Fascist America, in 10 easy steps
My history teacher pointed those out in 1997 and he wasn't thinking of the USA back then. I thought: come on, it can't be that easy! However, seeing what happens in the USA, I humbly have to retract that opinion.
- Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy: 9/11 Terrorists, enemy combatants and unspoken Islam
- Create a gulag: Two words... Guantanamo Bay
- Develop a thug caste: Not yet, I think so at least.
- Set up an internal surveillance system: See article
- Harass citizens' groups: Again, see article and peaceful oriented groups have already been infiltrated. Okay, my source is
Roger Michael Moore so a grain of salt the size of Canada is needed.
- Engage in arbitrary detention and release: This goes along with Guantanamo. However, non-fly lists are in those lines....
- Target key individuals: Is most certainly happening....
- Control the press: Conglomerates do this... Don't even bother. Real historic dictatorships couldn't do this as well as capitalistic US.
- Dissent equals treason: If you're not with us, you're against us.... I have to say no more.
- Suspend the rule of law: Habeas corpus is gone, more laws have followed and more will follow.