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The Fascist Threat
By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
[This article is in part only, please read it all]
Fascism is the system of government that cartelizes the private sector, centrally plans the economy to subsidize producers, exalts the police State as the source of order, denies fundamental rights and liberties to individuals, and makes the executive State the unlimited master of society.
This describes mainstream politics in America today. And not just in America. It's true in Europe, too. It is so much part of the mainstream that it is hardly noticed any more.
It is true that fascism has no overarching theoretical apparatus. There is no grand theorist like Marx. That makes it no less real and distinct as a social, economic, and political system. Fascism also thrives as a distinct style of social and economic management. And it is as much or more of a threat to civilization than full-blown socialism.
This is because its traits are so much a part of life – and have been for so long – that they are nearly invisible to us.
If fascism is invisible to us, it is truly the silent killer. It fastens a huge, violent, lumbering State on the free market that drains its capital and productivity like a deadly parasite on a host. This is why the fascist State has been called The Vampire Economy. It sucks the economic life out of a nation and brings about a slow death of a once thriving economy.
The Origins of Fascism
To be sure, the last time people worried about fascism was during the Second World War. We were said to be fighting this evil system abroad. The US defeated fascist governments but the philosophy of governance that it represents was not defeated. Very quickly following that war, another one began. This was the Cold War that pitted capitalism against communism. Socialism in this case was considered to be a soft form of communism, tolerable and even praiseworthy insofar as it was linked with democracy, which is the system that legalizes and legitimizes an ongoing pillaging of the population.
In the meantime, almost everyone has forgotten that there are many other colors of socialism, not all of them obviously left wing. Fascism is one of these colors.
There can be no question of its origins. It is tied up with the history of post-World War I Italian politics. In 1922, Benito Mussolini won a democratic election and established fascism as his philosophy. Mussolini had been a member of the socialist party......
The Eight Marks of Fascist Policy
John T. Flynn, like other members of the Old Right, was disgusted by the irony that what he saw, most everyone else chose to ignore. In the fight against authoritarian regimes abroad, he noted, the US had adopted those forms of government at home, complete with price controls, rationing, censorship, executive dictatorship, and even concentration camps for whole groups considered to be unreliable in their loyalties to the State.
After reviewing this long history, Flynn proceeds to sum up with a list of eight points he considers to be the main marks of the fascist State.
As I present them, I will also offer comments on the modern American central State.
[Each one of these points are explained in the article]
Point 1. The government is totalitarian because it acknowledges no restraint upon its powers.
Point 2. Government is a de facto dictatorship based on the leadership principle.
Point 3. Government administers a capitalist system with an immense bureaucracy.
Point 4. Producers are organized into cartels in the way of syndicalism.
Point 5. Economic planning is based on the principle of autarky.
Point 6. Government sustains economic life through spending and borrowing.
Point 7. Militarism is a mainstay of government spending.
Point 8. Military spending has imperialist aims.
I can think of no greater priority today than a serious and effective antifascist alliance. In many ways, one is already forming. It is not a formal alliance. It is made up of those who protest the Fed, those who refuse to go along with mainstream fascist politics, those who seek decentralization, those who demand lower taxes and free trade, those who seek the right to associate with anyone they want and buy and sell on terms of their own choosing, those who insist they can educate their children on their own, the investors and savers who make economic growth possible, those who do not want to be felt up at airports, and those who have become expatriates.
It is also made of the millions of independent entrepreneurs who are discovering that the number one threat to their ability to serve others through the commercial marketplace is the institution that claims to be our biggest benefactor: the government.
How many people fall into this category? It is more than we know. The movement is intellectual. It is political. It is cultural. It is technological. They come from all classes, races, countries, and professions. This is no longer a national movement. It is truly global.
We can no longer predict whether members consider themselves to be left wing, right wing, independent, libertarian, anarchist, or something else. It includes those as diverse as home-schooling parents in the suburbs as well as parents in urban areas whose children are among the 2.3 million people who languish in jail for no good reason in a country with the largest prison population in the world.
And what does this movement want? Nothing more or less than sweet liberty. It does not ask that the liberty be granted or given. It only asks for the liberty that is promised by life itself and would otherwise exist were it not for the leviathan State that robs us, badgers us, jails us, kills us.
This movement is not departing. We are daily surrounded by evidence that it is right and true. Every day, it is more and more obvious that the State contributes absolutely nothing to our well-being, but massively subtracts from it.
Back in the 1930s, and even up through the 1980s, the partisans of the State were overflowing with ideas. They had theories and agendas that had many intellectual backers. They were thrilled and excited about the world they would create. They would end business cycles, bring about social advance, build the middle class, cure disease, bring about universal security, and much more. Fascism believed in itself.
This is no longer true. Fascism has no new ideas, no big projects, and not even its partisans really believe it can accomplish what it sets out to do. The world created by the private sector is so much more useful and beautiful than anything the State has done that the fascists have themselves become demoralized and aware that their agenda has no real intellectual foundation............
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Several things cross my mind when I read the following article, the main point is one which should have everyone concerned and that is why hasn't someone in Congress said something, some of them have to know.....
Tweet this, Facebook the article, call Congress and ask them why they are not saying more, whatever you can do, it really needs to go viral somehow.
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Former Top Obama Official Just Went Rogue And Dropped Bombshell About Hillary- ‘Unbelievable…’
“What was going through this woman’s mind?"
by Randy DeSoto
President Obama’s former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) believes that Hillary Clinton should be disqualified from being president in light of her alleged gross mishandling of classified material.
Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret.) told the Daily Caller, “This is unbelievable. I don’t think anybody should be talking about her being potentially the next President of the United States.”
“I think Hillary Clinton, for the good of the country, should step down and let this FBI investigation play out,” Flynn added.
The former DIA chief expressed particular concern that highly classified Special Access Program (SAP) material, which is to be viewed on a “Need to know” basis, was transferred to her private, non-secured server. This material is deemed even more sensitive than Top Secret.
“Placement of SAP-classified information on a non-secure server was the ‘single, most dangerous security violation that can ever happen to the United States,’ said Col. James Waurishuk, former deputy director of intelligence for the U.S. Central Command,” The Daily Caller reported.
“In order for Mrs. Clinton to get Top Secret/Special Access Programs onto her private server, numerous, redundant safeguards were deliberately bypassed, probably by unauthorized personnel who were given access to these documents. It was a deliberate, intentional act. It just could not happen by accident,” Waurishuk said.
At least one of the emails on Clinton’s server was coded as “HCS-O,” which refers to human intelligence sources in ongoing operations, according to Fox News.
Waurishuk stated that having SAP documents on an unsecured server, “can result in the death of people in the field.”
As reported by Western Journalism, Clinton assured the public last spring, after it was revealed she used a personal server to conduct State Department business, that she had not sent or received classified information through it.
“I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email,” Clinton said at the time. “There is no classified material.” Later in the summer she revised her statement, explaining she had not sent or received emails that were “marked classified at the time.”
“What was going through this woman’s mind as she is reading this information on her own unclassified system,” Flynn wondered. “Did she think that nobody, the Russians or the Chinese was looking at it? Did she think this was the right thing to do?”
“On Feb. 2, the FBI filed a letter before U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, confirming the Bureau is actively investigating Clinton’s use of an unsecured, privately owned email server to send and receive official government communications,” according to the Daily Caller.
Dan Maguire, a former strategic planner with the U.S. military command Africa, with 46 years combined service, told Fox News: “My contacts with former colleagues and current active duty personnel involved in sensitive programs reveal a universal feeling that the [Clinton email] issue is more serious than the general public realizes.” He added, “[T]he intelligence community is undoubtedly conducting damage assessments and evaluating the viability of any ongoing operation that may have been exposed to unauthorized personnel.”
“Most [of his contacts] opine they would already be behind bars if they had apparently compromised sensitive information as reported,” said Maguire.
Death— Physical and Spiritual
We all know that physical death is a universal experience.
Thousands of people die every day all over the world as a
result of illness, accidents, wars, starvation, and many
other causes. Death can occur at any stage of life—before
birth, as a child, as a young person, in the middle years, or
when we become old, or very old and feeble. Scripture
gives us some insights about death.
1. Genesis 2:15–17.
What did God tell Adam would happen to him if he ate
of the forbidden tree? What two deaths did Adam suffer?
2. 2 Kings 20:1–7.
What did Isaiah tell King Hezekiah? What is involved in
“setting one’s house in order”? Can we extend our life?
3. Psalm 23:4.
Describe “the shadow of death.” Who is with
us always, even at the time of our death?
What should be our reaction as we face death?
4. Psalm 116:15.
How does God evaluate the home going of His
people? Does the statement about death being
“precious” have more than one meaning?
How should the Christian look at death?
5. Isaiah 57:1–2.
What advantage does a believer have leaving
this life? What is the state or condition of a
departed saint? Why should death not be feared?
6. Romans 8:6, 13.
What does it mean that a carnal mind leads to
death? What kind of death? How can we truly live?
What does it mean to die daily?
(1 Corinthians 15:30–32).
7. 1 Corinthians 15:54–58.
What question is asked of Death? What is the sting
of death? What conquers death and removes the
sting? Since Christ has gained the victory over
death, how should we occupy ourselves in this life?
8. 2 Corinthians 5:1–5.
What kind of body will God give believers when
their earthly body dies? What guarantees a better
life after death?
9. Philippians 1:21–24.
What struggles do God’s people often face
before death? Would it be profitable for
others if your death were delayed?
10. Revelation 1:18.
How does Jesus’ experience with death and
resurrection give us a valid hope? Why does
Jesus hold the keys to death and hell?
From 102 Fascinating Bible Studies by Preston A. Taylor
About the Author (2010):
Preston A. Taylor is a retired pastor and missionary to Argentina. He received
his BD and ThM degrees from Southwestern Baptist Seminary and his DMin
from Luther Rice Seminary. For the past 25 years, he has written a weekly
devotional message for newspapers in the towns where he has served as
pastor. Dr. Taylor currently lives in Zapata, Texas.
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