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.
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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
They’re huge, they’re ruthless, and they touch every aspect of our daily lives. Corporations like Amazon and Google keep expanding their reach and their power. Despite a history of abuses, so far the Justice Department has declined to take antitrust actions against them. But there’s another solution.
Is it time to manage and regulate these companies as public utilities?
- Richard (RJ) Eskow, Salon
You don’t hear much about it these days, but Mussolini was extremely popular with left-leaning Americans.
The Saturday Evening Post published an eight-part autobiography written by none other than Mussolini himself. The first version of Cole Porter’s song ‘You’re the Top’ went like this: “You’re the top. You’re the Great Houdini, You’re the top. You are Mussolini.”