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How To Recognize Fascism

 

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The American Progressive Party linked to an illuminating article outlining the 14 Points of Fascism .

NOTE: The above 14 Points was written in 2004 by Dr. Laurence Britt, a political scientist. Dr. Britt studied the fascist regimes of: Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile).

To summarize, they are:

1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism
2. Disdain for the importance of human rights
3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause
4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism
5. Rampant sexism
6. A controlled mass media
7. Obsession with national security
8. Religion and ruling elite tied together
9. Power of corporations protected
10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated
11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts
12. Obsession with crime and punishment
13. Rampant cronyism and corruption
14. Fraudulent elections

Read the article and see if the similarities with the current political movement on the right are superficial or go to its heart.

Update: A YouTube reminder of who we are talking about:

-Chris

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September 22, 2010 - Posted by | Democrats, Fox News, Politics, Religion, Republicans | , , , , , , ,

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