Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Naomi Wolf: Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

Naomi Wolf outlines 10 steps to fascism; a "blueprint" for installing a fascist state: Naomi Wolf: Fascist America, in 10 easy steps. Here's from #9:
9. Dissent equals treason

Cast dissent as "treason" and criticism as "espionage'. Every closing society does this, just as it elaborates laws that increasingly criminalise certain kinds of speech and expand the definition of "spy" and "traitor". When Bill Keller, the publisher of the New York Times, ran the Lichtblau/Risen stories, Bush called the Times' leaking of classified information "disgraceful", while Republicans in Congress called for Keller to be charged with treason, and rightwing commentators and news outlets kept up the "treason" drumbeat. Some commentators, as Conason noted, reminded readers smugly that one penalty for violating the Espionage Act is execution.

link: http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/fascism_fascist_america_in_10_easy_steps.htm

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