Tag Archives: Fear Mongering

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Libertarians are stealthily taking over America.

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

 

Our Empathy and Education Deficits – Nurtured by Right-wing Authoritarians, But Beatable

The two deficits, their causes, and solutions summarized below from writings by former Senator Barack Obama and Professor Henry Giroux, author of many books including Zombie Politics and Casino Capitalism, are much more critical to America’s future than the deficit … Continue reading

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Where are the Authoritarians Taking America – Same Place as Texas, SC, WI?

Will the country default by not raising the debt limit? The consensus, which is growing but does not include the political ‘adolescents’ in the Tea Party, is no, we won’t. It’s too dangerous. The real question is why are we … Continue reading

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Fear Mongering Over Debt and Deficits – It’s Happened Before, Why Then, Why Now?

Why are we, as a nation, no longer expressing concern about the employment deficit? Because the media and the politicians are all fear mongering about deficit spending, the national debt, and terminating state employees and/or their benefits to fix their … Continue reading

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Social Dominance Authoritarians – Rule By Fearful Fantasies

In 2006, John Dean wrote this about neoconservatives in his book Conservatives Without Conscience: Neoconservatives are a relatively small group of social dominance authoritarians, with significant, if not disproportionate, influence. Dean also stated that, “Neoconservatism first surfaced in the public … Continue reading

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Reality and Howard Dean’s Hopeful Optimism

Governor Dean, Your optimism is admirable relative to achieving a compromise between those that have such strong ‘feelings’ over the civic center in NY. However, history shows that right-wing authoritarians (RWA), not just their leaders, don’t compromise. They do not … Continue reading

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Harry’s Hysteria – Going Over to the Dark Side

Senator Reid, Have you been punked by the Republicans – like so many Democrats have been? Their right-wing authoritarian minions have been controlling the media with their week-after-week of fear mongering and Democrats just line up with the hysterical right … Continue reading

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RWA Lies Got Us Into Iraq, Killed ACORN, and Almost Killed Health Care Reform – Guess What’s Next

Fearmongering and Noble Lies are primary tools for the right-wing authoritarians (RWA). Just think back to last year and all the RWA fearmongering and lies about health care and how it barely became law. It wasn’t so much about the … Continue reading

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Do You Still Beat Your Spouse? – Push Polls, Lies, and Fear Mongering by CWCs

You’ve heard the question before – Do you still beat your spouse? – and there is no answer that doesn’t imply a negative. Well, polls being sent out by the ‘leaders’ described in Conservatives Without Conscience (CWC) to their fearful … Continue reading

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Domination and Protecting the Status Quo – Authoritarians Do Whatever it Takes

(Note: Authoritarian is used throughout this blog in the context of a personality type — not in the sense of a figure of authority such as a policeman, boss or Army general.) Back in 2006, John Dean completed Conservatives Without … Continue reading

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Stand-up to the Authoritarian’s Fear Mongering – The House Has!

The House of Representatives has stood up to President Bush’s fear-mongering. The Bush White House tried to bully the House of Representatives on an important bill that affects your privacy. With cries of “soft on terrorism,” they insisted that the … Continue reading

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Terrorist or Fearful Citizen – Who Has The Advantage?

This country has survived times far more difficult than what we’ve suffered in the early years of this new century. Yes, terrorists have killed our citizens in a very dramatic and traumatic manner. However, this new crisis pales compared to … Continue reading

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Terrorist or Thief – Which Should We Fear Most?

Fear mongering, along with “noble lies,” addressed elsewhere in this blog, are major components in the authoritarian’s tyrannical toolbox. Ever since we were attacked in 2001, we have been manipulated with the fear card. Any time the Administration wants us … Continue reading

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Republican Wild Prognostications and Fear Mongering – STOP IT, Just STOP IT!!!

All the Republican presidential candidates and the neocon talking heads are telling us, through the compliant profit-oriented media, how bad things will go in the Middle East if we don’t do what President Bush says. Can they see into the … Continue reading

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