Financing Fascism, Part II by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
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Dandelion Salad
crossposted on Buzzflash.com
Mar. 30, 2010

Graffiti "4 More Years of Fascism"

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr


As I noted at the beginning of my Commentary No. 135 that appeared on BuzzFlash last week,fascism may be briefly defined as: “A politico-economic system in which there is: total executive branch control of both the legislative and administrative powers of government; no independent judiciary; no Constitution that embodies the Rule of Law standing above the people who run the government; no inherent personal rights or liberties; a single national ideology that first demonizes and then criminalizes all political, religious, and ideological opposition to it; the massive and regular use of hate, fear, racial and religious prejudice, the Big Lie technique, mob psychology, mob actions and ultimately individual and collective violence to achieve political and economic ends; and corporate domination of economic, fiscal, and regulatory policy.”

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