Since: Nov 08

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#7748 Apr 25, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." -
Sinclair Lewis
As the right becomes increasingly desperate in the face of losses and failures, it is reasonable to expect they will continue to double down on the same causes of that failure, or retreat into greater extremism.
The lack the capacity to adapt, modernize, or change. Change terrifies them, and they seek consolation and comfort in ideology no matter how badly failed, like their economic policies, by ignoring the reality of that failure.
Signs of Right Wing Fascism;
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
(Ever seen a Tea Party Rally" ?)
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.”
The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
(Can you say "Anti-Patriot" Act- Waterboarding, "Rendition", and ""Targeted Drone Strikes" ?
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
(Leeeeeeeeeeeberrrrrraaaaaalll lllls !)
4. Supremacy of the Military – Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
(Trillions and Trillions in debt and building even more $3 Billion Dollar "Nu-Clar" Submarines)
No wonder there's a sale on Brown Shirts on Right Wing Planet.
Have another cigarette you 'liberal socialist commie'. While you are at it, will you PLEASE get those screwed up keys on your keyboard FIXED??????

Since: Nov 08

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#7749 Apr 25, 2013
Bored wrote:
<quoted text>
When are you going to answer my question about you hating Chesty? And his quote.
Don't hold your breath. He glossed over mine, too. Libs are good at ignoring what they can't explain their way out of. I guess they have to be good at SOMETHING.

Since: Nov 08

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#7750 Apr 25, 2013
Bigdave1 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are irritating me again. I can't believe that you are allowed to run loose. You have no common sense and absolutely no logic. Do you actually believe anything that you are writing? If so you have no facts, write as if they are facts. You exist in some sort of a surreal world. Do people that know you understand that you think this way? I know that is kind of personal, but I am just curious.
Bigdave, he obviously lives in an alternate universe. Actually, I find him rather easy. You are entirely too intelligent to let him irritate you. Your toe jam has better sense than that liberal socialist commie.*laughing and shaking head*

Since: Nov 08

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#7751 Apr 25, 2013
Bored wrote:
Comparing Bush and Obamas images by the number of SOCOM forces deployed.
"SOC chief Olson said in 2011 that SOCOM "is a microcosm of the Department of Defense, with ground, air, and maritime components, a global presence, and authorities and responsibilities that mirror the Military Departments, Military Services, and Defense Agencies."[33] In 2010, special forces were deployed in 75 countries, compared with about 60 at the beginning of 2009.[32] In 2011, SOC spokesman Colonel Tim Nye (Army[42]) was reported to have said that the number of countries with SOC presence will likely reach 120 and that joint training exercises will have been carried out in most or all of those countries during the year."
So it looks like the socialist Obama is building a big war machine in many countries, doubling Bush's number.
The liberal socialist commies won't believe this. Obama is screwing them(oops...making love to them. You know, since it's Obama, he is making love; not screwing.) and they don't even know it OR they don't care. Hey! Maybe they liiiiiiikkkkkkeeeee it. I am SURE that IO needs a cigarette after he posts.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#7752 Apr 25, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't hold your breath. He glossed over mine, too. Libs are good at ignoring what they can't explain their way out of. I guess they have to be good at SOMETHING.
Yep. Remember the clueless and uneducated one of many names was going to answer questions regarding his/her "tax proposal"? Probably still busy running his/her multi-million dollar enterprise...
domino

Carrollton, GA

#7753 Apr 25, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't hold your breath. He glossed over mine, too. Libs are good at ignoring what they can't explain their way out of. I guess they have to be good at SOMETHING.
Marines adore Chesty. He was a tough little man.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#7754 Apr 25, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah.... you must have used that Socialist Security Check I give you and bought Mad Dog 20/20 again, or maybe I need to provide you more Socialist Medicate Part D Ablify for that paranoia that you government dependent types get.
Don't worry, we working people will be supporting you for the rest of your life, so no need to pretend we're the socialists, when we all know you Right Wingers' lips are permanently attached to the government teat.
But on to more fun.
You actually can't believe that's a credible response worthy of attention ?
Here's the established pattern:
IO:
"The Earth is round."
Eratosthenes
Bored:
Eratosthenes never said that,
and even if he did, Eratosthenes is a socialist and a communist; therefore the Earth is not round, it's flat.
It's too bad that GED prep course you took never has classes on logic or debate.
At least you're pathetic Right Wing responses would cause a small challenge, thus increasing the entertainment value of destroying your mindless attempts to promulgate lunacy.
Here's another one:
IO:
“Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged against provisions against danger, real or pretended from abroad.”
James Madison
Bored:
Madison never said that, and if he did Madison was a socialist commie.
This is fun.
Hey, Dude. It seems YOU are the one who runs to the bank to cash a socialist check. I heard on MSNBC today that the government is going to stop sending your social security check until you can prove you have a brain. You, Flatliner, are going to have to go out and get a job. Just sayin'.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#7755 Apr 25, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
It's great that they give you access to a computer in your room, but maybe the grown ups ought to know that you're having such a hard time understanding concepts that most normal educated adults routinely discuss.
Maybe if you read a few of the following books you could stay up late with the adults after supper:
- International Fascism: Theories, Causes and the New Consensus - Roger Griffin
- American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America - Chris Hedges
Or, you can just insult folks who actually have some background and knowledge of the topics on which they opine.
Why are Right Wingers so anxious to display their complete ignorance on any topic that requires some degree of study and research.
Are intellectual pursuits so foreign they cannot accept many people enjoy reading and researching such things for the simple joy of learning.
It's like they actually believe the rest of us have to be making this stuff up, because there's just no way average people could be educated on anything not directly related to American Idle, The Bachelor, or Swamp Men ?
OK - Even I like Swamp Men.
OR you can watch the movies: Runaway Slave and 2016: Obama's America and see what patsies you libs are.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#7756 Apr 25, 2013
Bored wrote:
<quoted text>
I finished watching the video. Best 1 1/2 hour documentary I've ever seen. Well worth watching instead of watching the regular boobtube.
The charts tie it all together.
I''m going to watch it later on tonight. I've heard it's REALLY good.
domino

Carrollton, GA

#7757 Apr 25, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, Dude. It seems YOU are the one who runs to the bank to cash a socialist check. I heard on MSNBC today that the government is going to stop sending your social security check until you can prove you have a brain. You, Flatliner, are going to have to go out and get a job. Just sayin'.
Well he will definitely be flat broke from here on out then.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#7758 Apr 25, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
You are being ridiculous and SURELY you know it. That scripture is VERY CLEAR. You libs can't spin that. Heck! If you want to marry a lamppost, I don't CARE, but you simply CAN'T change the words to mean what you want it to in order to father your left wing agenda. You'll never get the egg off your face because you'll never accept the truth.
Why don't YOU respond to the posts that I've asked Doo(you?) to respond to?
You are absolutely correct, the scripture in Leviticus is quite clear on many things that were important to a culture thousands of years ago. Now you want to trot out a single verse as the authority on your position, while ignoring the authority of all the remaining verses.

These are your actions, not mine,
this is your spin, not mine.

Keep wiping, you just might remove the egg someday.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#7759 Apr 25, 2013
Bored wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
You are incorrectly quoting a socialists and communist. Lewis never made that quote.
All you socialists/communists cant even get a quote correct.
Apparently you are correct, but I wouldn't gloat over it...

http://english.illinoisstate.edu/sinclairlewi...
Q: Did Sinclair Lewis say, "When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross"?

A: This quote sounds like something Sinclair Lewis might have said or written, but we've never been able to find this exact quote. Here are passages from two novels Lewis wrote that are similar to the quote attributed to him.

From It Can't Happen Here:
"But he saw too that in America the struggle was befogged by the fact that the worst Fascists were they who disowned the word 'Fascism' and preached enslavement to Capitalism under the style of Constitutional and Traditional Native American Liberty."

From Gideon Planish:
"I just wish people wouldn't quote Lincoln or the Bible, or hang out the flag or the cross, to cover up something that belongs more to the bank-book and the three golden balls."

There was also a play called Strangers in the late 1970s which had a similar quote, but no one, including one of Lewiss biographers, Richard Lingeman, has ever been able to locate the quote.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#7760 Apr 25, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
Signs of Right Wing Fascism:
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
4. Supremacy of the Military
It Can't Happen Here (1935)
- Sinclair Lewis
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0301001h.htm...

"Nonsense! Nonsense!" snorted Tasbrough. "That couldn't happen here in America, not possibly! We're a country of freemen."

"The answer to that," suggested Doremus Jessup, "if Mr. Falck will forgive me, is 'the hell it can't!' Why, there's no country in the world that can get more hysterical--yes, or more obsequious!--than America. Look how Huey Long became absolute monarch over Louisiana, and how the Right Honorable Mr. Senator Berzelius Windrip owns his State. Listen to Bishop Prang and Father Coughlin on the radio--divine oracles, to millions. Remember how casually most Americans have accepted Tammany grafting and Chicago gangs and the crookedness of so many of President Harding's appointees? Could Hitler's bunch, or Windrip's, be worse? Remember the Kuklux Klan? Remember our war hysteria, when we called sauerkraut 'Liberty cabbage' and somebody actually proposed calling German measles 'Liberty measles'? And wartime censorship of honest papers? Bad as Russia! Remember our kissing the--well, the feet of Billy Sunday, the million-dollar evangelist, and of Aime McPherson, who swam from the Pacific Ocean clear into the Arizona desert and got away with it? Remember Voliva and Mother Eddy?... Remember our Red scares and our Catholic scares, when all well-informed people knew that the O.G.P.U. were hiding out in Oskaloosa, and the Republicans campaigning against Al Smith told the Carolina mountaineers that if Al won the Pope would illegitimatize their children? Remember Tom Heflin and Tom Dixon? Remember when the hick legislators in certain states, in obedience to William Jennings Bryan, who learned his biology from his pious old grandma, set up shop as scientific experts and made the whole world laugh itself sick by forbidding the teaching of evolution?... Remember the Kentucky night-riders? Remember how trainloads of people have gone to enjoy lynchings? Not happen here? Prohibition--shooting down people just because they might be transporting liquor--no, that couldn't happen in America! Why, where in all history has there ever been a people so ripe for a dictatorship as ours! We're ready to start on a Children's Crusade--only of adults--right now, and the Right Reverend Abbots Windrip and Prang are all ready to lead it!"

"Well, what if they are?" protested R. C. Crowley. "It might not be so bad. I don't like all these irresponsible attacks on us bankers all the time. Of course, Senator Windrip has to pretend publicly to bawl the banks out, but once he gets into power he'll give the banks their proper influence in the administration and take our expert financial advice. Yes. Why are you so afraid of the word 'Fascism,' Doremus? Just a word--just a word! And might not be so bad, with all the lazy bums we got panhandling relief nowadays, and living on my income tax and yours--not so worse to have a real Strong Man, like Hitler or Mussolini--like Napoleon or Bismarck in the good old days--and have 'em really run the country and make it efficient and prosperous again.'Nother words, have a doctor who won't take any back-chat, but really boss the patient and make him get well whether he likes it or not!"

"Yes!" said Emil Staubmeyer. "Didn't Hitler save Germany from the Red Plague of Marxism? I got cousins there. I know!"

"Hm," said Doremus, as often Doremus did say it. "Cure the evils of Democracy by the evils of Fascism! Funny therapeutics. I've heard of their curing syphilis by giving the patient malaria, but I've never heard of their curing malaria by giving the patient syphilis!"
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#7761 Apr 25, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
Signs of Right Wing Fascism:
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
4. Supremacy of the Military
It Can't Happen Here (1935)
- Sinclair Lewis
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0301001h.htm...

"Nonsense! Nonsense!" snorted Tasbrough. "That couldn't happen here in America, not possibly! We're a country of freemen."

"The answer to that," suggested Doremus Jessup, "if Mr. Falck will forgive me, is 'the hell it can't!' Why, there's no country in the world that can get more hysterical--yes, or more obsequious!--than America. Look how Huey Long became absolute monarch over Louisiana, and how the Right Honorable Mr. Senator Berzelius Windrip owns his State. Listen to Bishop Prang and Father Coughlin on the radio--divine oracles, to millions. Remember how casually most Americans have accepted Tammany grafting and Chicago gangs and the crookedness of so many of President Harding's appointees? Could Hitler's bunch, or Windrip's, be worse? Remember the Kuklux Klan? Remember our war hysteria, when we called sauerkraut 'Liberty cabbage' and somebody actually proposed calling German measles 'Liberty measles'? And wartime censorship of honest papers? Bad as Russia! Remember our kissing the--well, the feet of Billy Sunday, the million-dollar evangelist, and of Aime McPherson, who swam from the Pacific Ocean clear into the Arizona desert and got away with it? Remember Voliva and Mother Eddy?... Remember our Red scares and our Catholic scares, when all well-informed people knew that the O.G.P.U. were hiding out in Oskaloosa, and the Republicans campaigning against Al Smith told the Carolina mountaineers that if Al won the Pope would illegitimatize their children? Remember Tom Heflin and Tom Dixon? Remember when the hick legislators in certain states, in obedience to William Jennings Bryan, who learned his biology from his pious old grandma, set up shop as scientific experts and made the whole world laugh itself sick by forbidding the teaching of evolution?... Remember the Kentucky night-riders? Remember how trainloads of people have gone to enjoy lynchings? Not happen here? Prohibition--shooting down people just because they might be transporting liquor--no, that couldn't happen in America! Why, where in all history has there ever been a people so ripe for a dictatorship as ours! We're ready to start on a Children's Crusade--only of adults--right now, and the Right Reverend Abbots Windrip and Prang are all ready to lead it!"

"Well, what if they are?" protested R. C. Crowley. "It might not be so bad. I don't like all these irresponsible attacks on us bankers all the time. Of course, Senator Windrip has to pretend publicly to bawl the banks out, but once he gets into power he'll give the banks their proper influence in the administration and take our expert financial advice. Yes. Why are you so afraid of the word 'Fascism,' Doremus? Just a word--just a word! And might not be so bad, with all the lazy bums we got panhandling relief nowadays, and living on my income tax and yours--not so worse to have a real Strong Man, like Hitler or Mussolini--like Napoleon or Bismarck in the good old days--and have 'em really run the country and make it efficient and prosperous again.'Nother words, have a doctor who won't take any back-chat, but really boss the patient and make him get well whether he likes it or not!"

"Yes!" said Emil Staubmeyer. "Didn't Hitler save Germany from the Red Plague of Marxism? I got cousins there. I know!"
Apparently

Stow, OH

#7762 Apr 26, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." -
Sinclair Lewis
As the right becomes increasingly desperate in the face of losses and failures, it is reasonable to expect they will continue to double down on the same causes of that failure, or retreat into greater extremism.
The lack the capacity to adapt, modernize, or change. Change terrifies them, and they seek consolation and comfort in ideology no matter how badly failed, like their economic policies, by ignoring the reality of that failure.
Signs of Right Wing Fascism;
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
(Ever seen a Tea Party Rally" ?)
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.”
The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
(Can you say "Anti-Patriot" Act- Waterboarding, "Rendition", and ""Targeted Drone Strikes" ?
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
(Leeeeeeeeeeeberrrrrraaaaaalll lllls !)
4. Supremacy of the Military – Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
(Trillions and Trillions in debt and building even more $3 Billion Dollar "Nu-Clar" Submarines)
No wonder there's a sale on Brown Shirts on Right Wing Planet.
I keep telling you, R E A D T H I S A G A I N S L O W L Y

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...

Do you intentionally ignore history, truth, and fact or are you simply in a state of denial? Is there a comprehension problem?

Or does you agenda entail purposeful deception, misinformation and deception?
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#7763 Apr 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
You are absolutely correct, the scripture in Leviticus is quite clear on many things that were important to a culture thousands of years ago. Now you want to trot out a single verse as the authority on your position, while ignoring the authority of all the remaining verses.

You are absolutely correct, the scripture in Leviticus is quite clear on many things that were important to a culture thousands of years ago.

Not to put words in your mouth but, you say the same about the U.S. Constitution. In essence you say neither one is relevant to your life today. This tells me you assume yourself and your peers to be the ultimate arbitrator of right and wrong, law and judgment. You assume the only thing that may have effect or control about any of your actions are what you and your peers decide today, history is only for the joy of reading but does not apply to your life.

Many conservatives will shake their heads at your inconsistencies but not me. I would just ask myself I wonder from which side of his family he inherited his lobotomy.

Now you want to trot out a single verse as the authority on your position, while ignoring the authority of all the remaining verses.

Sort of like you do with many of your postings.
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#7764 Apr 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently you are correct, but I wouldn't gloat over it...
http://english.illinoisstate.edu/sinclairlewi...
Q: Did Sinclair Lewis say, "When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross"?
A: This quote sounds like something Sinclair Lewis might have said or written, but we've never been able to find this exact quote. Here are passages from two novels Lewis wrote that are similar to the quote attributed to him.
From It Can't Happen Here:
"But he saw too that in America the struggle was befogged by the fact that the worst Fascists were they who disowned the word 'Fascism' and preached enslavement to Capitalism under the style of Constitutional and Traditional Native American Liberty."
From Gideon Planish:
"I just wish people wouldn't quote Lincoln or the Bible, or hang out the flag or the cross, to cover up something that belongs more to the bank-book and the three golden balls."
There was also a play called Strangers in the late 1970s which had a similar quote, but no one, including one of Lewiss biographers, Richard Lingeman, has ever been able to locate the quote.

A useless post, not even worthy of the effort put forth.
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#7765 Apr 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
It Can't Happen Here (1935)
- Sinclair Lewis
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0301001h.htm...
"Nonsense! Nonsense!" snorted Tasbrough. "That couldn't happen here in America, not possibly! We're a country of freemen."
"The answer to that," suggested Doremus Jessup, "if Mr. Falck will forgive me, is 'the hell it can't!' Why, there's no country in the world that can get more hysterical--yes, or more obsequious!--than America. Look how Huey Long became absolute monarch over Louisiana, and how the Right Honorable Mr. Senator Berzelius Windrip owns his State. Listen to Bishop Prang and Father Coughlin on the radio--divine oracles, to millions. Remember how casually most Americans have accepted Tammany grafting and Chicago gangs and the crookedness of so many of President Harding's appointees? Could Hitler's bunch, or Windrip's, be worse? Remember the Kuklux Klan? Remember our war hysteria, when we called sauerkraut 'Liberty cabbage' and somebody actually proposed calling German measles 'Liberty measles'? And wartime censorship of honest papers? Bad as Russia! Remember our kissing the--well, the feet of Billy Sunday, the million-dollar evangelist, and of Aime McPherson, who swam from the Pacific Ocean clear into the Arizona desert and got away with it? Remember Voliva and Mother Eddy?... Remember our Red scares and our Catholic scares, when all well-informed people knew that the O.G.P.U. were hiding out in Oskaloosa, and the Republicans campaigning against Al Smith told the Carolina mountaineers that if Al won the Pope would illegitimatize their children? Remember Tom Heflin and Tom Dixon? Remember when the hick legislators in certain states, in obedience to William Jennings Bryan, who learned his biology from his pious old grandma, set up shop as scientific experts and made the whole world laugh itself sick by forbidding the teaching of evolution?... Remember the Kentucky night-riders? Remember how trainloads of people have gone to enjoy lynchings? Not happen here? Prohibition--shooting down people just because they might be transporting liquor--no, that couldn't happen in America! Why, where in all history has there ever been a people so ripe for a dictatorship as ours! We're ready to start on a Children's Crusade--only of adults--right now, and the Right Reverend Abbots Windrip and Prang are all ready to lead it!"
"Well, what if they are?" protested R. C. Crowley. "It might not be so bad. I don't like all these irresponsible attacks on us bankers all the time. Of course, Senator Windrip has to pretend publicly to bawl the banks out, but once he gets into power he'll give the banks their proper influence in the administration and take our expert financial advice. Yes. Why are you so afraid of the word 'Fascism,' Doremus? Just a word--just a word! And might not be so bad, with all the lazy bums we got panhandling relief nowadays, and living on my income tax and yours--not so worse to have a real Strong Man, like Hitler or Mussolini--like Napoleon or Bismarck in the good old days--and have 'em really run the country and make it efficient and prosperous again.'Nother words, have a doctor who won't take any back-chat, but really boss the patient and make him get well whether he likes it or not!"
"Yes!" said Emil Staubmeyer. "Didn't Hitler save Germany from the Red Plague of Marxism? I got cousins there. I know!"
"Hm," said Doremus, as often Doremus did say it. "Cure the evils of Democracy by the evils of Fascism! Funny therapeutics. I've heard of their curing syphilis by giving the patient malaria, but I've never heard of their curing malaria by giving the patient syphilis!"
Boring.
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#7766 Apr 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
It Can't Happen Here (1935)
- Sinclair Lewis
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0301001h.htm...
"Nonsense! Nonsense!" snorted Tasbrough. "That couldn't happen here in America, not possibly! We're a country of freemen."
"The answer to that," suggested Doremus Jessup, "if Mr. Falck will forgive me, is 'the hell it can't!' Why, there's no country in the world that can get more hysterical--yes, or more obsequious!--than America. Look how Huey Long became absolute monarch over Louisiana, and how the Right Honorable Mr. Senator Berzelius Windrip owns his State. Listen to Bishop Prang and Father Coughlin on the radio--divine oracles, to millions. Remember how casually most Americans have accepted Tammany grafting and Chicago gangs and the crookedness of so many of President Harding's appointees? Could Hitler's bunch, or Windrip's, be worse? Remember the Kuklux Klan? Remember our war hysteria, when we called sauerkraut 'Liberty cabbage' and somebody actually proposed calling German measles 'Liberty measles'? And wartime censorship of honest papers? Bad as Russia! Remember our kissing the--well, the feet of Billy Sunday, the million-dollar evangelist, and of Aime McPherson, who swam from the Pacific Ocean clear into the Arizona desert and got away with it? Remember Voliva and Mother Eddy?... Remember our Red scares and our Catholic scares, when all well-informed people knew that the O.G.P.U. were hiding out in Oskaloosa, and the Republicans campaigning against Al Smith told the Carolina mountaineers that if Al won the Pope would illegitimatize their children? Remember Tom Heflin and Tom Dixon? Remember when the hick legislators in certain states, in obedience to William Jennings Bryan, who learned his biology from his pious old grandma, set up shop as scientific experts and made the whole world laugh itself sick by forbidding the teaching of evolution?... Remember the Kentucky night-riders? Remember how trainloads of people have gone to enjoy lynchings? Not happen here? Prohibition--shooting down people just because they might be transporting liquor--no, that couldn't happen in America! Why, where in all history has there ever been a people so ripe for a dictatorship as ours! We're ready to start on a Children's Crusade--only of adults--right now, and the Right Reverend Abbots Windrip and Prang are all ready to lead it!"
"Well, what if they are?" protested R. C. Crowley. "It might not be so bad. I don't like all these irresponsible attacks on us bankers all the time. Of course, Senator Windrip has to pretend publicly to bawl the banks out, but once he gets into power he'll give the banks their proper influence in the administration and take our expert financial advice. Yes. Why are you so afraid of the word 'Fascism,' Doremus? Just a word--just a word! And might not be so bad, with all the lazy bums we got panhandling relief nowadays, and living on my income tax and yours--not so worse to have a real Strong Man, like Hitler or Mussolini--like Napoleon or Bismarck in the good old days--and have 'em really run the country and make it efficient and prosperous again.'Nother words, have a doctor who won't take any back-chat, but really boss the patient and make him get well whether he likes it or not!"
"Yes!" said Emil Staubmeyer. "Didn't Hitler save Germany from the Red Plague of Marxism? I got cousins there. I know!"
A double Boring.
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#7767 Apr 26, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't hold your breath. He glossed over mine, too. Libs are good at ignoring what they can't explain their way out of. I guess they have to be good at SOMETHING.
I expect if he was really a Marine at one time, he is experiencing a conflict of emotions over the question and quote. It does not adhere to his present inconsistencies.

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