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Originally posted by specialasianX
Correct me if i'm wrong but isnt the USA in debt by lots (i know most countries are) couldnt it use some of this on repaying that debt... or maybe it figures its so powerful it wont have to eventually...
some of the military spend could be used to improving the education system... now you cant tell me that its good enough with all these uneducated americans running around in their 'hoods' bustin caps and what not...
or maybe use some cash in improving the lives of the povert striken or investing into medical science or the space program or something else that doesnt involve killing thousands of innocent people each year and provoking a response through terror attacks...
Yes, I do see many of the similarities, probably all of them would apply. American government is at the forefront of the global fascist state, and any type of regime that stands in its way get wiped out, those that don't fit the "democracy" status.
Originally posted by PuPP
Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes.
Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each:
Anyone see "any" of these traits in America today?
Originally posted by Illmatic67
When I read this I knew there'd be an idiot to paste all of the content again and give a little rebuttal.
Congratulations nonamehere, your the idiot.
No country in the world is powerfull ,
Originally posted by specialasianX
I'd have to say your right... the US is 100% corrupt and i dont hold it against you regular citizens over there... i hold it against the administration (not just bush, all of them) your 'land of the free' slogan is just face value... but because your country is the most powerful no-one can do # about it
I am saying that military are useless.
Originally posted by HardToGet
I am at a complete loss here. What you are trying to tell us with your post?
What are terrorists supposed to defend with a WMD
You´re right. Countries aren´t powerful. The men in power are... Ironically, men in power does not always equal heads of state.
Originally posted by namehere
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
What powerful or culture rich country doesnt do this? this is no sign of fascism
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights -
this has no basis on facts and generalises the whole country based on a few unconnected events.
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause -
again this is a generalisation of everyone based on the actions of a few and anyways how is a war on terrorists not their fault? trying to justify terrorism here? i mean hello it is wrong no matter whos at fault.
4. Supremacy of the Military -
oh yea 3 percent of the budget is a disproportionate amount of funding alright and where is the military glamorized by the government? you want to control what people think now? its not one groups choice what people want to glamorize or not.
5. Rampant Sexism -
lol oh please this is human nature how society is, and how is wanting to keep traditional ways a bad thing? anyways abortion is more common in a fascist state than a free nation, abortion is not right in any society, homosexuals arent suppressed at all except by some people(not the govt) also i dont see the government representing itself as a guardian of anything so i dont see where anyone gets that
6. Controlled Mass Media -
guess all of europe is fascist too, more media companies there are state owned than in the US and canada
7. Obsession with National Security -
this is just assumption by mainly a paranoid few
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined -
lol ok if you say so, i dont see this often at all
9. Corporate Power is Protected -
no this just shows corruption and greed- human nature
10. Labor Power is Suppressed -
riight, this is just bs with no facts suggesting such is true
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts -
lol ok thats just funny, what hostility can you point out? only isolated incidences that arent related
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment -
lol no, liberals prefer to do anything they please and dont like rules and cry foul if they disagree
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption -
this occurs in every government free or not
14. Fraudulent Elections -
this is just ignorance of the election process and being sore losers
Originally posted by Mr_Peel
The proper debate is whether those 14 characteristics are exclusive to Fascist states. Could one not see much of the same in the majority of the world's countries?