Tuesday, November 3rd

1 Nov

Choose wisely. The future of our country – and our planet – is at stake.

I am currently reading a book by Jason Stanley, entitled How Fascism Works. In one of the early chapters, he says:

Fascist states focus on dismantling the rule of law, with the goal of replacing it with the dictates of individual rulers or party bosses. It is standard in fascist politics for harsh criticisms of an independent judiciary to occur in the form of accusations of bias, a kind of corruption, critiques that are then used to replace the independent judges with ones who will cynically employ the law as a means to protect the interests of the ruling party. . . . Officially, the justification was that prior practices of judicial neutrality were a mask for bias against the ruling party.

Does any of this sound even remotely familiar? It may well be that certain rulers are not as uneducated as they want us to think. This sort of cynicism is very well planned and executed.

6 Responses to “Tuesday, November 3rd”

  1. tiggerlyss November 1, 2020 at 9:44 pm #

    Sadly, it might be both.
    I am placing a link to an article about Umberto Eco’s list of 14 common features of Fascism. It is based on an essay he wrote back in 1995: http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/umberto-eco-makes-a-list-of-the-14-common-features-of-fascism.html
    Also check out the 8 Stages of Genocide by Gregory Stanton: https://stopgenocidenow.org/learn/genocide-102/
    I have had to do a lot of praying over just how close we, as a nation, are about to step over a threshold from which there is no way back.

  2. Garfield Hug November 2, 2020 at 2:09 pm #

    Good luck on elections. I am worried for USA. May its citizens vote carefully and mindfully.

    • thisendoftheswamp November 3, 2020 at 11:58 am #

      Thank you. We’re going to need prayers and compassion to get through this. I desperately want Biden to win. Trump’s followers surrounding Biden’s bus – and Trump praising them – just made me sick to my stomach.

      • Garfield Hug November 3, 2020 at 1:08 pm #

        Sending 🌞, prayers πŸ™and πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

  3. tiggerlyss November 2, 2020 at 2:51 pm #

    I am placing a link to an article about Umberto Eco’s list of 14 common features of Fascism. It is based on an essay he wrote back in 1995: http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/umberto-eco-makes-a-list-of-the-14-common-features-of-fascism.html
    Also check out the 8 Stages of Genocide by Gregory Stanton: https://stopgenocidenow.org/learn/genocide-102/
    I have had to do a lot of praying over just how close we, as a nation, are about to step over a threshold from which there is no way back.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: