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Friday, 30 June 2006 12:07

Darkness at Noon for Democracy

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A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL Ideology doesn't matter. You are a tyrannical thug whether you are Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, or Francisco Franco. And Cheney and his Puppet Bush are thugs in that infamous tradition. People who are utter failures in executing policy often rise to power because they are experts at brutally seizing power and silencing dissent. It is the law of the political jungle. Kill off dissent -- and no one can expose your wretched failures. Democrats on the Hill who still harbor an idea that what is going on is about an alleged "war on terrorism" or fight for liberty or "victory" in Iraq are in need of a new prescription for their glasses. This is a about the raw, ruthless seizure of power and the machineries of state by one radical faction within a democracy. And that radical faction has as one of its major goals the elimination of democracy. Sure, they mouth platitudes about the glories of the homeland, as Hitler did. But take the Holocaust away from the history of the Third Reich and tell us, honestly, if you think the Busheviks are headed in a different direction? Hitler was brilliant in selecting Goebbels as his propaganda minister. Both of them knew that mass media was the way to incite the masses and gain their allegiance to sanction a takeover of the state. Hitler did it with film, radio and print media. The Busheviks are doing it with television and radio as the leading edge of their blitzkrieg toward permanent one-party control of America. Whenever their failures are exposed, they use scare and fear tactics to subdue the public. They launch highly coordinated and disciplined dishonest diversionary tactics -- such as the bogus attack on The New York Times for printing a story on tracing banking transactions that everyone pretty much knew about anyway, especially the terrorists -- for the sole purpose of turning the already lapdog American press into a complete rebirth of the Soviet brand of Pravda. Make no mistake about it, they are seeking laws and prosecution that will make dissent from the party line a crime. These are brown shirts, egomaniacs who mask their lust for total domination and the dismantling of democracy in lofty patriotic rhetoric, which has no meaning to them except as a tool to numb the masses, or to manipulate them emotionally. These are the tactics of the demagogue. The democratic government following the collapse of the Tsarist regime fell to the Soviets because the Soviets were more disciplined, remorseless, and cunning. The same fate befell the Weimar Republic as Hitler manipulated his ascent through a campaign of fear, ringing emotional appeals to "patriotism," scapegoating, and the manipulation of the legal process to make his takeover of the government sanctioned by the Reichstag. If you think that is not happening here, then you are not really thinking at all. You are just a member of the masses who has succumbed to the demagoguery of the barbarians now inside the gates of the White House. You might as well be brain dead if you don't understand the perilous risk to our Constitutional form of government that is now at hand. This is no longer a discussion about the Iraq War. It is the forces of democracy versus the forces of fascism. Don't cringe when you hear the "F" word, as if it is some radical, over the top proclamation. The radicals aren't writing the editorials for BuzzFlash. We are pro-Constitution, pro-democracy and pro-balance of powers. We are patriots. The radicals who would undo the American Revolution are in the White House. They are brilliant at incrementally seizing uncontested power. It is the only thing they do well. The same could have been said of Stalin, Mussolini, Franco and Hitler. We don't shrink from these comparisons. Just look around and see what is happening. If you don't see it soon, it will be too late. A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL Recruit 5 people to sign up for BuzzFlash alerts and help spread the truth: http://www.buzzflash.com/alerts/subscribe.php