Precursors to Fascism

Precursors to Fascism

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NeoConservatism in a Nutshell!

Lately I’ve been researching the NeoConservative movement and stumbled upon this European website which is by far the best overview I have encountered. Be sure to read the end called The Dangers for Europe. Here is a little tidbit –

“What ought to be of concern to Europeans is the fact that Americans are being indoctinated into beliefs which many Europeans (particularly those who are old enough to remember the 1920’s and 1930’s) would characterise as extremely dangerous…. A country considers itself at war against an ill-defined foreign enemy who threaten its way of life. To protect itself against this enemy, civil liberties are abrogated, arrest and detention without trial are introduced and the state creates a secret police which can spy on citizens and foreigners alike.

The state allies itself with big business to protect its way of life and promote national security. Public opinion is manipulated so that dissent from the “national purpose” becomes socially unacceptable. Those are the conditions which Europeans will recognise as the precursors of fascism.”

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