Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes.
Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each:
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
Has the U.S. government devolved into a fascist state that disregards the values of the majority of it’s own people, guided instead by a rich and powerful elite with vested global corporate interests?
It’s a “no brainer”.
Waterboarding is just the tip of the iceberg.
The right wing of American politics and the internal security power structure has over the past few decades been transformed beyond anything that the aparthied South African government, East German Stazi or Russian KGB ever dreamed of.
What we are seeing in the press now regarding “detainees” and abusing them in the prisons of Iraq, or Cuba, or in secret installations scattered across Eastern Europe will become common practice in the U.S.
The standards are already low here, but absolute control is maintained limiting methods, and priority given to keeping the abuse that goes on out of the press and public eye.
The motto is “What goes on inside, stays inside.”
The or else is simply implied.
Those who stand for human rights and the rule of law, adhering strictly to the written policy and procedures are weeded from the system in favor of those who are guided instead by the unwritten “codes” that are used to implement control over inmates, prison staff, police and the justice system generally.
It is every bit as fascist and dangerous as Nazi Germany, but the tools and means are more refined due to the use of advanced surveillance and computer technologies.
To find actual evidence is becoming a rarity, due to increasing dependence on electronic data storage of imaging and written reports, over actual film and paper.
If you are truly interested in how the insurance industry fits into this scheme of total information awareness and political control, read this as well.
It’s beyond this point today and sliding further towards the abyss.
It all fits, the evidence is there, just follow the bloodtrail.