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  •  This reminds me of the Soviet Union (3+ / 0-)
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    killjoy, Sue B, billmosby

    There was a parallel system of commissars who were purely political but could stick their face into technical specialists' business.

    The US becomes more totalitarian every day.

    •  American Capital C Conservatism (2+ / 0-)
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      Alexandre, Odysseus

      started to absorb and overtly use Soviet Communist ideas and strategies in the 1990s and early 2000s.   David Brock wrote a book or two about this happening in the realm of American political propaganda.  9/11 famously extended this to 'national security'.   That's roughly when my sister's immigree Russian firends told her "you know, we thought we were leaving this sh-t behind by coming to the U.S.  But here it is again!"

      We may be in period of perestroika with Obama now, but it's not enough.    

      •  Yes, and Bush's speech to the 2 houses of Congress (1+ / 0-)
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        killjoy

        after 9/11 was like a parody of Hitler's speeches. (I couldn't take it any other way, on account of his not being a legitimate president because of the stolen election.)

        But I must admit that even I, seeing Obama as an utterly corporate candidate, thought that this global war on terror shit would end with Bush's presidency.

    •  We need to use the term "totalitarian" (0+ / 0-)

      when referring to these laws. The state coming into our bodies qualifies.

    •  One of them was running the Chernobyl (0+ / 0-)

      tests that blew it up, if the reports I read early on were accurate. Not a commissar, actually, but someone outside the normal plant management chain in some way who had the power to force deviation from sane operating practice for that type of reactor.

      Moderation in most things.

      by billmosby on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 02:34:09 PM PDT

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