“The US executive now has a network of secret laws, secret budgets, secret kill lists, and a well-funded, globally deployed army of secret teams of assassins. That is precisely the driving force working behind what we can see. Is fascism really too strong a word to describe it?”
No Naomi, it's not.
Yet the propaganda and the doublethink disconnect would impress even Bernays. The population at large can't quite hone in on it; and that's understandable. One set of perspectives and discontent produce the tea party. Another set of understanding and desire-to-act produce occupy wall street. But the grass roots energy is so easily harnessed, controlled, and redirected. In effect, all work within the system strengthens the system. Conversely, attacking the system tends to make it stronger. If fascism were dark waters, the temperature has been rising at an increasing rate.
Thanks Naomi for your Letter of Warning, a valuable, courageous book.