This video from the USA is called Chris Hedges – Who Are the American Fascists?
The new fascism
(Sunday 27 January 2008)
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the war on America by Chris Hedges
(Vintage Books, £8.99)
STEVE ANDREW warns that the lightning growth of US fundamentalist Christianity should not be ignored.
For the past few decades, one of the major vehicles for extreme right ideas within US politics has been the Christian fundamentalist movement.
All too often mocked and patronised by those who really ought to know better, its lightning growth is shocking to say the least and as Chris Hedges’s book notes, the brown-shirted born agains now stand to start conquering the highest echelons of state power.
Already, some 45 per cent of US citizens believe that the world really was created in six days and “intelligent design” – the new buzzword for old-fashioned creationism – is taught in schools and universities up and down the country.
Legislation around same-sex marriage has been dismantled, gay lifestyles demonised and abstinence promoted as the only safe and godly path.
Women had better watch out too. Led by a bunch of crazed patriarchs, its not surprising that they see a woman’s destiny as one of submission to the holy trinity of family, church and state.
And single mothers? Heaven forbid! Or should that be forbids? Hedges argues that, just like the fascist movements of the 1930s, fundamentalism has powerful allies in government circles and big business who are only too happy to bankroll its ongoing battle for the US.
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