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He’s the great pretender
“[Augusto] Pinochet, when he was overthrowing the democratic government of Chile, told Chilean citizens that there was going to be a terrible terrorist attack, with armed insurgents. Now there were real insurgents, there was a real threat, but then he produces what he called Plan Z, which were fake papers claiming that these terrorists were going to assassinate all these military leaders at once.” — Naomi Wolf
Most Americans reject outright any comparisons of post-9/11 America with the fascism and totalitarianism of Nazi Germany or Pinochet’s Chile. Instead they turn to George Bush, as a compromise candidate, a more palatable neofascist. In other words, they knew they had in Bush the man that he is, and he would go to military rule. He’s a great pretender, a real ham actor, and he’s making the public think that he’s a great humanitarian and a great democratic leader protecting the people, which is the opposite of what he is.
Ted Rudow III,MA