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Monday, January 17, 2005


Fascism, American Style

Over the past four years or so, I have seen various articles, editorials, opinions, etc. online that have made ominous comparisons between the situation in Nazi Germany in the years leading up to World War II and the political situation existing in America in the early 21st Century.

Mostly, what I've read online suggested the very compelling and strong parallels between how Hitler rose to and consolidated power and the manner in which George Walker Bush assumed power and how he has consolidated that power.

I generally take much of that with a little grain of salt, primarily because none of the articles I've read online haven't been written from any kind of personal experience. I have read posts from people with whom I correspond online (on various political message boards, chiefly this one) about friends of theirs who were refugees from Nazi Germany and who have said much of the same sorts of things that the articles I've read have said.

I tend to take that sort of thing much, much more seriously than someone else just writing or posting an opinion about what's going on in America now and making the parallel between now and Nazi Germany of the 1930s.

But people who are old enough to have understood what was happening in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and who managed to flee that nightmare are a totally different kettle of fish.

They were there. They saw it happen. They watched the fascist nightmare unfold and take over their country.

Just the other day, I read this article, posted on Salon's message board. The author of that article grew up in Germany in the 1930s and experienced for herself the horrors of jackbooted thugs, cheering, enthusiastic crowds at book burnings, mass rallies, and in general, saw the face of fascism directly.

She speaks from direct personal experience. She knows about that which she speaks. She is seeing it happen right here in the United States of America, seven decades after her family just barely managed to get out of Nazi Germany with their lives.

America is well on her way to become a fascist dictatorship and unless we do something about it, the United States of America as we know it will cease to exist.

The party of Teddy Roosevelt is no more. It has been hijacked by a small cabal of ruthless, amoral, evil men with very small minds and very black hearts. The men behind Bush are bent on turning this country into facist, theocratic dictatorship in which our "government" will exist only to enrich the coffers of Bush's corporate patrons.

These people are destroying our country and they must be stopped. Our country is on the verge of becoming a fascist dictatorship. All the signs are there, if you care to look:

Would someone like to explain how this is much different from Germany, 1935? Granted, we don't have jackbooted, goostepping thugs marching around, waving swastikas everywhere, but they're here in spirit, at least. Granted, we don't have concentration camps (yet), but they may yet be coming. It's becoming harder and harder for me to deny the eerie parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of 2005.

In essence, power has been concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer people. Their agenda is not one in keeping with the ideals this country was allegedly founded upon. These people now own the media and are doing everything they can to ensure that Americans remain blind to their true agenda and aims.

Wake up and do something about this. Your country and the world's future are both on the line here. Stand up to this nightmare and do whatever you can do to stop this fascist nightmare from taking over our country.

As a start, I suggest order this DVD and showing it to as many people you possibly can.

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