"Sure, we'll have fascism, but it will come disguised as Americanism."
Senator Huey P. Long, Louisiana 1927
Perhaps Huey isn't as dumb as he looks.
"I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security."
Jim Garrison ~ 1967
Is it possible that America is becoming a fascist nation? Is that where our great Country is headed? Or, are we already there. You decide.
14 - Points of Fascism
1) Powerful and Continuing Nationalism.
2) Disdain for Recognition of Human Rights.
3) Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause.
4) Supremacy of the Military.
5) Rampant Sexism.
6) Controlled Mass Media.
7) Obsession with National Security.
8) Religion and Government are Intertwined.
9) Corporate Power is Protected.
10) Labor Power is Suppressed.
11) Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts.
12) Obsession with Crime and Punishment.
13) Rampant Cronyism and Corruption.
14) Fraudulent Elections.
"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."
A little history most
people will never know.
Interesting Veterans Statistics off the
Vietnam Memorial Wall
There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished
black wall, including those added in 2010.
The names are arranged
in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the
names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 36 years since the last
The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon,
of North Weymouth , Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having
been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with that of his
son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept.
There are three sets of fathers and sons on the
39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or
8,283 were just 19 years old.
The largest age
group, 33,103 were 18 years old. 12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years
5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old.
soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.
997 soldiers were
killed on their first day in Vietnam ..
1,448 soldiers were
killed on their last day in Vietnam ..
31 sets of brothers are on
Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their
54 soldiers attended Thomas Edison High School in
Philadelphia . I wonder why so many from one school.
8 Women are
on the Wall. Nursing the wounded.
244 soldiers were awarded the
Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the
Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her
West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in
the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.
Marines of Morenci - They led some of the scrappiest high school football and
basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had
ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments,
they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National
Forest. And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining families,
the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps.
Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned
The Buddies of Midvale - LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom
Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive streets in
Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues. They lived only a few yards
apart. They played ball at the adjacent sandlot ball field. And they all went to
Vietnam. In a span of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed.
LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F.
Kennedy's assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Thanksgiving
Day. Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance
The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31,
1968 ~ 245 deaths.
The most casualty deaths for a single month
was May 1968 - 2,415 casualties were incurred.
For most Americans
who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created. To
those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we
see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too
pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers,
husbands, wives, sons and daughters. There are no noble wars, just noble
Think about this BEFORE you run off to support the wars in the Mideast.