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  •  The government has the power now (3+ / 0-)
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    Hate to break it to you, but the government still has the ultimate authority which is why corporations spend so much money manipulating it.

    At any rate, it's a moot point because, frankly, your definition of fascism as state-centric above all is flat-out wrong.

    Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes! - Bill and Ted

    by CharlieHipHop on Sun Oct 14, 2007 at 07:48:25 PM PDT

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    •  He is exactly right. (5+ / 0-)

      Modern History Sourcebook:
      Benito Mussolini:
      What is Fascism, 1932

      . . .
      The foundation of Fascism is the conception of the State, its character, its duty, and its aim. Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived of in their relation to the State. The conception of the Liberal State is not that of a directing force, guiding the play and development, both material and spiritual, of a collective body, but merely a force limited to the function of recording results: on the other hand, the Fascist State is itself conscious and has itself a will and a personality -- thus it may be called the "ethic" State....

      ...The Fascist State organizes the nation, but leaves a sufficient margin of liberty to the individual; the latter is deprived of all useless and possibly harmful freedom, but retains what is essential; the deciding power in this question cannot be the individual, but the State alone....

      ...For Fascism, the growth of empire, that is to say the expansion of the nation, is an essential manifestation of vitality, and its opposite a sign of decadence. . . .

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