LR Podcast S3E7: Economic Fascism is Still Fascism

(c) 2022

Economic Fascism is Still Fascism

When people think of the word “fascism” they think of groups of jackbooted thugs, running around, kicking down doors and rounding up enemies of the state.  They think of book burning, and a mad dictator whipping up his sycophants into a frenzy to terrorize the public.  That is indeed a major part of it.  State sponsored violence is a component of fascism, but the mistake people make is assuming it’s the only part.  There is another, less spoken of expression of fascism– one not as dramatic, but every bit as much a scourge on society in the final analysis.  The economic component of fascism was the ends to which the violence, and terror were but a means. The point of the marches, pogroms, and demagoguery was to establish an economic system totally under the heal of the ruling party, the state.  The economic control in turn was the means to achieving the ultimate goal of all the state’s power centralized in the person of a supreme dictator who spoke for and personified the State.

From La Dottrina del Fascismo, by Giovanni Gentile and Benito Mussolini:

We have constituted a Corporative and Fascist state, the state of national society, a State which concentrates, controls, harmonizes and tempers the interests of all social classes, which are thereby protected in equal measure. Whereas, during the years of demo-liberal regime, labour looked with diffidence upon the state, was, in fact, outside the State and against the state, and considered the state an enemy of every day and every hour, there is not one working Italian today who does not seek a place in his Corporation or federation, who does not wish to be a living atom of that great, immense, living organization which is the national Corporate State of Fascism.” (On the Fourth Anniversary of the March on Rome, October 28, 1926, in Discorsi del 1926, Milano, Alpes, 1927, p. 340).”

From The Economic Foundations of Fascism, by Paul Einzig, (Fascism fanboy, British economist,1897–1973) in 1934:

“Anyone who wishes to keep himself up to date should know that, besides being a political movement, Fascism is essentially an economic system– a compromise between pure individualistic Capitalism and complete State control.”

Einzig again:

It is only by combining the desire of economic interests to cooperate with the guidance of the central authority that planning can be made to succeed.”

“Clearly, the will to build a better society does exist. We must use it to secure the Great Reset that we so badly need. That will require stronger and more effective governments, though this does not imply an ideological push for bigger ones. And it will demand private-sector engagement every step of the way.” – Klaus Schwab, Now is the time for a ‘great reset’

Until next time,

Stay happy, healthy, and free!

-JP Mac

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