[ExI] Fascist America, in 10 Easy Steps

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 09:10:29 UTC 2007

On 9/28/07, PJ Manney <pjmanney at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/26/07, Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This isn't new, but it is interesting, I thought some people mightn't
> > have seen it. It'll read as pretty strongly partisan, so get past that
> > if you can. Do you think things are really as bad as she describes?
> Naomi Wolf and Naomi Klein need to get together.  See Naomi Klein's
> The Shock Doctrine:
> http://www.naomiklein.org/shock-doctrine
> In a word, Emlyn, my answer is 'yes.'
> But remember this: even fascists believe they're doing the right
> thing.  They balance what they and the country gain by their actions
> against what they and the country might lose if they refrained.
> Hence, their behavior.

Another point is that in all this discussion "fascism" is employed as
a rather metaphorical sense for anything or anybody thinking it to be
a good idea in the circumstances to suspend previous constitutional
guarantees... In this sense, the English government incarcerating
British fascists during II WW should be considered as a fascist
regime. On the other hand, fascist movements had their own views
concerning non-emergency political process.

Stefano Vaj

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