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Originally posted by Elijio
reply to post by deltaboy
Replace Jews with Muslims...
I won't say they are the same(US and Nazi Germany), but there are some similarities imo.
Originally posted by budski
Whilst I understand his reasoning, this seems more than a little harsh.
This is not just a condemnation of the current administration, but is directed at various administrations going back decades and is aimed at the disparity between political foreign policy speeches and the actuality of those foreign policies.
I don't like bush and his cronies, but to compare them to nazi's seems a bit over the top.
However, I would like to read the whole speech before making a proper judgement - I just haven't been able to find it yet.
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Originally posted by ItsHumanNature
I agree with Chomskys' assertion. However, does he think this is breaking news? I have thought for a long time that he is either knowingly or unkowingly being used as a tool. He also said the same thing during the U.S. involvement in southest asia in the 60's .First he pointed out what was really going on which was obvious to many already. After rallying the "radical free thinkers" , what did he suggest everybody do about it?
NOTHING. Just endless discussion and finger pointing, but he advised that no action be taken to remedy the atrocious behaviour of our government.
He simply led the many he brought together who opposed our policies down empty trails until they got tired of following him.
He is doing the same thing today. He points out the obvious, and blows the trumpet.
Originally posted by forestlady
Naomi Wolfe's book, "The End of America" lists 10 points for a fascist govt.:
Bush's fascist America, in 10 easy steps:
(My points are in parenthesis)
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy
(911 - created enmity of Muslims.)
2. Create a gulag
(Halliburton received a $1 billion (I think that's right) contract to
build "detention centers", whatever those are for.)
3. Develop a thug cast
(Police have become thugs, as evidence by all the tasering by police stories, just on ATS alone)
4. Set up an internal surveillance system
5. Harass citizens' groups
(The Quakers and other peace groups have been defined as terrorists and are harassed)
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release
(Guantanamo for one, but there are many other examples)
7. Target key individuals
(no-fly lists, terrorist lists, and laws have been enacted specifically against "eco-terrorists" and animal rights groups; not to mention many peace and anti-war activists have been harassed)
8. Control the press
9. Dissent equals treason
The govt has defined patriotism as someone who never disagrees with their country's policies, no matter what. Anti-dissenter laws have been enacted - one states that political activists, protesters and other dissenters can lose all of their property, money and other assets.
10. Suspend the rule of law
They have, in effect, already done this, simply by making laws that
take away our rights.