“The Prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.” Proverbs 28:16
By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman
Wisconsin - -(Ammoland.com)- While there still is an American Nazi Party, for the most part no one is giving a Roman salute or shouting “Heil Hitler.”
We need to look past the regalia and examine the substance of what Fascism is. Fascism is defined as the Socialism of State Control. From my Webster’s II New Riverside University Dictionary, the first definition reads, “A philosophy or governmental system marked by stringent socioeconomic control,”
Modern Fascism is hard to nail down, after all Mussolini used to stress he wasn’t about programs as much as he was about power. Modern Fascism started out as political technique to gain and hold power through violence and intimidation. It is power politics in raw form, differing from the Communist revolutionary tactics in that it is not tied to quick actions or a timetable. From my 1972 Encyclopedia Britannica I found this definition, “..as a political technique it follows Bolshevism as a single party state with strict regimentation of all aspects of national life.”
Fascism is a form of socialism known for brutality, yet there are some basic tenets to fascism, that are not original to Mussolini or Hitler, but actually came from the Roman Empire, and were advocated by a mathematical economist named Vilfredo Pareto(1848-1923). The Fasces in ancient Rome was a bundle of rods strapped around an ax, and it symbolized the power of the state to chastise or decapitate. In 1919, this symbol and the name “Fascist,” taken from this symbol were adopted by the Fascist party in Italy.
Regarding the economics of Fascism, again, it is the Socialism of State Control. This includes the concept of corporations, which were in Roman times, “creatures of Caesar,” and the public/private partnership, including tax subsidies and government granted monopolies. This differs economically from Communism which is the socialism of state ownership.
Under Communism, you know you own nothing. Under Fascism, your ownership is a pretended ownership; you rent this from the state, in the forms of property taxes and the state controls what you can and can’t do.
Democrats and Republicans both advocate the public/private partnership, they differ on how much control; but with the handout, there are always “strings attached.” This has turned many Americans into “piglets fighting for a place at the slop trough.”
While almost nobody quotes Pareto, they do embrace the ideas of Milton Friedman, who promoted the public/private partnership, including “school choice,” and “privatized” social security. Franklin D. Roosevelt gave us Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, among others which are based on the same idea. People have rejected the brutality of Fascism, but have embraced the economy of Fascism.
The Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW) Platform Public/Private Partnership plank states, “America was founded on the economic principles of the free enterprise system. An individual was free to operate his business under the law without government intervention and regulation. This economic system is being replaced by public (government)/private partnerships. This system is called fascism.
The Constitution Party is opposed to public/private partnerships and is for a return to the true free enterprise system that once made our nation great and economically prosperous.”
“A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”- Thomas Jefferson.
Constitution Party of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 070344
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207