Monthly Archives: December 2008

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.

 

I feel just like Alan Greenspan . . .

“Those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholders’ equity, myself included, are in a state of shocked disbelief,” Alan Greenspan testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the wake … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12/10/2008

U.S. Car Makers Fail to Place a Single Car on the Top Ten Fuel Efficient Sedans List – Here are the top ten fuel-efficient sedans and their mileages (city/hwy): Toyota Prius — 48/45 Honda Civic Hybrid — 40/45 Nissan Altima … Continue reading

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Two Worldviews – A History, Two Ideal Family Models and The Role of Empathy

In my article on November 12, 2008, I discussed the need to build a progressive empathetic foundation to at least match if not surpass the well developed and obesely funded conservative single-party foundation that brought us torture, preemptive war and … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12/9/2008

  Illinois Governor Caught on FBI Wiretap Trying to Sell Obama Senate Seat – Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was unexpectedly taken into federal custody Tuesday morning on corruption charges related to his appointment of President-elect Barack Obama’s replacement in … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12/8/2008

TX SD 17: Joan Huffman Thinks Schools Have All The Money They Need – Joan Hoffman, who is running against Chris Bell in the runoff for the open seat in Senate District 17, doesn’t seem to have a clue about … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12/5/2008

  Reverend Rick Warren Says U.S. Should Overthrow Evil Governments Like Iran – Last night, on Fox News, Sean Hannity insisted that United States needs to “take out” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Warren said he agreed. Hannity asked, “Am I … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-4-2008

United States, China, India, Israel, Pakistan, and Russia Refuse to Sign Cluster Bomb Ban – Some 100 nations began putting their names Wednesday to a landmark treaty banning cluster bombs. Dropped from warplanes or fired from artillery guns, cluster bombs … Continue reading

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