Category Archives: Powerful Nationalism

Are national symbols around every corner on the street and all over the media? Is our national flag and or its representation becoming more visible in our daily lives? Are laws being passed to protect national symbols? Do these laws violate the Constitution? What other national symbols have you seen lately and is their appearance more frequent? When will we be required to carry a national ID? When will we be required to wear a national symbol or carry a bible to show our allegiance? How far is too far?

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.

 

Imagine – Republicans Force a ‘Strike’ and Take The Entire Federal Government With Them?

It appears to me, that even though the conservatives without conscience (CWCs) cannot support unions, especially public ones, they do support taking union type action – acting in unison as a group, like voting to strike. One difference between Congressional … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-13-2010

  For Newt Gingrich, “Family Values” is Just a Phrase He Likes to Use – According to Newt’s second wife Marianne Gingrich: “He asked me to marry him way too early,” she revealed. “And he wasn’t divorced yet [from his … Continue reading

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Things May Get More Expensive – If the CWCs Get Their Way

In a recent conservative without conscience (CWC) email (You know one of those forwarded emails with mixed font and colors, false comparisons, and statements of problems that don’t exist.), there was a list of situations where one might be asked … Continue reading

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Powerful Nationalism and the Right-wing Authoritarians

One of the categories for this blog is Powerful Nationalism. In a recent Pew Research survey of 1,001 adults, some measures of this powerful nationalism were captured. These metrics confirm what has been posted previously in this blog and add … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3/24/2010

  Republican Representative Thinks You Should Not Have the Right to Vote for Your Senators – Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is calling for a strong re-assertion of state’s rights against Congress — in the form of a Constitutional amendment to … Continue reading

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Richard Bruce – Could He Become America’s Hitler?

If Bruce became President of the United States, what would become of America? Decide for yourself. Bruce on the use of torture for the enemy – “The seeds of Abu Ghraib’s rotten fruit were sown by civilians at the highest … Continue reading

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From The Occupation of Iraq to The Occupation of the US – Is Our Police State Getting Closer?

Don’t be surprised if there is something else to come that would give GWB an opportunity to do what he wants – declare marshall law, suspend the election and deploy the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team to keep us under control.

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The Ultimate Neocon Noble Lie – The Left is The Far Right

Another Neocon Noble Lie: As discussed throughout this blog, the philosophy of the neocons includes preemptive invasions to stop imaginary holocausts, manufacturing external threats (fear mongering about Iraq(?), North Korea(?), Iran(?) etc.) as needed and noble lies. All this to … Continue reading

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Bad Deed for 7-4-2008: Confusing the Public About Patriotism

This Independence Day, the right-wing is manipulating public discourse in order to confuse and conflate patriotism with rabid nationalism. This is not a new phenomenon of course. We have seen such careful linguistic choreography before, when past authoritarian ideologues have … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-15-2008

  Pentagon Propagandist General Calls for US to Sponsor Terrorism Against Iran – Last month on Fox News, Ret. Gen. Thomas McInerney, one of the Pentagon’s propaganda team of military analysts exposed by David Barstow in the NYT, openly called … Continue reading

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Single-Party Systems – Common Goals For Authoritarians and Osama bin Laden

The Republican Plan for Permanent Control of U.S. Karl Rove, the Authoritarian’s Architect, has already brought the authoritarian single-party state to Texas. He has also brought the national Republican Party and its authoritarian membership very close to the same goal. … Continue reading

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230 Years of Fascination with Liberty – Are We About to Lose Her?

American’s have had a fascination with liberty for over 200 years and many of us have expressed how important it is to our way of life and warned us about protecting it: He that would make his own liberty secure … Continue reading

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The WAWG Index

This index attempts to ‘measure’ the extent to which the list of 14 characteristics monitored by this blog apply to the United States over time.   The index will be determined monthly as a percent change from the previous month. … Continue reading

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