Essential reading, had posted it under Dbya Dbya 3 yesterday, but am afraid it has gotten lost in the mix.
I offer this link yet again; David Neiwerts series about Fascism. You really need to read these articles. Forewarned is, well, forewarned.
Here is a fun way to learn about the many Dictators the US government has facilitated over the years. Here is some essential history folks. These leaders put US based corporate interests ahead of their people.
Please listen to this RealAudio piece on Smedley Butler. Eye Opening stuff. It really bears listening. It is from SOUNDPRINT
World War 1 hero Smedley Butler on war from the Federation of American Scientists website.
Smedley Butler was approached to led a Fascist coup on Washington. Corporate interests planned to finance him and use dissaffected veterans from World War 1 to be his "forces". The sort of thing that worked for Mussolini as well as Hitler and many Latin American countries. Financial depression, hypernationalism and corporate money, is the standard recipe. Now add in almost complete media control. This has me wondering as I see the country being financialy driven into the ground while fundamentalist religious sentiment and nationalism are joining the drumbeat of war to put domestic issues out of sight, out of mind. A disclaimer: the author of this footnoted article is Clayton Cramer. You may know him as a gun proponent that is rather controversial in his views and has been accused of bad history. Further disclaimer: I stand by the personal arms interpretation of the second ammendment. Perhaps a progressive intelligence and ethics test is in order though...
Read Jules Archer's book, The March On Washington.
Have you written your representatives about the Draconian Patriot act and Patriot II. Yup, repeated links. Here's why:General Yevgeni Primakov, former head of the KGB has been hired as a consultant by the US Department of Homeland Security.
The sidebar has a whole column of info sources, news to excellent blogs. I'll be away for a few days, make yourself to home. Tell me what you've found : ). As always, send me any source URL's you find useful.