Liberals won’t like this column.
But they should read it.
Because they keep making the same mistakes over and over again.
Maybe they’ll learn something.
Liberals and “progressives” loved Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, who achieved power as a socialist and delivered on his promise in the form of fascism. His political maneuvering proved an inspiration to a younger German protégé by the name of Adolf Hitler – who allied with Mussolini in a bid to conquer all of Europe and much of the rest of the world.
Today, liberals hurl the “fascist” expletive around at people like me – freedom lovers, those who value individual freedom, personal responsibility and self-government.
But back in the 1930s, Mussolini was their darling. If you doubt me, take the time to read Jonah Goldberg’s seminal study of the subject, “Liberal Fascism.”
Liberals delude themselves into believing fascism is a “right-wing ideology.” It isn’t and it never was. Mussolini was a leftist. So was Hitler. They were both socialists.
The definition of fascism is quite simple: “a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry and commerce.” It sometimes encourages racism.
We have a modern-day practitioner of fascism in Barack Obama.
We should really call him Benito Obama – or maybe just Obamalini.
Obama fits the bill:
- He has appointed a record number of “czars” to implement his aggressive, top-down management style. “Czar” is the Russian form of the Caesar, which is where Mussolini got his inspiration for fascism – ancient Rome.
- He has flouted the Constitution by assuming sweeping powers not only unassociated with the office of the presidency but strictly forbidden the occupant of the White House.
- He has ruthlessly suppressed and demonized his opposition – defined by his administration as liberty lovers and Americans who take the Constitution literally.
- And most of all he has regimented industry and commerce – wheeling and dealing in ways that extorts special favors by bestowing special favors in a way that would make Mussolini blush.
Mussolini was known reverentially by his supporters as il duce, which means dictator. Obama, too, is worshiped by many of his supporters – mostly members of the controlled corporate media, which understands the way to seek favor in a fascist society.
But the similarities hardly end there.
More and more, I am noticing some physical traits of Obama that remind me of Mussolini.
Have you noticed the posturing, the affectations, the attitudinizing?
Make no mistake about what we are seeing in America today. It is not liberalism, in the traditional sense, the Jeffersonian sense. It is a mean-spirited, vicious, hateful, vengeful and dangerous form of fascism in its infancy. It’s not even “left-wing communism,” which V.I. Lenin described as “an infantile disorder.”
What is developing in America today under the leadership of Obamalini is a bid for brute government force – a political system devoid of the checks and balances our founders so meticulously crafted to avoid tyranny and foster self-government.
If Obama wins re-election in 2012, there will be no stopping him or his fascist ideology – replete with its own form of anti-white racism.
It will be war. Obama and his minions will know no limits to their ambitions. They will have nothing to lose with four more years of power – and perhaps more given their contempt for the Constitution and the law. Their enemies will be persecuted – hunted down like dogs.
This is the way it always begins.
History is repeating itself.
Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.