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Scapegoats and Shunning (2006)

Progressives in America are rightly concerned about increasing signs of fascism in this country, such as a so-called war on terrorism that
allows massive invasion of privacy and wholesale imprisonment without charge; such as state manufacture of propaganda for its own
people; such as the assertion that anyone who challenges government policies on these matters is a traitor; such as a “great leader” who puts himself clearly above and outside the law. They ought to be concerned also about another sign of the demise of American justice and human decency: scapegoating. One sign of fascism has always been the creation of a scapegoated class whom people are taught to fear and hate, and whose very existence demands a totalitarian state apparatus of surveillance and control. A class whom no-one would dare defend. Full Article

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  1. td777

    This is a great article with lots of truth…now if it were just on a site where more of the public would see it. It would be great if the Associated Press somehow published this!

    • Eric Knight

      No mainstream medium outlet would touch this with a million-mile pole.

      The writer remains anonymous because he writes and is politically active in several completely unrelated social justice movements. He fears that the shunning and marginalization he describes for those who write about this topic could compromise (unfairly) his other work.

      This is par for the course, even 7 years after publication.

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