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.

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November 12, 2016

Trump Protesters Are Doing What Trump Said To Do

by Ben Hoffman

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March 16, 2016

Republicans hate our Constitution

by Ben Hoffman

December 5, 2015

Conservatives Hate America

by Ben Hoffman

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December 2, 2015

2nd Amendment

by Ben Hoffman

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December 2, 2015

Christian Conservatives

by Ben Hoffman

October 1, 2015

Oregon School Shooter is a Conservative Republican

by Ben Hoffman

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March 13, 2015

Overcome Social Anxiety and Depression

by Ben Hoffman

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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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

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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

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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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March 2, 2015

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

by Ben Hoffman

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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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