Naomi Wolf in creeping fascism

I’ve been showing this to people and I’m curious what you guys think. One link is to a lecture by Naomi Wolf on the 10 steps every would-be despot takes to close down an open society, and how those steps are underway in America already. The other link is to an article with the same points if you don’t want to sit through the 45 minutes. I’m interested in any thoughts people have, I guess my main question is: How seriously do you take this? Are we/our freedoms seriously threatened? Or is this just inflated rhetoric?

video:

http://pandagon.blogsome.com/2007/11/01/creepingfascism/

article:

www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2064157,00.html

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One Response to Naomi Wolf in creeping fascism

  1. James says:

    In my opinion, we are not on the verge of a catastrophic failure of freedom. The article seems to be blowing the whole thing out of proportion. If we have anything to fear it is consumerism and America’s destruction of its own economic viability. We should be protecting our markets and ending our “free trade” agreements.

    Bush has done many bad and wrong things, but in less than a year we will have a new leader and hopefully a new direction. What has been done is capable of being undone.

    What the article does do well though is make us think about how we want our own government to be and that involves our involvement. We do need to vote and that can make a difference.

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