Fascist Dictator Checklist

At HotAir, back on September 27, 2008 at 7:20 PM, commenter TheBigOldDog said:

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — Santayana

* Speeches in stadiums filled with mesmerized, adoring audiences – CHECK

* An uninspiring background before meteoric rise – CHECK

* Creates his own new symbols of power – CHECK

* Associates with racists, hatemongers and violent radicals – CHECK

* A propaganda machine willing to show him only in the best possible light – CHECK

* Uses, “glorious leader” style Agitprop posters common in totalitarian nations – CHECK (see German campaign poster for example)

* Wants Secret Police force – CHECK

* Somebody powerful people think they can control – CHECK

* Often dismissed as a light-weight by his opponents – CHECK

* Seeks to replace God with the State – CHECK

* People adopting his name as their own – CHECK

* Inspires adoration art – CHECK

* Appropriates symbols of past German glory – CHECK

* Never plans on giving up power – CHECK (Obama to be president for the next “eight to 10 years”)

* A narcissistic megalomaniac – CHECK

* Brazenly Takes credit for other people’s accomplishments – CHECK

* Wants to build “youth” movement through Universal National State service – CHECK

* Acts as if in power before he is – CHECK

* Some followers believe him to be divine – CHECK

* Worshiped and aided greatly by the media – CHECK

* Has his own salute – CHECK

* Has thuggish supporters intimdating political opponents – CHECK

* Using the power of the State to silence critics – CHECK

TheBigOldDog on September 27, 2008 at 7:20 PM

I quoted him in a comment of my own at Michelle Malkin’s blog on September 30th, 2008 at 7:52 pm, and commented:

Add to that:

* Followers teach children to sing songs of praise to him – CHECK

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11 Responses to Fascist Dictator Checklist

  1. Scott says:

    Nice piece, RP.
    Keep the faith!

  2. Thanks, Scott, but most of the credit goes to “TheBigOldDog”.
    I’m mostly just quoting him.

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  8. Suz-e-q says:

    Every Democrat attack was left unanswered by everyone except a couple of times when Gov. Palin had the ‘nerve’ to address the lies. Then, even the RNC and McCain apologized for her. She was the ONLY reason to vote for him in the first place.

    I am sick of ‘reaching across the aisle’ — it never works with bullies. NEVER. But leave it to McCain & his ‘advisors’ to throw this.

    I just wonder how much he is getting to lose this.

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  10. Obama orchestrated a grand photo-op in Berlin, Germany, to declare his world citizenship at the Siegessäule Victory Column – a soaring monument of arrogance championed by Adolph Hitler and Third Reich architect Albert Speer.

    Many of Obama’s actions have mirrored Hitler’s actions…

    * Speeches in stadiums filled with mesmerized, adoring audiences – Check
    * An uninspiring background before meteoric rise – Check
    * Creates his own new symbols of power – Check
    * Associates with racists, hatemongers and violent radicals – Check
    * believes in redistributing the wealth – Check
    * A propaganda machine willing to show him only in the best possible light – Check
    * Uses, “glorious leader” style Agitprop posters common in totalitarian nations – Check (see German campaign poster for example)
    * Wants Secret Police force – Check
    * Somebody powerful people think they can control – Check
    * Often dismissed as a light-weight by his opponents – Check
    * Seeks to replace God with the State – Check
    * People adopting his name as their own – Check
    * Inspires adoration art – Check
    * Appropriates symbols of past German glory – Check
    * Never plans on giving up power – Check (Obama to be president for the next “eight to 10 years”)
    * A narcissistic megalomaniac – Check
    * Brazenly Takes credit for other people’s accomplishments – Check
    * Wants to build “youth” movement through Universal National State service – Check
    * Acts as if in power before he is – Check
    * Some followers believe him to be divine – Check
    * Worshiped and aided greatly by the media – Check
    * Has his own salute – Check
    * Has thuggish supporters intimdating political opponents – Check
    * Using the power of the State to silence critics – Check
    * Songs written to glorify him performed by children – Check
    * Takes control of large comapnies and the economy as a whole – Check
    * Attacks the very business leaders who supported his rise once in power – Check

    TheBigOldDog on April 1, 2009 at 7:43 PM

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