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Is It Fascism Yet? Kindle Edition
My father had a deep abiding love for this country and he instilled that love in me. Although we were estranged for many years due to our opposing political views over the Vietnam War, I’ve come to understand we were both fighting for the same things just from a different perspective.
I care deeply about this country and the future of the world and hope these writings shine some light into an otherwise dark place.
Is It Fascism Yet? is a collection of blogs I wrote beginning in January 2011 to shed some light and try to understand the dangerous changes this country is undergoing. I’ve revised and updated the blogs and included over 70 photographs, which I took while attending Occupy Wall Street rallies and other recent demonstrations as well as 21 powerful images by the insightful political satirist, Tracy Knauss. My articles have been published on: Dandelion Salad, OpEdNews, Reader Supported News, Progressive Activist Voice and NationofChange and several made it to the #1 position.
My blogs incorporate, among other things, the ever growing threat of fascism in our country, our illegal unjust wars, the military industrial complex, the corporate coup, the right wing agenda and the collusion of the corporate media, the dismantling of our rights and the Constitution, the Democrat’s and Obama’s capitulation to the right, the so-called debt crisis, the shock doctrine, Wall Street and the too big to fail banks, the Occupy movement and police brutality, to name a few.
My writing’s are also a call to action. We must all stand up to the corporate forces of darkness that threaten our very existence and say, “Enough! No more! Not on my watch!” We are one and together we can ignite change. We deserve to live in a clean, healthy, peaceful world but it is up to us to make this happen.
“But remember, this power of the people on top depends on the people below. When people stop obeying, they have no power.” Howard Zinn
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- ASIN : B009F19BSW
- Publisher : Jill Dalton; 1st edition (20 September 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 11312 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 178 pages
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For me, reading Is It Fascism Yet? was one of those times I got lucky just showing up. Jill Dalton is a born writer with a keen eye for the telling details, the subtle and not so subtle nuances of human nature and a depth of insight gleaned from a lifetime of not just living in the shadow of powerful men, but doing the research it takes to understand their motivations and actions. Growing up in a military household, during the 50's and 60's put her on a track toward a political awareness of, and in close association with, those powers from the 60's and 70's right up through the present day. She has watched, she has studied, she has monitored those Powers which not only shaped our lives back then, but also put into place the political and economic mechanisms which inform our social values and choices today. She has watched the Corporatism monster grow for over 5 decades, and she took notes. These human beings who hide behind corporate curtains while pulling the strings in every facet of our daily lives, not only dictate business policy, they ultimately decide which rules, like them or not, we will all be forced to live by , sooner or later, one way or another. All of us that is, except them.
I came away from this work with one ringing thought: Those of us who cherish real freedom are now, more than ever, as the CSN&Y song Ohio put it, "finally on our own." We may not know each other personally but we are now united, thanks to Ms. Dalton's work, by a Collective Consciousness, a National Awareness which makes it incumbent on us all to do our part when it comes to maintaining our integrity in the face of this tidal wave of tyranny baring down on us. Her work of political enlightenment woven into a fabric of literary art will not only enlighten and inspire, it will probably go down in history as prophetic. The future is in our hands if we will but own it. By not allowing the powers that be to make us bend the knee to corporatism. And that is exactly what will happen if we all just lay down and let the powers that be roll over us.
When it comes to taking a stand against tyranny, real courage is in short supply these days. Jill Dalton is one activist has the courage and fearlessness to put her heart and soul where her pen is. It is evident in every sentence how lucky we all are that she showed up when she did. As the other reviewers have stressed, read Is It Fascism Yet, absorb it, understand it, put it to the reality test by observing what it says is going on around you, then do the work to see the truth for yourselves. I promise you will see one thing with total clarity: This book, Is It Fascism Yet? is the Truth. And once this Truth sinks in and becomes a working part of your moral economy, then in whatever way you can, above all else; take action. Don't just sit there. Do something, anything, even if it's only sharing this book with your friends and neighbors.
And on the brighter side, her accounts of personal activism remind us that you meet the best people when you hit the streets to fight the powers that be. Dalton shows that activism is a way to reclaim our humanity, our sanity, and our joy. See you on the barricades!
Author Jill Dalton, an Army brat, artist and activist criticizes Republicans and Democrats alike, calling them out for serving and consolidating their own interests, leaving the American people to fight over the scraps.
She gives great examples as to why the Bill of Rights no longer protects Americans by citing instances of police brutality during peaceful assemblies, unreasonable search and seizures by U.S. authorities, indefinite detentions instead of speedy trials, cruel and unusual punishments by the U.S. on various black sites and other Constitutional violations.
She also criticizes America's interventionist policies over seas, our illegal wars of aggression and how the media goes out of its way to turn us against each other while they protect the real enemy; the corporate business interests who hold our elected officials hostage and force them to carry out their will instead of the people's.
But the best thing about this book is that it puts things into context and lets us see the bigger picture. Also, while citing specific facts and numbers it abstains from political jargon and puts everything in Layman's terms. So whether you're a well educated poly-sci major or a disgruntled Democrat/Republican who is just starting to realize our political system is a sham, Is It Fascism Yet? is for you!!!
Get this book. Educate yourself. Educate others. Organize. Take action!
Art creates awareness. And as with all good art, Jill Dalton leaves you changed, affected, and transformed to a new state. Ms. Dalton carries you along with her fluid style, connecting the events of our time and portraying a vision that strikes as a gestalt. Hers is a necessary vision, a wake-up call, and a call to personal action.
Jill Dalton is a sorely needed voice, reaching in and plucking the strings of our numbed souls with her passionate writing.