July 31, 2005

Fascism & the United States

Are we a fascist country? In some respects it certainly would be hard to argue no.

Reading a good bit of the Wikipedia about various political leaders...it is interesting to note that:

  • many political leaders switch political parties back and forth
  • many were somehow tied to the press (ie: used to write or have relatives who are reporters)
  • many of them tie their beliefs to the most popular religion in their region at the time (ie: Bush talking about God telling him what to do and his christianity stuff)
  • many times they have political roots

If you know what it takes to shape popular opinion and have ties with friends who write to a broad reach of people for a living it is easier to get the public to agree with your great ideas.

A family history makes it easy to learn on someone elses dime and can start you off in the in group.

It seems many of them are driven by some sort of idealism or the need for power.

Posted at July 31, 2005 8:22 PM

If you get a chance, look into the family history of every president. About 3/4th of all the presidents are related. Granted some are rather distance, for instance the Bushs' and Clinton. This still is mathematically impossible to be entirely coincidence. Robert Anton Wilson has written about this on at least one occasion. Just remember my favorite bumper sticker, "Don't Blame Me...I Don't Vote". If voting did anything, they would have made it illeagal decades ago.

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