Tag Archives: Noble Lie

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.

 

Contested Concepts – The “O” Word

The following quote is from a blog posting by Marc Farinella : “Two final points from Lakoff; here’s the first: Don’t be fooled by contested concepts,which are abstract ideals such as fairness, justice, caring, equality, and liberty that appear to … Continue reading

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Destroying America’s Soul – The Devil’s Budget

In his latest article, George Lakoff discusses how The Devils Budget proposed by the opponents to President Obama will eventually destroy the soul of our democracy by defunding all of its Public infrastructure: public protection, public empowerment, public education, public … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The Changing Nature of Right-wing Authoritarian Lies – Then and Now

One of the tools used by the right-wing authoritarian (RWA) or “Conservatives Without Conscience” (CWC) leaders (Rep. Senators, Dick Arm…, Rush Lim…, Glenn Be.., Bill O’…, Newt Ging…, Michele Bach…, Sharron Ang…, Ann Coul…,) is the Noble Lie. These lies … 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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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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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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The Authoritarian’s Media Machine – FOX News

Despite repeated denials by Senator Obama and his campaign team, the misinformation from Fox “Noise” still gets around. Sean Hannity made two attempts in January and February to link Obama with the statements by others (Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright) which … Continue reading

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Neocon Noble Lies – 2 Years Worth Now Documented For All to See

From a 2005 article in Looking Glass News by John Walsh, here are some excerpts on Noble Lies as a primary tool of the neocons: All governments lie as I. F. Stone famously observed, but some governments lie more than … Continue reading

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John Bolton – Another Wrongheaded Neocon

I have written about many of the prominent neocons that are influencing the direction of this country. There is Eliot Cohen who joined Condolezza Rice as her council while she is trying to play the role of diplomat in the … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil and The Neocons – $10,000 Bribes To Dispute Global Warming

As I have written in previous postings, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has helped Bush II with his latest plan for the conflict in Iraq, want’s to minimize and control our liberties, and represents the authoritarian leadership of the extreme … 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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