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To: Mia T
a Fascist Democracy, in which a people's freedom is not taken away from them by dictatorial force, but is voluntarily surrendered.

After freedom is surrendered, there is not democracy. There is no such thing as Fascist Democracy.

7 posted on 11/07/2005 7:54:40 AM PST by TopQuark
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The democratic republic is already but an illusion.
If the clinton debacle teaches us anything, it is this: If we are to retain our democracy in this age of the electronic demagogue, we must recalibrate the constitutional balance of power.



The Common Man

by Mia T, February 1998
Balance is anathema to bill clinton.
bill clinton thrives on instability.
He gets off living on the edge.
Disequilibrium undergirds his every scheme:
An electorate distracted,
a balance of power fractured.
Filegate and The clinton Putsch,
committed in tandem,
the product of a careful criminal calculus,
at once empowered clinton
and disemboweled his opponents.
clinton was now free to betray with abandon
not only our trust,
but the Constitution as well.
As if threats of extortion and injustice were not enough,
clinton also embarked on a campaign to quash dissent
-- "partisan, mean-spirited!" he said --
demonstrating once again his distaste for democracy
and his predilection for criminal overkill.
It's easy to see
how the common man in the 1990s
could imbibe such notions.
And the Zeitgeist emboldened the Philanderer-King.
the common man's essential wisdom,
the founding fathers appropriately distanced him
from the decision-making process.
But the founding fathers did not anticipate
electronic media or demographic science
which transmuted our democratic republic
into an illusory direct democracy,
into a de facto -- if indirect -- dictatorship.
By conservative estimate,
there is now enough fiberoptic cable
for the MTV tyrant to hang us all
(and to make it look like suicide).


It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope.
We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth,
and listen to the song of that siren
till she transforms us into beasts.
Is this the part of wise men,
engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty?
Are we disposed to be the number of those
who, having eyes, see not,
and having ears, hear not,
the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation?
For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost,
I am willing to know the whole truth;
to know the worst, and to provide for it.
Patrick Henry
In a dark time, the eye begins to see.
Theodore Roethke

12 posted on 11/07/2005 8:28:19 AM PST by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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