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Monday, May 11, 2009

Socialism, Fascism or Capitalism?

zooming in on the collectivist quadrantImage by neolibertariandotcom via Flickr

Which method of Government, and Society, would you prefer to live in? Let me define them for you.

  • socialism: "a theory or system of social organization which advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means or production, capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole"
  • fascism: "A governmental system with strong centralized power, permitting no opposition or criticism, controlling all affairs of the nation (industrial, commercial, etc.)"
  • capitalism : the social system in which all property is privately owned, and the government's function is restricted to the protection of individual rights.
As we can see, both Fascism and Socialism, favor the whole, over the individual. Centralizing power, and controlling the means of living. These are both versions of statism( forms of government in which the government is given complete or extensive control over the lives of its citizens.) Basically, Fascism allows individuals to "own" property, while telling them what they can, or cannot do with it, while Socialism puts ALL ownership under the government. Either way, the individual owner has no right to determine his own destiny. Choices in self-destination are limited to "do what the Government tells you" or "suffer the consequences".

There is no difference in principle between the fascists and the socialists, consider the following revealing quotations from various infamous Nazis and other fascists:

We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunities for employment and earning a living.

The activities of the individual must not be allowed to clash with the interests of the community, but must take place within its confines and for the good of all. Therefore, we end to the power of the financial interests.

We demand profit sharing in big business.

We demand a broad extension of care for the aged.

We demand...the greatest possible consideration of small business in the purchases of the national, state and municipal governments.

In order to make possible to every capable and industrious [citizen] the attainment of higher education and thus the achievement of a post of leadership, the government must provide an all-around enlargement of our entire system of public education...We demand the education at government expense of gifted children of poor parents...

The government must undertake the improvement of public health -- by the greatest possible support for all clubs concerned with the physical education of youth.

[We] combat the...materialistic spirit within and without us, and are convinced that a permanent recovery of our people can only proceed from within on the foundation of The Common Good Before the Individual Good .

(Nazi party platform adopted at Munich, February 24, 1920;Der Nationalsozialismus Dokumente 1933-1945, edited by Walther Hofer, Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Bucherei, 1957, pp. 29-31).

Now, based on that, which do you think we are in the process of becoming? Or does it even matter? They are two sides of the same coin, and either way, are antithetical to the very ideals and principles that America was founded on! They demand that the entrepreneurial spirit of America give way to the collective.

We MUST NOT allow the failed policies of the fascism and socialism to take over our nation!
Stand UP! Pull your head out of the sand! Cry out against Entitlenments, and the Welfare state!
Refuse Government handouts, and "bait and switch" tax cuts for the poor, which penalize the people who produce, and give their wealth to those who won't work for their own betterment!

And I ask Again,
Do YOU Have the Courage of Your Convictions?

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