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  •  Hitler... (5+ / 0-)

    Was backed by the corporations, industrialist and the MIC.  Anybody who says differently is telling you a lie with an agenda.

    “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck (Disputed)

    by RichM on Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 07:45:06 AM PDT

    •  I realized this to a large degree when I (1+ / 0-)
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      saw a show about a Dutch Jewish family trying to recover their parents art collection that was taken by the Nazis. They were litigating with the Brits (or maybe the Swiss)  for 50 years before the incredible collection was returned to them. Same thing about money left in Swiss accounts that they would not return to the owners after the war because they couldn't provide valid death certificates after the war. Finally Chuck Schumer and maybe Pataki forced a settlement from them by basically boycotting Swiss Banks.  The bankers cried like crazy! The moral outrage! They are just following Swiss banking laws! Like the Nazis all over again!
      It is about money, plain and simple. The ability to go from maybe being a small time civil servant to owning a major art collection obtained through murder and coercion.
      Mussolini said that fascism is the merging of corporations and government, and that's where we are today.

      "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

      by shmuelman on Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 08:16:15 AM PDT

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    •  Do not forget the media (0+ / 0-)

      Hitler controlled the information pipeline as well.

    •  This is in fact (0+ / 0-)

      what "fascism" refers to.  It is from the Latin "fasces" which is both a reference to the symbol of state power to kill and also a metaphor for the binding together of different elements of society, especially the fusing of state and corporate power.

      In fact, read the wikipedia entry about fascism and it having three elements:

      I notice that Putin seems to have this going on, including the hypernationalist mythologizing of the Greater Russia, the denunciations of "decadence" and the anti-liberal, anti-communist denunciations as well.  Hmmm....

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