There is something happening, it seems, in the U.S. People are slowly becoming aware of the severe erosion that their “great democratic country” is suffering under.
A writer called Naomi Wolf is speaking to the well-educated, yet uninformed American. She speaks about the “pattern of fascism”, or the classic signs of an “open society” being transformed into a closed or totalitarian society of which fascism is one model that the world has seen in various permutations. The actions of Stalin, Goebbels and Bush et al. are compared to one another - with a view to get the latter impeached - and to establish that there is a “blue print” for closing down society - that is, transform what Wolf considers a “free, open democratic society” into a totalitarian regime. With the blue print in hand you can see how it happens again and again.
You can listen (by clicking below) to a very informative collage of stories that tell how the U.S.A is slipping into something similar to fascism, but before doing so there are a few things to keep in mind and which Naomi Wolf, unfortunately, misses.
Read the rest - with Wolf's "youtubed" talk embedded - here: http://colonos.wordpress.com/2007/11/02/the-fascist-mask-and-the-continuity-of-the-state-of-exception-naomi-sheep-in-wolfs-clothes/