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A Voice in the Wilderness

As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. -- William O. Douglas

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Minuteman Rally - A Confederacy of Morons

Minutemen volunteers with Confederate and Nazi flags.

A confedreracy of morons. Note the the individual behind the skinhead wearing black shorts and making a Nazi salute - front and slightly right of center - he is waving a Nazi flag. In all there are seven people raising their arms in a Nazi salute.

Remember my recent post on the fourteen points of Fascism?
While other points also apply, points one and three accurately describe what is going on in the above pictures:

1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism.

From the prominent displays of flags and bunting to the ubiquitous lapel pins, the fervor to show patriotic nationalism, both on the part of the regime itself and of citizens caught up in its frenzy, was always obvious. Catchy slogans, pride in the military, and demands for unity were common themes in expressing this nationalism. It was usually coupled with a suspicion of things foreign that often bordered on xenophobia.

7. Obsession with national security.

Inevitably, a national security apparatus was under direct control of the ruling elite. It was usually an instrument of oppression, operating in secret and beyond any constraints. Its actions were justified under the rubric of protecting national security, and questioning its activities was portrayed as unpatriotic or even treasonous.

These pics were posted under the title,
Minutemen: A home for extremists on Orcinus' blog. This particular post has generated fifty comments iin just two days. They reveal some interesting perspectives and insights about the posters themselves.

Orcinus is on my list of daily read bloggers. I did not realize that the site was not on my list of favorites - now it is. The owner of that site is David Niewert, the author of that 70 something page article entitled, 'The Rise of Pseudo Fascism." He is a brilliant, conscientious man.

As an aside, any recently added blogs will have an asterisk alongside their titles.

For further information, click on the highlighted - bold type words and they will link you to the referenced site.


At Tue Aug 09, 11:59:00 AM MDT, Blogger Liquidplastic said...

J - This was a lot to read, and the comments are very interesting. The article of course speaks for itself. It's sad that we continue to label folks by skin color ... because the truth is, there is only one race, and that's the human race. Groups like these are what the Bush Administration count on to keep dissension among the people. The more the people are divided, the more powerful and rich he and his entourage become.

At Tue Aug 09, 12:07:00 PM MDT, Blogger Beaver said...

One word : HORROR !

I SO can't relate to these people. I guess it has to do with lack of education. Anybody who studied the history of WW2 and of the civil war sees how moronic, retarded and dangerous facism is.

As always, I plead for my church : moderation is always in good taste.

At Tue Aug 09, 12:07:00 PM MDT, Blogger The Voice said...

Amen to that - They really do pose a threat to America and it is up to every citizen to remain informed about them.


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