Is America Becoming Facist?

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  1. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Well-Known Member

  2. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    Almost there. But I think Americans are quite comfortable.
     
  3. Chargette

    Chargette Well-Known Member

    America is now home of the entertained. Education is a joke. What so many fought for so long ago is about to disappear into the night because the young ones take what we have for granted.

    America is becoming the corporate slave class.
     
  4. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    Reactions? This article is four years old..?
     
  5. Androgyny

    Androgyny Well-Known Member

    And America has clearly been fascist for much longer than that! :laugh:
     
  6. Ordep

    Ordep Well-Known Member

    Calling America fascist is a disrespect for those who actually lived in fascist countries... Amnesty International was founded when news got to England that 2 persons went to a public street in Portugal and yelled "Liberty!", afterwards dissapearing from the face of the earth. That is fascism, and we weren't nowhere near one of the worst cases.

    Fascist regimes are almost impossible to implement nowadays, at least in most parts of the world. They rely too much in isolating the population from the reali of the outside world while feeding whatever propaganda serves the leader's interests. Our schoolbooks back in the day were filled with short stories of teachers telling well behaved children how our country was organized and perfect while everyone was a mess and wanted to make us a mess. Its very hard to fool people like this nowadays... airplanes, international media, internet, social networks... we have become a global village, which cannot work with fascism.

    The closest we have nowadays to fascism is of course the communist countries of asian (when it comes to internal politics, fascism and communism work preety much the same) and the arab nations who have their very unique regimes, often dubbed "arab socialism", but true fascism requires ingredients that are simply too hard to impossible to establish in the XXI century.

    Just the fact that you are allowed to protest as much as you want (within the law) and vote for whoever you want nullifies any claim of fascism in any country. The trend of calling people fascists for just the slightest backhandedness these days is getting alittle troubling tbh, is it necessary to draw hitler moustaches on any politicians you dont like? Even for a pay dispute?

    Its healthy to express your discontent with your government policies and how it operates, but its also healthy to not jump right away to extremes...
     
  7. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Well-Known Member

    COINTELPRO and to this day you can find proof that the USA officially has treated activists as domestic terrorists.

    USA officially can declare, without trial, any person, citizen included, a terrorist and put them in gitmo without any oversight and hold them without charges and torture them there.
     
  8. ThornThatNeverHeals

    ThornThatNeverHeals Well-Known Member

    Aye, *MOST* young ones, thank you very much. Its like saying old people smell. most do, not all ;) Nobody likes stereotypes. There ARE the few of us who do value our education, and work for a decent grade. Look in your local newspaper and check out the kids who get 4.0's or 3.8's or between. not many, but there are some. There are the few who hold a job, even being a paper route, work on a ranch, ranch hands arent usually of an older age, grow gardens, fresh produce is nice for the family, and raises their own livestock, look at the kids is FFA and 4H, and at the shows in the fair. MOST young ones are lazy, and take things for granted. There are still a few that Try to hold to their values.

     
  9. jxdama

    jxdama Staff Member Safety & Support

    i think obama is a facist. he is an authoratarian.
     
  10. Pickett

    Pickett Well-Known Member

    The global elite have been plotting America's future for a long time. Dare I say that there is a conspiracy? Of course there is! People are afraid to say "conspiracy" because implanted in our minds by the media are images of people in tin-foil hats and other nutters.

    The truth is that there are conspiracies and all of them involve distorting reality and making money out of others' expense. Remember, don't think for yourself, don't be informed, and don't ask questions or else you will be a crazy conspiracy theorist.

    George Carlin once said that fascism is still alive, and when it sweeps through America it won't be dressed in brown shirts and boots, but in Nike shoes and smiley-face t-shirts. It's something to think about.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPWH5TlbloU <<<American Dream Documentary

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynMTbhxnPOs <<<Ethos Documentary

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfd0_7BcU-0 <<<Bill Hicks - Go Back to Bed America (stand-up)
     
  11. Raven

    Raven Guest

    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
    Thomas Jefferson


    We are not free, that has died when we gave up our liberity to feel safe, it is time for another revolution, the cost of life would be high but we would be free men once again.
     
  12. Pickett

    Pickett Well-Known Member

    Here, here!

    I'm am joining up the 1st Gay Regiment of the Second Confederate States of America!! Pushups, Squats, and Rigorous anal training for all!

    Lol, sorry I've had a few tonight. I can't resist acting out when I'm buzzed and happy. I think I need a spanking. :D

    On a serious note, I have discovered that the Income Tax is actually unconstitutional and therefore illegal. There are no laws requiring you to pay Federal taxes. That's pretty huge. According to documentaries I've watched the funds from income tax only pay a portion of INTEREST on the national debt and not even actual government programs. Interesting.

    Oh well, Uncle Sam has us by the throat. What can we do? People are too worried about losing their tech gadgets. In Revolutionary days in US people were farmers and hunters. Life is relatively easy today but corporate and government authority is overbearing and crushing.

    Too bad I can't live in some Hallmark Love Comes Softly reality, do laundry and cook a turkey when a handsome man brings it to me. I think I just might think about that a while before I go to bed. Dream-time! :hamster:

    Fun fact: The social security cards from 1946 to 1971 said that they would not be used for identification purposes.
     
  13. nolonger

    nolonger Well-Known Member

    where can I sign up? lol :p
     
  14. Random

    Random Well-Known Member

    I don't know but America is definitely becoming more and more authoritarian. Fascist, Communist, Socialist. Whatever. Authoritarians all suck.
     
  15. Raven

    Raven Guest

    I am sure I have a paddle around here somewhere :later:
     
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