Thursday, September 07, 2006

Fascism or Neo-Conservatism

Vice President Wallace on fascism... 1944:

"The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power. It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice. It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so, they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination..."

"They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection."

Sound familiar?

1 comment:

skip sievert said...

What Wallace predicted happened a couple of years later, about 1948. Now in order to maintain our system it must be done with disinformation/lies.
Our system has failed as a model that will work. It becomes more and more nightmarish if we hold on to it.