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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Early Signs of FASCISM - A Bush Revue

There are more than enough reasons to introduce articles of impeachment against George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney for high crimes and misdemeanors. Neither of these two men, who were appointed to office by the Supreme Court, is fit to continue to occupy the highest offices of this nation as President and Vice President respectively: for it is from these very positions of trust that they have conducted their global crime spree. Bush and Cheney are jointly responsible for the deaths of close to one million people.

I have posted Laurence W. Britt's list of the fourteen warning signs of fascism several times before. This particular list was adapted with permission by the SCW from Free Inquiry magazine which published the original article by Mr. Britt, "Fascism Anyone?" I 'm posting it as a boost to the Nationwide Impeachment Actions being taken by concerned Americans on Saturday, April 28th, 2007.

Since impeachment is in the air, I decided to adapt Britt's list a wee bit more. Under each of the fourteen listed items you will find descriptions of the special fascist favors that George, Dickie, and their playmates have done for their fellow citizens. Think of their collective behavior as a political song and dance number that has been done on all of us.

~ The Early Warning Signs of FASCISM ~

Powerful And Continuing Nationalism - Americans who ask questions, express opinions that do not agree with those of the presiding regime, and who do not support the illegal, irresponsible, global intentions of the Bush neoconservatives are labeled as traitors. Blinding flags are everywhere.

Disdain For Human Rights - Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Gonzoles resurrect the medieval practice of TORTURE, Abu Ghraib, ghost prisoners in ghost prisons, Bremer issued Order 17 in Iraq immunizing American corporate mercenaries from prosecution, Katrina neglect, continued association with and support (financial and military) of repressive regimes, military and financial support for Israel's illegal land grab and war crimes against the Palestinian people, Darfur, and more...

Identification Of Enemies As A Unifying Cause - Let's see, enemies declared by the Bush Regime.... Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Iraq???, France (remember freedom fries?), Muslims in general, the American middle class, Syria, Iran, Lebanon (because Israel said so), Liberals, Progressives, anti-war activists, and the ever-popular They, Them, and everyone who isn't Us.

Supremacy Of The Military - War for profit, war for oil, war for empire, the doings of Donald Rumsfeld, American tax dollars diverted to finance the corporate Military Industrial Security Complex while citizens go without, the weaponization of space, military recruitment on high school campuses made a condition of school funding, and Blackwater, a pricey, private corporate/religious army eating it's way through tax dollars while operating outside of American and International law.

Rampant Sexism - Rape victims in military harassed, women still not making equal wages for equal work, Christian war against homosexuals, Christians who choose not to have abortions trying to force their chosen view on others, domestic violence...

Controlled Mass Media - Fox News, propaganda, embedded reporters in Iraq, CNN, propaganda, Al Jezeera not available in the States keeping Americans from hearing other points of view, the lies about Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman, propaganda, the American media's collective ass-kissing failure during the Bush neoconservative rush to war in Iraq. * Note - please be sure to catch Bill Moyer's Journal "Buying the War" on PBS.

Obsession With National Security - The primary excuse for the "Shock and Awe" invasion of Iraq and one of the explanations given for sending Blackwater, an expensive contingent of Mercenary killers, into the Katrina dissaster area - they certainly aren't humanitarian aid workers, fixation on the Mexican border, Duncan Hunter's expensive joke of a wall, Guantanamo, stealth kidnappings of foreign nationals, eavesdropping on fellow citizens, Rumsfeld's missile shield, and alas, adieu Habeas Corpus and Geneva Conventions...

Religion And Government Intertwined - Terry Schiavo, Jim Dobson's conference calls with White House, Erik Prince's private army of crusader mercenaries - Blackwater - receiving millions of tax dollars, Separation of Church and State pummeled, faith based charities and institutions receiving federal funds, attempts to force Christian Prayers on children in public schools, Christian prayer meetings in govermental agencies like the Pentagon and the Department of Justice, 50% of military chaplains are Evangelical Christians, and god told President George W. Bush to advance a war of aggression against Iraq.

Corporate Power Protected - No-bid, open ended contracts, Halliburton, Halliburton, Halliburton, Bechtel, KBR, Blackwater, Titan, CACI, and many more members of the Military Industrial Security Complex, Please do not forget the bankers, movers and shakers and neoconservatives who in a frenzy do feed - Bags and Bags of our money went POOF in Baghdad - it is said that the money vanished in a fog of war - must be a rich fog. It is said that we can't recover our stolen funds and that corporate profiteers can't be prosecruted during times of war because it would "endanger the troops!" Hmmmmmm...

Labor Power Supressed - There has been a revival of union busting. American industry has deserted the American people and moved offshore and overseas leaving, in some areas of the country, the military as the ONLY employer available to young people. Labor laws have been changed by steath to favor the profiteers while punishing the worker. Wanted - JOBS!

Distain For Intellectuals & The Arts - Music and Art no longer taught in American public schools - every child left behind, if George W. Bush had consulted Juan Cole, and any one of the many others who are experts on the Middle East - there would be no war, Bush dumped CIA and State Department experts - embraced naive neoconservative ideologues like Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, findings of Iraq Study group rejected - Robert Kagan's surge implemented...

Obsession With Crime & Punishment - Secret prisons in third world countries, Rambo-styled police forces and swat teams trained by Blackwater, swat teams in black, America - the land of prisons, citizens harassed for bumper stickers and tee shirts that denounce Bush, draconian sentences for minor crimes...

Rampant Cronyism & Corruption - Tom DeLay, Randy "Duke" Cunningham, Halliburtion, Jack Abramoff, Karl Rove, L. Paul Bremer III, Donald Rumsfeld, Elliot Abrams, no-bid, open ended contracts, Swift Boater Sam Fox made Ambassador to Belgium, John Bolton made US Ambassador to United Nations, Paul Wolfowitz appointed to head World Bank, KBR, I. "Scooter" Libby and many more...

Fraudulent Elections - Hanging chads - no recount, boxes of votes found in Florida swamps, GORE WON in 2000, Supreme Court oversteps authority and appoints Bush and Cheney to office, Diebold Election Systems, Ohio, Florida, voter intimidation, voters sent to wrong polls, voting machines malfunction, overseas votes not counted, voters given wrong ballots, and on and on.....

- Please take impeachment action this weekend. My family and I are going to lend our bodies to fill in the letters that spell IMPEACH at Torrey Pines State Public Beach in La Jolla, California.
If you are in the San Diego area, see ya Saturday at Beach Impeach.

....Kitchen Window Woman....
.....Resident Scholar, API.....

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13 Comments:

Blogger moderate said...

oh so correct, Lady...good work!

5:06 AM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

These guys are definitely Fascists-but they're too stupid to pull it off.

Hmm..... I feel inspired now to coin a new term...

9:38 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Moderate...
Thanks. It was easy to do because Bush & cronies have been filling in the blanks ever since they were appointed to office.

Jollyroger...
"To stupid to pull it off" - hey, maybe there is hope. Let me know what new term you come up with - you are pretty good at it.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Good post. Lots of scary parallels between where we are now and where Germany was in the 1920s.

Who Hijacked Our Country

5:00 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

The post featuring my newest contribution to the language is up.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Great post! I can't believe that people still follow Bush and his gang of theives.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Tom...
There are many scary parallels between then in Germany and now in the "US of A" but people are beginning to wake up - little by little.

The next big issue and fight is Blackwater. They are trying to put a training base for these heavily armed professional killers here in Calif. Blackwater is a private army and is after contracts to police disaster areas in the US - just like they did in New Orleans for millions.

We're going to a meeting tomorrow night to listen to author Jeremy Scahill who has done an eye-opening book on this army of Christian mercenaries.

Progressive and anti-war bloggers need to help in this fight - Blackwater should be investigated, disbanded, and outlawed. A lawless "Brownshirt-styled" militia paid for with our own money to police us defies the Constitution and threatens every Free America.

Scary, indeed.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Jollyroger...
I enjoyed your latest contribution to the language. The link was also appreciated.

Hey everybody, Visit Jollyroger @ Reconstitution for more on Impeachment.


Ole Blue The Heretic...
Thanks for coming by. People are starting to realize that Bush and Co. "hate our freedom". Their anti-American agenda is a danger to us all and needs to be stopped!

10:58 AM  
Blogger FunkyTown Fighter said...

Bush is nothing more than Adolf REINCARNATED!!! With the mass numbers of people he has killed with Katrina and his "war on terror" he has definately made his "Daddy" proud, the repugnant BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!!

2:31 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

I agree - Now we need to IMPEACH!

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I urge you and your readers to take a few minutes to look at:

http://www.usalone.com/cgi-bin/transparency.cgi?paper=1&qnum=pet45

It's a list of the 25 most recent comments made by real Americans participating in an online poll/letter-writing campaign concerning the impeachment charges recently filed against Vice President Cheney, which are now being evaluated by the House Judiciary Committee. Comments can be sent to elected representatives and local newspapers at your option. The participation page is at:

http://www.usalone.com/cheney_impeachment.php

Since this campaign began, three members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors, in part due to hearing from their constituents. Make your voice heard, and let others know!

1:49 PM  
Anonymous i.m.s. said...

THE RUINED CARCASS

The winter is a-cumin in,
Nor anyone can give it spin
To make it feel it not a cold
Now settles and has taken hold.

The chill of our economy
Is less significant than chill
In public discourse--honesty
Disdained when no one has the will.

So all were too afraid or weak
To take a simple stand before
Detractors, so no one did speak
About the sins of making war.

"And the war came..." So many vultures
Occasion saw for profiteering,
But the ruined carcass was a cultureĀ“s,
A consequence of so much fearing.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Sister Dinah Might said...

Thank You for saying it.

i only found one search result on google for "christian war against homosexuals", and you're the link.

anyone who doesn't believe this, just ask a homosexual, because: it's true.

mWAH
Sister Dinah Might, if You Ask Her Right
The Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence
Tran Francisco, CA

9:17 AM  

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