Thursday, August 31, 2006

Totalitarians Is Not Us

"As veterans you have seen this kind of enemy before," Bush said. "They are successors to fascists, to Nazis, to communists and other totalitarians of the 20th century. And history shows what the outcome will be."

Via Genius of Insanity.

What makes Bush particularly different from totalitarians? I suppose we do have a Supreme Court and a Legislature, and as far as anyone knows, we are scheduled to vote Bush out of office in a couple of years. But that's only according to a "goddamned piece of paper" which he doesn't seem to have much respect for.

He ignores the two other branches as much as he can, preferring a unitary Executive; he's expressed a desire to be a dictator; he doesn't care if his policies are "popular" with the majority of the populace. All indicate a severe anti-democratic streak.

So why's he not a totalitarian?

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