Friday, March 27, 2009

USA - Once a Democratic Republic...

"Fascism is a radical, authoritarian nationalist ideology that aims to create a single-party state with a government led by a dictator who seeks national unity and development by requiring individuals to subordinate self-interest to the collective interest of the nation or race." -Wikipedia

'What? Dictator? Oh come now... after all we elected him into office.' True, but many dictators are initially welcomed by the people, and as for a one-party state, we essentially have that now the way the Republican party is capitulating on so many core conservative principles.

The more I read about Obama and his brown shirt brigade, the bigger the knot in my stomach gets. The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution reads in section 1 -"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." This amendment was approved on February 1, 1865. It finished what Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation had begun by officially abolishing slavery (or involuntary servitude) in this country. Now our nation's first black President of all people wants to tread upon that very legislation... and frighteningly few in this country seem to see or understand the significance. Get educated - first on what exactly it is President Obama has suggested in his many speeches and secondly on the Amendment that is being blatently disregarded.

1 comment:

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

What's one more amendment, when one of the original ten has been so thoroughly discarded?

Italian (and also South American) fascism is interesting to study (and when I say study, I mean read wikipedia articles), particularly because it is divorced from the stigma of Nazism that colours and distorts our understanding of what fascism actually is.