The endless, bit-by-bit increase in restrictions on the freedom of people in the US has to stop. The excuses which government uses to grab power are ... everything. The crypto-fascists are using any crime by one or a few criminals, or any problem seen or suffered by some groups, to seek to impose restrictions and limitations on the freedom of everyone. This philosophy of crypto-fascism is best seen by example.
A crime occurs using X. Let's ban X, even if X is owned by millions of people.
A group suffers from allergy to Y. Let's ban Y or impose limits on Y, even though 99% of people do NOT suffer from Y and even enjoy health benefits of it.
A group gets fat easily. Let's ban some types of foods from restaurants.
A terrorist event happens. Let's require every to carry an ID card.
Some parents can't control child TV viewing choices. Let's require a censorship chip in every TV.
Do you understand how this crypto-fascist ideology works ? An isolated event or problem of a few is used by the crypto-fascists to impose limitations on the freedom of everyone.
Bunkerman is leading another revolution against Crypto-Fascism. I'll now capitalize it as a recognized ideology - an insidious form of fascism itself. Crypto-Fascism hides in both major political parties in the US. The left uses crime by a few to forbid people from owning guns, etc. The right uses failed parents to censor everyone, etc.
Bears attacked yesterday after the slightly weaker consumer confidence number came out. We all know actions in spending mean more than talk, and signs of stabilized and increasing consumer spending abound. But bears used the news to attack. The raid stalled later in the day as no real selling appeared or was sparked. Overall, yesterday was a good one for the forces of light.
Word of the Day
"Comstockery" - noun [$100]; a Mencken word. After Anthony Comstock [1844-1915] US author & reformer.
Comstockery means overzealous moral censorship of the fine arts and literature, often mistaking outspoken, honest works for salacious ones.
Sentence: In the 20th century until about 1970, Crypto-Fascists engaged in comstockery to control ideas and thought in books and schools, and some still do. The US founders saw the dangers of government power and wrote the Bill of Rights. The courts finally jettisoned WW I era expediency and belatedly decided to enforce those constitutional provisions starting around 1950.
Das Wort der Woche
"Kartoffelsalat" - noun, masculine.
Kartoffelsalat means potato salad. It's a compound word. The German and American languages have thousands.
Der Satz: Bunkermann hat Bratwurst, Kartoffelsalat und Brokkoli gestern abend gegessen.
Sentence: Bunkerman ate bratwurst, potato salad and broccoli last evening.