Is The US On The Brink Of Fascism?

09/22/09 Robert Lorei
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Our guest Sara Robinson wrote last month for the web site Alternet.org:

"All through the dark years of the Bush Administration, progressives watched in horror as Constitutional protections vanished, nativist rhetoric ratcheted up, hate speech turned into intimidation and violence, and the president of the United States seized for himself powers only demanded by history's worst dictators. With each new outrage, the small handful of us who'd made ourselves experts on right-wing culture and politics would hear once again from worried readers: Is this it? Have we finally become a fascist state? Are we there yet?

Sara Robinson joins us now.

She is a Fellow at the Campaign for America's Future, and a consulting partner with the Cognitive Policy Works in Seattle. One of the few trained social futurists in North America, she has blogged on authoritarian and extremist movements at Orcinus since 2006, and is a founding member of (Group News Blog)(http://www.groupnewsblog.net/).

Read her complete alternet article here.

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Tea-bagging our way to fascism

Most important interview of our time. It's extremely scary to think how close our country has come to Nazi-like fascism, while seeing the Tea-baggers accuse Obama of the same instead. We MUST stand strong against this lunatic fringe or our country and our democracy will devolve into a totalitarian fascist state. Rob raised the most apropos question when faced with a tea-bagger's assertion of fiscal responsibility by asking, "Were you complaining when Bush spent 2 trillion dollars invading Iraq?" This fascist movement MUST BE STOPPED.