Monday, October 22, 2007

Naomi Wolf: "10 Classic Steps To Close An Open Society"

45 minutes to understand the fall of the democratic state! Listen the fuck up, folks.1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.
2. Create a gulag. 3. Develop a thug caste. 4. Set up an internal surveillance system. 5. Harass citizens' groups. 6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release. 7. Target key individuals. 8. Control the press. 9. Conflate/equate dissent with treason. 10. Suspend the rule of law.

6 comments:

BlakNo1 said...

Just call me a "Pete Stark" democrat!

Woody, Tokin Lib'rul/Rogue Scholar & O'erall Helluvafella said...

you and me both, brother...

Nancy Willing said...

hey WGG
just a drive by to say hi and read the updated abomination reports

Woody, Tokin Lib'rul/Rogue Scholar & O'erall Helluvafella said...

hey, nancy...always glad to see ya!

Yimji said...

Hi, Ollie. Greetings from just outside the country.

I heard that Rummy was charged for torture by the French. Was this carried on our domestic news? (So, it is the French who are going to stand up for democracy?)

Dirk Gently said...

it only takes six steps to stage a coup

there is, of course, some overlap.