Naomi Wolf updates her ‘10 steps to fascism’
Naomi Wolf’s 2007 article was a seminal one and her 10 steps to fascism provide the template for measuring countries.
I would argue that, although she acknowledges a continuity from George W.Bush, through Obama, to Trump there are things that are left out of the mirror.
Right now, from where I sit Britain seems even further along the path to fascism because they do not have to overcome a Constitution or Bill of Rights.
Indications in the area of human rights are:
- the incarceration of Julian Assange
- the Skripal case and how it has been used to further geopolitical interests
- the harassment of whistleblowers and the case of Melanie Shaw
- the imprisonment without due legal process of Tommy Robinson.
I am sure there is a lot I have left out.
The Guardian has gone from a liberal critic of society when this article was published to being one of the main supporters of the Establishment and its aggressive war policies.
From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all
24 April, 2017
Last autumn, there was a military coup in Thailand. The leaders of the coup took a number of steps, rather systematically, as if they had a shopping list. In a sense, they did. Within a matter of days, democracy had been closed down: the coup leaders declared martial law, sent armed soldiers into residential areas, took over radio and TV stations, issued restrictions on the press, tightened some limits on travel, and took certain activists into custody.