Fascism – Which party supports it?

 

by Mustang

America’s political left continually refer to conservatives as “fascists.”  Is this true?  Hardly —and here’s why.  We must begin with an understanding of what fascism really means, who started it, and what was that person’s overlying political philosophy.

We know, for example, that the father of capitalism was Adam Smith (1723-1790), a Scottish philosopher and a key figure in the Scottish enlightenment.  And we know that the father of Marxism was Karl Marx (1818-1883).

Giovanni Gentile

Most people, however, do not know the name of the person who started “fascism.”  There is a reason we do not know that much about Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944): most academic historians, who identify with leftist politics, have worked overtime to erase Gentile from our memory.  But, in his own time, Gentile was one of the most influential philosophers.

Giovanni Gentile believed that there were two diametrically opposed forms of democracy.  The first was liberal democracy, which we Americans sometimes call “classical liberalism.”  This was what our founding fathers believed.

Gentile thought of this as individualistic, overly focused on human liberty and personal rights.  He thought of this, not as unalienable rights, but as socially selfish.  The other form, according to Gentile, was “true Democracy,” which occurs when individuals willingly subordinate themselves to the will of the state.

In a manner similar to Karl Marx, Gentile argued for a society that was formed much like a family, a condition in which all of us faced life’s challenges “together.”  We have witnessed this peculiar view in the statements, platforms, and policies of the Democratic Party.

In 1984, Governor Mario Cuomo argued that America is much like an extended family, where, through the government, people take care of each other.  Thirty years later, in 2012, Democrats argued that “government is the only thing we all belong to.”

Giovanni Gentile was a man of leftist politics.  He was a committed socialist, and in his mind, fascism was a form of socialism —and, indeed, the only workable form.  Whereas Marx sought to organize people based on class, Gentile wanted to arrange society based on class and national identity.  In other words, Gentile believed that fascists were socialists with a national identity; it distinguishes them from others, with similar beliefs, from other countries.

One may recall that the Nazis of Germany were “National Socialists.”  Gentile believed that all society should be organized to serve the public interests.  There was no room for private interests.  The administrative arm of society was, in Gentile’s view, the state.  To submit to the will of society was to acquiesce to the will of the state —not just in economic issues, but in all matters affecting society.  And, since everything in society is political, the people must empower the state to tell everyone how to think, and what to do.

The first national leader to convert Gentile’s philosophy into action was Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), the Italian dictator who controlled Italy from 1922 to 1943.  Mussolini once proclaimed, “All is in the state, and nothing human exists or has value outside the state.”  It was a statement that paraphrased the philosophy of Giovanni Gentile.

Americans today do not remember Gentile because leftist academics have successfully erased him from our memory.  What does remain, however, is his philosophy, which has been entirely adopted by the American political left.  Renamed, it is the philosophy of the Progressive Movement in the United States.

It does not require a political scholar to realize that Progressive politics, that is to say, the Democratic Party, has vastly expanded state control over the private sector.  We can see this in matters of economics, education, banking, and energy.

State directed capitalism is exactly what German and Italian governments implemented in the 1930’s.  Importantly, American leftists cannot acknowledge Gentile because in doing so, it would become the glue that binds American progressivism to fascism.

So let us now review: what do conservatives want?  They demand smaller government and expanded personal freedom.  They demand liberty.  The American political left wants to achieve the opposite: the resources of the individual and industry in the service of a centralized state, such as exists in Russia and China.

Were the American pollical left to acknowledge Giovanni Gentile, they would have to also acknowledge that fascism bears a deep kinship to the ideology to the Democratic Party.

Are fascists part of the conservative right?  No.  They are clearly the spawn of the ideology and political philosophy of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Jerry Nadler, Maxine Waters, and a host of other un-American idiots like Peter Buttigieg, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib.

Thinking Americans should know world history … our country’s survival depends on this knowledge.  Fascist, thy name is Democrat.

 

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

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Sunday Respite ~ Appassionata.

 

The days now grow shorter. The pretty things of nature  – flowers of every sort – will soon be gone. One last burst from Mother Nature yet in a glorious out pouring, then she will leave us – only to awaken once again and be re-born with all her beauty come Spring.

As I put away my Summer Respite soundscapes and return again to fall, I can’t help but find it to be a time of reflection.

Our life is the most precious gift of nature or the Supreme Mind that has created our entire Vast Universe. Do not lose the best moments in your life, remember all the good things that fate gave and carefully store them in your memory.

Author: From Best Music Relax

Let’s take one last look at her beauty before she leaves us.

Secret Garden-Appassionata.

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Wishing everyone much peace and joy.

 

Saturday’s Passel of Potpourri

 

A couple of things for a Saturday. Let’s take a break. Politics below this post.

 

 

Now that’s a good catch. Something for the fishermen out there.

Well…..  🙂

Guys will be guys.

Have a wonderful day….

 

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Romney’s adviser revealed as a Burisma board member

 

All roads lead to Ukraine. Looks like it is now time to have a look at Romney and his connection to Burisma? Romney states “it is critical for the facts to come out.”

“I did read the transcript. It remains troubling in the extreme. It’s deeply troubling,” said Romney to reporters on Wednesday. “Clearly what we’ve seen from the transcript itself is deeply troubling.”

“If the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme,” Romney tweeted, adding that it’s “Critical for the facts to come out.”

Interestingly, however – Romney’s 2012 national security adviser sits on the board of Burisma.

Now read this from Thomas Lifson via The American Thinker

Well, this is certainly an odd coincidence! In fact, when you dig in, you find an amazing series of coincidences. If you believe in coincidences when the CIA is involved, that is.

Mitt Romney’s national security advisor in his 2012 campaign — a career CIA spook who rose to its top levels — sits on the board of directors of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that formerly paid Hunter Biden $50k a month despite his complete lack of credentials or qualifications.

And it also an odd coincidence that Mitt has as CNN puts it “been a lone Republican voice expressing concern about President Donald Trump’s July phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump asked Ukraine’s President to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family.”

Back on October 6, 2011, presidential candidate Mitt Romney proudly announced that Joseph Cofer Black (listed as “Cofer Black”) was among the people chosen as “special advisers”:

… to advise Governor Romney on foreign policy strategy, defense issues, intelligence matters, counterterrorism, and regional policy. These advisers will assist Governor Romney as he presents his vision for restoring American leadership in the world and securing our enduring interests and ideals abroad.

Mr. Black brought to this role his extensive background at the CIA, which he joined in 1974 and where he trained for covert operations

A great read and worth the trip: American Thinker
More at Zero Hedge

What is getting apparently clear is that what we thought was the State department running our foreign policy in fact is the CIA. I ask why is the CIA transcribing what happens with phone calls the President makes. Why not the State department?

Whistle blower? This is no whistle blower. This is a Coup.

All is very well in the swamp.

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Rashida Tlaib Goes Off the Rails at Hearing with ‘Winking’ Conspiracy

 

“Okay, why were you winking at one of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle? You winked,” Tlaib demanded.

Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib was openly hostile towards a conservative witness during the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy hearing on vaping. (A post on the lighter side..video)

Rep. Tlaib accused the witness, Vicki Porter, of being part of a conspiracy for winking at Republican Rep. Glenn Grothman and demanded that she was lying about having quit smoking. Porter was invited to speak at the hearing because she was able to quit smoking by switching to vapes and advocates for people quitting smoking.

Rashida Tlaib Attacks Vape Hearing Witness

 

 

Porter explained that Rep. Grothman is a friend of hers and was the one who introduced her. “Oh, I understand. I didn’t know what the winking was.

I thought maybe there was like a conspiracy thing going on. I didn’t know,” Tlaib bizarrely stated. “You think there’s a conspiracy in this hearing, ma’am?” Porter replied, as shocked as everyone else hearing the freshman lawmaker’s assertion.

Not enough yet? More wonderful news. Our special scientist from Detroit with the inside scoop makes some outlandish claims.

 

Other than that, all is well in the swamp. Not so much in Detroit.

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‘Whistleblower’ Is Represented by former Schumer and Hillary Clinton Operative!

 

The Deep State “whistleblower” who spoke out on President Trump’s call to the Ukrainian President in July, but who was not on the call, has hired a former Schumer and Hillary Clinton staffer Andrew Bakaj to represent him/her.

Recall

 

This comes on the heels of Schiff hiring Daniel Goldman as the panel’s director of investigations. Goldman worked out of the Southern District of New York and specializes in Russian organized crime.

Goldman is also a fellow at the George Soros-funded Brennan Center for Justice, with offices in New York City and Washington, DC.

Called connecting the dots. The fix is in.

Attorney Andrew Bakaj is representing an anonymous client who filed a whistleblower complaint based on rumors.

Bakaj released this statement on Tuesday evening following Democrat Speaker Pelosi’s statement to launch impeachment proceedings.Statement and Associated Documents here: https://compassrosepllc.com/intelligence-community-whistleblower-matter/ 

 

Andrew Bakaj
Via The Federalist.

The anonymous person who filed a formal, uncorroborated complaint against President Donald Trump for allegedly asking a foreign leader to investigate corruption related to Joe Biden now has a legal team that includes a Democratic operative who worked for Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.).

Andrew Bakaj, now a managing partner at the Compass Rose Legal Group, interned for Schumer in the spring of 2001 and for Clinton in the fall of the same year, according to Bakaj’s LinkedIn page. More recently, Bakaj has worked as an official in the CIA and Pentagon and specializes in whistleblower and security clearances in his legal practice.

Andrew P. Bakaj@AndrewBakaj

BREAKING NEWS: Statement Concerning the Intelligence Community Whistleblower

Statement and Associated Documents here: https://compassrosepllc.com/intelligence-community-whistleblower-matter/ 

Intelligence Community Whistleblower Matter | Compass Rose Legal Group, PLLC

September 24, 2019, Statement from Intelligence Community Whistleblower Legal Team September 24, 2019, Letter from Andrew P. Bakaj, Attorney for Intelligence Community Whistleblower to Acting…

compassrosepllc.com

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Then a bonus

Schiff: ‘Biden Ukraine Scandal should be off limits’

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Sunday that Joe Biden’s Ukraine corruption scandal should be off limits as the 2020 US election approaches, and that President Trump shouldn’t be allowed to investigate – or encourage Ukraine to investigate.

The swamp is very very happy today. All is well.

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Brits Labour Party plans to abolish and confiscate private schools

 

Best hustle out to your local theatre and catch “Downton Abby” for a view of the last vestige of the once great Great Britain. If Brexit was a problem for the UK and Boris Johnson, let’s look at what Corbyn’s Labor party has in store-

Nigel Farage: “I’ve no doubt, Mr McDonnell, you all want us to be dragged down to the bottom in your new Marxist state.”

Boris Johnson

Leaders of elite private schools have vented outrage over Labour’s plan to abolish them, branding the policy “incredulous” [sic] and an “act of unprecedented vandalism”.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party voted at their conference to integrate all private schools into the state sector if they win the next election.

….

“It doesn’t feel like I’m living in the UK any more,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Properties and funds held by private schools would be “redistributed democratically and fairly” across the country’s educational institutions as part of the reforms.

Private schools’ charitable status would also be scrapped and universities forced to limit their intake of privately educated students to just 7 per cent – the same proportion as in the wider population.

Boris Johnson also called it a “pointless attack” on the education system, adding that it was based on a “long-buried socialist ideology”.

Mr Adshead, head of the fee-paying Old Vicarage School in Derbyshire, said: “For me it seems quite incredulous [sic] that in 2019 I’m discussing whether my private land will be seized and then redistributed.” More at Independent UK

Nigel Farage: Abolishing Private Schools Is Communism

How far behind are we?
Other than that all is well in the swamp.
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The Wind Farm, the Hamptons, the Super Rich, and ‘not in my back yard’

 

“My home is not a detail” so goes the argument against a wind farm landing cable site to be strewn throughout their particular clump of sand on tony Long Island. The battle between the very super rich and the super rich – Not in my back yard!!

So will it be Wainscott? Or twelve mies away away in Hither Hills in Montauk for a substation and run twelve miles of cable? Or no wind farm?

The transmission line would go through an area where homeowners include the billionaire Ronald Lauder and Marci Klein, daughter of Calvin Klein.

 

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — This affluent enclave on the East End of Long Island is steeped in eco-conscious pride, with strict water quality and land preservation rules and an abundance of electric cars on the roads.

Wainscott is home to many affluent homeowners, some of whom oppose having the transmission cable landing site in their neighborhood.

So at first, many happily embraced a plan for an offshore wind farm that would help lead the way as New York State sets some of the most ambitious green energy goals in the country.

But then came word that the project’s transmission cable was going to land in Wainscott, one of the most exclusive slices of the already exclusive Hamptons, where homeowners include the likes of the cosmetics billionaire Ronald Lauder and Marci Klein, a former longtime producer of “Saturday Night Live” and the daughter of Calvin Klein.

Soon a push to protect the planet was out and the imperative to protect a golden plot of sand was in. Homeowners organized and hired an army of lawyers, lobbyists, public relations experts and engineers to argue their case.

…still, he added, “their zeal for wind power need not be exclusive with picking the best available landing site.

Some view the landing site as a detail in the big picture of addressing climate control. But it is not a detail where the landing site is. My home is not a detail.” Wainscott is home to many affluent homeowners, some of whom oppose having the transmission cable landing site in their neighborhood.

Now the developer of the wind farm may turn to an alternate landing site, bringing the cable ashore in Hither Hills in Montauk, a popular state park, and then burying it for nearly 12 miles before connecting it to a substation.

In Montauk, resentment is building among some residents over the idea that they may be forced to accept the cable landing because of a campaign mounted by the deep-pocketed in Wainscott. (P.S. Montauk is building a war chest to block it as well.)

From  New York Times

“The Hamptons Love Green Energy. But That Wind Farm …”

Other than that all is well with the super super rich and the super rich.

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Sunday Respite ~ Autumn Equinox

 

Today’s Sunday Respite is: Autumn Equinox. Composer: Cynthia Jordan Album: Quiet Journey

The Autumnal Equinox. We celebrate Mother Earth giving up her bounty to us as she prepares to go into her slumber to rest.

The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally, and we take a moment to pay our respects to the impending dark. We also give thanks to the waning sunlight, as we store our harvest of this year’s crops.

Though temperatures may still be warm during the day, summer has truly come to an end. The leaves on deciduous trees have or soon will begin to turn colors and fall to the ground, and there is a chill in the evening air.

Autumn begins in the Northern Hemisphere on Monday, Sept. 23. That’s the day of the Autumnal Equinox, one of two days when the sun is located just above the Earth’s equator and day and night are roughly equal.

Wishing you a wonderful day and much peace. You may prefer to watch this in full screen.

Below the video you will find “thoughts for consideration” and a list of posts from last week in case you missed them.

 

 

Thoughts for consideration:

 

 

Last week’s posts:

Giuliani falls for Schiff’s set up – goes on CNN and damages President over Ukraine

 

Phil Mudd blasts ‘snitch’ a whistleblower who filed a complaint over Trump phone call

 

IG Horowitz congressional hearing that no one knew about or covered

 

Trump to ban CA from setting emission rules

 

MSNBC : It’s a ‘Privilege’ to Not Eat Meat to Save the Planet

 

UK to offer kids sex change as young as three – online

 

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Giuliani falls for Schiff’s set up – goes on CNN and damages President over Ukraine

 

Those of us following the story know the deal. Biden’s son who knows nothing about energy but a lot about cocaine reaped big bucks thanks to dad. Schiff had the take-down planned with his mole deep in the White House. Rudy has been outflanked. We had Biden on the ropes. Why on earth is Rudy even involved in this?

Rudy fell for the set-up. Goes on CNN with Chris Cuomo. The Dems had been at the ready laying in wait. The set-up:

Schiff: ‘Biden Ukraine Scandal should be off limits’

Bonus:

 

Few have been following the story with so many moving parts. Keep in mind we know the story. But we are political junkies.

Let me cut to the chase. Why Giuliani is still on Trump’s payroll makes no sense. He is simply a publicity hound purely for himself. Considering he would go on Cuomo’s program to debate the Biden Ukraine business tells us all we need to. 

Many have been posting about Biden’s son’s corruption for years. Without notice. Now in one fell swoop Rudy managed to make it look like Trump was out to get his opponent. Well done Rudy. If one hasn’t been following the story, it would appear Trump was out to get Biden.

Cliff note edition of Giuliani doing the President no good.

 

Those of us following the story know the deal. Here is a refresher.

 

Full version of the CNN smack down.

 

Thats my take on it, what’s yours? A master plan? This will be used on the talkies this weekend and not to the benefit of Trump.

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