Is America Fascist?
Do Americans Trust Their Government?
Before America "Armed Sadam," before the current Iraq situation, America has had an image problem throughout the world.
America has a tarninished image. Not just the Vietnam war, where 2,000,000 North Vietnamese were killed, or its support of Central American right-wing dictatorships who "murdered upwards of 500,000 people," but also American Government ordered "operations," upon American citizens themselves such as ....
Waco, Texas: American Armor
Against American Citizens
1. Many people believe that David Koresh (or the Branch Davidians) were responsible for the deaths of the 74 men, women and children who died in the inferno at Waco on April 19, 1993. This is the story that the FBI put out. It is a lie. The guns they had were legal. The local sheriff investigated and found no basis for complaints against them. These were law-abiding American citizens, even if they thought differently to most other folks. They trusted the U.S. Constitution to ensure their political rights, but they were murdered by agents acting under the authority of the U.S. government. See *Armageddon In Waco or *Waco:A New Revelation
Few Americans realize that on February 28, 1993 when BATF agents in National Guard helicopters zoomed in on the Branch Davidians' church and home, Mount Carmel Center, they did so with guns blazing, like Americans raiding a Vietnamese village in that far off war. ... It is likely FBI agents deliberately sabotaged negotiations with Davidians to prevent their exiting Mount Carmel. Their goal was to destroy the building and its damaging evidence, even if that meant the massacre of dozens of men, women and children, all witnesses to the brutal attack. — Carol Moore:*Overview of Davidian Massacre
The invasion of Iraq has put the possibility of the end to American democracy on the table and has empowered groups on the Right that would acquiesce to and in some cases welcome the suppression of core American freedoms. That would be the titanic irony of course, the mother of them all—that a war initiated under the pretense of spreading democracy would lead to its destruction in one of its very birthplaces. But as historians know, history is full of ironies.
*War to export democracy may wreck our own.
Students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in School on Flag Day in 1899 American Nationalism
The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy. The Pledge of Allegiance was written by Bellamy for a national Columbus Day celebration ceremony, the program of which was published in The Youth's Companion magazine.
It reflected his idea of a united America after the Civil War. At the time the country was still very much divided because of the conflict between North and South. The Pledge reinforced the idea of ONE NATION, something important to many after the Civil War and the attempts of the South to secede. Francis Bellamy was vice president of the Society of Christian Socialists.
This was an organization that promoted the view that society should be organized on the teachings of Jesus Christ and was critical of capitalism and individualism as corrupting forces society.
Francis Bellamy was actually the cousin of another influential Christian Socialist activist of the time, Edward Bellamy. Both Francis and Edward were involved in the Nationalist movement as well. Some 167 Nationalist Clubs sprang up around the United States after Edward Bellamy published his best selling book, "Looking Backward."
Both men were involved in these clubs, though Edward was the better known at the time. Looking Backward was essentially Edward's "answer to" the recently written Communist Manifesto. It was a book that attacked the positions of Communism, declared that any good society had to be founded on God's word, and basically took up some of the positions of the Socialist movement, but from a Christian perspective.
Is America A Fascist Nation?
"American fascism will not be really dangerous until there is a purposeful coalition among the cartelists, the deliberate poisoners of public information, and those who stand for the K.K.K. type of demagoguery. -- Henry Wallace, "The Dangers of American Fascism," The New York Times, Sunday, April 9, 1944
*World Focus:American Fascism
Definitions of Fascism
Fascism a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
American Fascism a. A system of democratic government marked by centralization of authority under a president and congress supported by a majoritarian mass, the creation of a legislated morality, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism.
A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
The supreme god of a fascist, to which his ends are directed, may be money or power; may be a race or a class; may be a military, clique or an economic group; or may be a culture, religion, or a political party.
*American Fascism: The Questions Begin Again
Never do anything
even if the state
Excerpt from: The Saturday Review
April 30, 1955
Other References ....
*The Rise of American Fascism
*American Fascism: Fourteen Theses Nailed to a Blog
*The Rise of American Fascism
*The Rise (and Fall)of American Fascism
*Cry, Baby, Cry...
*Growing Number of US Troops are Refusing to Return to Iraq
*The Intelligence Made Me Do It