A daily dose of fascism

I had the misfortune on May 25 to listen to NPR from Albany, NY for an hour and heard two “clean up” stories. One called for Cuomo to “clean up” Albany, so he’d deserve to be in the White House. The other took a caller who wanted the Army to seize BP and shut it down.

Decades before there was a MIM, social scientists had theorized that fascism comes from people Freud labelled anal retentives, who most enjoy cleaning up. In contrast, we have written in order to oppose vacuous Liberal ideas, that “there is no clean spot.” Simplistic “clean up” talk encourages fascist solutions. What we need is people to start looking at social causes and social solutions. When a problem is large enough to require a social solution, it’s important to know and indicate that.

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