This is Fascism, and I Reject It.
A Clarion Call I’m Hearing from Umair Haque, and Others
If you are a U.S. citizen, you have fewer than 60 days left to make a courageous decision. The U.S. is on a path that will destroy its democracy. That is Umair Haque’s message, the same message that is coming from other developed nations (western European), with democratic-socialistic forms of government and ways of living.
Haque feels that until Americans can move their lips and say to other Americans — or liberate their fingers to tap out on Twitter: — “This is fascism, and I reject it,” the U.S. will almost certainly be on a path to become an authoritarian, fascist state. He lived through exactly that experience in his home country, and is frantically trying to get Americans to wake up.
The U.S. could become an adequately socialistic democracy without violating its Constitution, but the general abhorrence of the word “socialistic” in America makes a significant change in government unlikely. Which makes Haque’s pessimistic feelings about our future to be even more likely valid.
FYI: socialistic and communistic are two completely different things. A socialistic democracy is all about changing who’s in power — the fat-cats with their capitalistic, extractive industries — or the people. Just to be crystal clear: we’re actually talking about democratic socialism. But because of misinformation and disinformation campaigns, and — American memories of communist scares — public discussion of the socialistic choices pretty much don’t exist.
To learn more check out some of the links embedded in the story, and the following links too.
These are all Umair Haque’s varied articles that cover . . . a lot!
- This link is to the story that caused my response (this article).
- This story is brilliant and inspirational.
- This one might be the scariest of all.
- And this one threw Umair into apoplexy, but possibly changed nothing.
If you don’t know it, I’ll tell you. Umair Haque is writing a long story like these every single day. He has sacrificed a large part of his career by writing stories like the ones above. More proof that Americans just don’t want to hear this stuff. “I’m covering my ears and going “blah blah blah hmm hmm hmm Can’t hear what you’re saying nah nah nah.”