Fascism: the Bush administration has finally gone too far
The latest memo from the "progressives" is a list called "the 14 defining characteristics of fascism." The list is ostensibly used to prove the Bush administration's fascism, but only in the sense that 9/11 "truthers" have confirmed that a Government/Zionist conspiracy brought down the World Trade Center.
Through this prism of brilliance, we can finally see that the Bush administration has gone too far. We need only recount some recent, sinister events to demonstrate -- beyond a shadow of doubt -- that the scourge of fascism has indeed reared its ugly head here in America.
For her inflammatory statements against the government, entertainer Barbra Streisand was sentenced to 10 years in a forced-labor camp.
Judge Anna Diggs Taylor, just days after ruling against the administration over international terrorist wiretaps, was killed in a suspicious hit-and-run accident near her house.
Using illegal wiretaps, the government arrested and jailed innocent American citizens of Muslim descent without trial or due process.
The Dixie Chicks' music was banned and their movie pillorying the Bush Administration was removed from distribution without explanation.
After an anti-government protest in front of the White House, thousands were arrested. Nearly one hundred organizers were executed and their bodies dumped in a mass grave near Manassas, Virginia.
After criticizing the government, actor George Clooney escaped government prosecution by leaving the country and now lives year-around in a guarded compound near Lake Como, Italy.
Comedienne and TV hostess Rosie O'Donnell was convicted of anti-Christian activities and deported to Saudi Arabia.
Linguist, writer and leftist philosopher Noam Chomsky disappeared from his home near Cambridge, MA under suspicious circumstances and has not been seen since.
After a visit to Iran, the late Sean Penn was executed by firing squad for moral support of a terrorist regime and treason.
In truth, suppression of dissent, mass imprisonment, and murder happen all-too-routinely in despotic regimes such as Iran and North Korea. America's "progressives" minimize the real human suffering and misery occurring as millions of North Koreans starve to death and Iranian women are routinely stoned for adultery.
All the while, "progressives" sip their Starbucks lattes, compare Bush to Hitler, and chuckle over the latest Stephanie Miller diatribes.
These "progressives" have every right to free speech.
But they should know that their misguided vilification of America's government, the greatest force for good that the world has ever seen, consigns them to history's dustbin.
Their free speech stands in stark contrast to countries where true rebels are executed for speaking out. A young Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in Iran or Natan Sharansky in North Korea must be utterly disgusted with the egregious rhetoric of the Bush-haters. For they, unlike the "progressives," know the true nature of fascism.
Today's "progressives" are exceedingly poor representatives for liberalism. In days past, liberals believed in free speech. They defended the poor and down-trodden. And, at the end of the day, they stood for America and American values. After all, this was the party of JFK, of Truman, and of FDR.
Today's "progressives" can't really be called Democrats. And they will ultimately lose every meaningful election in which American voters outnumber the "progressives" ' growth voting blocs of convicted felons, illegal voters, and the dead.
Some days I think the only thing keeping the Earth aligned on its axis is the gyroscopic energy of JFK, Harry Truman, and FDR spinning in their graves.
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