Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Naomi Wolf's 10 steps to fascism

In today's UK Guardian, Naomi Wolf shows how we are treading the same footsteps as the fascist states of the last century.

Fascist America in 10 easy steps:
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy

2. Create a gulag

3. Develop a thug caste

4. Set up an internal surveillance system

5. Harass citizens' groups

6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release

7. Target key individuals

8. Control the press

9. Dissent equals treason

10. Suspend the rule of law

Naomi Wolf writes of America. If you're in the UK or Australia, you should take a good look in your own backyard, for you too are treading the same steps.

Beware. Allowing such matters to pass unchecked is how we've arrived at totalitarianism previously. Read the history. Check the comparisons for yourself.
Read William L Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. (Written by an American journalist working in Germany at the time.)

"it's not the lies that count but the muddying"


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