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Unites States of America heading toward Fascism?

This disturbing opinion article shows some terrifying parallels between Weimar Republic and today's America and what might follow. This possibility is frightening, but we seem to be on this path right now after eight years of disastrous Bush presidency.

http://www.alternet.org/workplace/13...scist_backlash

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IT'S BUSH'S FAULT.
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IT'S BUSH'S FAULT.
Who else can it be?
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Unlikely.

But hell, anything is possible.

Sites like BWOT should cease to exist in the proper fascist environment.
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You would never think that a country like Germany could go down this path either.
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You would never think that a country like Germany could go down this path either.
The article does have a point, but the situation in Germany was different after WWI with the treaty of Versailles and the high reparation payments, combined with the great depression, an unemployment rate of '23%', and hyperinflation.
In April of 1919 One Dollar U.S. equaled 12 Reichsmarks
in Dec. of 1923 One Dollar U.S. equaled 4,200,000,000,000 RM
In 4 1/2 Years from 12 marks to 4.2 trillion marks!

When a little Austrian guy by the name of Adolf Hitler came along and promised everyone 'food and work' of course people voted for him.

In a halfway prosperous Germany Adolf Hitler's chances to gain power would have been slim to none.

In an ideal World, Hitler would have been a better painter, and never have entered politics.

Even so U.S. politicians of any stripe prefer to ignore the reality of it, I think the possibility to see the establishment of totalitarian Communist or Socialist Countries anywhere South of the U.S. border is very real.
All it will take is a charismatic leader who promises something to all the people who have nothing.
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