America has never been without fascist wannabes. Research by Political Research Associates estimates that, at any given time in our history, roughly 10-12 percent of the country’s population has been bred-in-the-bone right-wing authoritarians — the people who are hard-wired to think in terms of fascist control and order.
Tag Archives: theocracy
Americans seem confident in the mythical notion that the United States is a free nation dedicated to reproducing the principles of equality, justice and democracy.
The thought of living under a neo-theocracy makes me kind of queasy, and Santorum’s oratory often displays judgments on the theology of others, not to mention the supremacy of his own, which he seems keen to institutionalize.
It says quite a lot about the state of the Republican Party that the right-wing extremist Rick Santorum — a politician so despised by his own Pennsylvania constituents that he lost his U.S. Senate seat by an 18-point margin — is now the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination.