31 March 2009

Seems Like A Million Years Ago

That people were calling George Bush a Fascist.

I have a dictionary that defines Fascism as: A system of government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression of the opposition (unions, other, especially leftist, parties, minority groups, etc.), the retention of private ownership of the means of production under centralized government control, belligerent nationalism and racism, glorification of war, etc.

Bush:
A system of government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship -- No.
Forcible suppression of the opposition -- No.
The retention of private ownership of the means of production under centralized government control. -- No.
Belligerent nationalism and racism -- No.
Glorification of war -- Maybe.

Obama, so far:
A system of government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship -- No, but the large majority and unwillingness to work with the Republicans makes it seem like it sometimes.
Forcible suppression of the opposition -- Yes, look what happened to the press in Missouri and Joe the Plumber. Here the media "watchdogs" are literally watching, and not reporting. I expect that to end, though, when they realize that their freedoms are being taken too.
The retention of private ownership of the means of production under centralized government control. -- Yes, dictating terms to AIG post facto and forcing the resignation of Rick Wagner while taking over GM's warranty obligations.
Belligerent nationalism and racism -- No.
Glorification of war -- Definitely not.

Kids, Obama is definitely more of a Fascist than Bush was. It also nicely illustrates that Fascism is not a right wing ideology. It's left.

Plus comments...

31st-Mar-2009 05:10 pm (local)



anglave

I'm confused.

What has Obama or his government or party got to do with Joe the Plumber?

Didn't that man become famous overnight, ride John McCain's campaign bus, speak at McCain rallies, and travel the world as a flash-in-the-pan celebrity commentator because McCain dropped his name 37 times in a nationally televised Presidential debate?

I suppose you could make the case that all this happened because he asked Obama a question. Apparently a hypothetical question. Regarding Obama's policies on businesses and taxation. A question posed to make Obama's plan look worse for Joe than McCains, though in all reality it quite probably wasn't.

I don't remember the actual "question and answer" incident all that well, I seem to recall thinking Obama could have been smoother in his answer. But basically what happened was that Joe asked him a question and he answered it, while on the campaign trail, right?

But that's beside the point. The overnight fame (and accompanying tough questions about his validity and veracity) count as "forcible suppression"?

31st-Mar-2009 05:47 pm (local)



mcthag

We are not so far along that the attempt to forcibly suppress him succeeded. BUT THEY FUCKING TRIED! Which is actually a lot more important than success would have been.

They did succeed in getting the media in Missouri to stop asking uncomfortable questions.

I've been listening to 8 years of the evils of Chimpymcbushitler, without a single substantiated claim; but I have to not say anything about Obama?

I do not think McCain would have been a GOOD president, I think he would have been a BETTER president. Lesser of two evils. I do truly hope that McCain's loss will cause the stupid party to wake up and run a Republican instead of a RINO.

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