Originally posted by farmer
the good Dr. L. Britt that provided the description of fascism as it exists and has existed in this world. All you had to do was extrapolate from it as to wether or not the US "measures up". (I think it does).
You and TP are so out of touch with reality with all the "left" terms being used against each other to show WHAT? exactly??............ deep denial and disillusionment with the American way maybe?
The US today is a child of extreme capitalism gone rancid. There is nothing "left" about that process......... (the "left" goes rancid in it's own way.)
So, do everybody a favour and stop fogging up the logic of the tragedy. (CNN as "left" is totally perposterous)
This discussion has been revealing. You and Teapot have both come down on the side of totalitarianism. I'm disappointed in you, Farmer!
For you, the divide seems to be between Trotskyites and non-Trotskyites.
- Teapot is bad, because he's a Trotskyite communist.
- You are good because you are a NON-Trotskyite communist.
For me, this is a distinction without a difference. For me, the divide is between the individualist and the collectivist, and I side with the former.
In my view, the regime (the collective) is just a glorified MOB. In a mob, the level of intelligence and moral sensibility falls to the least common denonimator, which, in a large country like the U.S.I., is ZERO.
What's more, the level of self-RIGHTEOUSNESS in the regime climbs to the greatest common multiple: The mob, on the basis of its numbers, congratulates itself on being right and holy. It then feels free to burn dissenting individuals at the stake.
A huge circle of self-reinforcing ignorance forms, and where this circle collides with reality, war breaks out.
You may think you have a wonderful sophisticated civilized government. The Germans thought the same seventy years ago, and Americans thought the same five years ago. But note well: POWER CORRUPTS.
The greater the power, the greater the corruption. Criminals are drawn to the scent of power. They get themselves elected, and then they pervert the electoral system. They know what they are doing, because they know their lives and their fortunes depend on how well they manipulate the system.
Other people get elected too, but they tend to be naive idealists who DON'T know what they're doing. Because they purport to represent the public and not themselves, they are all too willing to look the other way when the criminals tighten the noose on power.