Why Fascism Grows

dont-feed-the-bearsIf we feed a dog a a washtub full of hamburger meat, the dog will eventually get full and stop eating.

Once the rich learn to use government to feed themselves, their appetite is unquenchable. There is no incentive to stop feeding.

In living off the efforts of others, the rich have some distinct advantages. First, they are role models for wannabes and are thus worshiped. People do not mind being exploited by those they worship. The rich are far more intelligent than their lesser counterparts. The rich gain political power and use it to continually gain more economic power.

The poor and middle class who are literate but mostly uneducated believe they are watching free market capitalism in motion. They are not. Instead they are watching free market capitalism being destroyed. Until it is very late in the cycle, victims of fascism put up no resistance. By that time, the rich have government and all of the media on their side.

Fascism does end after the host country is destroyed. Early in the cycle, government benefits extend all they way down to the moderately wealthy. After the poor have been destroyed, the exploitation moves further up the ladder. With each passing day the total number of rich decline in number but the wealth of the remaining rich continues to grow. Eventually there is not enough income going to  lesser humans to be successfully exploited.  This is where the United States is today.

The solution is simple. Do not feed the rich. Let them feed themselves.

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James Quillian is an independent scholar,free market economist, teacher of natural law, teacher and originator of the Fantasy Free approach to economics. James Quillian does not believe lies. Contact: news@quillian.net
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