Sunday, January 07, 2007

Heather Wokusch: Bush and the F-word in 2006...

Progressive American writer and author Heather Wokusch is doing a three-part series for on U.S. president Bush and the F-word, starting with this piece, which is also available on the Heather Wokusch website:

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Bush and the F-word in 2006: Police State or Progressivism in 2007?

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power." - attributed to Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." - Hermann Goering, Hitler's propaganda chief

It's not overstating the case to say that 2007 could be make or break for US democracy.

... Read rest of this article here.

2 comment(s):

Heather Wokusch isn't alone in seeing the coming year as a possible turning point for US democracy. There's another good article along those lines here.

By Blogger Bazz, at 7:57 PM  

Thanks for the link!

By Blogger Annamarie, at 2:10 AM  

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