"Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace. It thus repudiates the doctrine of Pacifism -- born of a renunciation of the struggle and an act of cowardice in the face of sacrifice. War alone brings up to its highest tension all human energy and puts the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have courage to meet it. All other trials are substitutes, which never really put men into the position where they have to make the great decision -- the alternative of life or death... "
Benito Mussolini
(1883-1945) Italian dictator during WW2, founder of Italian Fascism, 'Il Duce'
Italian Encyclopedia on the definition of fascism, 1932
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Mussolini's statement is today's conservative/liberal's road map to progress.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    And remember, the Italian and German people cheered their dictators to power. Way too many similarities with the US today... will Americans ever wake up from their comfortable delusion?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    When people are finally down and out, and realize that they have nothing to lose, the Elite lose their grip. That has happend -- in France, in Hungary, et al. ...comz zee revolution, eh?
     -- Senor Reek, Heartland West, USA     
    Today there are no real conservatives or liberals. There are only two branches of the Fascist party who put on a show for the electorate every two years.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    Isn't it a bit funny that the normal leftist contributors to this blog are silent when a known bad guy is spouting their religious dogmas.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    More funny is that so many of the radical right don't understand the difference between facism, leftist and centrist... explains a whole lot about how we got where we are over these past 6 years...
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
    It is clear that the human capabiltiy to destroy far out surpasses our ability to create. Just give a 15 year old boy a baseball bat and a pile of building supplies. See if he builds a new house or destroys one.
     -- JT Ready, Mesa, AZ     
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