Fascism 101

April 23, 2009

For those of you confused about what makes Obama a fascist, Adam Serwer of American Prospect explains:

“FASCISM: A PRIMER.

There’s been a lot of talk about “fascism” lately, what with “fascist” becoming the GOP’s word of choice to describe the president. In the midst of heated political rhetoric, sometimes things can get a bit confusing. So I’ve written a brief, helpful guide for understanding what is and isn’t fascism.

The following things are fascism:

Universal health care coverage
A 39% top tax rate
Boosting funding for voluntary national service programs

The following things are not fascism:

Idenfinite detention without trial
Torture
“Disappearing” suspected criminals
Warrantless surveillance of American citizens”

Any questions?

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