Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Return of Fascism.

In my last post, I pointed out certain similarities between Putin and Obama; specifically in how they exerted their control over private businesses. I used to think of Putin as a thief, because he used the power of the government to steal other's companies and consequently became Europe's richest man. I also see many of our congressmen and senators as thieves, because they use public office to line their pockets with our tax money. They award contracts to friends and they buy votes with taxpayers' money. Michelle Malkin astutely refers to the multi-staged bailout, as the generational theft act. Our government is stealing our children's future by leaving them responsible to pay off this wild spending spree.

Obama's prior behaviour with the Annenberg foundation where millions were funnelled God knows where, while Obama became richer, led me to believe that he is just another thief. That view was again confirmed when his multiple tax hikes were unveiled. At each new revelation, I thought that he simply wants to steal everything in my pocket. However, when he appropriated for himself the power to fire the CEO of General Motors, and appointed himself the de facto ruler of any corporation that partook in the bailout feeding frenzy, a very different line was crossed. That move left many speechless and wondering about what has happened to our country.

It was enlightening to read a quote attributed to Benito Mussolini, regarding the nature of fascism.

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." - Mussolini's diary.

From Wikipedia we get more illuminating quotations:
"The Fascist State lays claim to rule in the economic field no less than in others; it makes its action felt throughout the length and breadth of the country by means of its corporate, social, and educational institutions, and all the political, economic, and spiritual forces of the nation, organised in their respective associations, circulate within the State. (p. 41)."
—Benito Mussolini, 1935, "The Doctrine of Fascism", Firenze: Vallecchi Editore.

Do you see what is happening in our classrooms? Do you recall Michelle Obama stating that her husband will save America's soul?

"State intervention in economic production arises only when private initiative is lacking or insufficient, or when the political interests of the State are involved. This intervention may take the form of control, assistance or direct management." (pp. 135-136)
—Benito Mussolini, 1935, "Fascism: Doctrine and Institutions", Rome: 'Ardita' Publishers.
Look around people. On March 29, 2009 the new fascist state has come into being on the North American continent. Who better to understand and to clearly characterize fascism than Il Duce himself? Welcome to our bewildering Brave New World, or if you like - welcome back to Europe, circa 1935. With the latest resurgence of anti-Semitism, we should see Kristrallnacht and other ugly faces of fascism soon enough.


xqqumiata said...

The more I re read books on the Great Depression, FDR and his 'fellow travelers' the more I believe that history repeats itself.

folly said...

History does repeat itself, but only because no one remembers it any more. Those of us who do remember need to keep speaking out lest we become a footnote to the failure of America.

Rose said...

I wish the media had been doing their job - and had covered Obama's actions with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. It was the best and clearest example of how he thinks, and how he spends other people's money. Alot spent on activist agendas, and no results.

Instead, the media ignored it, others tried to shut down the people who were looking into it (Stanley Kurtz), and anyone who brought it up was denigrated as the right wing attack machine.

It's particularly horrifying to see him acting it out on a national scale, and I am afraid of what it means for our future.

Ex-Dissident said...

Rose, I believe the article you referenced by Caroline Glick reflects our own actions. We are patriotic Americans and we are networking with one another and seeking out allies, at a time when our leadership has abandoned our country. The damage Obama is doing is frightening, but I have faith in Americans and someday we will restore sanity to our government.