I don't mean that in a flippant or sarcastic sense, either. Fascism is government as your parents, telling you what to do, protecting you from harm, providing you with your basic needs. Obamacare is huge step towards a fascist America, fascism with a warm, smiley face, fascism of the sort Juan Peron would gladly embrace. Our Monastery of Miscellaneous Musings has a great post summing up yesterday's Supreme Court hearings on the law with some hope that our fast train to fascism might finally get derailed. In it, Dean highlights a quote from Justice Kennedy that shows Kennedy gets it.
Health care law “changes the relationship between the individual and the government in a very fundamental way.”Yes it does, my friend, yes it does.
While that's promising, make no mistake: a very large portion of our country wants fascism.