Dictionary.com's definition of Fascism is:
- often Fascism
- A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
- A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
- Oppressive, dictatorial control.
A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator. - Yup, got that in Bush.
Stringent socioeconomic controls. - Yup, got that in tax cuts for the rich. Repeal of the "estate tax", which only effects the, what, richest 1% of the population.
Suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship. - Yup, got that. Don't agree with Bush, here comes the Swiftboating. Kerry, Nagin, Blanco, they've all been lied about and abused for daring to disagree. Censorship, yeah we've certainly got that. It's only for a few days that we've actually been treated to real news.
Typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism. - Yup. I don't really have to detail this one do I? The administration has taken us all into Iraq for their own reasons. Iraq was never a threat to the US. And we've all seen the almost casual racism that's been on display in the last 2 weeks.