Thursday, October 21, 2004
A: Well my lad a long long time ago in an Empire far far away, in Rome, there was a symbol that people used to denote the power of the state. It was the Fasci. A bundle of sticks strapped around a battle axe. Ironically enough there is a Fasci on the backside of the US Dime. Around the torch of liberty are a bundle of sticks.
Q: Why a bundle of sticks daddy?
A: Well you see the symbol illustrates that a bundle of sticks bound together is much stronger than a single stick.
Q: That doesn't sound bad.
A: Well it isn't bad. The idea anyway. However the symbol on our dime bares little association with what we today call Fascism. Fascism today revolves around the notion that a single party must control the reigns of government.
The must control the media, education, and though allowing capitalism and private property ownership, strictly control who gets to own the means of production by adherence to party doctrine.
Q: You said a mouthful Daddy. How can you tell if you live in a Fascist state?
A: The first sign is single party domination of the national government. A single rigid ideology. Secondly you will observe that rigid ideology taking hold of most media outlets to control the flow of information.
Q: What else?
A: Usually the single party will use fear and scapegoating as a means to scare the population into A) relingishing freedom and B) blaming the problems associated with the coming tyranny on the outcasts.
Q: Who are the outcasts?
A: Well outcasts in a Fascist state are anyone who does not adhere to doctrine. Sometimes labeled terrorists by the state. Others are people who the general population has long distrusted. The NAZI had a whole lot of scapegoats. Socialists, communists, labor organizers, liberals, intellectuals, homosexuals, and of course people who were not "pure" in the eyes of the state; namely the Jews.
Q: Gee dad I was listening to a rightwing radio man say that all the liberals should be put into concentratioin camps until the war on terror is over. I heard that it is okay for the government to cross check the books I take out of our library and read my emial. And that a national TV network is ordering the broadcast of a TV program designed to spread lies and misinformation. I also heard that the president of the Diebold company, the one who makes the electronic voting machines, says he will deliver a victory to the current government. And we are constantly being told that we are in danger.
A: Well my lad if it smells like fascism, and looks like fascism, it probably is fascism.
Q: We would never be NAZI's dad.
A: Of course not my boy. A very smart man, who happened to have fled Germany, named Albert Einstein, said long ago, that if Fascism were ever to come to America it would be called Americanism.
Q: But Dad isn't it okay to love your country?
A: Absolutely. Not only should we love our nation but we should practice that love by making sure we never relingquish our freedom or give in to hatred and fear. You see our freedom, and all that flows from that, is our strength.
Q: What happens to nations who follow a fascist ideology?
A: Well they usually bankrupt themselves by going to war all the time. They become more and more isolated from the world. Finally they either end up being bombed to bits or collapse into revolution and anarchy, or both.
Q: What do we do Daddy?
A: For a start, try not voting for fascists. You see most fascists come to power by way of election, thought usually a corupted one.
Q: Why would anyone want to vote for a dictator?
A: If the fascists have done their job well, then enough people will be too scared to vote for anyone but the fascists. By voting for the fascists, who tend to use force and militarism first, the public is lulled into the wrong belief that they are safe. But as soon as they think that the state instills more fear in them so they are again willing to give up more of their freedom.
Until there is no freedom. And people are scared, not of terrorism, but to speak out against the state. People begin to be arrested for simply carrying a sign in the wrong location. Like the women who were arrested yesterday for wearing a t-shirt that said "protect our liberty".
Would you honestly cast a vote for a man or party that would arrest a woman for wearing t-shirt that sais "protect our liberty"?
Q: That sounds bad dad. What does God say about that?
A: Well Jesus said "There will be many false prophets who come and profess in My name. They will apear as sheep, but are really wolves on the prowel.
You will know them by their deeds."
Sunday, October 10, 2004
"After the renewed refusal of my peace offer, it became clear that this war-against all reasons of common, sense and necessity-must be fought to its end. You know me, my old Party companions: you know I have always been an enemy of half measures or weak decisions. If the Providence has so willed that the people cannot be spared this fight, then I can only be grateful that it entrusted me with the leadership in this historic struggle which, for the next 500 or 1,000 years, will be described as decisive. The people and their soldiers are working and fighting today, not only for the present, but for the coming, nay the most distant, generations. A historical revision on a unique scale has been imposed on us by the Creator."
Well he would be our leader if we happened to find ourselves living in Germany the day Hitler declared war on the USA. To read Hitler is earily similar to reading Bush.
The above paragraph is from Hitlers declaration of war on the US.
Friday, October 08, 2004
Kerry: Proposal...Attack Attack Attack
W: Whinney response...excuses....confusion over no applause
Kerry: Proposal...Attack Attack Attack
W: Whinney response...excuses...unsubstantiated rumor...confusion over no applause
Kerry: Bemused smack-down of unsubstantiated rumor...Proposal...Attack Attack Attack
W: Gumbling bewilderment over why his lies are not working...excuses....half truths
Kerry: Bemused smack-down of W's bewilderment...Attack Attack Attack
and so on...
Patton would be a Kerry supporter. Kerry is on the money now. Attack!
My advice to Kerry from now on-
"I do not want to get any communications saying we are holding our position. Let Bush do that. We are advancing constantly. The only thing we are going to hold onto is the enemy. We're going to hold onto him by the nose, and were going to kick him in the ass. We're going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we're goning to go through him like crap through "
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
As we all know there is a built in delay in audio and video so that producers can remove unwanted stuff that may prove problematic for the sensor.........
Moderator: I would like to welcome you to this, the one and only, debate between the Vice Presidential Candidates. On my left is Vice President Dick Cheny and to my right Senator John Edwards. The first question goes to you Mr. Cheny...
Cheny: Thats "Mr. Vice President" to you ...fucker.
Edwards: It's kinda clear why we use the term "vice" in his title..huh..
Cheny: Fuck off.
Moderator: Well lets begin...
Edwards interupts: So how was it in the scene where Luke finally takes your mask off?
Cheny: fuck a broom stick you cracker
Edwards: There you go again insulting me. But Darth...I mean Dick...I am from South Carolina not Georgia.
Cheny; Fuck off
Moderator: This is getting a little rediculous.(begings to choke)
Cheny: I find you lack of patience disturbing
Edwards: Cheny release him
Cheny: As you wish
Moderator: falls to the floor gasping
Edwards stands and from within his quintessential dark blue politicians suit he draws his light saber
Cheny adjusts his pacemaker for active duty increasing his breathing.
Chenny: You've learned much young one..but you are not a Vice President yet.
Edwards: Your right and I'm full of surprises. So explain why your administration has cut funding to the Litoral services while expanding research into force projection battle systems akin to those underconsideration during the cold war. The diachotomy of reduction in coastal protection, and rapid response, while relying on an outdated gross force projection scheme seems at odds with most force commanders. what do you say to that?
Cheny : Fuck off
Edwards: How can you claim to critisize Kerry for cutting weapons systems when you advocated cutting the exact same systems?
Cheny: Go fuck yourself
Edwards: The administrations blind adherence to a weak dollar policy, lack of concern with outsourcing, and seeming cavelier attitude toward debt expansion seems completely incoherrent.
Cheny: Look I, and much of America, are sick and tired of using the F word all the time so why don't you just shut up and let us do whatever the Fuck we want?
Edwards: Because your a big fat scumbag whose gonna get the wedgy of his life as soon as this debate is over.
Cheny: Well now son you show your ignorance again. You can't wedgy a man who is not wearing any underwear.
Edwards: Did you help your wife write the lesbian porno novel?
Cheny: Who says "she" wrote it?
Edwards: You mean.....
Cheny: No one ever told you who really wrote that novel.
Edwards: They told me enough. They told be Lynn wrote it.
Cheny: No, I am the author of the lesbian porno novel.
Edwards: No. Thats not ture...thats impossible.
Moderator: (takes pistol and kills himself while the entire nation ignores him)