[FoRK] Decline and Fall

Justin Mason jm
Fri Aug 19 09:46:20 PDT 2005


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> It doesn't matter anymore if the president's orders to suspend the
> Conventions, construct a worldwide gulag, torture captives, spy on
> Americans, fabricate intelligence and wage aggressive war are illegal
> under the "quaint" strictures of the old dispensation; the courts,
> packed with Bushist cadres, are now affirming the new order, the
> "critical authority" of the Commander, beyond law and morality, on the
> higher plane of what Bush calls "the path of action."
> 
> This phrase - with its remarkable Mussolinian echoes - was
> incorporated into the official "National Security Strategy of the
> United States," promulgated by Bush in September 2002. [...]

Hmm.  he's right about the 'Mussolinian echoes':

'In the new world we have entered, the only path to peace and security is
the path of action.'

  -- GWB, Sep 17 2002

'The Fascist State is an embodied will to power and government, the idea
of force in action.'

  -- Benito Mussolini, Fascism: Doctrine and Institutions, 1935 

- --j.
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