Smart socialists years ago recognized that government doesn’t need to seize “the means of production” to control the economy.
Instituting sweeping and intrusive rules and regulations that make the survival of whole industries and companies dependent on the whims of government bureaucrats is sufficient.
The authoritarian government of Nazi Germany not only oppressed opposing political views and used violence to enforce it, they supported a powerful central government which heaped social benefits on its citizens.
The second part of Nazism is the “socialist” part, which is very similar to what the modern American political left advocates. For all their bluster to the contrary, Hitler was a man of the extreme left, and so was fellow fascist and Axis Powers member Benito Mussolini.
The Wilson administration sanctioned what could be called an American fascisti, the American Protective League.
The APL – a quarter million strong at its height, with offices in 600 cities – carried government-issued badges while beating up dissidents and protesters and conducting warrantless searches and interrogations.
Love Trumps Hate...
Liberals in Berkeley
Burn Free Speech Sign
Saturday March 4, 2017
1964 - 2017: Berkeley Comes Full Circle
Hate, Hypocrisy and Sub-Human Behavior from The Left
Leftist Mobs Silence Foes at Berkeley...
People were beaten there by leftist mobs in the name of social justice, beaten to the ground to prevent free speech. Young Trump supporters were beaten.
Roosevelt - Mussolini Mutual Admiration Society...
Roosevelt himself called Mussolini “admirable” and professed that he was “deeply impressed by what he has accomplished.”
The admiration was mutual. In a laudatory review of Roosevelt’s 1933 book Looking Forward, Mussolini wrote, “Reminiscent of Fascism is the principle that the state no longer leaves the economy to its own devices.… Without question, the mood accompanying this sea change resembles that of Fascism.”
FDR ♥ Fascism...
On May 7, 1933, just two months after the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the New York Times reporter Anne O’Hare McCormick wrote that the atmosphere in Washington was “strangely reminiscent of Rome in the first weeks after the march of the Blackshirts, of Moscow at the beginning of the Five‐Year Plan.… America today literally asks for orders.”
The Roosevelt administration, she added, “envisages a federation of industry, labor and government after the fashion of the corporative State as it exists in Italy.”... it underscores his central argument: that there are surprising similarities between the programs of Roosevelt, Mussolini, and Hitler.
In the North American Review in 1934, the progressive writer Roger Shaw described the New Deal as “Fascist means to gain liberal ends.”
July 2017: Liberals Fighting Against Fascism...
"Anti-Fascist" Trump Protesters Applaud Speech
Comprised Entirely of Hitler Quotes
At the Impeach Trump March in Chicago 7/2/17. A group of protesters applaud a speech comprised almost entirely of Adolf Hitler quotes given by Shad Daley.
"We are Socialists, we are enemies of the capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with it's unfair salaries, with it's unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions."
-Adolf Hitler as quoted in Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography