Tuesday, 5 September 2006

So, Wait, You're Saying What Now?

I'm a bit flaky as where the link to 14 Points of fascism in Project for the Old American Century came from. It's central idea is pretty simple. In studies of fascist states there are 14 characteristics that are always present. These are, stated briefly:
1) Powerful and continuing nationalism
2) Disdain for the recognition of humanrights
3) Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause
4) Supremacy of the military
5) Rampant sexism
6) Controlled mass media
7) Obsession with national security
8) Religion and government are intertwined
9) Corporate power is protected
10) Labor power is suppressed
11) Disdain for intellectuals and the arts
12) Obsession with crime and punishment
13) Rampant cronyism and corruption
14) Fraudulent elections

I think you can probably see where they are going with this. And they do. With links upon links to support their argument. The fact you can quite easily do the same for the UK is obvious, but a point worth making.

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