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  • Unknown Member

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    March 31, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Well I can see it’s time for a lesson.  Rather than quote from some dry history tome, this will do nicely:
    “Strict government control over businesses is the essence of Fascism, or more precisely, Mussolini-style corporatism. As Mussolini said, ‘Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.’ Corporatism boils down to this: government tells industry (and labor) what to do and they do it for the supposed good of the country. ”
    Rather than having the state OWN businesses, Mussolini came up with the “compromise” of having the state MANAGE them.  Then a certain crowd can claim that everything is A-OK since the government isn’t actually OWNING.  It may as well be ownership, though!  One could say that it is ownership by de facto. 
    Above someone cited minor restrictions placed on certain activities such as driving as being comparable.  They aren’t even close!!
    This country is headed down the same perilous road at break-neck speed.