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- Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 17:10:23 -0700 (PDT)
1.) Powerful and Continuing Nationalism: Fascist regimes tend to make
constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other
paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on
clothing and in public displays.
September 11 Freedom Walk
Family Security Matters — the right-wing front group, claims
‘multiculturalism’ threatens U.S.
New Majority Leader: Iraq War “May Be The Greatest Gift That We Give”
Headstones of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are inscribed
with the Pentagons war-marketing slogans
White House and the RNC are going to make a habit of using uniformed
military personnel as props at Republican political rallies, despite
the fact that it is a plain violation of military regulations banning
politicization of the armed forces.
"You must glorify war in order to get the public to accept the fact
that your going to send their sons and daughters to die." The inside
story of the cozy relationship between big box office American war
movies and the Pentagon
2.) Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights: Because of fear of
enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are
persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of
"need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of
torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of
Oopsie: Torture victim's records lost at Guantánamo, admits camp
One of the worst things you'll ever read about your government
We are now a torturing police state: Bush signing into law that will
get rid of habeas corpus, allow hearsay evidence, and allow the
President to determine what is allowable torture.
Bush Offers Himself Amnesty for Human Rights Crimes
Bush threatens to veto $442b defense bill if Congress investigates
Guantanamo Judge: “I don’t care about international law. I don’t want
to hear the words ‘international law’ again. We are not concerned with
Rumsfeld to approve new guidelines that will formalize the
administration's policy of imprisoning without the protections of the
Geneva Conventions and enable the Pentagon to legally hold "ghost
US 'preparing to detain terror suspects for life without trial'
U.S. oks evidence gained through torture
July 1, 2003: U.S. Suspends Military Aid to Nearly 50 Countries:
because they have supported the International Criminal Court and
failed to exempt Americans from possible prosecution.
US has at least 9000 prisoners in secret detention
3.) Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause: The
people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to
eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or
religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists,
Congressman: Muslims 'enemy amongst us'
SB 24, Ohio law to muzzle "liberals"
Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum has joined a conservative Washington
think tank, where he will found and direct a program called "America's
Sean Hannity creates weekly "Enemy of the State" segment on his new
Fox radio hosts suggests putting liberal commentators and activists in
World history textbook used by seventh-graders at Scottsdale’s Mohave
Middle School was pulled from classrooms mid-semester amid growing
right criticism of the book’s unbiased portrayal of Islam
Rallies planned against 'Islamofacism': Event to 'unify all Americans
behind common goal'
4.) Supremacy of the Military: Even when there are widespread
domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of
government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and
military service are glamorized.
If you haven't seen the Oreo flash animation yet, see it here
Bush’s Domestic Program Hit List
Bush slashes domestic programs, boosts defense. Arlen Spector calls it
Funding for job training, rural health care, low-income schools and
help for people lacking health insurance would face big cuts under a
bill passed Friday by the House
Pentagon to spend 75 billion for three new brigades
Bush budget to cut funding for just about anything that helps people,
gives $35 billion more to the Pentagon (not including war costs), and
guarantees record deficits for decades to come.
President threatens veto of $11B increase in education, health
research and border security funding. Meanwhile, Iraq war costs
taxpayers $12B a month
Bush lobbies Congress to have the funds saved from his veto of
children's health care to be spent in Iraq and Afghanistan. The $45.9-
billion emergency request would push the cost of the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan over $600 billion.
8 states sue Bush Administration for cuts to Children Insurance
Many national parks will have to cut back on staff due to a $2.5
billion budget cut, the equivalent to one week of the Iraq war
Bush wants to cut Iraq war funding. Just kidding, he wants to cut
funding for a program that gives health insurance to poor children.
Governors from both parties are opposing it.
Three cable channels now feed news, information and entertainment
about the armed services into millions of living rooms 24 hours a day,
seven days a week: The Military Channel, the Military History Channel
and the Pentagon Channel.
5.) Rampant Sexism: The governments of fascist nations tend to be
almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional
gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as
is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.
It's legal again, to fire gov't workers for being gay
Bush calls for Constitutional ban on same-sex marriages
Bush refuses to sign U.N proposal on women's "sexual" rights
W. David Hager chairman of the FDA's Reproductive Health Drugs
Advisory Committee does not prescribe contraceptives for single women,
does not do abortions, will not prescribe RU-486 and will not insert
The State Department has awarded an explicitly anti-feminist U.S.
group part of a US$10 million grant to train Iraqi women in political
participation and democracy.
6.) Controlled Mass Media: Sometimes the media is directly controlled
by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly
controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople
and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.
At the White House Christmas party for the press last night,
“conservative talk radio hosts dominated the place: President Bush
“smiled, patted him on the back and said, ‘Keep it up. We need you
FBI Acknowledges: Journalists Phone Records are Fair Game
Report shows U.S. government has been engaged in illegal propaganda
aimed at its own citizens and the story gets only 41 mentions in the
Free Press details recent governmental propaganda efforts, from faux-
correspondent Jeff Gannon to paid-off pundit Armstrong Williams, and
from the demise of FOIA to video news releases passed off as news.
also... See a Whitehouse fake news release here (opens realplayer)
Fox"news" hack lets it slip: Shep Smith says ‘Fox is Bush’s network
US seizes webservers from independent media sites
Bush's war on information: US editors forbidden to publish certain
7.) Obsession with National Security: Fear is used as a motivational
tool by the government over the masses
Bush Aides ADMIT 'stoking fear' for political gain: Bush adviser
said the president hopes to change the dynamics of the race. The
strategy is aimed at stoking public fears about terrorism, raising new
concerns about Kerry's ability to protect Americans and reinforcing
Bush's image as the steady anti-terrorism candidate, aides said.
The Bush administration periodically put the USA on high alert for
terrorist attacks even though then-Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge
argued there was only flimsy evidence to justify raising the threat
TSA agents save us from a 5 foot 1, 74-year-old Holocaust survivor
grandmother who didn't want to drop her pants in the Palm Beach
GOP Ad These are the stakes
Keith Olbermann: "The Nexus of Politics and Terror."
Cheney warns that if Kerry is elected, the USA will suffer a
GOP convention in a nutshell (quicktime)
Rove: GOP to Use Terror As Campaign Issue in 2006
8.) Religion and Government are Intertwined: Governments in fascist
nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool
to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is
common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the
religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or
Jerry Falwell cleared of charges that he broke federal election law by
urging followers to vote for Bush
NC congressman proposes law making it ok to preach politics from the
Texas Governor Mobilizes Evangelicals
Family research council: Justice Sunday
Thou shalt be like Bush: What makes this recently established, right-
wing Christian college unique are the increasingly close - critics say
alarmingly close - links it has with the Bush administration and the
Park Service Continues to Push Creationist Theory at Grand Canyon and
other nat'l parks
9.) Corporate Power is Protected: The industrial and business
aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the
government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/
government relationship and power elite.
The I.R.S.’s scrutiny of the nation’s biggest companies is at a 20-
A Bush administration plan to crack down on contract fraud has a
multibillion-dollar loophole: The proposal to force companies to
report abuse of taxpayer money will not apply to work overseas,
including projects to secure and rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bush continues to abuse his power and issues a signing statement to
avoid pesky things like a "commission to probe contracting fraud in
Iraq and Afghanistan"
4,000 Mine Safety Violations Ignored On Bush Administration Watch
Bush Reappoints Mine Safety Chief Who Bungled Crandall Canyon
GAO report: The White House “pressured the Environmental Protection
Agency to weaken requirements that companies annually disclose
releases of toxic chemicals
The K Street Project is a project by the Republican party to pressure
Washington lobbying firms to hire Republicans in top positions, and to
reward loyal GOP lobbyists with access to influential officials. It
was launched in 1995, by Republican strategist Grover Norquist and
House majority leader Tom DeLay.
American Conservative Magazine: One U.S. contractor received $2
million in a duffel bag... and a U.S. official was given $7 million in
cash in the waning days of the CPA and told to spend it “before the
Iraqis take over.”
There are 6 Congressional Committees investigating the Oil-for-Food
(UN) scandal, yet not a single Republican Committee Chairman will call
a hearing to investigate the whereabouts of 9 billion dollars missing
Bush money network rooted in Florida, Texas: Since Mr. Bush took
office in 2001, the federal government has awarded more than $3
billion in contracts to the President's elite 2004 Texas fund-raisers,
their businesses, and lobbying clients
10.) Labor Power is Suppressed: Because the organizing power of labor
is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are
either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.
Bush vows to veto anti-terror security bill if it allows airport
screeners to unionize.
Labor Department warns unions against using their money politically
President Bush Attacks Organized Labor: Bush attacked organized
labor Saturday, issuing orders effectively reducing how much money
unions can spend for political activities and opening up government
contracts to non-union bidding.
March 2001: President Bush signed his name to four executive orders on
organized labor last month, including one that cuts the money unions
will have for political campaign spending.
Congress and the Department of Labor are trying to change the rules on
overtime pay, eliminating the 40 hour work week, taking eligibility
for overtime pay away from millions of workers, and replacing time and
a half pay with comp days.
11.) Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts: Fascist nations tend to
promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia.
It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored
or even arrested. Free expression in the arts is openly attacked, and
governments often refuse to fund the arts.
The A to Z guide to political interference in science
Bush's new economic plan cuts funding for arts, education
Artists from all over the world are being refused entry to the US on
A group of more than 60 top U.S. scientists, including 20 Nobel
laureates and several science advisers to past Republican presidents,
on Wednesday accused the Bush administration of manipulating and
censoring science for political purposes
Freedom of Repression: New ruling will allow censorship of campus
12.) Obsession with Crime and Punishment: Under fascist regimes, the
police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people
are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil
liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police
force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations
Citizens who have done no more than criticize the president are being
banned from airline flights, harassed at airports’, strip searched,
roughed up and even imprisoned
The 10 most outrageous civil liberties violations of 2006
The United States has now become the world leader in its rate of
incarceration, locking up its citizens at 5-8 times the rate of other
American Gestapo is here: "There is hereby created and established a
permanent police force, to be known as the 'United States Secret
Service Uniformed Division.'"
America: secret jails, secret courts, secret arrests, and now secret
Snitch-or-Go-to-Jail bill will make pretty much anything short of
reporting on everyone you see for doing just about anything a jailable
offense. With minimum sentences, up to and including life without
The problem with Gonzales is that he has been deeply involved in
developing some of the most sweeping claims of near-dictatorial
presidential power in our nation's history, allowing him to imprison
and even (at least in theory) torture anyone in the world, at any
Police officers don't have to give a reason at the time they arrest
someone, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a ruling that shields officers
from false-arrest lawsuits.
13.) Rampant Cronyism and Corruption: Fascist regimes almost always
are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each
other to government positions and use governmental power and authority
to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in
fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be
appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
Bush Cronyism: Foxes Guarding the henhouse
An illustrated guide to Republican scandals
Who's been indicted, named as a co-conspirator or convicted? The Grand
Ole Docket tracks trial dates, court appearances and sentencing
hearings for players in the current array of national political
The Great List of Scandalized Administration Officials
FEMA official who coordinated the fake news conference resigns, lands
a new gig heading public affairs at the Office of the Director of
Rep. John Doolittle (R-Calif.) was forced to give up his seat on the
powerful committee after the FBI raided his home as part of the
Abramoff scandal. To replace him, the GOP leadership tapped Rep. Ken
Calvert (R-Calif.), who was himself recently named one of Congress’
most corrupt lawmakers.
Making Sense of the Abramoff Scandal
In preparation for upcoming Congressional hearings, Bush
Administration firing federal attorneys and appointing ringers without
Senate confirmation via the patriot act.
If Bush's pick is confirmed, that will mean the five top appointees at
Justice have zero prosecutorial experience among them.
Iran-Contra Felons Get Good Jobs from Bush
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