Naomi Wolf's The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot lists the 10 steps that a fascist government needs to take to attain full-fascism. She says that the Bush Administration has taken all ten.
The publisher says this about the book:
"In authoritative research and documentation Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile."
“Recent history has profound lessons for us in the U.S. today about how fascist, totalitarian, and other repressive leaders seize and maintain power, especially in what were once democracies. The secret is that these leaders all tend to take very similar, parallel steps. The Founders of this nation were so deeply familiar with tyranny and the habits and practices of tyrants that they set up our checks and balances precisely out of fear of what is unfolding today. We are seeing these same kinds of tactics now closing down freedoms in America, turning our nation into something that in the near future could be quite other than the open society in which we grew up and learned to love liberty.”
The frozen Dems in Congress are paralyzed to act against Bush and Cheney, declaring impeachment off the table. Curious or collusion?