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14 Defining characteristics of Facism

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posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 12:36 PM
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1. 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.

2. 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 cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

8. Religion and Government are Intertwined - Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed
to the government's policies or actions.

9. Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

www.rense.com...

Doesn't this sound like America? Please read signature line...




posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by Colonel

5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

Doesn't this sound like America?


This one is so RAMPANT people don't even notice it anymore. Rush made his CAREER off "HITLERY" bashing, and calling Chelsea the "pet dog" of the White House.

Now the likes of this clown www.mancow.com... are considered legitimate political pundits and daily contributors to Fox News.

Sorry if this offends anyone, but I can't BELIEVE this is the main page of a Fox entity associated with political news...

Conservatives will tell you I'm a FemiNazi for finding this inappropriate. Who's the Nazi?



[Edited on 8-1-2004 by RANT]



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 12:52 PM
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I had to run over that real quick since I'm at work. Rant, you're right. We live in a facist country.



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 12:53 PM
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"Zeke Hial! Mien Fuhror!"


*goose-steps to the voting booth*



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 01:00 PM
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Sorry Colonel. I could take it down or you could. I know it's innapropriate though. That's the point!

I mean it's the front page of a website advertised on Fox and Friends every morning by MANCOW though. Kids listen to this guy say "DUMMYCRAPS" on a supposedly legitimate news source. Are taught THAT's Fair & Balanced...then go to his site and learn how women should be treated. Total homophobe too.

And inside the site it gets worse. He has whole soft porn sections to support a RADIO show! I've got no problem with shock jocks... but on FOX NEWS this is MAINSTREAM!!!

It's a total Archie Bunker backlash.



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 01:04 PM
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This is Fox News for ya, a total farce. I stopped watching Fox years ago. Liars all. They are no more legitimate than Strom Thurmond's secret black baby.

[Edited on 8-1-2004 by Colonel]



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 01:24 PM
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....that America is turning into a Fascist State for over TWO YEARS NOW



Damn, I might have to make that my avatar!



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 01:30 PM
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or



or




Mussolini is the fave so far!



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 01:34 PM
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I like the very first one.



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 01:36 PM
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I've thought for years america was in a pre-facist state, since Bush has been in it seems they've started taking those few final steps.
I like the Peter Sellers one btw Bout Time, but the Mussolini probably suits you more!



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 01:48 PM
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11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

Lynn Cheney's Blacklist. I almost forgot about this one.



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 01:54 PM
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Disdain for intellectuals.

Listen to the twang as they say Doctor Dean.

And add ELITE to all things liberal. The Ivory tower war on the simple man, the common man, the righteous man... with only one blue jean clad cowboy that can save them:

Bush "He's one of US"

Note: The above statement is true only 2% of the time.

[Edited on 8-1-2004 by RANT]



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 01:55 PM
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Hey Colonel , if you remove " communists " from your list, you'll have the perfect communist state.



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 03:06 PM
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I just notice the intro pics of the Conservative Brain Trust website I posted: www.mancow.com...

...Rotate. Now it's naked chicks stamped: GRADE A CRUDE!!!

Noooooooo conservative's aren't sexist.



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 03:26 PM
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& stick with my first sports hero a while longer!
Kegs, Dr. strangelove is yours for the taking!



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
"Zeke Hial! Mien Fuhror!"


*goose-steps to the voting booth*




if your going to insult the "repugnat" and say something in german do it right and please look it up first.

to a german that would sound like nails on a chalk board.

its "Zieg heil! Mein Fuhur!"



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by Originally posted by KrazyIvan
its "Zieg heil! Mein Fuhur!"

Actually, it's "Sieg Heil mein Fhrer!".

[Edited on 8-1-2004 by Paradigm]



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 08:07 PM
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Originally posted by Paradigm

Originally posted by Originally posted by KrazyIvan
its "Zieg heil! Mein Fuhur!"

Actually, it's "Sieg Heil mein Fhrer!".

[Edited on 8-1-2004 by Paradigm]



are you sure its an s?

if it is, touche!



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 08:14 PM
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Originally posted by Paradigm

Originally posted by Originally posted by KrazyIvan
its "Zieg heil! Mein Fuhur!"

Actually, it's "Sieg Heil mein Fhrer!".

[Edited on 8-1-2004 by Paradigm]


hmm i did babel translation and i got

victory welfare my leader



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by f16falcon

Originally posted by Paradigm

Originally posted by Originally posted by KrazyIvan
its "Zieg heil! Mein Fuhur!"

Actually, it's "Sieg Heil mein Fhrer!".

[Edited on 8-1-2004 by Paradigm]


hmm i did babel translation and i got

victory welfare my leader



dont use bable. i talked to my german teacher and he said its not a good translator



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