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Daniel Walker
United States
Current Residence: Utah
Personal Quote: a man must know chaos within himself to give birth to a dancing star -Nietzche
Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each:

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when there are widespread
domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

8. Religion and Government are Intertwined - Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.

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.

10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

13. 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.

14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.
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you have tones of talent! really impressive gallery!
I posted on your tree tattoo with hands as roots... need to restate how amazing i think your work is... i have not seen tree tattoos that match your style in detail and depth anywhere else... i was wondering what it might take to commission you for a piece of mine... if ever you travel into nyc for conventions maybe? please let me know, i honestly couldnt express more how interested i am in having a piece done by you.
Hey, i love your tree tattoos.. we talked a while back about your proximity to ontario lol, not sure if you remember..
but i was wondering if you had ever drawn a birch or a willow in the style you use for tattoos? i'de love to see your take on it.. side project? lol.
im an avid researcher of tattoo artists, and tattoo styles and so far you're trees have impressed me the most :)
i wish i was closer to you!i want a tree tattoo soooo badly and your work is fantastic!
all of your work is exceptionally beautifully. i am especially in love with the trees.
sarahhorizon Oct 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
hey! i am completely blown away by your skills! and i was wondering if u might be able to help me with something? my friend has asked me to design a quatre sleeve for him and im not quite sure how to place some things, becouse he wants a few items and word in it. and so do u think u can give me some ideas? if you can i would be so so thankfull :)
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ElmoIsCreepy Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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From one Walker to another, thanks for the ad!
i was wondering where abouts you are tattooing in the states?
im from ontario canada and looking for a good tattoo artist and i love your work with trees.
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wow im blown away by your talent im learning to tattoo myself and i look to the net for inspiriation but ive never seen a tattooist put every detail into a piece like you do,really brilliant hope to see new stuff soon.
Wikidtron Apr 21, 2010  Professional Artist
Your black and gray realistic work is amazing. It's remarkable how much attention you devote to the small details, they really make your work something out of the ordinary.
You've got an amazing gallery - especially the tree tats, they're fucking gorgeous.
Lilium-souliei Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
arg why arent you in california! Your tattoos are lovely
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Tight. Defiantly touched someone of ur caliber would add me to their dev watch. Thanks.
juliathedrawer Feb 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the watch :D
Reddogtattoo Jan 26, 2010  Professional Artist
Great works!
I want to travel from masachusetts to Utah just to get tattooed by you!
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StefanMarcuArt Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful gallery you have over here it a lot [link]
AlexRider-00Nothing Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet sweet tattooing there
Deviously-Pink Oct 27, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Hey thanks for the watch! =]
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klownhed Aug 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
hey Dan, thanks for watching.. your stuff is insane.. it's refreshing to see such great art and talent out of Happy Valley..
TheSylverLining Aug 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Your "BirthLifeDeath" series is astonishingly beautiful. Well done.
Hey.. I love the tattoos you've done. I was just wondering. Are trees a popular tattoo to get or is that your specialty?
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