I had no intention of writing any article along these lines. I was writing the previous article I published last and was seeking to find a video or still photo of Mussolini striking that pose I referred to. The one with his arms folded across his chest, his jaw locked, his gaze staring off in the distance as he proudly nodded in arrogant satisfaction at whatever ignorant thing he’d just said. I was seeking the photo to do a compare and contrast with the similar expression our current president loves to strike for the cameras. And then I found the following and was honestly shocked.
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” A merger of state and corporate power. Does this Mussolini quote send shivers up the spine of anyone besides myself? It is not my imagination that Obama has repeatedly employed imagery such as “marriage of corporate and government” as some sort of goal of his or to accomplish “X” goal. I haven’t imagined this, right?
Not only is Mussolini well known as a buffoon, but he’s also the father of modern fascism. He installed fascism in Italy, so well so that Hitler modeled many Nazi government principals on Mussolini’s example. Mussolini lead Italy down the path of destruction, embarking on war before Hitler invaded Poland, with his sub-Saharan African adventures in Ethiopia. He then thought he could take northern Africa and got himself in trouble and Hitler helped out, hence we came to know General Irwin Rommel as the Desert Fox. Mussolini’s adventures over his head are what led to Hitler’s involvement in North Africa – to save buffoon Mussolini’s bacon.
Coming across the above quote, again quite by accident, really struck a chord with me, so I began to snoop around a bit and here are some more gems that to my ear could have as easily rolled off Obama’s tongue as Mussolini’s.
“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” Or how about this uber creepy concept? “It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.” This last one is dead on reminiscent of the efforts of Obama. His “Organizing for America” and various other lofty ideas sound almost identical to the last quote – eerily so.
I find Obama’s references to service and all that to be similar to the following. Mussolini said “The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative.” (my emphasis) Don’t the bolded parts seem identical to concepts Obama has forwarded?
For the record I am not claiming Obama is a fascist, nor am I not either. Despite the efforts of lefties to the contrary, fascism is not a right most ideology so much as a tool to organize a state to total compliance. Dictionary.com offers fascism is ” a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.”
Okay, let’s eyeball each of the Dictionary.com’s points. Obama would love to be leader for life…no doubt! Clearly based on the efforts of progressives with all the “conservatism is hate speech” nonsense we can see an effort to “suppress opposition and criticism.” As well, as the first quote I used of Mussolini, Obama is all for “regimenting all industry, commerce, etc.”
The only thing lacking is the “emphasizing an aggressive nationalism.” As for the “racism” aspect, what else should one call progressive efforts at division of race and class? This is EXACTLY how Marxists, Hitler and his Nazi’s sought power…by drawing firm distinctions between their countrymen in order to win hearts and paint the struggle as one of “good” citizens and the leader battling some other force of evil…the hated Jews in Germany and the alleged bourgeois in both Germany, as the Jews were painted as “bourgeois,” as well as in the Bolshevik Revolution in Tsarist Russia. For the purposes of 1930’s definition, bourgeois meant “middle class” and alluded to selfishness and was used as a denigration.
I will leave it for the reader to decide what all this means but I’ll be doggone if there are not massive similarities in the words and concepts of Mussolini and his fascism and the words and efforts of Obama. I was truly shocked at the first Mussolini quote and where it led as I looked into good old “Buffoon Benito.”
Wonder if it’d be uncivil of me to henceforth refer to Obama as “Buffoon Barack?” Jus’ askin’….