QUOTE(Designie @ Mar 12 2004, 04:58 PM)Welcome to fascism.
And the FCC is run by Powells brother, a non-elected position in which you can't even bring to court.
All I can say is vote Bush the lunatic out. He almost has the church running this country, what happened to seperation of church and state? Like Howard says, if you don't like it, turn the damn dial. I don't want anyone's right to speak taking away.
And by the way, I'm Catholic, but I don't want them running the government.
Vote Bush out!
An objective but informed reply to this post.
First....Colin Powell's SON was appointed, not his brother.
Second, a comparison to the FCC censorship with Fascism is unfounded. Censorship is a very small part of Fascist beliefs.
The word fascism has come to mean any system of government resembling Mussolini's. A system that puts a nation and sometimes a race above the individual, and uses violence and techniques of propaganda (which do include censorship to a degree) to forcibly suppress political opposition, and also engages in severe economic and social regimentation, espousing nationalism and racism.
Nazism is usually considered a type of fascism, but it should be understood that although Nazism sought the state's purpose in serving an ideal to deciding what values its content should be, the Nazi people, their race, and the social engineering was all geared to the ends of the greatest possible prosperity for them at the expense of ANY other race or being.
Mussolini's Fascism held to the beliefs that all of these factors existed to serve the state and that it WASN"T necessarily in the state's interest to serve or engineer any of these as a priority for prosperity. The only purpose of the government under Fascism was to value itself as the highest priority to its CULTURE in just being the state in itself, and all things worked towards the betterment of the state.
Nazism was a metapolitical form of socialism, seeing itself only as the vehicle by which an unquestioned allegiance of its people was its goal.
Fascism was a blatantly ANTI-socialist form of government that existed as an end in and of itself, not the means to an end.
And religions running the government???......puhlease.
I am NINJA....hear me pontificate