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Socialist or Fascist

Renaissance Nerd Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 12:40 PM
The 'socialist' label bugs me too, mainly because it's too broad. It's like saying 'Christians.' Many factions within. I think Dr. Sowell is quite correct that the closest approximation of the current Democratic Party is fascism--they agree with the fascists on just about everything. That is not to say Nazis, who had that weird theosophist racist theory saddled on top of fascism. There are plenty of theosophist Liberals, but they generally don't buy the Atlantean theory of race that was so important to Nazism. Fascists in both Italy and Spain were not nice people, but they're skim milk socialists, with relatively minor body counts. Fascists are the right of the left, but still well left of republicans/Republicans in general.
3129 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 1:10 PM
The religious persecution of the Nazis was merely a means to an end. Hitler acquired power by creating a common enemy with which to unite the populace behind the Nazis. Stalin used Capitalism and anti-Naziism the same way. Obama is using "the wealthy" and "big business" to create class envy for the same purpose: to increase Obama's personal authority. If Obama wins, he will have four years to create enough crises to suspend the constitution and become a dictator for life, just like Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.
Brian2344 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 1:50 PM
"Hitler acquired power by creating a common enemy with which to unite the populace behind the Nazis." Like the Tea Party/Republicans have a common enemy in Obama? Got it.
Earnest Will Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 2:50 PM
More like "the one percent" or "the rich" or "wall street fat cats." You know, those evil people that employ most of the country.

3129 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 3:53 PM
I seriously doubt that Tea Party/Republicans will unite for Obama. Big Labor, Gays, Socialists, Federal employees, etc., yes. Fire the libs and RINOs. Disband the bureaucracy. Viva la revolucion.
It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a "socialist." He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard definition of socialism.

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...