Monday, June 2, 2014

Otherwise Known as Fascism

Everything I know I learned from Thomas Sowell.  It's not a long article -- please go over and read all of it.  Sowell explains why Obama -- and frankly most of the political types in America -- are fascists.  Because a fascist regime in Germany ended up fighting a communist regime in the old Soviet Union, history and popular culture were able to portray fascism as "right wing".  It is not.  It is simply the preferred form of socialism. 

Dr. Sowell says:

What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.

Politically, it is heads-I-win when things go right, and tails-you-lose when things go wrong. This is far preferable, from Obama’s point of view, since it gives him a variety of scapegoats for all his failed policies, without having to use President Bush as a scapegoat all the time.

Then he addresses the confusion:

Back in the 1920s ... when fascism was a new political development, it was widely — and correctly — regarded as being on the political left. ...

Mussolini, the originator of fascism, was lionized by the left, both in Europe and in America, during the 1920s. Even Hitler, who adopted fascist ideas in the 1920s, was seen by some, including W.E.B. Du Bois, as a man of the left.

It was in the 1930s, when ugly internal and international actions by Hitler and Mussolini repelled the world, that the left distanced themselves from fascism and its Nazi offshoot — and verbally transferred these totalitarian dictatorships to the right, saddling their opponents with these pariahs.


  1. Neal Boortz used to emphasize that distinction. I'll remember, fascists, they are fascists. I'll mention that next time I talk politics with my liberal friends ...if I ever again get a chance to do so.

  2. Boortz may have been the one who first got me thinking about it. I used to listen to him quite a bit.