NAOMI WOLF, THE “THIRD WAVE” OF THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT BLEW ME AWAY WITH HER ANALYSIS OF OUR SLIDE INTO FASCISM. WOW!
NAOMI WOLF: THE END OF AMERICA. – LETTER OF WARNING TO A YOUNG PATRIOT
Wolf takes a historical look at the rise of Fascism, outlining the 10 steps necessary for a Fascistic group (or government) to destroy the democratic character of a nation-state and subvert the social/political liberty previously exercised by its citizens:
LOOK AROUND YOU. DO YOU SEE ANY PATTERNS?
1.Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.
2.Create secret prisons where torture takes place.
3.Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens.
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.Treat all political dissidents as traitors.
10.Suspend the rule of law.
Wolf details how this pattern was implemented in Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and elsewhere, and analyzes its emergence and application in American political affairs since the September 11 attacks.
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