Naomi Wolf: Fascist America, in 10 easy steps | World news Last autumn, there was a military coup in Thailand. The leaders of the coup took a number of steps, rather systematically, as if they had a shopping list. In a sense, they did. They were not figuring these things out as they went along. As difficult as this is to contemplate, it is clear, if you are willing to look, that each of these 10 steps has already been initiated today in the United States by the Bush administration. Because Americans like me were born in freedom, we have a hard time even considering that it is possible for us to become as unfree - domestically - as many other nations. It is my argument that, beneath our very noses, George Bush and his administration are using time-tested tactics to close down an open society. Conason eloquently warned of the danger of American authoritarianism. 1. After we were hit on September 11 2001, we were in a state of national shock. Creating a terrifying threat - hydra-like, secretive, evil - is an old trick. 2. 3. Thugs in America? 4.
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Pacifica Foundation Beltway bandits Beltway bandit is a term for private companies located in or near Washington, D.C. whose major business is to provide consulting services to the US government. The phrase was originally a mild insult, implying that the companies preyed like bandits on the largesse of the federal government, but it has lost much of its pejorative nature and is now often used as a neutral, descriptive term. History An early use of the term may have been from a description of thieves who took advantage of the newly constructed Beltway to rob houses from their back yards, which were now exposed to the highway. Neighbors would not have seen them from the front yards, and by the time the police arrived, the thieves would have used the Beltway to escape to another state, when communications between Virginia and Maryland police departments was fairly rudimentary. Other uses References External links