Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Worth considering

David Neiwert (in comments) -
Fascism is a form of totalitarian government whose hallmarks are a leadership that cannot be questioned, aggressive nationalism, racism, close ties to capitalist elites and the absence of legal due process.

The hallmarks of fascist propaganda are half-truths, lies, appeals to patriotism, and verbal bombast and threats that seek to cut off debate and cower opponents. This propaganda counts on the acquiescence of good people in order to succeed.

And, in the local news, property rights advocate William Weismann sentenced to five years in prison for trying to hire hit man to kill his neighbor. "...Scared, confused and pushed to the point of no return, lost in a nightmare...he is not a nasty or violent man."

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