John Dean has a new book out: Conservatives Without Conscience. He was interviewed last night on Olbermann and you can watch the video at Crooks and Liars. So much of what he said was disturbing. Yes, we are on the road to fascism. Yes, 23% of Americans pledge allegiance to authoritarian figures (it's a mental illness). Anyone who disagrees with neocons are the "enemy" or labeled "liberals". You must have a scapegoat. That would be us. The people who think. Those who thought it can't happen here are sadly mistaken. I'm buying the book for the mom-in-law who's an avid Mann Coulter reader and G.Gordon Liddy fan. Since John Dean was one of Nixon's men, perhaps she'll check it out.
From the 14 Points of Fascism (Dr. Laurence Britt, political scientist):
3.) Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause: The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.