Naomi Wolf Outlines the Ten Steps to Fascism

I first heard about these 10 steps via the 45-minute video of Naomi Wolf’s book tour lecture for her book, “The End of America:  Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot” (2007).  I am including a couple shorter versions for those who are time-pressed, but to get the full impact, it is best to watch her full lecture.

Naomi was repeatedly urged by a friend who is the daughter of holocaust survivors to read about what had happened in Germany prior to the holocaust, and who during the early GW Bush years, kept telling Naomi, “They did this in Germany, they did this in Germany.”  She finally handed Naomi a stack of books and demanded she read them.

Naomi Wolf Identified the Ten Steps to Fascism by Studying These Dictators

After reading that first stack of books, Wolf dug deeper, and in studying the methods of these dictators, she found that there is a blueprint that every would-be despot uses to close down an open society.

  • Mussolini ~ Italy in the 1920s
  • Hitler ~ Germany in the 1930s
  • Lenin and Stalin ~ Russia in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Ulbricht ~ East Germany in the 1950s
  • Gottwald and Novotny ~ Czechoslovakia in the 1960s
  • Pinochet ~ Chile in the 1980s
  • China cracking down on the democracy movement at the end of the 1980s

Shockingly, she also found that most of these steps were already underway in America, with implementation of the steps escalating following the events of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.  This is why it is so critical to reveal the truth of the 9/11 events.  The final steps towards Fascism in America are founded on those and other false flag events.  This page describes in detail the subversion of the Constitution and the Rule of Law, and the steps we must take to restore our freedom and civil liberties. 


Collateral News Produced an Excellent Short Video Explaining the Ten Steps


Steven Colbert Interviews Naomi Wolf About the Ten Steps to Fascism


Summary ~ Naomi Wolf’s “The End of America”


Naomi Wolf Gives a Brilliant Description of the Ten Steps in this Book Tour Lecture
This is the full talk that woke me up to the reality of the Fascist Shift in America.


Documentary ~ The End of America ~ A Detailed Explanation of the Ten Steps
If you’re bored with the book tour lecture above, watch this video instead.


George Carlin ~ You Have No Rights

George Carlin is onto something.  Unlimited rights is a good place to start.  Obviously, the right to life implies more than a right to air to breathe and water to drink.  It also implies a right to food to eat and a place to live.  The right to liberty implies a right to travel, which implies that no borders should thwart our movement.  The right to liberty implies the right to nearly unlimited freedoms, short of harming other people.  We are the only animals that pay to live on this planet, and we really shouldn’t have to pay to do so.  Being forced to work to pay to do something that is necessary to survival is what we have defined as a Financial Slavery System.



Naomi Wolf’s Ten Steps to Fascism

“Cliff’s Notes” version from The Guardian, if you don’t have time to watch the full talk.

My “Cliff’s Notes” version, with other details and references:

1)  Invoke a terrifying internal and external threat, real or falsified, and hype it.

  • Stalin: Capitalist “Sleeper Cells” (fake threat);
  • Pinochet: Armed insurgents (real threat, fake documents);
  • GW Bush: Weapons of Mass Destruction (fake threat, fake documents); GW Bush:  War on Terror (fake threat, staged false flag events, no documents).
  • Obama continues to prosecute the “War on Terror” (fake threat, staged false flag events, no documents).

2)  Create a network of secret prisons where torture takes place that is outside the rule of law, and establish military tribunals to bypass civil judiciary and strip citizens of due process.

Lenin started it; Mussolini: Confino; Hitler: People’s Court; Stalin.

Every society that has ever created a secret prison system with torture has eventually used that system against its own citizens (e.g., Bradley Manning). Just the existence of the prison system terrorizes the citizens into keeping quiet. The state can start to use terror against the individual in an effort to push back democracy. It starts by abusing people outside of mainstream society (Germany: Anarchists, Communists, Gypsies, Jews), then abuse spreads to mainstream journalists, editors, opposition leaders, labor leaders, and outspoken clergy.

3)  Create a paramilitary force not answerable to the people.

Mussolini: Blackshirts; Hitler: Brownshirts; GWBush: Blackwater.  This force can be sent to intimidate civilians.

College student tased.

State took Brandon Mayfield’s computer out of his home.

Blackwater has close ties to White House and is already operating in USA: Patrolled New Orleans; Just got a Billion dollar contract for increased deployment in America in the event of a natural disaster or public emergency. Defense authorization act makes it easier for Bush to declare an emergency. Monsanto has now hired Blackwater to spy on protesters.

4)  Create a surveillance apparatus aimed at ordinary citizens.

In East Germany everyone thought they had a Stazi file, so that inhibited all citizen discussion and protest, even though only 10% actually had a file. During the “Red Scare” in the 1950s there was a “Black List” that limited ability to get a job.  Now people get put on the “No-fly list” or “extra-extensive search and pat-down list” and  “terrorist watch list” for unknown reasons, and these and other oppressive measures can limit job opportunities.

Bush wants wholesale government monitoring of every American’s Internet activities:

Obama has gotten wholesale monitoring of every Verizon customer’s telephone calls.

Former NSA official and whistleblower William Binney reports all internet activity is stored in a massive data center in Utah.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden reports all major websites are monitored by NSA, FBI, CIA, DEA, etc.

Google and other companies with search engines are harvesting your data for sale to the highest bidder.

Obama Demands to Open Packages, Targets FedEx and UPS

5)  Arbitrarily detain and release citizens.

Transportation Authority (TSA) random searches at airports.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters detained and later released without charge, or with trumped-up charges.

6)  Infiltrate citizens’ groups.


ACLU has lawsuits against infiltration of environmental groups, anti-war groups, etc.

Breaks down citizens’ trust of each other, limits their ability to work together effectively.

7)  Target key individuals.

Bill Maher, Dan Rather, Dixie Chicks.

Rep. Mark Siljander.

8)  Restrict the Press.  Criminalization of Speech.

Stalin, 1937:  Nicholai Bucharin, Publisher of Isvestia (Equivalent of NY Times) charged w/ treason and executed.

Swift Banking story: White House called “Treason,” invoked Espionage Act against Bill Keller.

Greg Palast investigated by Homeland Security.

AP and CBS staffers seized in Iraq because US didn’t like images and stories they were producing; held w/o charges in abusive prisons.

Amy Goodman was arrested.

Naomi Wolf was unlawfully detained and released for informing Occupy Wall Street protesters of their rights.

9)  Recast Criticism as Espionage and Dissent as Treason.

Hillary Clinton called a traitor for criticizing the deployment of the war.

10)  Subvert the rule of law, or simply declare martial law.

The run-up to an election is an unstable time, and large assemblies can be infiltrated by Agents Provocateur to give government an excuse for a crackdown.

Police State 4:  The Rise of FEMA  (full length documentary ~ Alex Jones)

FBI Deputizes Private Contractors with Extraordinary Powers, Including “Shoot to Kill”

Federal Court Permanently Vacates Injunction Against NDAA Indefinite Detention

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case on NDAA Indefinite Detention


Obama - Weapons of War Do Not Belong On Our Streets -- Armored Tanks



The USA and Canada Have Suspended Constitutional Democracy
Rocco Galati, Constitutional Lawyer ~ Canada and USA Moving to Fascism


Fourteen Defining Characteristics of Fascism  (YouTube Censoring)

Mumia Abu-Jamal on Fascism

Fourteen Defining Characteristics of Fascism

Fascism is Fun

Frank Zappa and Ron Paul on the Danger of American Fascism

America:  Freedom to Fascism (full documentary)  Director’s Cut

Chris Hedges ~ American Fascists

Chris Hedges on Occupy Wall Street
Protesters are true conservatives because they are calling for an end to Corporatocracy and restoration of the rule of law.


Homeland Insecurity:  Rise of the Global Police State




More Signs the Fascist Shift is Already Happening

Americans are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist.


I Am Not Moving ~ Short Film on Occupy Wall Street Protests ~ Corey Ogilvie
“Hypocrisy Has Its Own Elegant Symmetry”



Countries with Indefinite Detention


Effective Protest Is Already Illegal In Most of the United States

Our rights to assemble and to petition our government for a redress of grievances have been neutered.  Caging protesters in “free speech zones” where the officials they want to speak to cannot be approached and cannot hear them neuters their right to speak to their elected representatives.

Where protest is not illegal, it is suppressed and intimidated into submission.

Chris Hedges on Surveillance, Intimidation and Terrorizing of Protesters
Militarized Police Are Behaving Like the Stazi


Police Brutality in Response to Protesting


If Afraid to Speak Out Against Tyranny then Already a Slave


Naomi Wolf ~ Fake Activism ~ “For a Protest To Be Effective, You Have to Stop Traffic….  It Has To Disrupt ‘Business As Usual’.”



Protesting Without Guns - OWS Pepper Sprayed - With Guns - Bundy Ranch


This is What a Police State Looks Like


Blog:  Antifascist Calling ~ Exploring the shadowlands of the corporate police state


The Genetic Patdown – Homeland Security to use instant DNA testing via mouth swabs

Executive Orders Have Laid the Groundwork for Instituting Martial Law if the President Declares a National Emergency

This is a brief history of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the civil liberties we have lost because of it.  Also, it is a testament to what a government can accomplish when its people are in fear.
What We Choose To Ignore


New Executive Order 13438:  Seizure of Assets and Criminalization of Anyone who so much as offers food and shelter to anyone whose assets have been seized


Riot Police to Protesters - I Hope You Have a Permit for that Freedom


Legislation Demonizing Free Speech and Free Thought

This info was originally collected back in 2008 and needs to be checked and updated.  I need to follow up on which of these bills passed and which failed, but just the fact that they were proposed and moved through committee is an indicator that we need to do something.

H.R. 1955/S. 1959 Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act

Sponsored by Jane Harman, D-CA

This bill passed the House and was being considered in the Senate.  Here is a line from the text of the proposed law:

“The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States Citizens.”

Mike Adams wrote a scathing article about this legislation, and his article also includes links to several other commentaries and a link to the text of the law:
Senate Bill 1959 to Criminalize Thoughts, Blogs, Books and Free Speech Across America

Please especially check out this Open Letter to Rep. Jane Harman, author of the bill.  This letter makes it apparent that one of the targets of the legislation (in addition to Jihadist Muslim organizations) is websites espousing “conspiracy theories” about the evidence for controlled demolition of the World Trade Center buildings.  The problem is, the legislation is worded so vaguely that it can be applied to any organization voicing dissenting opinions.

Open Letter to Jane Harman, Re:  Terrorism and the Internet

Demonizing 8/11 Truth:  “We Are Change” called “Terrorist Group”

The Internet Must Die

Punishing Thought Crime:  Would New Bill Make YOU a Terrorist?


Thought Police - Looks Like Youve Had a Bit Too Much to Think



Motives Behind the Bush Regime

Yes, Sir, Mr. Rockefeller


The Bush-Hitler Connection


Skull And Bones

Need link (probably find good one on Biblioteca Pleyades)


USA Sending Assault Weapons to Syria to Confront Tyrannical Regime -- Not Needed in USA


Reversing and Eliminating Fascism

History shows that it’s not enough to impeach criminals and murderers.  We have to put them behind bars.  We have to hold Truth and Reconciliation hearings for all Cabal leaders.

Ordinary people must take leadership roles to reclaim our sovereignty and our freedom.

For specifics on how to re-establish democracy, see Non-Violent Revolution Manual.


Reversing the Ten Steps To Fascism

1)  Revoke the terrifying internal and external threat.

End the Global War on Terror

Stop Cabal funding of mercenaries and Al-CIA-da and other “freedom fighters” positioned to foment unrest.

End the Lie of any Axis of Evil:  Only the Elites want to fight wars.  The people of this planet just want to live in peace.

Reveal that governments and countries have been created to control land and resources, and we no longer need them.

Abolish travel restrictions at all border crossings, as a first step towards abolishing borders entirely.

2)  Close all secret prisons, end torture, release political prisoners, restore Habeus Corpus and due process, and abolish military tribunal systems of law that bypass civil judicial systems.

Close Guantanamo and all other detention and torture facilities.

3)  Abolish all paramilitary forces not answerable to the One People.

Disband Blackwater, aka Xe, aka The Craft, aka Academi; get those guys jobs rounding up Cabal members.

Abolish Homeland Security, FEMA, all national Intelligency/Surveillance agencies, NSA, CIA, FBI, etc.

Abolish espionage.  All will be transparent.

4)  Dismantle the surveillance apparatus aimed at ordinary citizens.

Repeal the Patriot Act, the Espionage Act, and any other legislation authorizing unlawful mass surveillance and unwarranted searches and seizures.

Unplug “back doors” from all telecommunications corporations that run straight to the NSA data bank in Utah.

Implement the VEXS protocol across the entire internet.

Implement decentralized servers all over the planet.

Remove surveillance cameras from traffic stops, shopping malls, and other public places.

5)  End arbitrary detention of free people.

Abolish the TSA.

Free political prisoners.

6)  Demand that government/corporate infiltrators of citizen groups and political organizations be named and revealed so that those groups can purge infiltrating agents and go forward without interference from outside sources.

7)  End persecution of political and other movement leaders.

Free Mumia Abu Jamal, Leonard Peltier,and other political prisoners.

Free Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and other whistleblowers.

Free Josh Hammond and other hacktivists.

Release people from psychiatric hospitals who are not actually crazy.  Stop forced medication where not medically necessary.

End “most wanted” status for specified political targets.

8)  Liberate all television stations, cable stations, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, and all other mainstream media outlets from Cabal control.

Broadcast announcements about the foreclosures and end of Cabal control over every media outlet all around the planet.

Abolish all restrictions on free speech, free thought, freedom of assembly, and free expression of religion.

No more “free speech zones”.  No more permits required for parades or protests or town gatherings.

9)  Welcome criticism and dissent as valuable points of view to be considered in discussion of how the One People want to create our new governments.

10)  Abolish all military dictatorships, financial dictatorships, and other corrupted governments.

Repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Repeal the Indefinite Detention provisions of the NDAA.

Push back against the Rise of the Warrior-Cop.

Part of establishing martial law is disarming the people, so it is rather important that people are armed to protect themselves against their government at least until that is no longer necessary.  See below for info on Oath Keepers and citizen militias.


George Orwell on 2nd Amendment


Veteran Sabotages a “Delphi” Meeting Intended to Convince People the 2nd Amendment is No Longer Relevant


Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association

The mission of the CSPOA is to equip sheriffs, peace officers and public officials with the necessary information and public support to carry out their duties in accordance with their Oaths of Office.

Last Line of Defense ~ Trailer


Difficult to Teach Something When Salary Depends on Not Understanding It


Oath Keepers and Citizen Militias

While it is possible and preferable to reclaim our sovereignty and freedom without use of force, we were given the right to bear arms specifically to protect ourselves against a tyrannical government, and these are the courageous men and women who understand this principle.

Oath Keepers was Founded by Stewart Rhodes, an Army Veteran and Yale Lawyer

Here is a video introducing Oathkeepers.  (If the link dies, search YouTube for this title:  Oath Keepers Orders We Will NOT Obey Full Length Video)


Oath Keepers official website

This is the oath and declaration that members take upon joining Oath Keepers:

Oath Keepers is an association of active-duty military, veterans and peace officers who will honor the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God!

Declaration of Orders We Will NOT Obey:

1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.

2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people.

3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants”.

4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on any state.

5. We will NOT obey orders to invade or subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.

6. We will NOT obey orders to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.

7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps.

8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil.

9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.

10. We will NOT obey any orders which infringe of the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually affirm our oath and pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.” Oath Keepers


Citizen Militias Maintain the Tradition of Training to Protect Their Families and Communities

Well Regulated American Militias

A Well Regulated Militia

Constitution Society Militia Links

United States Militia


Experts Agree -- Gun Control Works



Number of Homicides Committed with Assault Rifles in 2012 = Only 322


No Giving Up Your Car Because Others Drive Drunk - Why Give Up Guns Because Others


Gun Control - Reduce Drunk Driving By Limiting Sober Drivers


Kennedy -- We Need a Nation of Minutemen to Preserve Freedom