Context : AmericanFascism
The thing about "Bush == Hitler" or "DonaldTrump == Hitler" claims is that people always sneer at them, thinking that they're some kind of playground taunt : "Your guy is so bad he's worse than Hitler!"
But the real point is, Hitler didn't look to the Germans in the 30s the way he does to us now. They didn't really know what was going to happen. They didn't know he was going to orchestrate world war and genocide. Only that they'd suffered some kind of attack. And they were a freaked. And insulted. And here was this guy, who may have been a bit of a loon but at least he was finally sticking up for them. Standing up to the French and other foreigners ...
Anyway, I always thought of writing a page like this, I didn't really think I knew enough history to make it stick.
Fortunately, this guy has ...
Similarity of propaganda : http://billmon.org/archives/002545.html
Discussion on UmbertoEco's essay on fascism : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10710.htm
Compare : FantasyIdeology
Bush == Hitler
Re : ongoing AfterAmericanWarOnIraq/TortureStory ,legal advice from Nazi Germany : http://balkin.blogspot.com/2005/11/return-of-carl-schmitt.html
Bush illegally going beyond constitutional powers in the US, justified in terms of military position (commander-in-chief) :
- This http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/12/thesecurityth_1.html This is indefinite dictatorial power. And I don't use that term lightly; the very definition of a dictatorship is a system that puts a ruler above the law.''
AndrewSullivan : http://time.blogs.com/dailydish/2006/05/thepermanent_e.html
So from now for the indefinite future, the government has "emergency" powers to violate your private property without a warrant, tap phones without a warrant, jail suspects indefinitely without due process, and even torture them? Eveyone concedes that some surrender of liberty is necessary in this new world. But the glee with which some conservatives greet the expansion of unlimited government power is truly remarkable.
- end of habeus corpus : http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sicsempertyrannis/2006/10/godsavethe_ki.html
I make a similar comment here : http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/johnrobb/2006/02/american_taliba.html#comment-13750648
Attempt to paint the left as Hitler : http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=010804A