The targeting of enemies—minorities, liberals, secularists, leftists, urban naxals, intellectuals, assorted protestors—is not driven by a calculus of ordinary politics….When you legitimize yourself entirely by inventing enemies, the truth ceases to matter, normal restraints of civilization and decency cease to matter, the checks and balances of normal politics cease to matter.
Advance of fascism
Perhaps my concern in an earlier blog post about trending toward fascism missed an important proof. In July 2010, the chairman and cofounder of the Blackstone Group, one of the world’s largest […]
Using police to suppress political opponents
RCMP conducted five-month national security probe into leaked F-35 story,Murray Brewster and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press, May 16, 2012 “The Harper government called in the RCMP to investigate a politically embarrassing […]
Recognizing real radicals
Laurence Britt’s Patterns of national behaviour and abuse of power #3: Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause… Bill C-38, Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist, May 9, 2012: “…Over the past few months, […]
Laurence W. Britt, Free Inquiry Magazine, Council for Secular Humanism, Spring 2003: …fascism’s principles are wafting in the air today, surreptitiously masquerading as something else, challenging everything we stand for. The cliché […]