Monday, October 26, 2009
IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE..OR CAN IT?
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"From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms." In her book, "The End of America," author Naomi Wolf argues that George Bush and his administration followed every step. This film is based on her findings.
"As Americans turn away quite leisurely, keeping tuned to internet shopping and American Idol, the foundations of democracy are being fatally corroded. Something has changed profoundly that weakens us unprecedentedly: our democratic traditions, independent judiciary and free press do their work today in a context in which we are 'at war' in a 'long war' - a war without end, on a battlefield described as the globe, in a context that gives the president - without US citizens realizing it yet - the power over US citizens of freedom or long solitary incarceration, on his say-so alone."
For the rest of the essay Naomi Wolf wrote for The Guardian, please click here.