Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Alito Confirmation signals creeping Fascism

Every American should know the names Buzz Windrip and Bishop Peter Paul Prang, novelist Sinclair Lewis' fictional dictator-president and his right-wing Christian demagogic supporter from the novel "It Can't Happen Here." In the novel Windrip becomes dictator of the United States because citizens are cowed into doing nothing to stop him. Lewis used the Great Depression as the cause that elevated dictator Windrip to absolute power, but today's phony "War on Terrorism" is a good substitute for this. The almost certain confirmation of Justice Samuel Alito to the supreme court where he will likely reafirm unchecked imperial power for President George W. Bush is the latest step in turning the United States into a fascist state for real. Wake up, America! The freedom and civil liberties you treasure are slipping away by the moment. Republicans and Democrats alike should urge their legislators to oppose Alito's nomination. Indeed: It Can Happen Here!

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