Today in America terms like Communist or Socialist get thrown around regularly to describe the Federal Government under the Obama administration. There are some aspects of both Communism and Socialism that are apparent and undeniable in todays government, but neither term is wholly accurate. It is more accurate to use the term Fascist. The tendency of America toward Fascism did not start under Obama but has without a doubt blossomed. The progression toward fascism under Bush has been documented enough for 10 lifetimes by a multitude of other people, I am not excusing his administration from guilt just choosing to not drone on unnecessarily about a topic that has been covered ad nauseam.

8 Reasons Why Fascism Is The New American Way.

1. Mixed Economy – The transition of the economy of America from a Free Market economy to a mixed economy has accelerated under Obama. In a mixed economy private enterprise continues to produce the majority of goods and services but operate under such a heavy regulatory burden from the national government that production is essentially controlled by the national government. In a mixed economy the national government utilizes manipulation of monetary and fiscal policy in order to steer production and pricing, control competition, and intervene in the business cycle.

2. From the Wikipedia definition of Fascism “a totalitarian state that seeks the mass mobilization of the national community through discipline, indoctrination, physical training, and eugenics.”

Under the Obama administration calls for “bi-partisanship” are at an all time high. We are being led to believe by the national media that the ills of our nation are rooted in disagreement and gridlock. (Reminiscent of “third position” politics which claim to be syncretic or beyond the left right paradigm). When in fact the opposite is true. The Federal Government was designed to be slow and prohibit rash decisions by lawmakers, it was designed to prevent the tyranny of the majority as well. Despite this, the call to unite under one set of ideals continues to be drummed into the heads of the public. Eerily the Obama administration has chosen to focus on all of the categories outlined above. Indoctrination of the general public and students through media and education, physical training by the First Lady and her various programs aimed at American physical health, and eugenics through the continued support of abortion and pro abortion groups.

3. “The Ready Reserve Corps”- Fascist movements have historically used paramilitary forces to overthrow governments. I have documented and explained how it came into existence and why the Ready Reserve Corps is a paramilitary force. (Here)

4. Obama has expanded on the fascist tendencies of the Federal Government by implementing protectionist economic policies which restrict the free trade of goods and services. As a matter of fact a national Obama campaign ad brags about protectionist policies toward China. (Here) Obama has continued the interventionist economic policies of his predecessors as well by allowing monetary manipulation by the Federal Reserve.

5. Historically, Fascist governments have been known for publicly supporting the economic lower class (proletariat) while denouncing the economic upper class (bourgeois). Obama’s hostility toward the rich and the emergence of the OWS movement are not coincidentally in American politics at the same time. The OWS movement is clearly a wing of Obama’s domestic economic policy agenda. OWS was designed to galvanize the poor against the rich to facilitate Federal Government wealth redistribution (equality). In the past, Fascist have created this conflict between classes then used the hostilities to advocate their policies to “resolve” the conflict to “preserve the nation”.

6. Fascism is hostile toward capitalism. Capitalism is considered too competitive and results in enterprise that are indifferent to the success of the nation. In the eyes of Fascists, Capitalists have no goals other than the maximization of profit. They view the desire to maximize profits as individualistic and inconsiderate of the nation as well as the nations population.

The Obama administration has been unabashedly anti-captialist since taking office. There has been more anti-captialist rhetoric in his Presidency than during any other part of our nations history. The demonization of capitalism and private businesses has become such a crucial part of Obama’s  agenda that he now openly speaks negatively about American businesses in his speeches. He frequently references greed and profits at the expense of the poor as his major issues with American business. Both are qualifying accusations for being a Fascist.

7. Improved Social Welfare is another highly promised aspect of Fascism. Italian Fascism under Benito Mussolini promised a “social revolution”. This social revolution was mostly made up of a doubling of the number of workers who worked for the government and and an increase of welfare spending from 7% to 20% of the Italian budget. In Nazi Germany the Fascist government created the Volkswagen automobile with the aim to make an automobile cheap enough that every German citizen could own one.

Under Obama we are seeing our own social revolution. The size of the Federal Government workforce increased by 13% between 2007-2011 according to this article in USA today (which also references a very minor decline in Federal employment for 7 or 8 months between late 2011 and mid 2012). The size of Federal Government employment had declined steadily from 6,639,000 in 1968 to 4,127,000 in 2007 according to the US Office Of Personnel Management (here).

Welfare spending in America has increased by 41% in Obama’s tenure in office according to this study done by the CATO institute (here).

America even has its own form of Volkswagen now! It’s called the Chevrolet! Also, dont forget about “cash for clunkers”! In true Fascist nature the Obama administration sought to put a newer more reliable vehicle in as many driveways across America as they could.

8. Corporatism was a key part of Italian style Fascism and it has been promoted by other groups of Fascists as well. This quote taken from Wikipedia by Oswald Mosley of the British Union of Fascists described Fascist corporatism this way, ” it means a nation organized as the human body, with each organ performing its individual function but working in harmony with the whole”. Italian fascists fostered the creation of a large number of state owned businesses by promising to protect the lower class and small businesses from the greed and profit mongering of big business.

Mussolini blamed “super capitalism” and excessive consumption for an economic peril in which bloated business will inevitably fail and seek the assistance of the government in which it had chided away from previously. At which point he was of the opinion that the state was obligated to the “bureaucratization of the economic activities of the nation”.

Our nation has seen historical increases in partnerships with private enterprise. Farming out work to private businesses is not an undesirable activity but once a business becomes married to the income it receives from Government and ceases to operate outside of government contracts, is it still an independent business or is it just another entity of the government? This is a question that is not easily answered but Fascist Corporatism is at the center of a transfer from Capitalism to Fascism and should be monitored closely. The government takeover of GM was a very large stride toward Fascist Corporatism in America outside of military hardware production.

The case can also be made that Fascist Corporatism is being carried out in stealth. With the bailouts, tarp funds, and QE I,II,III being performed under Obama one can easily say that the Federal Government is attempting to gain control of the funding mechanism for most businesses in America by purchasing the major lending institutions. Recently an audit of the Federal Reserve showed that $16 trillion ($16,000,000,000,000.00) of “stimulus” was handed out instead of the reported $800 billion. That is 20 times more than reported. A vast majority of these funds were dumped into lending institutions. (Data here)

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With the popularity of the “Free Obama Phone” You Tube video right now I thought it was a good time to repost this. I wrote it back on July 27th of this year. I guess for once I was ahead of the curve!

Living The American Dream

Dear Taxpayer,

I don’t have to feed myself, I have an EBT for that.

I don’t have to shelter myself, I get money from HUD for that.

I don’t have to pay my utilities, I get money from LIHEAP for that.

I don’t have to pay for my health care, I get money from HRSA for that.

I don’t have to pay to travel, I use publicly funded free transportation.

I don’t have to pay for education, I get FSA for that.

I don’t have to pay for a cell phone, I get money from “Lifeline” for that.

I am living the American Dream. You are paying for it.

Don’t worry I won’t bother thanking you by attempting to do things for myself. I plan on complaining about numerous other things until it becomes popular to force you to pay for them as well.

Sincerely,

Welfare Warrior

47%

Posted: September 27, 2012 in Politics
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I want to state this up front, I DO NOT SUPPORT MITT FOR BRAINS!

Alright.

One more time. I DO NOT SUPPORT MITT FOR BRAINS ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT.

Got it?

This 47% comment has been a real thorn in Romney’s side for about 2 weeks and doesn’t seem to be dying off…similar to a little gaffe that Obama made concerning who did or did not build their own businesses.

I am not part of the 47% and even if I was I could not speak for all of the other people in that 47%. Much as neither Romney nor Obama can. But they both seem to be willing to do so.

Here is the Romney quote that everyone is up in arms about:

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what.”- Mitt Romney
He is wrong, but I see his logic. If you are a freeloader (don’t kid yourself there are many many freeloaders on the government dole) you won’t “bite the hand that feeds you”, so to speak. Why would they vote for a guy who might take the free ride away from them? He can’t change the people that are freeloaders so he doesn’t seek to. It makes sense, but what he said is incorrect.

Where he goes wrong is that he makes the assumption that because 47% of Americans don’t pay income taxes they are all free loaders.

What it means is that as a result of the current tax code 47% of Americans don’t have to pay income taxes, just like how the current tax code treats dollars held in accounts in let’s say….the Cayman Islands differently than dollars held in accounts in the United States. Catch my drift?

Don’t blame the workers of America who do not pay income tax….they shouldn’t have to, in my point of view the income tax shouldn’t exist.

I think what Mitt Romney said is total b.s., but I’m not about to waste my time foaming over it.

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Gresham’s Law

Posted: September 21, 2012 in Economics

Some food for thought on this finally Friday.

“When a government compulsorily overvalues one type of money and undervalues another, the undervalued money will leave the country or disappear from circulation into hoards, while the overvalued money will flood into circulation.”- Sir Thomas Gresham


And now a modern nod to Gresham’s Law in regard to gold/silver vs. the US dollar.

“We would go further however, and argue that gold could be characterized as ‘good’ money as opposed to ‘bad’ money which would be represented by many of today’s fiat currencies. In describing gold as such we refer to Gresham’s Law – when a government overvalues one type of money and undervalues another, the undervalued money (good) will leave the country or disappear from circulation into hoards, while the overvalued money (bad) will flood into circulation.”- Deutsche Bank Analysts Daniel Brebner and Xiao Fu
As I get ready to post this the “ask price” of gold at http://www.apmex.com is $1,782 per ounce.  Compare that to right around $600 per ounce on this same day 5 years ago. What has changed in five years? The debt. The amount of dollars in circulation and the expected performance of the dollar in the future. We are seeing inflation and currency devaluation exponentially push the value of gold upwards. The graph shown below (courtesy of the American Precious Metals Exchange) illustrates the upward price trend of gold in the last 30 years. If you haven’t been able to understand my rantings about the Federal Reserve and their monetary policies, maybe this chart will get you to begin understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Listen to me now: No president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years”- Bill Clinton

Clinton also described Obama as “a man who is cool on the outside but who burns for America on the inside”, also Clinton stated that Obama has “laid the foundation for a more modern, more well-balanced economy.”

There a few problems with these statements uttered by the somewhat revered former President at the DNC recently.

Praiser’s of President Clinton’s words need to keep in mind that President Obama did not “find” these problems, he did not “inherit” the problems either. Obama spent a fortune of other peoples money and lots of his own to get the office of the President. The man didn’t fall out of the sky and into the oval office, he worked hard to get there. To say that he simply “inherited” or “found” the issues facing America when he took office implies that he was out of touch, uninformed, and frankly not ready for the Presidency. All of which were criticisms leveled by Republicans toward Obama that were vehemently denied and fought against by Obama supporters.

This type of rhetoric isn’t new to politics and Clinton knows this. Bill Clinton was openly blamed for 9/11 by many neo-conservatives who claimed that he gutted the military and made it possible for those terrorist acts to occur. They claimed that George Bush had inherited an America with weak national security. Clinton received a lot of blame through the first four years of  the Bush era from Republicans, the rhetoric was used as a crucial part of his re-election campaign in 2004.

It was the success of the Bush administration’s ability to convince its base that Bush wasn’t a bad President and that he just needed four more years of work that has inspired this very same propaganda by the Obama administration. It worked once, why couldn’t it work twice?

The next fallacy in Clinton’s statements was that he said Obama has “laid the foundation for a more modern, more well-balanced economy”.

It is the tendency of central planner types to assume that they are solely responsible for the growth and success of the economy. I find the hypocrisy of this mindset to be so blatant that I can’t conceive of how it is missed by so many. Think back to the much vaunted comments made a while back by Obama claiming that “you didn’t build that, somebody else did”. His comments set out to remove the individualism of America to remind us that government has an important role to play. He didn’t say that business didn’t accomplish anything, he said that business didn’t accomplish anything without some form of government assistance. But apparently in the mind of Bill Clinton this isn’t a 2 way street. Government is crucial to the success of business, but businesses and business people are not crucial to the success of  the economy and/or the government. If Obama has “laid the foundation” for this “more modern, more well-balanced economy” then all of the reinvestment, cost cutting, and entrepreneurship of Americans and American businesses  has absolutely no effect on the future of our economy.

The success or failure of the economy moving forward is the sole ownership of Barack Obama if you are willing to accept these remarks as the truth. After all, if you built a brand new house and 3 years later the house collapsed due to a bad foundation you would probably call the guy who laid the foundation and demand restitution. Obama should and will be held to the same standards, if we are willing to forgive Obama for his first lets say 2 years (which is an arbitrary number decided upon by the excuse makers) because he was busy digging out of a hole then from those 2 years forward it is all his. If they are willing to say it took 2 years to dig out of the hole then they are saying that the hole was dug out of in 2 years, right? So around late 2010 early 2011 President Obama’s term began fresh, clean and unimpeded by his predecessor. I am holding every single one of you to that.

If you are willing to put a lot of faith in the words of Bill Clinton and praise him for his wisdom then you had better be willing to own up to what that “wisdom” entails. If you are Barack Obama and you are willing to let him march out into public and speak on your behalf and convince America that you are the best thing for the future because you have “laid the foundation for a more modern, more well-balanced economy” then you had better be willing to take responsibility for the words that he speaks on your behalf.

In my estimation, if President Obama is responsible for the “foundation” of the future economy we are screwed. The foundation he has laid is based on the Federal Reserve continuously pumping more money into the economy to keep it from seizing and collapsing a practice which risks monetary inflation. The foundation he has laid is based on the Federal Reserve mandating that rates be held artificially low for an open ended amount of time to encourage lending of easy money which can lead to the gambling and irresponsible investment behavior blamed for the housing collapse in 2008-2009. The foundation that he has laid is based on the Federal Reserve, a consortium of privately owned banks, buying our national debt and using it as a backer for printing more money (monetizing the debt) risking hyperinflation.  The foundation he has laid is based on buying up failing businesses and interrupting the business cycle to “save” jobs. The foundation he has laid is based on an ever increasing number of unemployed workers, an increasing number of people collecting welfare, and persons claiming disability (a common trick for the long term unemployed who can no longer collect unemployment benefits is to go onto disability).

Thank you Bill Clinton for clarifying for all of us who is responsible for the “more modern and more well-balanced economy” that we have to look forward to.

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Pump, pump, pump it up!
Pump that bullshit economy up!
Keep, Keep, Keep it afloat!
Keep that false economy afloat!
Ben Bern-yank-me, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, reminds me of a cheerleader chanting this cheer as he relentlessly pushes the print button on the printing press. Please don’t confuse the wild look in his beady eyes with anything resembling a spark of monetary responsibility. This guy is nothing but a puppet on a string for the Obama administration.
The latest announcement from The Fed is nothing more than a propping mechanism intended to temporarily keep the economy from collapsing and aid Barack Obama with his re-election efforts. From the beginning, this administration has been thick as thieves with the banksters. The fascist back scratching favors that Obama did for them are being returned with repeated rounds of “quantitative easing” from the central bank. This disgraceful disregard for the economic future of our great nation is, in my opinion, bordering on treason.
Here is a little analogy that I came up with to describe the state of the economy and what QE can do for it:
The stew (economy) is on the stove. The pot is there (able workers with a desire to work), the stove top is there (factories and manufacturing facilities), the flame is lit and burning.
Unfortunately, the stew has been scorched because of poor kitchen management (systemic issues with Congress and the office of the President). The meat (jobs) and potatoes (profits) are shriveled and burned beyond recognition. But don’t worry the sous chef (Bernanke) has a gallon of milk (QE) he is going to pour in and create “liquidity”. All of this milk should magically cure the charred meat and shriveled potatoes!
No matter how much milk he pours into that pot, there will not be an edible stew. The basis of that stew is ruined. The pot needs to be scraped clean and new meat and potatoes need to be added. The recipe for stew does not need to be changed, stew has been delicious and essentially the same for a few thousand years. What needs to change are the kitchen help (Congress) who keep walking by and taking a spoon full of the broth out for tasting, never intending on putting more broth in which results in the stew scorching. The chef (the President) thinks he is being clever and can fool the customers. After the stew was scorched, the chef walked into the restaurant and announced to the patrons, “we are proud to introduce our new improved stew” and talked of its deliciousness as the patrons scrunched their noses and spit the stew back into the bowl. The chef ordered his kitchen help to distribute free bread (health insurance, low interest loans, welfare) to the customers and convince them that the stew was actually appetizing now with the bread. The stew is a poor product and the bread will only pacify the paying customers for so long. The chef knows that his stalling tactic will not solve the problems that his kitchen has, but it has bought him a little more time.
It is easy to imagine that a restaurant with this type of kitchen management would go out of business very quickly. So why is it so difficult for people to understand this same logic applies to government?
With every round of QE we take one more step toward an irreversible fiscal disaster brought on by unchecked expenditures by the Federal Government, crushing debt, and inflation caused by reckless monetary policy. The measures being taken by Obama and his administration are temporary measures and are not intended to help a recovery or foster growth, these measures are intended to slow the collapse to a “manageable” speed. Mark my words, if Romney is elected this thing will unravel at record speed as he assumes office….just as it did to Obama when he took office. Obama’s stall tactics have succeeded in keeping the economy from falling apart for 4 years, he will pull the plug on it as he exits. On the flip side, if Obama is re-elected we will begin to hear him call for austerity. It will go over with the entitlement crowd here in the US just as well as it went over with the entitlement crowd in Greece. Obama, who is prone to placating to the welfare warriors, will attempt to jack taxes on the 50% of Americans who still pay them and alienate the small businesses of America even further with heavy taxation, fees, etc.
In my opinion, by 2016 America will be much, much different than it is today, and that will hold true regardless of which one of the two evils gets elected.

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Sometimes it seems like our Federal Government is stuck on “repeat”. It’s almost as if each new administration looks at the mistakes in foreign policy of past administrations and assumes that they can do the exact same thing only with different results.

We are witnessing the ramifications of the arrogance of the central planners right now in the Middle East and North Africa. How many times will our government pretend to be friends with “rebels” to provide them with weapons, etc., and assist in overthrowing their government, then act surprised when they inevitably turn against us?

This tactic of arming the opposition of our “enemies” and allowing them to wage a proxy war on our behalf has only netted a few of the results that it is intended to. It allows the US to project its power into a part of the world where we don’t care to wage a full war or are incapable of doing so effectively.

For the most part, the proxy wars keep the US public satiated and less motivated to protest. In a proxy war there are minimal casualties to US personnel, we mostly lose money and weapons, which is apparently much more acceptable. The proxy wars are mostly left out of media reporting and when they are mentioned they are described as “humanitarian aid missions” and posed to the public as operations intended to help oppressed people.

But there is always blow back from these “aid missions” and the gains that were made are erased ending up resulting in a worse situation.

Aside perhaps from WWII when we armed and assisted the French Resistance against the Nazi occupation the track record for rebel funding has been less than stellar. One example would be that the CIA funded Bin Laden and Al Qaeda to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan, then we were “surprised” when they attacked us several years later.

Right now the rebel forces in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and 7 other countries are showing their appreciation for our “assistance” by attacking our embassies and even killing one of our ambassadors. This is the first time a US ambassador has been killed since 1979.

The media and administration are blaming some nut job back here in the states who made an anti-Muslim video for all of this going on. While the video may have been the catalyst it definitely isn’t the root cause. The people in that part of the world have to be sick of drone strikes, hummers in their streets, and foreign money pouring into their lands to fund continuously expanding violence and war among their people.

In conclusion, I’m not “blaming America” and I’m not blaming Obama or Bush. I am blaming this failed foreign policy that our Federal Government continues to attempt to implement over and over again, administration after administration, failure after failure.

Regardless of what party assumes power this election it appears there will be more of the same. Sadly, that means we will see more events like we have witnessed this week in Egypt, Yemen, and Libya.