January 20, 2012

14 Elements of Fascism

by Ben Hoffman

Dr. Lawrence Britt analyzed the following regimes: Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal, Papadopoulos’s Greece, Pinochet’s Chile, and Suharto’s Indonesia. While, they constitute a mixed bag of national identities, cultures, developmental levels, and history, they all followed the fascist or protofascist model in obtaining, expanding, and maintaining power. Further, all these regimes have been overthrown, so a more or less complete picture of their basic characteristics and abuses is possible.

Analysis of these seven regimes reveals fourteen common threads that link them in recognizable patterns of national behavior and abuse of power. These basic characteristics are more prevalent and intense in some regimes than in others, but they all share at least some level of similarity.

  1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism.
  2. Disdain for the importance of human rights.
  3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause.
  4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism.
  5. Rampant sexism.
  6. A controlled mass media.
  7. Obsession with national security.
  8. Religion and ruling elite tied together.
  9. Power of corporations protected.
  10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated.
  11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts.
  12. Obsession with crime and punishment.
  13. Rampant cronyism and corruption.
  14. Fraudulent elections.


October 1, 2015

Oregon School Shooter is a Conservative Republican

by Ben Hoffman


March 13, 2015

Overcome Social Anxiety and Depression

by Ben Hoffman

The PoND Program™ provides many useful tips to help people who suffer from social anxiety disorder. It addresses the root causes of SAD, which are almost always related to low self-esteem or deficient social skills. You’ll also learn how to overcome public speaking anxiety, which is a form of social anxiety.

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March 5, 2015

Bush email scandal

by Ben Hoffman


March 4, 2015

Tennessee boy, 3, shoots 18 month old brother in head

by Ben Hoffman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Police say a 3-year-old Coffee County boy has shot his 18-month-old brother in the head.

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department said the toddler shot the infant with a .25-caliber automatic pistol in a home Tuesday afternoon in the community of Hillsboro, which is about 70 miles southeast of Nashville.

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March 3, 2015

The search for the next GOP candidate continues…

by Ben Hoffman


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March 2, 2015

Texas boy, 5, shoots and critically injures 6 year old brother

by Ben Hoffman


HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 5-year-old boy shot and critically injured his 6-year-old brother at their home in east Harris County, deputies said Monday.

Relatives say the young brothers loved to play cops and robbers.

“He may have picked up the wrong weapon thinking that it was a toy,” said Thomas Gray, an uncle. “But this weapon was not a toy and it was a real gun and he actually pointed it at my other nephew and fired it.”

Guess they had a bunch of guns laying around and the boy accidentally picked it up and shot his brother. It could have happened to anyone!

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March 2, 2015

Texas boy, 4, shoots self at babysitter’s home

by Ben Hoffman

A 4-year-old fatally shot himself Sunday morning with a gun he found at his babysitter’s house in north Harris County, officials said.

Relatives said the boy’s mother, Ashley Beal, had left him overnight with a babysitter so she could celebrate her birthday. Authorities aren’t sure how Codrick Beal found the gun in the home in the  1900 block of Imperial Stone Drive.
EMS  returned after noon to pick up the Beal’s babysitter, who collapsed on the concrete road in front of her home, suffering convulsions as she sobbed in grief. Relatives on the scene said she was a long-time friend of Ashley Beal.

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March 2, 2015

Boy, 3, shoots father and pregnant mother in New Mexico hotel

by Ben Hoffman

The boy retrieved a handgun from his mother’s purse and shot his parents.
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March 2, 2015

Kentucky boy, 5, fatally shoots 2 year old sister

by Ben Hoffman

The boy received a .22 caliber rifle for his birthday and shot his sister, Caroline Sparks, while playing with the gun.

“It was God’s will. It was her time to go, I guess,” the grandmother told WLEX. “I just know she’s in heaven right now and I know she’s in good hands with the Lord.”

Apparently, God wanted the little girl dead. What an ass.
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NY Times article

March 2, 2015

Texas Boy, 3, dies after shooting self in the head with parent’s gun

by Ben Hoffman


A three year old boy found his parent’s gun and shot himself in the head. Investigators say the boy found the gun in a purse located on a shelf. He has died from his injuries. A grand jury will determine if the parents will face any charges.
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February 27, 2015

Libertarians behave like little children

by Ben Hoffman


Libertarians believe they are real rebels, because they’ve politicized the protest of children who scream through tears, “You’re not the boss of me.” The rejection of all rules and regulations, and the belief that everyone should have the ability to do whatever they want, is not rebellion or dissent. It is infantile naïveté.

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February 26, 2015

Poll: 57% of Republicans Support Designating the U.S. to be a “Christian Nation;” 49% Don’t Believe In Evolution

by Ben Hoffman

This is what we’re up against…


February 25, 2015

Majority of Republican Voters Want to Establish Christianity as the National Religion

by Ben Hoffman

Q17 (Republicans)
Would you support or oppose establishing Christianity as the national religion?
Support establishing Christianity as the national religion…………………………………….57%
Oppose establishing Christianity as the national religion……………………………………..30%
Not sure ………………………………………………………………………………. 13%


Only a self-hating Jew could support the GOP.

February 25, 2015

Bill O’Reilly is a War Hero, Damn-it!

by Ben Hoffman
O'Reilly has seen war

O’Reilly has seen war

November 29, 2014

GOP staffer Elizabeth Lauten lectures Obama’s children — works for one of the most corrupt, hypocritical Congressmen

by Ben Hoffman

Fat-ass conservative

Fat-ass conservative

A Tennessee congressman’s head of communications was under fire Saturday after scolding President Obama’s daughters Sasha and Malia on Facebook for how they behaved at the turkey pardoning ceremony.

Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher, took to Facebook after screenshots of Sasha and Malia Obama — who are 13 and 16 years old — looking bored at Wednesday’s turkey pardoning emerged online.

“Dear Sasha and Malia: I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play,” Lauten wrote on her Facebook page.

“Then again, our mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter,” Lauten wrote. “So I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department.


It doesn’t take much to find hypocrisy in Republicans. Lauten works for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.). Here is a bit on his background.

A seventh generation farmer, Fincher is a managing partner in Fincher Farms, a family business that grows cotton, corn, soybeans, and wheat on more than 2,500 acres in western Tennessee. The company has received $8.9 million in farm subsidies over the past decade, mostly from the cotton program, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.[6][7][8] Fincher received a $13,650 grant to help buy grain hauling and storage equipment from the state Department of Agriculture in 2009 as part of the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program.[9] Fincher has received over $3.5 million from federal subsidies over the years, mostly for cotton farming.[10]

Fincher is a fiscal and social conservative, who at the same time benefits from government farm subsidies. He is strongly pro-life and pro-gun, and opposes same-sex marriage. On the issues section of his Website, he lists his top priority as restoring “limited government.”

In September 2011, Fincher was named one of the “Most Corrupt Members of Congress” for 2011 by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, specifically citing the Gates Banking loan.[22]
In 2012, Fincher received the largest election contribution from the NRA; more than any US Senator or Representative.[23]

In May 2013, Fincher argued for large cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp program along with his House Republican colleagues. Fincher, who owns a farm, has received over $3.5 million in agricultural subsidies from the federal government. Critics accused Fincher of hypocrisy.[24][25][26] Fincher voted to cut farm subsidies (also known as direct payments) in this year’s Farm Bill, the first Farm Bill he has voted on while in Congress.[27][28]

In October 2010, the Federal Election Commission announced that it was conducting an investigation into a $250,000 loan the Gates Banking and Trust Company, where Fincher’s father is a board member,[31] made to Fincher that he did not disclose on his FEC filings.[32] Initially, Fincher’s FEC filing indicated that the loan to the campaign committee came from the candidate’s personal funds with no reference to a bank loan. On December 6, 2010, the campaign amended the filing.[33] On July 21, 2011, the FEC ruled unanimously Fincher had violated federal election law by listing the loan as a personal donation rather than from Gates Banking and Trust Company. To date, no penalty has been invoked for the violation.