Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
and can you tell us why you think this isnt fascism? American government is going to continue to strip Americans out of there civil liberates,
Because no one, through this bill, is being stripped of their civil liberties. And because this bill is explicitly allowed for in the Constitution.
Do you even know what fascism is, or do you simply use it as a catch-all for any government action you don't like?
What is fascism?
Fascism is a form of extreme right-wing ideology that celebrates the nation or the race as an organic community transcending all other loyalties.
It emphasizes a myth of national or racial rebirth after a period of decline or destruction. To this end, fascism calls for a "spiritual revolution"
against signs of moral decay such as individualism and materialism, and seeks to purge "alien" forces and groups that threaten the organic community.
Fascism tends to celebrate masculinity, youth, mystical unity, and the regenerative power of violence. Often, but not always, it promotes racial
superiority doctrines, ethnic persecution, imperialist expansion, and genocide. At the same time, fascists may embrace a form of internationalism
based on either racial or ideological solidarity across national boundaries. Usually fascism espouses open male supremacy, though sometimes it may
also promote female solidarity and new opportunities for women of the privileged nation or race.
Fascism's approach to politics is both populist--in that it seeks to activate "the people" as a whole against perceived oppressors or enemies--and
elitist--in that it treats the people's will as embodied in a select group, or often one supreme leader, from whom authority proceeds downward.
Fascism seeks to organize a cadre-led mass movement in a drive to seize state power. It seeks to forcibly subordinate all spheres of society to its
ideological vision of organic community, usually through a totalitarian state. Both as a movement and a regime, fascism uses mass organizations as a
system of integration and control, and uses organized violence to suppress opposition, although the scale of violence varies widely.
I don't see anything in there about allowing a President to appoint bureaucrats as a defining aspect of fascism.
edit on 11-5-2011 by
WingedBull because: (no reason given)