Tuesday, June 2, 2009

VIDEO: Naomi Wolf On "The End Of America

I hate to have to admit that a flaming feminist like Naomi Wolf could actually have something constructive to contribute to civilized society, but she does do an excellent job here.

The only point N.W. missed here, and the most important point, is the fact that dictatorships always rise in an atmosphere of economic hardship when the masses feel desperate enough to willingly surrender their civil liberties in exchange for the hope economic survival. The fact of the matter is that a police state dictatorship is a "rear guard" action used by the ruling classes after the elites have made the decision to loot, rob and rape the general population. That's why recent disasters such as the bogus war on terror, the collapse of our banking system, our massive trade deficit, the rising "mean green" movement, the news blackout concerning the secret North Americasn Union project, and Obama's economically reckless $1.8 trillion budget deficit are all subjects of deep concern.

The same language, images, manipulation that would-be despots have used in the past to break down existing democracies are being employed now. From Italy in the 1920s, Germany in the 1930s, and on and on, Wolf finds that all these despots do that same things. Mussolini created the blueprint, Hitler followed suit, Stalin studied Hitler and these methods just get passed down to the next generation of dictators throughout the world. Wolf has summarized their method is ten points:

1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy

2. Create a gulag

3. Develop a thug caste

4. Set up an internal surveillance system

5. Harass citizens' groups

6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release

7. Target key individuals

8. Control the press

9. Dissent equals treason

10. Suspend the rule of law

Wolf argues that all of these methods are underway in the United States right now.

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