Monthly Archives: September 2006

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Fascism in America

Since the 1971 Powell Memo, America has moved closer and closer to Fascism.

 

November 2006 – We Have Some Serious Choices to Make!   

We must chose … Between being feared as a warmonger nation and condemned around the world or regaining the respect of at least our allies. Between fighting the terrorist threat endlessly or winning it through an international law enforcement program and … Continue reading

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Gasoline Prices – Now With Prices and Emotions Falling, A Little Perspective

According to the Energy Information Agency (EIA) of the U. S. government, “In 2005 the price of crude oil averaged $50.23 per barrel, and crude oil accounted for about 53 percent of the cost of a gallon of regular grade … Continue reading

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September 2006, WAWG Index – Up A Suprising 195%

In this twelfth survey of the web, The WAWG Index category group average was up by 194.7 percent from August 2006. Of the fourteen categories tracked, 2 were down slightly, 12 were up quite a bit, and 0 were unchanged. … Continue reading

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War(?) On Terror – No, Only An Excuse to Break the Law and Lower Our High Standards

Many insist on calling our efforts to fight a relatively small group of individuals a war. I think this national endeavor is giving the terrorists far too much credit and we are only empowering them to have more control over … Continue reading

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Keeping Fear of Terrorism in Perspective – And Putting Reasoning Back Into Our Decision Making Processes

Are you tired of being scared? Maybe a little perspective would help? Do you fear dying from heart disease?  700,142  Americans were kill by it in 2001. Do you fear dying from cancer?   553,768  Americans were kill by it … Continue reading

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Government by the Party, for the Party, and of the Party – Part 1a, The House that Newt Built

As I said in Failed Single Party Nations of the Past – Where Are We Going Now?, “Nations run by a single party (political, army or dictatorship) tend to become intensely nationalistic, racist, militaristic and imperialistic. They are supported by … Continue reading

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Government by the Party, for the Party, and of the Party – Part 1b, The Double High House of Delay

Twenty years after the Republican take over of the House, it was time for Gingrich to leave and let the next aggressive authoritarian take over and continue the transformation of the House to support a single party system. According to … Continue reading

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Government by the Party, for the Party, and of the Party – Part 2, The Frist Mini-House Senate

According to John Dean, the Senate “is not yet an authoritarian body,” however, “This is not to say there is no authoritarianism in the Senate.” The Republicans are anxious “to extend their power in the Senate in a fashion similar … Continue reading

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Government by the Party, for the Party, and of the Party – Part 3, The Cheney Executive Branch

In this fourth in a series of four, I start with a few quotes from John Dean about Dick Cheney, which John backs up with other details in his book, Conservatives without Conscience: Cheney is an authoritarian dominator. Dick Cheney … Continue reading

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