04 November 2008

We Are All Fascists Now

Whatever we do, I suspect that times will be tough in the coming years. Being of a certain age and historically minded I think about 1964 and Lyndon Johnson, and then 1972 and Richard Nixon, and then 1976 and Jimmy Carter (we should have known better, how could someone calling himself "Jimmy" do well as President); and then 2000 and George W. Bush. Apart from the last, these guys had a good deal of support from many of us. And yet look what happened, disaster always waits in the wings in Washington.

I must re-read Huxley's Brave New World. A feminine form of totalitarianism. How lovely.

I always thought Huxley's title came from Shakespeare's Miranda in The Tempest, but Wikipedia set me straight when it points out a poem from Rudyard Kipling in 1919 with the following lines:

"And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his
sins. . ."

2 comments:

Marie said...

What a chilling poem by Kipling and so true! I intend to put it on my blog:) Thanks for including it on your comment:).

About the only word Obama will keep is FOCA after that he will look out for his own self interests.

I will keep America in my prayers. Now our leader of the Opposition has stated he is Pro-Choice(and he is catholic!) I wont be voting for him at our next election 4 years from now!

Peace and blessings to you :)

Marie:)

Ken & Carol said...

Thanks for your comment Marie. You might want to check out Goldberg's Liberal Fascism. Fascinating stuff.

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