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ConDems Are Fascists – Is That Hyperbole?


Iain Duncan Smith take his boss on a tour of the Job Centre, to show off the supply of slave labour.

Iain Duncan Smith take his boss on a tour of the Job Centre, to show off the supply of slave labour.

Many people, myself included, are calling the Coalition government fascists, and occasionally I hear from other people that this is unfair, that it’s grotesque hyperbole, and that, horrible though this government is, likening them to fascists is just going too far.
It’s true that they haven’t set up death camps (yet), but people are dying as a result of their propaganda. All unemployed people are deemed to be scroungers, and that includes people too sick or disabled to even get a job interview, let alone an actual job. The emphasis seems to always be on how much “scroungers” are costing hard working, tax paying “strivers” (and this despite the fact that most of the people claiming benefits are in work!)
The divisive rhetoric employed by the government is reminiscent of propaganda from an earlier time, from fascists who had yet to set up the death camps, but who sought to dehumanise their fellow citizens for political gain.

60000 RMthis is what this person suffering from hereditary defects costs the Community of Germans during his lifetime Fellow Citizen, that is your money, too Read '[A] New People' The monthly magazines of the Office for Race Politics of the NSDAP

60000 Reichmarks
This is what this person suffering from hereditary defects costs the Community of Germans during his lifetime
Fellow Citizen, that is your money, too
Read ‘The New People’
The monthly magazines of the Office for Race Politics of the NSDAP

Now do you understand why many people regard their government as fascist?

We  haven’t quite lost all of the trappings of democracy though. We can, for now, still protest. One avenue of protest is online petitions. If you haven’t already done so, signing the WOW Petition at wowpetition.com would be a good place to start.

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Much as I despise the contents of the “holy” books of all the Abrahamic religions, I do not advocate burning them. Such practices conjure up pictures of horrific fascist regimes who are quite willing to progress to destroying people.The idiots in this video seem to be of that ilk, belonging as they do to the odious “English Defence League“, a far right group concentrating, for the moment, on stirring up hatred for Muslims.

Presumably, the racist nature of this group is the reason for their arrest “on suspicion of inciting racial hatred”.
However, aside from the fact that religion is not a race, I think this is a mistake. They could have been arrested on far less contentious charges, to do with playing with petrol in a public place. Behaviour likely to cause a breach of the peace is the minimum offence that could have been applied to this case, but instead there are going to be endless arguments about freedom of expression.
Burning of books is a loathsome practice, but rather than arresting people for destroying their own property, we should simply hold them up to ridicule. Laws can make a positive impact on what is acceptable behaviour, but not if they are used as sledgehammers to crack what are, in the case of the EDL, very tiny nuts.
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