Fascism in America 4: Symbols and Rituals


This post doesn’t live here anymore. It has emigrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No: An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“The Flag, the Pledge, The Anthem: Patriotism or Nationalism”

6 responses to “Fascism in America 4: Symbols and Rituals

  1. I linked your blog on NFL discussion pages. Sadly I do not see any more comments than usual so there is no evidence to me that you have been getting any more traffic than usual here so it seems to me that my timing was unfortunately not very good. I will read your latest installment tommorrow.

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    • Thanks Curt. I will get to the racist aspect of fascism in America later on, and then it will probably be more relevant on NFL discussion pages. I do mention the NFL players kneeling, but I’m not yet addressing why, just the reactions it’s getting, from a “liberty and justice for all” point of view. Thanks though. I appreciate it.

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  2. Um, I’m not sure my telepathic reception abilities are what they used to be…

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  3. Curt, I’m temporarily approving this comment so I can respond. My post isn’t about royalty at all, so I will delete the comment after a day or so, when I think you’ve had time to see why. If it was short, it wouldn’t be much of a problem, but I don’t want people to go through the whole comment, waiting for it to become germaine to the post, only to be disappointed. Thanks.

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  4. I do, but I limited my post to symbols and rituals because I am working toward showing how America is to some degree already a fascist country, and to a large degree in danger of completely becoming one. Royalty has nothing to do with that.

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  5. I touched on the Netherlands as a context, for American readers to understand where I’m coming from when I point out aspects of American society that are or border on fascism, but my overall goal with this series is to make clear to Americans how America is on its way to becoming a fascist state if we’re not careful, so adding European royalty to the conversation would just make things confusing. I do appreciate your thoughts, though, even when they don’t show up in the comments. I hope I’ve been able to make it clear now more or less how I decide what’s relevant when.

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