Big Government once again turns on its Little Partners

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    Another unassailable premise on the current obama junta...

    http://www.redstate.com/2013/10/29/...rs/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    I’m going to use a loaded word in this post, so I want to get it out of the way right up front. That word is fascism. We all know it’s bad – just about the worst thing a government can become, although I can think of a few million victims of communism who might argue the point, if we could use a Ouija board to contact them. But it’s very difficult to define fascism with precision. It’s not the same thing as Nazism, although they are obviously related.

    The fascist movements of the Twentieth Century started with a lot of big promises, and ended with bloody wars and genocide. The big promises mostly concerned the superior wisdom of the State and its planners, who were better at managing industrial production than private citizens. They weren’t looking to make industry the outright property of the State, as communists did, but the core idea – buried beneath all the layers of militarism, violence, and hatred – was to make a small group of genius government planners the senior partners in every business venture. This way, the power of industry would be harnessed for the social good of all.

    Of course, it would be necessary to restrict the freedoms of the people, to ensure that everyone complied with the central authority’s elaborate plans. The most important people were absorbed into the great ruling Party, blurring the lines between government and industry… but those lines still existed, as any of the Little Partners quickly discovered, if they didn’t fall in line with official policy. As for the common people, well, they obviously didn’t know what was best for them. How ridiculous, to suppose that working men could match the genius of the State’s top scientists and economists! The fascists wanted to keep the engines of industry humming below decks, but there would be no doubt who stood at the helm. And it wasn’t just the arbitrary rule of a single charismatic dictator, not at first. The “best and brightest” were always around him. The dictator was Chairman of the Board in a great corporation of brilliant minds.

    The promise of successful national management was a key part of fascism’s appeal, mixed with surging national pride, which enabled fascist control by allowing the State to portray itself as the avatar of popular will. The government became synonymous with the nation – nothing makes a fascist angrier than efforts to distinguish between the two. Those who met the demands of the State and its dictator were making sacrifices for the good of the nation. Who could say no to such demands? (Traitors, that’s who!)

    They’re missing the reason fascism goes wrong, the reason it’s rotten from the core, no matter who tries to get it running, or why. We are in the middle of another lesson in the reason fascist State control of private industry always gets ugly. It’s because the Little Partners are always expected to shoulder the blame for failure. They, along with disobedient citizens, become the scapegoats for failure. The Senior Partners in government are rarely willing to admit they made any mistakes at all, let alone criminal fraud, and they’ll never concede that their plans were flawed from inception, because that would be a devastating critique of their invulnerable ideology. There are no Bad Ideas, just the occasional bit of sloppy execution… and that’s mostly the fault of the Little Partners entrusted by the ruling class to carry out its grand designs, combined with “sabotage” from the citizens and representatives who didn’t embrace the program.

    Error cannot be admitted by the ruling class, because that would jeopardize their hold on power. The people might turn against them, which is a particular danger where voting is still permitted. You’ll notice the acolytes of the super-State are very quick to insist their “achievements” are no longer subject to dissolution through voting. They speak of the “settled law of the land” when they plant their flag on ground they are unwilling to concede. That’s another way of saying you unruly peasants are no longer permitted to dissent, disobey, or even vote for a different course of action.

    The spin from frantic Democrats boils down to saying these lies were necessary, for the good of the American people. They had to be misled onto the proper path. They don’t really know what’s good for them. The White House has begun sneering that all the plans getting canceled were such rubbish that people were foolish to want them, but fortunately Barack Obama and his team of geniuses knew better. Now that enough lies have been told to get President Obama re-elected, and squeeze him past the recent congressional threats to repeal or defund ObamaCare, he can relax and be a bit more honest. He just had to use a bit of fertilizer to make the flower of “transition” bloom. The ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, Sander Levin of Michigan, actually dismissed the millions of “so-called cancellation notices” Americans have been receiving, saying we should think of them as tools to “help people transition to a new policy.”
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    SNL: "it's not a 'gang' it's a 'club'." 1980's parody of LA gangs
    Obama/Dems: "you're not losing your insurance - you're being transitioned into better..."
    Undertaker: "she didn't die - she was transitioned into life's next phase..."
    Employer: "no, no, no...you're not being fired; I'm merely helping to initiate the transition of your career...don't let the door hit you on ...."
    Insincerity is the enemy of clear language - George Orwell
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    See 76% of Americans want the govt to dictate how much or how little a private employee should be paid.
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    See the thread on how 76% feel the govt should dictate to private companies how much their employees should make.

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