Secrecy, Democracy, and Fascism: Lessons from History

Secrecy, Democracy, and Fascism: Lessons from History

3.0 24
by Julie R Butler
     
 
A nation that went to war thinking that it would be quick and easy, but then getting bogged down, becoming polarized, falling into financial difficulties, losing confidence in their government, looking desperately for strong leadership, and falling for conspiracy theories and false accusations about those within and without who oppose the romantic call for cultural

Overview

A nation that went to war thinking that it would be quick and easy, but then getting bogged down, becoming polarized, falling into financial difficulties, losing confidence in their government, looking desperately for strong leadership, and falling for conspiracy theories and false accusations about those within and without who oppose the romantic call for cultural purity and supposed morality...?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011105241
Publisher:
Julie R Butler
Publication date:
09/20/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
265,164
File size:
114 KB

Meet the Author

I am child of Colorful Colorado and a citizen of the world. I am always searching for truths that we can all live by, which celebrate diversity, respect individuality, and promote real democracy. I love to play with language, images, and ideas. I believe that knowledge does set us free, and that the manipulation of knowledge and fear is a large part of what has held humanity back from solving problems that are enormous, but not unsolvable through patient perseverent progress. I see the universe as infinitely interconnected, incomprehensibly complex, but not in and of itself incomprehensible. I am currently living with my wonderful, funny, wickedly-smart and dashingly handsome husband, Jamie, in a quaint beach town in Rocha, Uruguay. My essays and the occasional poem can be found at the following locations: The philosophy anthology, "What Do You Believe?" (edited by Derek Beres Brooklyn, NY: Outside the Box Publishing, 2009). "Connectively Speaking" (http://connectivelyspeaking.blogspot.com), my current social issues blog. "we fear what we don't understand" (http://julierbutler.blogspot.com), my socio-political blog. "Because The World Is Round..." (http://thebecausetheworldisroundblog.blogspot.com), my blog about my life and travels in South America.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Secrecy, Democracy, and Fascism 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
lattergator More than 1 year ago
Thank you for writing this book and making it available. You point out the similarities to what America is going through today with the rise of Fascism and Nazis in Germany and Fascism in Italy. When I ask people I speak with about us moving to a police state, they either look at me funny then deny it or are in complete agreement. I am fearful about what is coming, and looking for ways to get people to wake up. People here are so oppressed with just surviving, some are too beleaguered to unravel the truth from the lies much of the media and the government tells. I am only beginning to see the writing on the wall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether right or wrong, the author does give readers things to think about and to reason for themselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rambling list of definitions with no conclusions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The left and the right are two gears of the same machine. Let that not be mistaken. But its the left who voluntarily allows our government to feed off of the taxes that fuel it. Our whole nation will be like los angelas soon. They scare you with the trickle down system, but what of the trickle up system? And the slaves to the pyramids wonder why they lay in recession. Meanwhile, the union of our fascist government along with walstreet and the leaders of nationalized corporations stand strong with all the power and all the money because they have realized that the left is under the inane delusion that the government has the ability to produce more money out of the money we are perpetually throwing into 'it'. However, if you turn the stations back and forth, from fox news to cnn, the left and the right are nothing more than two colors of the same flag infinitly debating the same mundane issues while the world never learns the truth within and without its self. And its always hate; its always hate because hating each other keeps you weak and the weaker you are, the stronger they are. Or is there no one left who remembers 1984's hate week? Because if nothing is done now, we will also end up in a system that can no longer be rebelled against. The truth people, 'is' in the individual, not the party. So, god bless ayn rand and her believes on the power of the individual. She saw socialism in russia, experienced the poverty and oppresion, all for the power of the one (the same 'one' obama speaks of in his speaches). She knew and she came to america, a place she loved because of its opposition towards the tyranny she encountered in russia, only to find it slowly subjecting to the same desease she had wished to be cured of. And until she died every single word was dedicated to curing our country from that desease, the desease that our founders destroyed, the desease that the great depresion returned, the desease we are all currently trying to evade with desperate haste; 'the power of the few over the power of the many.' Abraham Lincoln distinctly warned us of this desease and i wonder what his thoughts were as we stood right before him in mass and insane, welcoming obama and the desease with arms wide open. Silly kids, this is just the beginnig of the end. You know not their power. You know not yours. As benjamin franklin would put it, you have traded your liberty for security, and you have acheived neither. -James R. Henning
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Understanding that the author is a liberal, she does point out the characteristic rhetoric from the right that are very similar to Fascism in Germany and Italy. I'm a moderate conservative who has been pushed to the left by the extreme fundamentalist right. Todays conservatives are ayn rand followers hell bent on the self and the nation. Bunch of self professed Christians following the opposite philosophy. Every citizen should read this essay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Much of this has been said before, but it bears repitition, since we are indeed in pre-fascist times. (And I doubt that "pre-" is accurate.) The excerpt from Mussolini's manifesto is enlightening, and is new to me, and is chillingly reminiscent of the Repugnican Tea Party's manifesto.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pure garbage, but what does one expect coming from a leftist point of view.
mrskabbasi More than 1 year ago
It quickly becomes obvious this author merely has an ax to grind with political ideologies different than her own progressive left. In the attempt to villify something she doesn't clearly understand by calling it fascist, she has proven she is unable to see the fascist qualities of the radical left which seeks nobel goals of equality through government control of indivdual freedoms.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Left wing bs