Thursday, May 28, 2015

In Which I Need Write Not a Single Word of My Own, After This Title

CONCORD, N.H. — Former New York Gov. George Pataki is the latest Republican to get into the race for president.
In a video posted Thursday morning on YouTube, Pataki says America needs to recapture the spirit of unity that spread through the country in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He was in his second of three terms as governor when the attacks struck New York and Washington, and Pataki highlights his role in New York and the country’s recovery in the video.
“We are all in this together. And let us all understand that what unites us is so much more important than what might seem superficially to divide us,” Pataki says in the video, which includes a logo that reads, “Pataki for President.”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the original version of the ideology developed in Italy, see Italian Fascism. For the book edited by Roger Griffin, see Fascism (book).
"Fascist" redirects here. For the insult, see Fascist (insult).
Fascism (/fæʃɪzəm/) is a form of reactionary authoritarian nationalism[1][2] that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. Influenced by national syndicalism, fascism originated in Italy during World War I, in opposition to liberalism, Marxism, anarchism and traditional conservatism. Fascism is often placed on the far-right within the traditional left–right spectrum, but some academics call that description inadequate.[3][4]
Fascists identify World War I as a revolution. It brought revolutionary changes in the nature of war, society, the state, and technology. The advent of total war and total mass mobilization of society had broken down the distinction between civilian and combatant. A "military citizenship" arose in which all citizens were involved with the military in some manner during the war.[5][6] The war had resulted in the rise of a powerful state capable of mobilizing millions of people to serve on the front lines or provide economic production and logistics to support those on the front lines, as well as having unprecedented authority to intervene in the lives of citizens.[5][6] Fascists view World War I as having made liberal democracy obsolete and regard total mobilization of society led by a totalitarian single-party state as necessary for a nation to be prepared for armed conflict and to respond effectively to economic difficulties, such a totalitarian state is led by a strong leader as a dictator and a martial government composed of the members of the governing fascist party to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society.


Mimi said...

This video uses every SINGLE cliche, platitude, and snap phrase imaginable, with runaway "patriotic" jargon enlarded throughout. Gawd, one of these days, I'd like to hear a candidate say something--ANYTHING--original, that can't come out of the mouth of any politician of any stripe or leaning, whatever, from anarchist to right-wing bigot. And hey, how is it the ad agency, the script writers, the makeup people, the costumers, the acting coaches, and the kid who runs out for coffee, don't get credit? You'd think they'd get a nod, anyway.

Jim Wetzel said...

Yes, that's four minutes and eight seconds out of your life that you won't get back, and the same for me. Unity, unity, unity, unity ... and nationalism, of course. Scary as hell.