"Given that the nineteenth century was the century of Socialism, Liberalism, and Democracy, it does not necessarily follow that the twentieth century must also be a century of Socialism, Liberalism and Democracy: political doctrines pass, but humanity remains; and it may rather be expected that this will be a century of authority, a century of the Left, a century of Fascism. For if the nineteenth century was the century of individualism (Liberalism always signifying individualism) it may be expected that this will be the century of collectivism, and hence the century of the State. It is a perfectly logical deduction that a new doctrine can utilize all the still vital elements of previous doctrines."
Benito Mussolini
(1883-1945) Italian dictator during WW2, founder of Italian Fascism, 'Il Duce'
The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism, Benito Mussolini (1932)
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Century of the state? In other word people do not matter, they have no rights. More BS.
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    diss is mad tru. word up
     -- james waters, fair lawn NJ     
    He nailed that one. 5 Stars for accuracy, thumbs down for what its done to this country. The new state collectivism is today recognized as a perfected statist theocracy. Individual freedom and liberty are relics of the passed. Nobility of life is now being terminated by applied eugenics, putting a dollar value to life, and collectivist proselytizing. Allodial freehold being long since extinguished. Life, liberty, property, happiness are all concepts antagonistic to the now omnipotent state.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Mike, you nailed it as well when you said "Nobility of life is now being terminated by applied eugenics, putting a dollar value to life.." People have been taught over time and learned over the same period, by those who do not respect the lives of other's at all but do respect the almighty dollar, to think the same way as they do and now that the perpetual debt system is in place, even if an individual chooses to place life above the dollar it is next to impossible to do it because the system doesn't allow for that. In order to survive most are virtually trapped into this system and are along for the ride because jumping off and being free of its entanglements (contracts) still leaves one dragged along by those entanglements. Elite selfishness at the expense of the lives of all individuals plays on and off the instinctual selfishness that causes man to, in order to feed himself, work. Of course work entails a means of exchange so there is no jumping free of the system now in place. Plain and simple we need to place individual (everybody's) life back in its place as the most valued and respected creation in existence which is exactly the position the elite have kept their lives in while full well acknowledging, by their actions, that our lives and the rest of the world's are meaningless to them but for the labor (wealth) they can extract from the life that produces it.
     -- Anon     
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    Perhaps the 21st century will be the century of revision. Maybe the state will collapse under the weight of its own corruption. Maybe, people will realize they are merely cannon fodder for the corporate elite, maybe they will be enraged.....maybe...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    You can thank FDR and the banksters that got him in office for establishing fascism in America. When people complain about capitalism, they are really complaining about fascism. When people are complaining about socialism, they are really complaining about fascism. When people warn us of globalism, totalitarianism, funny money, and corporatism, they are warning us of fascism. Now you know.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Only a century off but on the mark otherwise.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    got that right E Archer. Think it even applies better to us now with Obama.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    I seem to remember from history lessons that pre Christian Rome was a state that sought to exercise both worldwide (Europe, African and Asian as the world was then) military and economic control through its legions and its merchants. Does that fit the picture for any current 'state'? But well said Mr Archer in pointing out the fact that fascism is politically structural as well as the result of individual political influence and dominance. You can after all get rid of dictators by (in the case of Mussolini) stringing them up from a lamp post but the systems that facilitate their dominance remain in place for others to potentially use and exploit.
     -- Mick, Manchester     
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    America seems to want this. In 1964 Barry Goldwater was solidly against this. LBJ was all for it. We all know who won this election by a landslide.

     -- cal, Lewisville, Texas     
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    Social conscience grows in leaps and bounds with every truth revealed. Chains that bind the blinded Socialist Christian in the U.S. as well as the rest of the world. Liberty denied, bound with doubt and ignorance. The pews would empty out if preachers would tell the truth concerning the individual liberty, freed from bondage. Spiritual and physical. But there again most that know don't tell, because of a paycheck, rather than trusting the Creator who has endowed us with inalienable Rights of financial liberty and personal freedom of the sovereign individual and State.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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