American Fascism

Because without acceptance of reality, there is no hope in dreaming.

Herne Speaks

Writing in the magazine, Free Inquiry, Spring, 2003, social scientist, Dr. Lawrence Britt described fourteen characteristics of fascism. His article was titled, Fascism, anyone?” These characteristics are now quite famous, having been accepted and co-opted by many authors, among them, John Pilger, Paul Craig Roberts, Noam Chomsky, and Naomi Wolf. In her Guardian article, Wolf wrote about ten steps. Dr. Britt studied the regimes of Pinochet, Franco, Mussolini, Suharto, and Hitler. He discovered the following commonalities:

 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.

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…

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