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Submitted by Steve Ralston (United States), Jan 10, 2008 at 10:58

Your article, and until I buy and read it, I must assume Goldberg's new book Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, describe how many in America have tried to distort the truth and to convince Americans the meanings they associate belong. Despite the fact that socialism has a history of failure and despotic designs, many in America cling to it as the ultimate solution to problems. For those "in control," it is. "They" get what they want, wealth and power. Meanwhile others get what those in control decide they should have. Not need mind you, but what those in control think others should have.

Based on the attitudes and plans to impose and require participation by all Americans in many of the leftist socialist plans for our future, they describe themselves as "the nice guys." Anytime someone is imposing their will on another against that persons will, its NOT nice. Plans for national health-care calling for all to be "required" to enroll and participate, are socialism in its heyday. And forcing people to subscribe, whether they want it or like it or not, is despotism in its heyday.

I hate listening to the news as they imply or relay the distorted words of those trying to deceive Americans, that "the right" is fascist. The real fascists are those seeking to impose an agenda on others. And sooner or later, that imposition leads to despotism by those with the wealth and money to control people and the will of a nation. The right is NOT fascist. The left is fascist and many of their words exposed on Internet blogs and other places, clearly show it is they the people need to fear. Those who want less government intervention pose significantly less risk to average citizens, plus the right will work to protect the freedoms they believe in. The left will always work against those freedoms.

Great article that describes how words have been misused deliberately by those seeking to hide their agendas. Utopia is a dream. An unobtainable dream. In the end, those pushing it on others do more harm than good. And the evidence is obvious when looking at many of the actions of the United Nations when it comes to supposedly helping the world's impoverished.

Too bad many in America are leaning left, without really understanding what the left intends for them and their children. In the end, it sure won't be freedom!

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