In Retrospect: Who is Really Un-American??

Crossposted from Hillbilly Report.

You know, one thing I get so sick of hearing from all the right-wing loons is how Progressives like myself and many of you are un-American. We have our patriotism questioned on a daily basis. Right-Wing idiots on the radio rail about how we do not believe in the Constitution and the values this country was founded on. Well, details that have emerged in the last couple of days show that the Bush Administration and their shameless enablers in the Republican Party and the former Republican Congress are the ones who really do not believe in the Constitution, or the freedoms granted by it.

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The Republican Model for Labor in America

No matter what your opinion on the auto bailout, one lasting image of that fight was Mitch McConnell, and his fellow facist neo-con flock "informing" Americans how we are too fat and sassy because we strive to create, and sustain a viable middle-class. Yes, the same group that supports bailing out the bankers, and for outrageous CEO pay that milks the very companies they run were telling us that the real problem were the greedy American workers, who god forbid want fair wages and some kind of benefits for their efforts.

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Final History Lesson: If Cheney-Specter bill passes + Current Events

Why would you suppose O'Reilly stated if he was in charge, he'd run the country like Saddam ran it & Anne Coulter reframes the words of Hans Oberlindober From his 1937, "The Decent Jew?" Also, why would both parties be blaming the other of facism if it weren't a distinct possibility? I heard well-reknown psychologists say the conditions were brewing for fascism in America nearly 2 decades ago. That's O.K., because nobody ever listens to the scientists until it's too late. Ask all the children whose parents died in Katrina, were detained as insurgents, or are still alive what they think about this 20 tears from now. For the record, I'm not a conspiracy theorist. But I am a realist who does not have my head in the sand when it comes to American history. Present: Read Now!

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The Defining Characteristics of Facism

This is probably old news on the blogosphere, but I thought it was worth repeating.  After all, they do seem eerily familiar...

(cross-posted from the Stonewall Democrats NYC blog)

Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each.

Read the list here

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