The following is a lengthy essay mulling over the definition and meaning of fascism, and where it may fit within American society and politics today. It's an interesting read, with many good links. Check it out:
If we think that we can only identify the rise of fascism by the arrival of its mature form -- the goosestepping brownshirts, the full-fledged use of violence and intimidation tactics, the mass rallies -- then it will be far too late.
I've got to quit coming here right before I try to go to sleep, too much fuel for nightmares!
Thanks for posting this link Marlena, I've got thru the 1st 2 sections. I have been thinking alot about "newspeak." The whole "Fair & Balanced" lawsuit brougt it vividly to mind.
Re: Rush Limbaugh, I am a big football fan (prolly not too many here, but...) & this year they have him on ESPN as a commentator & the sound of his voice makes me absolutely ill, even when he's talking about sports not politics. I had to click channels!
I'll be more motivated to keep reading if there's a discussion here, anybody else?
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