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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

It Can't Happen Here? Like Hell It Can't

“The Executive has got to have a freer hand and be able to move quick in an emergency, and not be tied down by dumb shyster lawyer congressmen taking months to shoot off their mouths in debates.''

Fascist President Berzelius 'Buzz' Windrip in Sinclair Lewis’s prescient novel, It Can't Happen Here.

"This politician, a 'Professional Common Man,' executes his rise by relentlessly attacking the liberal media, fancy-talking intellectuals, shiftless progressives, pinkos, promiscuity, and welfare hangers-on, all the while clamoring for a return to traditional values, to love of country, to the pie-scented days of old when things made sense and Americans were indisputably American. He speaks almost entirely in 'noble but slippery abstractions'-Liberty, Freedom, Equality-and people love him, even if they can't fully articulate why without resorting to abstractions themselves."


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