Regarding Fascism

In relatively recent years, the left have more or less made a cottage industry out of labelling conservatives “fascists.”

But let’s take a close look at a key component of the definition of fascism of the economic sense, shall we? Specifically, as fascism defined as government and business intertwined so as to make them inseparable, to wit:

Fascists considered the economy to be of little importance, and did not have clear economic views. One significant fascist economic belief was that prosperity would naturally follow once the nation has achieved a cultural and spiritual re-awakening.[16] Often, different members of a fascist party would make completely opposite statements about the economic policies they supported.[17] Once in power, fascists usually adopted whatever economic program they believed to be most suitable for their political goals

Okay, let’s begin to break this down. First,

One significant fascist economic belief was that prosperity would naturally follow once the nation has achieved a cultural and spiritual awakening.

A cultural and spiritual awakening…is this why the agenda media were willing to overlook and/or gave short shrift to many of the Obama scandals, from his friendships with Tony Rezko, Rev. Wright and William Ayers, to the flak over his birth certificate? Is this illustrative of the near messianic esteem in which the masses held their lord and savior, Lord Voldemort Obama?

Let’s go on, shall we?

Often, different members of a fascist party would make completely opposite statements about the economic policies they supported.

The democrat leader of the House of Representatives is a prime example here. Aside from claiming that inaction on the Spendulous package would lead to the loss of 500 million (yes million) jobs per month, Madame Speaker Pelosi praddled,

WALLACE: … my point is this: Isn’t it a mistake to raise taxes on anyone during a recession?

PELOSI: Well, first of all, I don’t know that a decision has been made by the Obama administration. But I will tell you this, that in ’04, ’06 and ’08, we had campaigned in saying what the Republican Congressional Budget Office told us. Nothing contributed more to the budget deficit than the tax cuts for the wealthiest people in America. Fiscal discipline is central to what we do, and we can’t…

WALLACE: You’re about to pass a $1 trillion spending program. That’s not — that’s not fiscal discipline.

PELOSI: No, no. It is discipline.

[SNIP]

PELOSI: No, I think it’s very important. I think it’s very important, and I support what he wants to do, to have a summit of that kind, and we will have our own initiatives in the Congress to work with him on that, because we do — again, fiscal discipline. Fiscal discipline.

We are committed to pay as you go, not heaping mountains of debt on our children, and the investments that we make have to be job- creating and bring money into the economy. So of course, the entitlements are an important part of how we make…

And finally, back to our definition:

Once in power, fascists usually adopted whatever economic program they believed to be most suitable for their political goals.

And what is more suitable to a democrat’s political goals than the doling out of so many taxpayer-supported “goodies” that the electorate would find difficult to resist?

* $2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions
coal power plant in Illinois that the Dept. of Energy defunded last year
because the project was inefficient
* $650 million for the digital television (DTV) converter box
coupon program
* $88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker
(arctic ship)
* $448 million for constructing the Dept. of Homeland Security
headquarters
* $248 million for furniture at the new Dept. of Homeland Security
headquarters
* $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees
* $400 million for the CDC to screen and prevent STD’s
* $1.4 billion for a rural waste disposal programs
* $125 million for the Washington, D.C. sewer system
* $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities
* $1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost
overrun of $3 billion
* $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges
* $75 million for salaries of employees at the FBI
* $25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction
* $500 million for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi
River
* $10 million to inspect canals in urban areas
* $6 billion to turn federal buildings into “green” buildings
* $500 million for state and local fire stations
* $650 million for wildland fire management on Forest Service
lands
* $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities
* $1.2 billion for “youth activities,” including youth summer job
programs

So, just who are the modern-day fascists?

Hmmm… I wonder.