Saturday's Powder Mountain Protest made it to the Top of Utah front page of the Standard this morning, and even more news coverage is scheduled for Monday's rally. Don't miss the photo's of our Powderville Heros tirelessly "working" the picket lines.
Be there or be square Monday with signs in hand to show your support for residents who are being forced into "Powderville" with no vote and no representation.
Monday, February 18th
8:30AM until 10.00AM
just north of Wolf Creek and below Juniper Ln.
While we are at it, we will offer a reminder to encourage EVERYONE to sign the Petition to Utah Legislators urging their support of legislation to repair the ludicrous HB 466 that allows a developer to force their neighbors into a town. The petition will be delivered Monday so there is still time to call and email friends to encourage them to sign.
Here is a sample email to send to your contacts.
Also, be sure to get your spouse to sign. Numbers speak volumes!
One of our humble readers so eloquently pointed out the issue of Fascism when they commented:
What's that called when the corporation and the government are the same thing? Oh, yeah, FASCISM!
So if the corporate interests that are trying to incorporate Powderville are the ones who are also naming all the officials of Powderville, and will insist that the nominees do their bidding, that would make them FASCISTS, wouldn't it?
That would make an interesting sign for the protest, too.
They went on to say:
The last time we saw a power grab like this with no input from the people was
when the Nazis took over Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland.
The con artists at Powder Mountain will tell you this is for the greater good, sound familiar?
It's for their greater good. Hang on to your hats!
"The first stage of fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power"
--Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), Fascist Dictator of Italy
FASCISM a political system in which all power of government is vested in a person or group with no other power to balance and limit the activities of the government. Fascist governments are often closely associated with large corporations and sometimes with extreme nationalism and racist activities. Modern fascism is often called "CORPORATISM".
We will conclude with the 14 traits of Fascism, as written by Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt
("Fascism Anyone?," Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism.
Pay close attention to number 9:
Corporate Power is Protected
The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business /government relationship and power elite.
And number 13:
UPDATE @6:45 PM
Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
Thanks to the Weber County Forum for supporting our cause - be sure to read their latest.