There are serious victims of fascism. Why is it they are so hard to find? Actually they are right before everyone’s eyes. The truth is that hardly anyone wants to see them. To see the victims of Fascism requires giving up the fantasy that the United States has a free market economy. In the United States today, economic well being is determined by political power. All legislation is for profit. All bills passed redistribute wealth and income channeling it from the bottom of the food chain to the top. Those who benefit from the fascist process are not going to describe our system as anything other than the benefits of capitalism?
That is a comforting thought but the initial benefits of fascism only take on the appearance of capitalism. Under capitalism, or a free market, government has the job of maintaining a fair playing field, just the same as referees in the NBA make sure that no team has an unfair advantage or has permission to break the rules while all other team’s feet are held to the fire. With every passing day, wealth and income become more and more concentrated at the top of the food chain.
There are folks today who benefited initially from the fascist take over last year but who are suffering because of it now. There are people who are benefiting from fascism today but who will be losing out a year from now. Once there is enough concentration of political power, fascism begins to emerge and the free market system starts dismantling. From that point on political power continues to concentrate and draw money and resources higher and higher up the food chain.
The process of consolidating power continues. Income and wealth continue to concentrate at the top. The poor and middle class are deemed lazy and ignorant. That is the process fascism follows as it destroys the poor first, you next and others richer than you. In the end fascism destroys the very folks who create it. As soon as all of the hosts are dead, the parasites die also.
Fascism had its beginnings during the Reagan Administration. The best example of how and why damage begins is illustrated with the requirement that ethanol be added to gasoline. I often refer to this kind of phenomenon as capturing customers. As that requirement was put in place, corn prices moved higher. The outcome of that was that poor people in Mexico started going hungry. Corn is a main food staple of the poor in Mexico.
As our fascist system has grown, the experience of the Mexican poor has been repeated countless times on the way to becoming an experience that you and everyone else will eventually experience. Expect the entire country to collapse just like Germany collapsed during the 1940s. The industrialists in Germany were instrumental in ushering in National Socialism (fascism.) If it wasn’t Hitler, they would have found someone else. To the German industrialists Germany’s wars were wars for profit. Today the United States is fighting wars for profit like the Germans of the 30s. We are calling our troops heroes. German troops carrying out fascist initiatives were called heroes also.
I can’t say that the United States will be destroyed in a huge world war. I can’t say it won’t either. There is no standard disaster that destroys a fascist country. We will have to wait and see what develops.
So, who is destroyed by fascism? Destruction starts at the bottom. If you are at the bottom of the food chain, your economic viability is already gone. The lower middle class is suffering. The middle to upper class is starting to notice. The upper income group is still using more and more resources to consolidate political power and is using it to produce their superior economic outcomes. If GDP numbers improve or even stay positive from here, that will be of no help to you.
When will you be destroyed? Identify your position on the food chain and wait until the destructive forces of fascism reach your level. Tap your foot. The time is coming and it coming much faster than you would ever expect.
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