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DiabloViejo
09-06-2012, 02:29 PM
Right Wing Tea Tards love to claim that Liberals are fascists (and, Communists, and Socialists, and Tree Huggers, and God hating atheists, and on, and on, and on).

Read this and tell me which political ideology more closely matches Dr. Britt's 14 defining traits of fascism.

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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.

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

8. Religion and Government are Intertwined - Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.

9. Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

DiabloViejo
09-06-2012, 03:04 PM
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DiabloViejo
09-06-2012, 04:51 PM
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http://youtu.be/e2KVj2vVxUs

cushioncrawler
09-06-2012, 05:37 PM
15. Trains -- Trains run on time.

16. Jews -- What jews.

17. Nonemployment -- Near zero %.

18. Wealth -- Near zero poor.

19. Happyness -- Yes, koz we remember the bad krappynomix times.

LWW
09-06-2012, 06:31 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/304689_10151035463560885_1575907324_n.jpg </div></div>

That's because the thinking class is embarrassed for you.

hondo
09-06-2012, 07:45 PM
A truly excellent post, Fats. Keep up the strong posts.

hondo
09-06-2012, 07:47 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/304689_10151035463560885_1575907324_n.jpg </div></div>

That's because the thinking class is embarrassed for you. </div></div>

Actually, we of the thinking class feel he is dead on, Larry.

DiabloViejo
09-07-2012, 12:11 AM
What do you know about the thinking class? After all, you are most definitely not a member of said class. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

BTW, since you and Ed love cartoons so much, here is one for and about you:

http://www.brands.hutch.btinternet.co.uk/images/emptyhead.gif

LWW
09-07-2012, 03:51 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What do you know about the thinking class? After all, you are most definitely not a member of said class. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

BTW, since you and Ed love cartoons so much, here is one for and about you:

http://www.brands.hutch.btinternet.co.uk/images/emptyhead.gif </div></div>

How true that cartoon is ... all the attempts to get truth into your empty head have failed.

At least you admit an effort was made.

LWW
09-07-2012, 03:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/304689_10151035463560885_1575907324_n.jpg </div></div>

That's because the thinking class is embarrassed for you. </div></div>

Actually, we of the thinking class feel he is dead on, Larry. </div></div>

Comedy gold that was.

hondo
09-07-2012, 07:10 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/304689_10151035463560885_1575907324_n.jpg </div></div>

That's because the thinking class is embarrassed for you. </div></div>

Actually, we of the thinking class feel he is dead on, Larry. </div></div>

Comedy gold that was. </div></div>

LOL! Said by the same guy who criticised me for stealing Yugo's line a while back.
That was simply precious.

LWW
09-08-2012, 07:22 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/lww/ONLINE%20ARGUMENTS/liberal-logic-101-183.jpg </div></div>

DiabloViejo
09-08-2012, 01:08 PM
National Socialism, AKA Nazism, (German: Nationalsozialismus)is a variant of fascism. The Nazis melded parts of the far-right racist Völkisch German nationalist ideology and the anti-communist Freikorps paramilitary movement (which fought pitched street battles against the communists in post-World War I Germany). The vast majority of historians and scholars have identified Nazism as a far-right ideology.

fas·cism/ˈfaSHizəm/
Noun:

1.) An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.

2.) (in general use) Extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.

When an uneducated right wing dirtbag such as LWW, attempts to equate modern American liberals with WWII era Nazis it is simply a display of that deep, deep, ignorance that is the hallmark of what passes for informed thought in today's American right wing conservative circles. Or more likely, it is the willing and shameless propagation of what they know to be a lie in order to implant negative thoughts in the minds of the brainless, toothless, semi-literate, drones that constitute the base of the GOP today (as personified by the imbecile drone corps that is the Tea Tard movement.

When you hear right wingers hurling things like Nazis, Fascists, Communists, and Socialists at today's American liberals, just remember that most of them don't even know precisely what any of those terms actually mean. Understand that they simply lump all those words together in an effort to sow fear and mistrust.

Fascism is based on pathological nationalism (America is for REAL Americans), racism (White Power), isolationism, political violence (militias), and wars of aggression (Iraq). Ask yourself; which political movement does that sound like? Man, I don't know about you, but it sure as hell doesn’t sound like American liberalism to me!

Communism is when government controls the means of production and dictates what gets produced and in what quantities. Mainstream liberal Democrats do not advocate this.

Socialism (at least the American version) is not necessarily a bad thing. The interstate highway system is an example of SOCIALISM. National monuments and parks are SOCIALISM. The public education system is SOCIALISM. Community colleges are SOCIALISM. The police and fire departments are SOCIALISM. Medicare is SOCIALISM. Social Security is SOCIALISM. Sweet Jesus, the word “social” is right there in the name!!! So how about you right wing retards tell me how many of those SOCIALIST programs you’re willing to do without.

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eg8r
09-08-2012, 03:48 PM
Did diablow hack your account and start posting pics for you? Or are you just trying to include him in the discussions?

eg8r