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View Diary: Chris Hedges NPR Interview: On The Right Wing "Proto-Fascist Movement" in The U.S. (232 comments)

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  •  Well, like I said, I think the primary reason (4+ / 0-)

    this is on the rec list now, based on some of who are rec'ing, is the mentioning of the "right wing" militias, tea partiers, haters of Muslims, etc.  It takes the onus off the so called progressive democrats and places it on the other side, feeding the system put in place by the oligarchy.  Understand the true nature of what we face, people see it differently and your title feeds the beast for this site. Talk about believing in magic and Jesus.  

    "I'm an antiwar propagandist as accused by democrats. Not even republicans have called me that."

    by BigAlinWashSt on Thu May 16, 2013 at 11:25:09 AM PDT

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    •  It is a mistake to underestimate (8+ / 0-)

      the power of fascist ideology. All the points you make about the strategy of divide and conquer were equally true in the 1930's. This didn't stop millions from becoming ardent believers in the "gospel" preached by Hitler, Mussolini and others.

      The fascist impulse is a material, autonomous force in human history. The rich and powerful will attempt to use it for their own purposes but we shouldn't fool ourselves into believing that it has no appeal independent of their sponsorship.

      Nothing human is alien to me.

      by WB Reeves on Thu May 16, 2013 at 12:24:46 PM PDT

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      •  People will follow whatever, that's been proven (3+ / 0-)
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        time and again.  They'll follow a black President while he cuts social security and food stamps and expands the Imperialist military machine.  The propaganda paints the picture and divides the people, it's meant to be that way.  I'm not afraid of my neighbor, I'm afraid of those controlling our government.
        But I know we disagree on that.

        "I'm an antiwar propagandist as accused by democrats. Not even republicans have called me that."

        by BigAlinWashSt on Thu May 16, 2013 at 12:32:46 PM PDT

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