|SPIRITUAL VIEW OF LIFE
Thus many of the practical expressions of Fascism such as party
organization, system of education, and discipline can only be understood when
considered in relation to its
general attitude toward life.
A spiritual attitude.
Fascism sees in the world not only those superficial, material aspects
in which man appears as an individual,
standing by himself,
to natural law, which instinctively urges him toward a life of selfish
momentary pleasure; it sees not only the individual but the nation and the
together by a moral
law, with common traditions and
a mission which
suppressing the instinct for life
closed in a brief circle of
pleasure, builds up a higher
life, founded on
duty, a life free from
limitations in which the individual, by
the renunciation of self-interest,
by death itself, can achieve that
DOCTRINE OF FASCISM, BENITO MUSSOLINI (1932)
|"This does not seem
credible on first thought, but it is nevertheless true that there are only nine
who maintain the dictator, five or six who keep the country in bondage to him.
Nine have always had access
to his ear, and have either gone to him of their own accord, or else have
been summoned, to be accomplices in cruelties, companions in pleasures, panders
to his lusts, and sharers in his plunders.
These manage the dictator so
successfully that he comes to be held accountable not only for his own
misdeeds but even for theirs.
The nine have nine hundred who profit
under them, and with the nine hundred they do what they need to accomplished
for their tyrant.
The nine hundred maintain under them
nine thousand, whom they
promote in rank, upon whom they confer the
government of provinces or the
direction of finances, in order that they may serve as
instruments of avarice and
cruelty, executing orders at
the proper time and working havoc that they could
not except under the shadow of the nine hundred, nor be
exempt from law and punishment except
through their influence." - Étienne de La
Discourse of Voluntary Servitude,
October 29, 1922 At age 39, Benito Mussolini became the
youngest prime minister in Italian history.
King Victor Emmanuel III,
at the behest of aristocracy - a group of industrialists, capitialists and
agrarians - accepted Benito Mussolini's fascism over the
assumed greater evils of a communist
or socialist government that might
confiscate excessive war
profits, nationalize industry,
grant excessive power to
labor and force higher
Benito Mussolini's fascist State,
a marriage of entrenced
aristocracy and rising
industrial capitialist power, would provide
a model for Adolf Hitler
economic and political policies.
Benito Mussolini's fascism evolved into
a political and economic system that combined
anti-liberalism into a State culture designed
to bind all classes
together under corporatism.
"The public/private merger exists not only on the
tangible levels of policy and money but
on intangible - though equally
potent - social, cultural, and socioeconomic levels as well."
Greenwald, With Liberty and Justice for Some
Thirty Tyrants are a pro-Spartan oligarchy installed in
Athens after defeat in the
The Thirty exile or
kill anyone who outwardly
opposed the regime.
Socrates remains in the Athens throughout this
period, which allowed the public to associate him with the Thirty and may have
contributed to his eventual death
sentence, perhaps because Critias had been his student.
Critias, Thirty Tyrants preside over
a reign of
terror in which they execute,
murder, and exile
hundreds of Athenians, seizing property.
Critias has been described as "the first
Robespierre" due to his
Both Isocrates and
Aristotle (the latter in the
Athenian Constitution) have reported that the Thirty executed 1500 people
Socrates begins his legal defence by telling the jury
their minds are
Socrates solves the Divine Paradox -
even the wisest men have blind
Socrates says his wisdom is in being aware he is
wiser than this man; it is
likely that neither of us knows anything worthwhile, but
he thinks he knows something,
when he does not."
Socrates notes those
fearing death show ignorance
as they may never notice.
a lawful authority, either
Socrates holds up the mirror claiming the greatest good
occurs in Athens when a
citizen' moral concern is for
the eternal souls of his
Socrates askes for proof of an attempt to corrupt and
The irreverent self-defense speech angers
the jurors and invites punishment.
Socrates is sentenced to
He prophesies death will cause
come forward and replace
"In autocratic regimes, the
holders of power become
increasingly tyrannical with
experience of the
delights that power can afford." - Bertrand Russell
Empire marketing pitch of
genocide - American,
Khmer Rouge are
based on the murder spree
myth organized by a
Historians of tyranny
have a mission to deliver warnings from the
past of the social political conditions that brought these people to
Rafael Trujillo Molina,
Charles Taylor or
are presented as one dimensional psychopaths
with delusions of grandeur
there is no warning that a
culture has stumbled into the danger zone.
Nothing is learned about
the chain of events and the
systems of control used by
the ruling class to understand how
genocidal nightmares are
"Tyranny can't be isolated to
just one person giving orders.
It is an entire society
consisting of bullies and the bullied." - Bill
psychopaths never rise to power without
the backing of a culture
already steeped in cultural ponerology and
firmly set in spiritual
1930's Fascism sweeps Europe.
In Spain, Germany, and
Italy industrialists and aristocracy forge alliances with right-wing radicals
and charismatic leaders to win
Fascists took over government
ministries running them for their own profit
pouring government money into corporate coffers, by
awarding lucrative contracts to
prosecute wars and
infrastructure with little
"Fascism is itself less 'ideological', in so far
as it openly proclaims the
of domination that is elsewhere concealed." -
Corporate State is concerned with
individual welfare only when the promotion of individual welfare coincides with
needs of the
State charters corporations while
profits through State decree,
Fascist conception of life stresses the importance of the State and
accepts the individual only in
so far as his interests coincide with those of the State." - Benito
2010 The Supreme Court decides
in Citizens United v. Federal Election
Commission that corporations and unions
First Amendment protection of free
speech is violated if contributions are limited.
"If the First
Amendment has any force, it prohibits
Congress from fining or jailing citizens, or associations of citizens, for
simply engaging in political speech." - Justice Kennedy majority
effectively is a coup de grâce to citizen participation in the
once viable liberal democratic
republic of the United States of America.
"Fascism is definitely and
absolutely opposed to the doctrines of
liberalism, both in the political and the economic sphere." - Benito
rather than focusing on
individual rights and
equality of opportunity.
Liberalistic ideology includes:
basic human rights;
true free market
limitations on the power of the
freedom of thought and speech;
the right to question the authority
of the State;
law applied equally to
all segments of society;
free exchange of ideas,
Elected fascist governments of Spain, Germany and Italy used
invocations of patriotism, the
threat of terrorist attacks,
the fear of permanent war, and and
homeland security to privatize
the commons, tame the press,
muzzle criticism by
opponents, and turn
government over to corporate control.
Political leaders appeal to
is always a simple matter to drag the
people along, whether it is a
democracy, a fascist
parliament or a communist
People can always be brought to
the bidding of the leaders.
Tell them they are being
the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and
exposing the country to
danger." - Hermann Goering
Communism is, by definition,
Socialism is defined as government ownership
and/or control over basic
means of production, distribution of goods and
services - total government.
If you have total
government does it matter what you call it?
Corporatism is defined
as corporate control over the
basic means of production and distribution of resources,
governance by corporation.
Alphabet agencies are incorportions:
ATF, BLM, CIA, DHS, FBI,
FCC, FDA, NSA, NSC, OSS, SEC ...
"Our chief foe is
a swarm of locust like
human beings dedicated to "reforming" and
perpetuating corporatism, the very system that has led us to this woeful
state of environmental,
the systemization of greed,
camouflaged by the
narcotic of consumerism.
The illusion of equal opportunity for all
has seduced hundreds of millions of people
into ignoring its contradictions,
Corporatism has inflicted
deep wounds upon the Earth.
It is a
persistent infection that must be
eradicated to avert the
sixth mass extinction, acceleration
of climate change, further economic collapse,
severe shortages of potable water and
perpetual resource wars." -
Corporatism as a
share-the-wealth program is a
confidence game to
get the populace to surrender their freedom to a
collectivist corporate monopoly.
Sycophants, told they are building a paradise, are
constructing a jail.
Americans, indoctrinated to
think corporatism is a share-the-wealth program, fail to note
it is a method to consolidate and
Lincoln Steffens in The Shame of the Cities American democracy
failures stemmed from one source -
self-interested control of
Lincoln Steffens characterized this as
a category of treason
because "the effect is to literally change
the form of government from one
representative of the people to
an oligarchy representative
of the special interests."
"The Fascist State lays claim to rule in the
economic field." - Benito Mussolini
came as a severe shock to learn that several of the greatest American corporate
leaders were in league with Nazi corporations before and after
Pearl Harbor, including
IG Farben, the
colossal Nazi industrial trust.
Each of these business leaders was
entangled with the others
through interlocking directorates or financial sources.
represented by National City Bank
or by Chase National Bank and
by the Nazi attorneys Gerhardt Westrick and Dr. Heinrich Albert.
had connections to that crucial Nazi economist, Emil Puhl, of Hitler's
Reichsbank and the Bank for
Several not only sought a continuing
alliance of interests for the duration of
World War II but supported the
idea of a negotiated peace with Germany that would bar any reorganization of
Europe along liberal lines.
It would leave as its residue a
police state that would
place the tycoons in postwar
possession of financial, industrial, and political autonomy.
war was over, the survivors pushed into Germany, protected their assets,
restored Nazi friends to high office, helped provoke the
What would have happened if millions of American and
British people, struggling with coupons and lines at the gas stations, had
learned that in 1942 Standard Oil of New
Jersey managers shipped enemy fuel through neutral Switzerland and that the
enemy was shipping Allied fuel?
Suppose the public had discovered that
the Chase Bank in Nazi-occupied Paris after Pearl Harbor was doing millions of
dollars' worth of business with the enemy with the full knowledge of the
head office in Manhattan?
that Ford trucks were
being built for the German occupation troops in France with authorization from
Or that Colonel Sosthenes Behn,
the head of the international telephone amalgamation ITT, flew from New York to
Madrid to Berne
during the war to help improve Hitler's communications systems and improve the
automaton bombs that devastated London?
ITT built the Focke-Wolfe that dropped
bombs on British and American troops?
Or that crucial ball bearings
were shipped to Nazi-associated customers in Latin America with the
the vice-chairman of the US War Production Board in partnership with
Göring's cousin in Philadelphia when American forces were desperately
short of them?
Or that such arrangements were known about in Washington
and either sanctioned or deliberately ignored?
transactions sanctioned before and after Pearl Harbor.
A presidential edict, issued six days after December 7,
1941, actually set up the legislation whereby
licensing arrangements for trading with
the enemy could officially be granted.
During the years after Pearl
Harbor the government permitted such trading.
ITT was allowed to continue its relations with
the Axis and Japan until 1945.
No attempt was made to prevent
Ford from working with the
Germans in Occupied France, nor were
Chase Bank or Morgan Bank
forbidden from keeping open their branches in Occupied Paris." - Charles
"When fascism comes to America it will be
in the flag and carrying the cross." - Sinclair Lewis
Fascism has been defined as a system of
government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically
through the merging of state and business leadership together with belligerent
"I don't care if Democratic presidential
candidate John Edwards is using fascist author
Ann Coulter to raise money." -
"The only reason that we are still in Iraq is to distract
voters from corrupt
politicians and their cronies looting the
treasury." - Steve Harrington
"Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld's comparison of our enemies in the
Middle East to fascist
countries of theory is an interesting stretch.
Fascist governments have
the following characteristics:
domination of all branches of government and the
news via economic relationships and
military to promote
national unity and expand
obedience to the national leader, and dismissal of any international laws
unless they are temporarily
expedient." - Michael Roddy
"The federal government
spends half its tax dollars on military operations.
It is the
largest single sustained activity of the
military-industrial establishment is a very lucrative business.
Massive profits are always
guaranteed." - Chris Hedges
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