Fascism: Left-Wing or Right-Wing?

Imagine a political doctrine that espouses the following:

A minimum wage;

A strong progressive tax on capital;

A state law that sanctions an eight-hour workday for all workers;

The participation of workers’ representatives in the functions of industry commissions;

To show the same confidence in the labor unions (that prove to be technically and morally worthy) as is given to industry executives or public servants;

Reduction of the retirement age from 65 to 55.

The formation of a national council of experts for labor, for industry, for transportation, for the public health, for communications, etc.

Sounds like the platform of the modern Democrat Party, doesn’t it?  This is actually straight out of the Fascist Manifesto, published on June 6, 1919, in Benito Mussolini’s newspaper, Il Popolo d’Italia (“The People of Italy”).

Well then why do progressives insist that fascism is a right-wing, or republican, concept?  Put it this way:  it makes them look bad.  And it scares people into believing that any deviation to the right will result in death and destruction.  It’s fear mongering…which is a staple of democrat politics.  Because when you can’t garner support based on merit, then why not scare people into supporting you?  It also wouldn’t be good “optics” to align yourself with the founder of the Fascist Party, Benito Mussolini; so they rewrite history and paint him and fascism as right-wing.  But all you have to do to know for sure, is read the Fascist Manifesto!

If you still aren’t convinced, read what Austrian economist Ludwig Von Mises had to say about Fascism in the epilogue to Socialism (and keep in mind that Von Mises lived to see the rise and fall of Fascism and Nazism):

“Nobody could pass Mussolini in Marxian zeal. He was the intransigent champion of the pure creed, the unyielding defender of the rights of the exploited proletarians, the eloquent prophet of socialist bliss to come.” He was introduced to Marxism by “Angelica Balabanoff, the daughter of a wealthy Russian landowner.” He created the Fascist Party after WWI, as an affront to international communism.

“The programme of the Fascists, as drafted in 1919, was vehemently anti-capitalistic. The most radical (American) New Dealers and even communists could agree with it.”

“Fascism…began with a split in the ranks of Marxian socialism… Its economic programme was borrowed from German non-Marxian SOCIALISM… Its conduct of government affairs was a replica of Lenin’s dictatorship.”

No matter how hard the left wishes to pin fascism on the right, the facts just simply don’t support their assertion.

Syrian Civil War: Freedom? Or Something Else?

Barack Obama, John Kerry, John McCain, John Boehner, and others would like for you to believe that the Syrian Civil War is about democracy and freedom.  They’re pushing a narrative that touts Assad as a ruthless, oppressive tyrant, and the rebels as moderate freedom fighters.  They’re also saying that they know, undoubtedly, that Assad and/or his regime are responsible for the chemical attacks (sarin gas) that occurred in August of this year.  For these reasons, they say, the US should go to war against the Assad regime.

Let’s take a closer look at their actions, and reasoning behind this war, shall we?

The Flip-Flop on Assad

If Bashar Al-Assad is such a ruthless, oppressive dictator, then why was John Kerry singing his praises not too long ago?  In fact, John Kerry had met with Assad more than once, and called him a “friend“, a “reformer“, and “generous.”  Doesn’t sound too “ruthless dictator-ish” to me.  I, personally, am not saying that Bashar is a good guy.  But John Kerry sure made it sound that way in the recent past.  I find it noteworthy to add that Assad is an Alawite Muslim, aligned with the Shia sect.  I’ll expalin how that fits in below.

The “Moderate” Rebels

The Obama administration and friends have been saying that the Syrian rebels are moderate freedom fighters.  If you get your news from anywhere other than the lamestream media, you know that this simply isn’t true.  The rebels are a Sunni majority consisting of designated terrorist groups such as Al Nusra Front, and Al Qaeda in Iraq.  The rebels haven proven themselves to be ruthless killers.  Recently, Abu Sakkar — the well known founder of Homs’ Independent Omar al-Farouq Brigade, was videotaped cutting out and eating the heart of a Syrian soldier.  The rebels have also been mercilessly executing numerous captured soldiers.  The rebels have also been killing Christians and burning churches with complete disregard for human life.  This past weekend, the rebels seized control of Maaloula, an ancient Christian village.  After attacking Christian homes and churches, the Al Qaeda rebels indiscriminately began shooting Christians.  Does that sound “moderate” to you?

Chemical Weapons:  Whodunnit?

John Kerry has recently said that he “knows”  that Assad used chemical weapons against his people.  This attack is presumably the event that pushed Assad over Barack Obama’s infamous “red line.”  I question the truthfulness of the White House and John Kerry when they say this.  They have not put forth any evidence that I know of that suggests that Assad used chemical weapons.  Why would he, anyway?  He is already winning the war, and he knows that using chemical weapons would cause more problems for him.  Strategically, it just doesn’t make sense.  We have plenty of evidence that suggests that it was the rebels, specifically Jabhat al-Nusra, that used sarin gas.  See here, here, and here.  Using chemical weapons is deplorable.  We all know that.  But so is murder, no matter how it is carried out.  The question is whether or not this justifies the United States going to war against Assad.

Why Are We Being Lied To?

To date, the Obama administration and certain elements within Congress remain adament about intervening in Syria, despite the overwhelming opposition from the American people.  So then why are they, as OUR elected officials, pushing for this war?

It may have something to do with the fact that Israel is supporting intervention in the Syrian Civil War.  Assad and the Israelis just can’t quite seem to get along.  I’m sure Syria being an ally of Iran is a major factor.  While the US is, historically, friends with Israel, we must put Americans first.  After all, it is our necks, and money, on the line.  While Syria may or may not pose a direct threat to Israel, the US is not in imminent danger of being attacked.  The Israelis are fully capable of defending themselves.  After all, America is NOT the world’s police.

Bashar Al-Assad considers himself to be an Alawite, which is a sect of Shia Islam.  The Al Qaeda backed rebels are Sunni extremists known as Salafists.  It should also be noted that the Muslim Brotherhood is also Sunni.  As of late, Barack Hussein Obama has aligned himself with the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood.  Is Obama a secret member of the Muslim Brotherhood, and therefore an Al Qaeda ally?  A liberal Egyptian Newspaper, Al Wafd, says so.  After all, the President’s close friend and brother, Malik Obama, is the owner and investment adviser for the Sudan-based Islamic Dawa Organization, or IDO, and the organization’s umbrella group, the Muslim Brotherhood.  Does that help put Obama’s confusing Middle East policy into perspective?

It’s all about the money.  The figure that puts everything into perspective is this:  83%.  The Senators that backed the Syrian resolution received 83% more defense lobby money than those that opposed it.  So, basically, our Senators and Congressmen are now representing the industries that fund their polical action committees, instead of We The People.  They’ve sold out and no longer represent us.

If our Congress and/or the President take any military action against Syria, they are acting in the interests of Israel, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Military Industrial Complex.  None of which are the interests of the American People.  As taxpayers, what do you call that?  I believe it’s “Taxation Without Representation.”

Keep your powder dry.