponents uncivil.  Endless wars are promoted and supported and they manufacture and use terms like "exceptionalism" or superiority to other nations or groups of individuals all the while pretending to have a license on truth. 

America has the largest military budget in the world, larger than all the other countries in the world combined.  America's largest exports are war and weapons.  We glorify violence on television and film and in our daily lives and we allow any nut job with ready cash to purchase a semi automatic weapon with extra large clips of ammo, by screaming Second Amendment rights and are then shocked and appalled when these guns are used to perpetuate violence. 

This is utter madness, folks, stark raving insanity.

Now all good fascist regimes need enemies: blacks, Mexicans, immigrants, Muslims, Christians, Jews, almost anyone will do.  Bush and Cheney claimed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (particularly nuclear and biological) and when that turned out to be a big fat lie, no problem, they just repackaged it like the next new and improved laundry detergent.  And when the Bush brand finally collapsed under the weight of their lies and deceit they were merely replaced and repackaged into Obama's Just War or the "real war" in Afghanistan. Or is that now Pakistan?  How about Yemen, Somalia or Iran?

And now we have Obama's "kill list" whereby so-called terrorist are assassinated by missiles being fired from unmanned drones around the world.   

Feeling safe yet?

And the corporately owned media gleefully jumps on the bandwagon and doles out the necessary fear and misinformation--falling in goosestep behind the latest corporate spin.



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  Remember how the Bush Administration so skillfully used yellow, orange and red alerts to keep us all upset and fearful so they could have their way with us like some sexual predator grooming us to come in for the kill?  Well, they learned that tactic from the Russians.  In the 50's the Russians successfully used their alert system to keep their citizens in line and compliant with their wishes so why not use it here in America?  They did and it worked.  If you can keep people afraid they'll do almost anything.  Fear is a powerful motivator especially when it is not understood.  Our brains do not function properly when we are afraid.  We can't think.

Personally, I know all this "war on terror" stuff is just a distraction to keep us afraid so we don't see what's really going on in this country, which is the largest heist in the history of the world.  All our money's being siphoned off to the .1%.  So pay no attention to the bankers behind the curtain because the terrorists are lurking around every corner, behind every bush and under every bed.  The message is clear.  Be afraid.  Be very afraid.

For the most part our media is corporately owned and operated. The News Corp headed by billionaire Rupert Murdoch, who created Fox News, undoubtedly the best example, has become a mouthpiece for the right wing, Tea Party/Republican Party. This network spews out their corporate driven ideology based on white male supremacist rhetoric, laced with vile hatred of the other, (Muslim now equals terrorist) filled with racism and fear mongering from death panels to the Ground Zero Mosque, topped with out and out stupidity.   Their head cheerleaders (propagandists) pose as news people:  Beck (finally let go after a huge grass roots campaign), O'Reilly, Hannity and Palin, et al shovel lies and misinformation with their poisonous personalities for their corporate puppet masters, all the while shuckin' and jivin' for the almighty dollar.  And then there is that illiterate "big fat idiot" (Re: Al Franken's book), Rush Limbaugh regurgitates his version of hatred from right wing radio land.

With the growth of the Internet, a few media outlets have maintained some independence and resisted corporate control: Democracy Now!, Thom Hartmann, Media Matters, Truthdig, Truthout, OpEd News, Dandelion Salad, Reader Supported News, Common Dreams, and AlterNet to name a few.  Some in our government have also maintained a contrary opinion to the corporate control such as Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, Kucinich, Feingold and Grayson (both were not reelected), Nadler (D-NY) and a few others.

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So is it fascism yet?

Sitting on the subway that belligerent announcement, directly from the pages of "1984," came barreling over the loud speaker informing me, "We have the right to search your bags at any time and blah, blah, blah."  I stood up, as it was my stop anyway, and said in a loud voice,  "F-you and your fascist bulls&*t!" or something to that effect and the two, middle aged, white business guys sitting across from me just stared at me blankly like I was the crazy one; which at that moment I probably was.

Is this what our democratic Republic has become?  Why are we Americans so willing to give our rights away by not protesting against things like the Patriot Act or torture of every one declared an "enemy combatant?"  Our surveillance systems have now proliferated faster than bunny rabbits before Easter.  Our corporate state can now spy on us anytime/ anywhere.  They can search your bags, pat you down, arrest you, and detain you without legal recourse. They can tap your phones and inspect your Internet email.  Are you kidding me? My father who fought in three wars must be turning over in his grave.

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I hope you will join me and thousands of other act... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 11:36:13 AM
Actually this blog was published almost 2 years ag... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 7:25:26 PM
I agree with every thing you write about. I to wat... by Stephen Zimmett on Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 7:57:41 PM
I agree and can no longer stand to listen to 2 min... by Deborah Dills on Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 11:05:14 PM
Stephen,I too was a huge Obama fan and gave money ... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 7:24:16 AM
 Aljazeera a while back was a credible source... by Tony Orlando on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 2:48:03 PM
Obama came into office to bring "Hope and Change" ... by Deborah Dills on Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 11:26:24 PM
Yes, our republic has been hijacked and it is a lo... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 7:32:19 AM
I read somewhere that the public relation firms ga... by Tony Orlando on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 3:01:52 PM
Yes, Tony, Obama is a brand.  The new and imp... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:23:59 AM
I'm with ya...click here   Let's burn it do... by Gregory Patin on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 2:32:01 AM
Gregory,  Great article.  I also quote &... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 7:41:00 AM
I have spent a few mornings at McDonald's restaura... by Steven G. Erickson on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 7:44:24 AM
AMEN! as a senior and disabld dreaded public schoo... by thepiffler on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 12:43:45 PM
Just like Germany after the war, the elderly are f... by Tony Orlando on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 3:17:31 PM
Steven, that's a very interest observation you've ... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:27:29 AM
Excellent, truthful, and maddening!  Our coun... by thepiffler on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 12:24:50 PM
You are a really cool person. I think you hit on s... by Tony Orlando on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 3:11:34 PM
Sadly I agree with you.  I often say the U.S.... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:48:04 AM
Couldn't agree more, Julia.  Please check out... by Ronnie Roberts on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 1:14:46 PM
Ronnie, thanks for posting the Alice Walker/Democr... by Jill (Julia) Dalton on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 4:51:39 PM