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XENON23 2011/09/03 00:14:51
"“The line between fascism and Fabian socialism is very thin. Fabian socialism is the dream. Fascism is Fabian socialism plus the inevitable dictator.” John T. Flynn

Numerous commentators have raised alarming comparisons between America’s recent economic foibles and Argentina’s fall “from breadbasket to basket case.”The U.S. pursues a similar path with her economy increasingly ensnared under the growing nexus of government control. Resources are redistributed for vote-buying welfare schemes, patronage style earmarks, and graft by unelected bureaucrats, quid pro quo with unions, issue groups and legions of lobbyists.

In Argentina, everyone acknowledges that fascism, state capitalism, corporatism – whatever – reflects very leftwing ideology. Eva Peron remains a liberal icon. President Obama’s Fabian policies (Keynesian economics) promise similar ends. His proposed infrastructure bank is just the latest gyration of corporatism. Why then are fascists consistently portrayed as conservatives?

In the Thirties, intellectuals smitten by progressivism considered limited, constitutional governance anachronistic. The Great Depression had apparently proven capitalism defunct. The remaining choice had narrowed between communism and fascism. Hitler was about an inch to the right of Stalin. Western intellectuals infatuated with Marxism thus associated fascism with the Right.

Later, Marxists from the Frankfurt School popularized this prevailing sentiment. Theodor Adorno in The Authoritarian Personality devised the “F” scale to demean conservatives as latent fascists. The label “fascist” has subsequently meant anyone liberals seek to ostracize or discredit.

Fascism is an amorphous ideology mobilizing an entire nation (Mussolini, Franco and Peron) or race (Hitler) for a common purpose. Leaders of industry, science, education, the arts and politics combine to shepherd society in an all encompassing quest. Hitler’s premise was a pure Aryan Germany capable of dominating Europe.

While he feinted right, Hitler and Stalin were natural bedfellows. Hitler mimicked Lenin’s path to totalitarian tyranny, parlaying crises into power. Nazis despised Marxists not over ideology, but because they had betrayed Germany in World War I and Nazis found it unconscionable that German communists yielded fealty to Slavs in Moscow.

The National Socialist German Workers Party staged elaborate marches with uniformed workers calling one another “comrade” while toting tools the way soldiers shoulder rifles. The bright red Nazi flag symbolized socialism in a “classless, casteless” Germany (white represents Aryanism). Fascist central planning was not egalitarian, but it divvied up economic rewards very similarly to communism: party membership and partnering with the state.

Where communists generally focused on class, Nazis fixated on race. Communists view life through the prism of a perpetual workers’ revolution. National Socialists used race as a metaphor to justify their nation’s engagement in an existential struggle..."

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  • Ron the Realist 2011/09/03 00:24:06
    Ron the Realist
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    The radical left wing nuts are always trying to rewrite their history. The democrat party was the birthplace of segregation and the KKK, and it gleefully brought Fascism to America. Advocacy of leftist policies such as adopted during the new deal that regressives push today are more of the same. The money quote from the article actually quotes Mussolini and Keynes...

    "Mussolini recognized, “Fascism entirely agrees with Mr. Maynard Keynes, despite the latter’s prominent position as a Liberal. In fact, Mr. Keynes’ excellent little book, The End of Laissez-Faire (l926) might, so far as it goes, serve as a useful introduction to fascist economics.” Keynes saw the similarities too, admitting his theories, “can be much easier adapted to the conditions of a totalitarian state than . . . a large degree of laissez-faire.”

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  • wtw 2011/09/03 04:03:58
    wtw
    It sounds exactly like the half baked theories that Obama and the left espouses maybe to a lesser degree but that is their intent. They desire to redistrubute wealth to the point that government runs everything. The only rich in that society are the university eleite and the ruling class because they deserve the wealth. They are the inteligensia.
  • kevracer 2011/09/03 01:46:58
    kevracer
    failing to acknowledge that prior to Hitler going to war, the German economy of the late 30's was booming and vibrant. Not saying Hitler was a good guy, just pointing out that he economic policies worked short-term, but since Germany went to war we can not know whether it would have worked long-term
  • patriot 2011/09/03 01:42:54
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    Pounding the world into their hearts desire. They are coming for this Republic.
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2011/09/03 01:17:02
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
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    After Nazism the left wanted to disassociate themselves with fascism. Since they were in a position to write the history and teach it, they simply wrongly assigned fascism to the right. We all know that they are all forms of tyranny and belong to the left.
  • jackolantyrn356 2011/09/03 00:54:07
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    Talk is no more good. We atre the foot soldiers to fix thois ything. Keep talking but do that not be let as all there is. Never threaten any one. These little Cowards are scared enough as oit is.
  • Stone.Cold.Krazy 2011/09/03 00:33:02
    Stone.Cold.Krazy
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    I don't need to say a thing..i think Ron covered it pretty nicly
  • Ron the Realist 2011/09/03 00:24:06
    Ron the Realist
    +4
    The radical left wing nuts are always trying to rewrite their history. The democrat party was the birthplace of segregation and the KKK, and it gleefully brought Fascism to America. Advocacy of leftist policies such as adopted during the new deal that regressives push today are more of the same. The money quote from the article actually quotes Mussolini and Keynes...

    "Mussolini recognized, “Fascism entirely agrees with Mr. Maynard Keynes, despite the latter’s prominent position as a Liberal. In fact, Mr. Keynes’ excellent little book, The End of Laissez-Faire (l926) might, so far as it goes, serve as a useful introduction to fascist economics.” Keynes saw the similarities too, admitting his theories, “can be much easier adapted to the conditions of a totalitarian state than . . . a large degree of laissez-faire.”

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