10 Steps to Fascism
2. Create a gulag. (Guantanamo, Secret prisons overseas)
3. Develop a thug caste. (Police tasering, beating, shooting innocent citizens with impunity, Union groups assaulting and trespassing, politicians insulting constituents)
4. Set up an internal surveillance system. (Homeland Security. Emails, phone calls monitored, traffic cameras “See Something. Tell somebody”, 1-800-RAT-NEIGHBOR, train kids to inform on their parents)
5. Harass citizens' groups. (Town Hall meetings, demonstrators, protestors, Quaker meetings)
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release. (Filing multiple charges, either plea bargained or dismissed, DUI-Seatbelt checkpoints, Can’t charge someone? Put them on mental health holds)
7. Target key individuals. (How would we know? Suspicious deaths, Suicide by 5 shots to head etc.)
8. Control the press. (Major news yes. Internet not yet, but trying ie: illegally arresting citizens for videoing police brutalities-charges later dismissed)
9. Dissent equals treason. (Not yet, but accusations of Treason are made against opposing views)
10. Suspend the rule of law. (Obama disregards US Constitution. Judges legislate from the bench, reversing voter passed issues, no immigration enforcement, etc.etc. etc.)
Policies of Hitler, Mussolini, Pinot, Bush and Obama.
You will see that we are getting there.
"The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot."
Can be read here: http://www.alternet.org/world/51150/?page=1