Since Augger has correctly put his finger on this issue, I thought I might help him out a bit. The quotes are ALL from Mussolini and the comments are how Obama manifests the spirit of Mussolini’s words in his actions:
“Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism as it is a merge of state and corporate power.”
Obama is most certainly forging partnerships between large corporations and the government. Nowhere is this more apparent than with GE and Google.
“Against individualism, the Fascist conception is for the State … Liberalism denied the State in the interests of the particular individual; Fascism reaffirms the State as the true reality of the individual.”
“Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived in their relation to the State.”
Everything Obama does is predicated upon the assumption that the State is the source of rights, and of justice. In his mind, the individual is of no account; only the goal is important and the State is the only means by which that goal can be achieved. Anyone who doubts this is true has not been watching Obama through a clear lens. Obama has admitted he is a collectivist, and to the collectivist – all collectivists – the individual is always subordinate to the State.
“Democracy is talking itself to death. The people do not know what they want; they do not know what is the best for them. There is too much foolishness, too much lost motion. I have stopped the talk and the nonsense. I am a man of action. Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. You in America will see that some day.”
If Congress (democracy) will not do what I say, I have a phone and a pen.
“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.”
“The corporate State considers that private enterprise in the sphere of production is the most effective and useful instrument in the interest of the nation. In view of the fact that private organisation of production is a function of national concern, the organiser of the enterprise is responsible to the State for the direction given to production.”
Bailouts, ‘too big to fail’ and ‘need to save them because of the jobs that will be lost’ is all a direct manifestation of the spirit in these two quotes. Obama has put Mussolini’s words into action in this nation. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
“Given that the nineteenth century was the century of Socialism, of Liberalism, and of Democracy, it does not necessarily follow that the twentieth century must also be a century of Socialism, Liberalism and Democracy: political doctrines pass, but humanity remains, and it may rather be expected that this will be a century of authority … a century of Fascism. For if the nineteenth century was a century of individualism it may be expected that this will be the century of collectivism and hence the century of the State.”
Have you ever heard the audio of Obama complaining that the Constitution tells the government what it cannot do TO you but doesn’t tell the government what it MUST do ‘for’ you? If you have, that is the same sentiment as expressed in this quote: the notion that the State is the source and empowerment of all things and that nothing can or will happen without the State’s approval.
“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.”
Ever hear Obama talking about the need to use education or other organizations to help solve problems? Put that with his connection to Corporations and you have the same thing Mussolini is saying in this quote.
“It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission, and welds them into unity.”
Again, how many times have you heard Obama talk about ‘education?’ From now on, read it ‘indoctrination’ – just like Mussolini said.
“Fascism is definitely and absolutely opposed to the doctrines of liberalism, both in the political and economic sphere.”
Ever read my defense of the language and why I try to hold to the meaning of words. Well, this is why. Mussolini does not mean liberalism in the sense of Progressivism, as we know it today. He means CLASSIC LIBERALISM! In other words, he means Fascism is opposed to the principles and ideals of the founders and America. Anyone want to tell me Obama doesn’t agree with Mussolini on this point?
“At every hour of every day, I can tell you on which page of which book each school child in Italy is studying.”
Common core – once it is fully implemented.
Are you getting the point yet?
“People are tired of liberty. They have had a surfeit of it. Liberty is no longer a chaste and austere virgin…. Today’s youth are moved by other slogans…Order, Hierarchy, Discipline.”