Fascism: The American Way of Life
“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” ~Benito Mussolini
Mussolini was not the originator of hatred of free markets and laissez faire, or of Fascism, a description more suited to Thomas Carlyle, but he was certainly the true father of Fascism. His ideology and opinions are key in any effort to understand real Fascism, the embodiment of the current U.S. political system.
The United States of America, regardless of the misguided belief by the masses that this is the land of the free, is undeniably by strict political definition, a Fascist oligarchy. Yes, there are some aspects of democracy, socialism, communism, and Marxism, but Fascism by the few is the ruling political ideology of today’s America.
This explains the obvious mindset of “American exceptionalism,” and the nonsensical belief America is the epitome of right and good. The root of this arrogant, obnoxious thinking has for generations been by state design. This notion is perpetuated throughout the life of all citizens by state indoctrination and brainwashing, beginning with government controlled schools that claim quasi-ownership of children from infancy to full adulthood. The aim of these institutions is to indoctrinate the masses to produce model citizens in a society that is loyal to community, city, state, and nation, and one opposed to self-interest, self-ownership and individualism.
In order for the State to successfully affect this system, all aspects of society have to function harmoniously with Fascist ideology, including the economy. The U.S. economy has been based upon Keynesianism for decades, a theory developed by John Maynard Keynes in the 1920s and 1930s during the Great Depression. Government intervention is a mainstay of Keynes theory; government interference and partnership with industry is the major tenet of Fascism.
Mussolini’s own description of Fascism was “Fascism is the marriage of corporation and state,” and “Fascism should rightly be called corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.”
His characterization of John Maynard Keynes was as follows:
“Fascism entirely agrees with Mr. Maynard Keynes, despite the latter’s prominent position as a Liberal. In fact, Mr. Keynes’ excellent little book, The End of Laissez-Faire (l926) might, so far as it goes, serve as a useful introduction to fascist economics. There is scarcely anything to object to in it and there is much to applaud.”
Fascism is based upon a strong sense of national unity, nationalism, strong leadership, perpetual war, the absurdity of peace, the absolute nature of the State, and a hatred of self-interest and individualism. Fascism is a religion, just as Mussolini described, with a doctrine demanded by the State of its citizens
Today, the term “Fascist” is thrown around by politicians and the media, but rarely used in its proper context or correct description; its true meaning isn’t even understood by the proletariat at large.
One only has to consider the underlying tenets of Mussolini’s Fascism and how it is manifested in American society, in order to understand the correlation to its citizenry todayView any football game or any other sporting event to see the hatred of individualism and dissent. Consider the collective reverence given to the state, its flag, or other state symbols. Consider the unadulterated worship of the military and war. Consider the state of the Fascist economy, a house of cards waiting collapse due to Keynesian (Fascist) economics. Consider rampant nationalism. Consider the love and loyalty by the people of the corrupt and criminal political system, a two party system where only one immoral agenda is sought. Consider the promotion of racism by government forces through its politics of division. Consider “crony capitalism,” the power and influence of corporate America, and the partnership with government at every level.
Honesty demands that the truth be sought, and that it is believed when verified. Those who ignore the truth, those who hide their heads in the sand, those consumed by apathy, are doomed to face the consequences of that behavior. With Fascism, those consequences will be brutal, severe, and life changing. It is only a matter of time until this system fails. That inevitability will be epoch in nature. This is a foregone conclusion based on the insanity that has been cultivated over these many years. Preparation for very hard times is now warranted.
No one can know exactly how and when the collapse will occur, but the most likely catalyst points to a financial failure of great magnitude. There are other possibilities: nuclear war, monetary collapse, technological breakdowns due to fraud, theft, incompetence or any combination of these risks and others unmentioned.
Assuming the pathological lunatics in power do not press the red button beforehand, the Fed unwinding and resulting rise in interest rates will crash the system. This will not resemble recent temporary “market failures”. Instead, it will be long term devastation, much more massive in scale and destruction. It will be unstoppable. The unwinding of the Federal Reserve, now set to begin next fall, will cause the worst central bank failure in history, due to its creation of the largest asset bubble ever known. More credit expansion and a new bubble economy will be impossible, inasmuch as those options have been exhausted and no longer available to the central planners.
While this devastating downfall may force the end of our current Fascist state, there is no way to know what the resulting power structure will look like. Will there be some order in this scenario or total chaos? Only time will tell.
“If only we can give them faith that mountains can be moved, they will accept the illusion that mountains are moveable, and thus an illusion may become reality.” ~Benito Mussolini
Mussolini understood the psyche and weaknesses of the common man, and used that knowledge to advance his system of Fascism. The masses in America have willingly allowed those in powerful positions to control them, fool them, steal from them, lie to them, and murder them. When the day of reckoning arrives, will the masses awaken as individuals, or remain as sheep? Put differently, the masses prove Mussolini correct – or just another craven dictator?
Gary D. Barnett [send him mail] has been a financial advisor for 30 years, and now resides and works in Lewistown, Montana.