I don’t like buzzwords; they are usually completely without meaning. George Bush makes a point of using the word ‘Islamo-fascist’, for example, when refering to Hezbollah and Hamas, both of which are democratically elected parties.

“The latest big lie unveiled by Washington’s neoconservatives are the poisonous terms, ‘Islamo-fascists’ and ‘Islamic fascists.’ They are the new, hot buzzwords among America’s far right and Christian fundamentalists.”

Thus reads the first paragraph of an article by Eric Margolis (click the appropriate link below to download) in which he cites a ‘modern definition of fascism’, which neither of the above Muslim groups opposing Israeli-US-British control of the Middle East fit.

The 14 defining characteristics below, on the other hand, fit Bush’s America like black leather gloves and jack-boots.

Click  here for the Margolis article.