Now I know the aforementioned individuals will scream that this is a lie so lets start with multiple definitions of the noun fascism:
Miriam Websters Modern Dictionary:
1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.
2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control
— fas·cist \-shist also -sist\ noun or adjective often capitalized
— fas·cis·tic \fa-ˈshis-tik also -ˈsis-\ adjective often capitalized
— fas·cis·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb often capitalized
What constitutes a definition of fascism and fascist governments is a highly disputed subject that has proved complicated and contentious. Historians, political scientists, and other scholars have engaged in long and furious debates concerning the exact nature of fascism and its core tenets.
Most scholars agree that a "fascist regime" is foremost an authoritarian form of government, although not all authoritarian regimes are fascist. Authoritarianism is thus a defining characteristic, but most scholars will say that more distinguishing traits are needed to make an authoritarian regime fascist.
Similarly, fascism as an ideology is also hard to define. Originally, "fascism" referred to a political movement that was linked with Sindicalist-Corporativism that existed in a single country (Italy) for less than 30 years and ruled the country from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. Clearly, if the definition is restricted to the original Italian Fascism, then "fascism" has little significance outside of Italian politics. Most scholars prefer to use the word "fascism" in a more general sense, to refer to an ideology (or group of ideologies) that was influential in many countries at many different times. For this purpose, they have sought to identify a "fascist minimum" - that is, the minimum conditions that a certain political group must meet in order to be considered fascist. Several scholars have inspected the apocalyptic, millennial and millenarian aspects of fascism. According to most scholars of fascism, there are both left and right influences on fascism as a social movement, and fascism, especially once in power, has historically attacked communism, conservatism and parliamentary liberalism, attracting support primarily from the "far right" or "extreme right."
( sometimes initial capital letter ) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
( sometimes initial capital letter ) the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism.
( initial capital letter ) a fascist movement, esp. the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43.
The first thing that should strike you factually is the lack of variation in the description of a totalitarian ruling body led by a figure head. What is not as clear is that they do not show other dictators who were fascist leaders because of the "political system" in place.
Besides Mussolini many agree that Stalin, Hitler, Tojo, Moa, Castro, Chavez, PolPot and many many more were defined by their brutality as Fascist dictators.
But you say they are not Fascists or even Socialists they are just progressives out for a good time and to cure the ills of our "misguided nation". Here are the real facts in history for proof.
Historical facts, not the crap that the federalized union thugs have been forcing down the collective throats of Americans since the birth of the Dept. of Ed. and it became the centralized controller of education.(I thank God that I was finished with "formal" Education by then and it was parochial to boot)
Every single Fascist Dictator was born out of a progressive movement based on Social Justice and liberal ideas. Again the list above shows this fact, but to make it easier for our liberal socialist friends we will elaborate: With their heros.
"Fascism is capitalism in decay."-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
"Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing."- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
The entire purpose to the socialist movement is the planned progression to Communism, hence the term movement. It is a transitional ideology that has 2 historical intended outcomes, fascism or communism.
Communism as an economic and political ideology that argues capitalism is an evil and must be overthrown by the workers; the Communist party is the leader of the workers in this endeavor. Modern Communism grew out of the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels after 1848. Marx developed the theory of what was later called dialectical materialism, which saw the material conditions of existence as determining the values of a society, and argued that the entirety of history was the history of struggle between social classes. Marx argued that the dialectic of history required the workers to overthrow the capitalist class, which would result in the emergence of a "classless society".
Marx's ideas were first put into practice in the wake of Russia's October revolution of 1917, where the Communist Party, under the leadership of V. I. Lenin, overthrew the unstable democratic government which had replaced the Tsar. The country was renamed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Other countries which came under Communist rule were the nations of Europe which the U.S.S.R. conquered in World War II (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria), those taken over by Communist partisans during the retreat of the Nazis, Yugoslavia and Albania, and Cambodia, which became Communist during the Vietnam War. Countries which became Communist-ruled and remain so include the People's Republic of China (though the Communist Party there no longer adheres to socialist economic policy), North Korea, Vietnam (which is also moving away from socialism), Laos, and Cuba. In Africa, Ethiopia, Somalia, Angola and Mozambique had governments which claimed to be Communist, and which were supported by the U.S.S.R., but those governments were more similar to non-Communist African dictatorships than to European or Asian communist governments.
Communist rule has frequently been accompanied by large scale starvation as a tool of policy, concentration camps for political opponents of the Communist government, genocide of minority groups, and mass executions. The Black Book of Communism estimates that over one hundred million people were killed by Communist governments in the 20th. Century.
In every instance above these people started out with Social Justice as their "guiding principle". They have then proceeded to reign a combined mass genocide of over 180 million people in just the 20th. Century. All of it started with liberal socialists wanting to change an injustice they felt they could change: man's suffering!
All of the dictatorial regimes above have used that suffering and poor health conditions as their rallying cry to ascend to political power!
And all have created more death and suffering then they ever cured.
They hjave all, once in power used that power to increase not decrease the suffering of the same people they swore to help. And all have disregarded the existing rules of law when implementing their strategy for social reform with the excuse the reform was of a higher calling to their citizens then the law itself. And the problem has existed since the Greeks invented the Democratic Rule of Law.
The following is a treatise on this from noted economist Pierre Lemieux:
It is a great piece that you need to read to see first hand the social and economic facts that socialized medicine has created in it 117 year modern history.
"The basic problem of health care is the typical economic problem of virtually infinite wants chasing scarce resources. What are the best social institutions to deal with this problem? Is socialized medicine or the free market more efficient? In this paper, I will review the often overlooked problems of socialized medicine."
"Socialized medicine as we know it today appeared in Germany in 1883,
when Chancellor Otto von Bismark introduced a host of social measures that included compulsory public health insurance for factory and mine workers. By 1911, the original act had been extended to nearly all employees. Similar health insurance legislation was soon introduced in other countries, including Austria in 1888, Hungary in 1891, Luxembourg in 1901, Norway in 1909, Serbia in 1910, Great Britain in 1911, Russia in 1912, and Romania in 1913. Before the creation of public health insurance, workers in England, America, France – and, I suppose, in other countries – relied on voluntary mutual aid societies to help with expenses related to illnesses, accidents, and death. The first public health insurance programs for workers crowded out the mutual aid societies, and prevented the development of other private means for coping with catastrophic events. Some Welfare State justified more Welfare State."
Please read more at:http://www.pierrelemieux.org/artsocialized-IBL.pdf
His summary says it all:
"It is banal to say that no system is perfect, but it is still true. In fact, “perfect” cannot even be defined, except from a philosopher-king’s viewpoint, for the simple reason that individual preferences are different, and every individual has his own opinion about what would be a perfect health system. However, economic analysis strongly suggests that political and bureaucratic processes will not produce better outcomes than individual choices and free-market competition. The main failures of socialized medicine are fourfold:
(1) it is an inefficient rationing system;
(2) it is economically costly;
(3) it is inequitable; and
(4) it dangerously increases state power.
A fifth danger should be added. The more a country has moved towards socialized medicine,the more it becomes impossible to question it because it creates constituencies that will resist change (people who make a living out of the system, and individuals who rely on the system because they have not purchased private insurances when they were younger or in good health), and because it changes people’s preferences towards state solutions. As Bismarck suggested, socialized medicine leads people to consider the state a benevolent big brother."
We have repeated this cycle for over 3000 years and it has created the fall or, at the very least started the advance of the fall of the greatest Democratic civilizations in history. Nations and this world have gone to war to gain the economic power to support their socialist agenda's.
When any countries debt has grown to over 70% of its Gross Domestic Product it has collapsed and failed.
If you have read HR3590 then you know it is just the first step to full blown socialized medicine in this country, which is economically unsustainable even for us.
(And if you haven't, then read my preceding blogs and get yourself up to speed, the links to all 5 versions of the heinous piece of legislation are there).
Obama's real agenda through health care control is the restructuring of this country to a fascist state. His socialist agenda is a tried and true documented path to this end.
His regimes intentions are clear and his actions speak what his words do not! Since taking his oath of office, (which was another lie) he has systematically attacked our way of life.
In recent actions and with zero regard for the Constitution and its Rules of Law, Obama has taken it upon himself to disregard our most sacred of documents and what defines us as a nation, and wipe his ass with it and our freedoms that it defines.
He has exhibited personality traits that everyone of the aforementioned dictators exhibited in their political careers while gaining power, until they were removed by force or died!
HR:3590 is the foundation for his regime's ability to effect mass change through health care control of the population, as outlined above to be a COMMON ACTION by totalitarian dictators to prevent social upheaval.
He has with this bill taken over 1/6, 18% of our economy! Along with the All the other industries he has or is legislating control over!
Putting 78% of our economy under government control is fascism, the government control over private enterprise!
1. a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
And the next stop on this runaway train is up to us, it is time to hit the brakes and end this madness, and most importantly:
NEVER ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN AGAIN!
In Freedom to all,
Dr. Keith C. Westbrook PhD.