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  •  The United States is the feeding tube of fascism. (0+ / 0-)

    John Pilger
    Forcing down the Bolivian president's plane was an act of piracy
    4 July 2013

    .....Snowden's revelations are not merely about privacy, nor civil liberty, nor even mass spying. They are about the unmentionable: that the democratic facades of the United States now barely conceal a systematic gangsterism historically identified with if not necessarily the same as fascism. On Tuesday, a US drone killed 16 people  in North Waziristan, "where many of the world's most dangerous militants live", said the few paragraphs I read. That by far the world's most dangerous militants had hurled the drones was not a consideration. President Obama personally sends them every Tuesday.....
    •  Honestly... (0+ / 0-)

      I think your designation does an injustice to those who have suffered under truly fascist governments (like Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan). America has flaws for sure, but I don't think it helps to make these overblown comparisons.

      If we were truly fascist, we wouldn't have regular elections, you wouldn't be able to voice you dissatisfaction without fear of punishment, and an immigrant from Asia like me wouldn't be welcomed with open arms.

      GOP stands for Grand Old Problem.

      by LennyLiberal on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 11:38:04 PM PDT

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