The Fascist Threat

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  1. poncho

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    [FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]This talk was delivered at the Doug Casey conference, "When Money Dies," in Phoenix on October 1, 2011.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]Everyone knows that the term fascist is a pejorative, often used to describe any political position a speaker doesn’t like. There isn’t anyone around who is willing to stand up and say: "I’m a fascist; I think fascism is a great social and economic system."[/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]But I submit that if they were honest, the vast majority of politicians, intellectuals, and political activists would have to say just that. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]Fascism is the system of government that cartelizes the private sector, centrally plans the economy to subsidize producers, exalts the police State as the source of order, denies fundamental rights and liberties to individuals, and makes the executive State the unlimited master of society. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]This describes mainstream politics in America today. And not just in America. It’s true in Europe, too. It is so much part of the mainstream that it is hardly noticed any more.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]It is true that fascism has no overarching theoretical apparatus. There is no grand theorist like Marx. That makes it no less real and distinct as a social, economic, and political system. Fascism also thrives as a distinct style of social and economic management. And it is as much or more of a threat to civilization than full-blown socialism. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]This is because its traits are so much a part of life – and have been for so long – that they are nearly invisible to us.[/FONT]


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    For educational purposes only. So get educated for crying out loud!
     
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    We see this in the monstrous 72,000 page Federal Tax Code, the loopholes, the endless subsidies, the illicit marriage of Wall Street and the government, the Crony Capitalism of Obama, the Republican Congress toadying to Wall Street, the Federal Reserve inflationary policies, and on, and on, and on, and...........
     
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    And with international corporations owning the world including the workers.
     
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    Obama´s the single most prevailent example available today.
     
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    Forgot to mention President Bush's TARP!
     
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    FDR's New Deal was fascism.
     
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    Totalitarian Collectivism Part 9 – CORPORATE STATE

    The Corporation and the State form the worst synergism. Proponents would have you accept that Corporate Governance[FONT=georgia,palatino] can direct, administer and control this alliance for the public good. Do-gooders and naive well-intentioned reformers lack the ability to learn the lessons of the corporate machine, the depths of human nature or the extent of government corruption. Without the semblance of a real free market economy, the merger of big business with unmitigated government is now the norm. The American "TC" Saga progressively eliminates individual liberty, while securing the shackles of a regimented political and economic society. [/FONT][FONT=georgia,palatino]Daniel McCarthy, the Tory Anarchist, in the American Conservative agrees that the negative consequences of corporate parenthood led to sinister results. In [/FONT][FONT=georgia,palatino]Origins of the Corporate State[/FONT][FONT=georgia,palatino], he reasons. [/FONT]

    [FONT=georgia,palatino]"Power fled the people in the states and was absorbed and amplified by the institutions of the federal government — first by the Supreme Court, to a lesser extent by Congress, but ultimately and to the greatest extent by the executive branch, whose agencies, in the name of rights, can now seize property (the DEA), kill (the CIA), interfere in business (the FTC), censor communications (the FCC), and manipulate elections (the FEC) with nary a thought to "representation" or the legislative process. The corporate state turns out to be the executive state — which probably in the end becomes the military-security state."[/FONT]

    [FONT=georgia,palatino]The government of the United States was designed to be a republic with separations of power and states’ rights. To any objective observer, the notion of a balance or counterweight to executive federal administration is a myth. Congress is systemically irrelevant, the courts are statist enablers and individual states are feudal districts. As for citizens, their natural rights are ignored, while their subsistence becomes a reward for obedience.[/FONT]

    [FONT=georgia,palatino]The Axis of the Corporate/State[/FONT][FONT=georgia,palatino] concludes: "Now consider what happens when this governmental culture meets the monopolists? Their interests often are the same. Elimination of business competition allows for consolidation and dominance of the economy. Growth in big government expands control over the entire society. Both have the goal of dictating to the public. Setting prices and discouraging upstarts benefits corporate commerce, all the time with the blessing of the State. The government enlarges their roles and intensifies their regulation of business, while favoring their cabal collaborators and contributors. Power shifts from a diffused economic base and the consumer is served up as the main course on the dinner table of the manipulation feast."[/FONT]

    [FONT=georgia,palatino]Executive branch agencies are the arbitrators of administration. Legislative codes are incidental guidelines and court decisions become bureaucratic refinements. Dominant corporation insiders, wired to political patronage through lobbyist policy formation, rule the political process. How is this system different from the classic definition of fascism? [/FONT]

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    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=verdana,geneva]"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism [/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=verdana,geneva]because it is a merger of state and corporate power." [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]
    Benito Mussolini

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    NaturalNews) The one man who may be responsible for more food related illnesses and deaths than anyone in history, Michael R. Taylor, has just been promoted from US Food Safety Czar to Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of the FDA, a position which would enable the giant biotech company Monsanto to silently and legally feed cancer causing vegetables to every living person who is not 100% strictly organic.

    President Obama has appointed the former Monsanto Vice President and lobbyist Michael R. Taylor to the throne. This is the same man who was Food Safety Czar for the FDA when Genetically Modified Organisms were allowed into the US food supply without undergoing a single test to determine their safety or risks. This is like putting a terrorist in charge of the world's food supply. What will the cancer numbers look like in 2016? (http://www.counterpunch.org)

    The GMO nightmare all started with the Dan Quayle led FDA/GMO marriage. Under George Bush Senior's Administration from 1989 to 1993, Dan Quayle single-handedly catapulted GMO's into existence through FDA's anti-consumer right-to-know policy, which stated that GMO foods did not have to be labeled or safety tested. Yes, you read that correctly: There is no safety testing required whatsoever to take some Agent Orange pesticide and genetically mutate the seeds of vegetables in a chemical laboratory so that nothing on planet earth will eat the plant that grows from the ground except for all the humans who have no idea what happened.

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    The 4-headed Administration of thieves

    This marks the pinnacle so far of a long ascent of evil profiteering and corporate executives making it to the top. It’s like one big 4-headed company of thieves: The FDA, EPA, Supreme Court, and Monsanto’s Board of Executives, and these organization hoppers include Clarence Thomas, Michael R. Taylor, Ann Veneman, and Linda Fisher, who conveniently bounce back and forth between positions at Monsanto and the EPA.

    Here are just a few examples in case you didn’t know: Prior to being the Supreme Court Judge who put G.W. Bush in office, Clarence Thomas was Monsanto’s lawyer. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Anne Veneman, was on the Board of Directors of Monsanto’s Calgene Corporation. The U.S. Secretary of Health, Tommy Thompson, received $50,000 in donations from Monsanto during his winning campaign for Wisconsin’s governor. The two congressmen receiving the most donations from Monsanto during the last election were Larry Combest, Chairman of the House Agricultural Committee, and Attorney General John Ashcroft. The prior Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, was on the Board of Directors of Monsanto’s Searle Pharmaceuticals.

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    More fascism in the news.
     
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    Bumpity bump bump!
     

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