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Martin,

In lieu of a longer response, you hit, or imply, the 'no true conservative' note several times in this diary. We had an exchange on Eurotrib about conservatism, last November, which you might find interesting.

What is a Conservative? by rdf Sat Nov 17th, 2007

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Mon Feb 18th, 2008 at 08:16:16 PM EST
Thanks for the hint, but it was not very useful. The US conservative movement is taken over by fascists and talking and doing are so much different, that one doesn't know what to take.
The power holding is common to every group who has the power to do so. School books and financing of university groups with specific social themes are the way it is done by left-leaning people in Germany, in more direct ways in by the fascists in the US.
The same applies for change or non-change. Those who were able to set the agenda in the past want things to stay as they are, those not in power in the past want things to change.

Der Amerikaner ist die Orchidee unter den Menschen
Volker Pispers
by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Mon Feb 18th, 2008 at 09:19:04 PM EST
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The US conservative movement is taken over by fascists ...

What do you think of this Jonah Goldberg's book:

Quite a convenient book for fascists in charge, isn't it?

by das monde on Mon Feb 18th, 2008 at 11:34:42 PM EST
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I don't know what is his point. Everything I could find on his blog about the claim democrats would be fascist applies for communists, too.
As Mussolini explained, and as the founder of fascism he should have the right to define it, fascism is the fusion of the gov with big capital. So Olbermann in his latest special comment was right. Risking national security for preventing law suits against some big companies is pretty much fascist.
Fascism is a totalitarian form of government, but by far not the only. Democracy without individual rights, e.g. when the majority can decide to enslave the minority, is as well totalitarian.

Der Amerikaner ist die Orchidee unter den Menschen
Volker Pispers
by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Tue Feb 19th, 2008 at 12:18:39 AM EST
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I really have to sleep now. It is 6 a.m. here.

Der Amerikaner ist die Orchidee unter den Menschen
Volker Pispers
by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Tue Feb 19th, 2008 at 12:19:25 AM EST
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