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Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

1 Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy
2 Create a gulag
3 Develop a thug caste
4 Set up an internal surveillance system
5 Harass citizens’ groups
6 Engage in arbitrary detention and release
7 Target key individuals
8 Control the press
9 Dissent equals treason
10 Suspend the rule of law

Complete article: Fascist America, in 10 easy steps | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
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not going to happen, sorry.

one of the Lewises wrote a novel about this long time ago.

"it can't happen here"

Amazon.com: It Can't Happen Here: Books: Sinclair Lewis,Perry Meisel
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This ain't the first time and it won't be the last. It will pass. If you doubt it, ask Joseph McCarthy.

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This ain't the first time and it won't be the last. It will pass. If you doubt it, ask Joseph McCarthy.
Yep.

The Senator tried and failed.
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Too late bud, it is already in place. Let me give you a small example, the spring semester is almost over and usually by this time I know where all of my students will be going for internships. Well the ones with foreign sounding names are still looking for work even if they are US citizens; the ones with vanilla flavored names have gotten commitments way back in February.
The same thing is happening to the graduating class, I have people that have already gotten security clearances while others could not even land a job interview because of their presumed ethnical background. Hell I got kids that admitted using pot and have been cleared while another that has Pakistani parents but was born and raised here can't even get a phone call no matter how clean or how capable. Again, that’s just a small example, maybe I am wrong and I am imagining this.
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It will pass -- just like some bad gas.

"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon
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Too late bud, it is already in place. Let me give you a small example, the spring semester is almost over and usually by this time I know where all of my students will be going for internships. Well the ones with foreign sounding names are still looking for work even if they are US citizens; the ones with vanilla flavored names have gotten commitments way back in February.
The same thing is happening to the graduating class, I have people that have already gotten security clearances while others could not even land a job interview because of their presumed ethnical background. Hell I got kids that admitted using pot and have been cleared while another that has Pakistani parents but was born and raised here can't even get a phone call no matter how clean or how capable. Again, that’s just a small example, maybe I am wrong and I am imagining this.

Tell that to the hiring managers in Silicon Valley.

I bet you $1 you had never heard so much laughing in your life.
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Tell that to the hiring managers in Silicon Valley.

I bet you $1 you had never heard so much laughing in your life.
I worked in Silicon Valley so I know how it goes
I am in the DC area which means there is a need for network security, information assurance and architecture more than coder, chip makers and stuff like that. My hacking course alone brings in about 50 students (thank God it's online and asynchronous). Most of my students end up at NSA, CIA, DHS, Booz Allen, Northrop and on and on. I also teach UNIX and still have relations wth SUN but in this area my students don't head in that direction.
The bottom line is that I am seeing first hand our government and contractor hiring practices to staff its brown shirt aparatus.
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Too late bud, it is already in place.
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I think history will record that the United States turned from a path to fascism on Nov 7,2006. If the fascists had won that election, it would have been an endorsement of ending democracy in this country. I think right now we are watching their world fall apart. The reason they failed is simple: like Hitler and a hundred Latin American dictators, they were at their core inept. Their own ineptness turned them into national laughingstocks, now left with only stooges as their supporters. I think the destruction of the American Fascist movement led by George Bush and Dick Cheney will be meted out in November of 2008.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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