ghostsoldier, I do not think you are attacking me personally. Although I do not share all of your beliefs I like the fact that you are able to debate
a subject without going into a rant making the debate turn into a shouting match.
a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition
through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
b. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
· Oppressive, dictatorial control.
a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)
I have seen movement towards consolidation of power in Washington. Placing the intelligence agencies under the command of 1 person that reports
directly to the white house coupled with the patriot act makes me more than a bit nervous. The fight over judges is geared towards gaining power over
the judicial system.
A momentous battle for both parties and the country has just begun
THIS week the Senate embarked on an epic struggle over the appointment of George Bush's nominees to the federal bench. The struggle will determine
not only Mr Bush's ability to reshape the judiciary along more conservative lines, but also the balance of power in Washington, DC, between the
Republicans and Democrats and, just possibly, the future of such controversial issues as abortion and the role of religion in public life.
What about the thousands of mothers who are forced to have babies they are not going to look after, because the government wont allow abortion
Abortion is legal in the United states.
What about the terrorist groups the US government has done nothing about... KKK, CANF, etc etc
The government has done alot to crack down on hate groups such as the KKK. Where I am from there are more protesters at a KKK demonstration than
actual KKK members.
As for the UN, the US went AGAINST what the majority of the world said... They went gung-ho into a situation they'd been planning for years - its all
about hegemony over the worlds resources...
Well this may be true but it is also true that Russia, China and France voted no was due to the fact that they had oil contracts and were also making
money from the oil for food scandal. The more powerful countries of the history have always thrown there military muscle around to get resources for
there own countrymen. The early history of America is a prime example.
I would have to agree that the US is economically taking over vast areas of the world’s economies. The free trade laws are designed for American
companies to be able to take advantage of nations with smaller and poorer economies. My opinion is that it hurts us citizens as well as the citizens
of other countries. The big winners are the large corporations. However that is entirely different than controlling by military force.
Racism, sexism and homophobia are all tools that Capitalists use to exploit the working class, the more segregation their is, the more in-fighting
there is - the less people can see the bigger picture...
I agree with you’re statement mentioned above but these are the same tactics that most governments use. Part of the reason that 9-11 happened is
that the government of Saudi Arabia promoted hate of America so that its citizens would not turn there rage towards them due to there poor living
conditions while the Government (ruling class) live in extreme luxury at the expense of its own citizens.
com·mu·nism P Pronunciation Key (k m y -n z m)
1. A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of
a. A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make
progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.
b. The Marxist-Leninist version of Communist doctrine that advocates the overthrow of capitalism by the revolution of the proletariat.
The problems that I see with communism are the potential for some individual to take complete control of the country and its citizens. Another problem
is that there is no incentive to invent which creates jobs and wealth. Advances for the human race have come through inventions. Taking away the
potential to become wealthy diminishes inventions and thus advancement of the human race. The want of wealth is what gives America its prosperity. The
want of wealth does cause problems but so far it has benefited the majority of Americans and to some extent large portions of the globe.
Between 1933 and 1945, Germany's National Socialist (Nazi) government under Adolf Hitler used its monopoly of authority to attempt to rid German
territory of people who did not fit its vision of a "master Aryan race." Foremost among the so–called racial enemies, according to the Nazis'
antisemitic ideology, were the Jews. When Germany's pursuit of "living space" led to World War II and the conquest of much of Europe, the Nazis
undertook the systematic murder of every Jew in Europe.
Many other groups were targets of persecution and even murder under the Nazis’ ideology, including Germans with mental and physical disabilities,
homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Roma ("Gypsies"), Poles, and Soviet prisoners of war. Millions perished in this state–sponsored
"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 danger." - Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg Trials
Although I do not all together think you are correct in that America is going down the same path as Germany during the 1930's I have seen some
similarities that warrant my further attention. I have a gun that my Grandfather used to kill Germans during the 30's before he was able to escape
with some of his immediate family and move to America. He then worked for the US government on designing and building military weaponry wich was later
used to defeat Germany.
Here is an article titled Is India going the way of 1930s Germany?
that might help provide some
info for this discussion. Others countries have been acussed of going down the same road as Germany other than America.