Is America Spiraling Toward Fascism (Part I)
by Carl Parnell
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If the “man on the street” was asked to describe the type of government that the United States has, he would very quickly say “Democracy.” However, in reality, America has a constitutional republic, which is the “rule of law” through a written constitution. But, as America’s history evolves, America’s government is slowly but surely following a new governmental trend, a trend toward Fascism, which is a monopolistic, state-controlled government which gains control through the economy. In essence, the government makes the private sector think that they own their businesses. But, in reality, the government through its many control mechanisms, taxation, legislation, and regulation, actually controls these businesses. Also, it is a trend toward usurpation of America’s “rule of law.” Unfortunately, this usurpation has been purported that Americans must lose freedoms in order to have security. Of course, this is a lie that should not be perpetuated in a nation where the blood of millions of America’s finest has given their lives on the battlefields around the world for these very freedoms.
Unfortunately, those leaders who would attempt to deny Americans their God-given rights and freedoms belong to all political parties. In other words, voters must really do their research before they cast their votes on Election Day. Each political party has people who are working toward a new day in America when the government that they represent turns on its on people by eliminating the U.S. Constitution and instituting a new government, which would be some faction of Fascism. Of course, if our politicians are successful, America would be positioned to eventually become one of the members of a one world government that has been prophesied in the Bible many centuries ago. Also, it should interjected here that, according to new whistleblower reports that have been come out of the White House, anyone who negatively talks about a one world government has been categorized as a “potential terrorist.” Therefore, those who conspire behind closed doors to make America a state-controlled fascist nation do not want it to be publicized, since Americans might finally wake up to the reality of their abominable game plan.
However, could America actually become a fascist nation? According to Thom Hartmann, an American radio host, author, and former progressive political commentator, America could very well become a fascist nation. In his article “The
Ghost of Vice President Wallace Warns: It Can Happen Here,” Mr. Hartmann writes,
Fascism could very easily replace democracy in the United States. If his ghost could appear, he would say that “it can happen here.” However, it probably would not be a frontal attack. Vice-President Wallace believed that it would be more subtle. The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist, the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power. (1)
Also, in a 1944 New York Times article, the former Vice-President expressed his concerns of a future fascist state in America. Vice-President Wallace stated,
If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States. There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.... They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead. Nonetheless, at that time there were few corporate heads that had run for political office, and, in Wallace's view, most politicians still felt it was their obligation to represent We The People instead of corporate cartels. American fascism will not be really dangerous, until there is a purposeful coalition among the cartelists, the deliberate prisoners of public information. (1)
Mr. Wallace also believed,
American fascists would have to lie to the people in order to gain power. And, because they were in bed with the nation's largest corporations - who could gain control of newspapers and broadcast media - they could promote their lies with ease. How would fascists then be recognized? The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact, Wallace wrote. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism. They use every opportunity to impugn democracy. 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. (1)
Ultimately, Franklin Roosevelt’s former Vice-President exclaimed, “The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people. ... Democracy, to crush fascism internally, must...develop the ability to keep people fully employed and at the same time balance the budget. It must put human beings first and dollars second. It must appeal to reason and decency and not to violence and deceit. We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.” (1)
1. Hartmann, Thom. “The Ghost of Vice President Wallace Warns: It Can Happen Here” Common Dreams. 19 July 2004
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