VP Wallace in 1944 on American Fascists

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    The Ghost of Vice President Wallace Warns: "It Can Happen Here"
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    In early 1944, the New York Times asked Vice President Henry Wallace to, as Wallace noted, "write a piece answering the following questions: What is a fascist? How many fascists have we? How dangerous are they?"

    Vice President Wallace's answer to those questions was published in The New York Times on April 9, 1944, at the height of the war against the Axis powers of Germany and Japan.

    "The really dangerous American fascists," Wallace wrote, "are not those who are hooked up directly or indirectly with the Axis. The FBI has its finger on those. The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power."

    In this, Wallace was using the classic definition of the word "fascist" - the definition Mussolini had in mind when he claimed to have invented the word. (It was actually Italian philosopher Giovanni Gentile who wrote the entry in the Encyclopedia Italiana that said: "Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power." Mussolini, however, affixed his name to the entry, and claimed credit for it.)

    As the 1983 American Heritage Dictionary noted, fascism is: "A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism."
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    Wallace seems to describe a Fox news, who poisons the channels of public information today.
     
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    Wow! Like he saw Obama in his crystal ball!

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    Quote: Originally Posted by CrusaderFrank
    Wow! Like he saw Obama in his crystal ball!

    I realize it would be difficult for you to respond to the original post, and you didn't
    You DO know that Hitler would have hated Obama, along with all minorities, don't you?
     
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    Obama is of the extreme right?
     
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    CF looking like a retard again.

    if fox news fits the OPs quote then so does msnbc
     
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    :rolleyes:

    one man's poison is another man's meat.

    go figure.
     
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    You mean the VP of teh Imperial Potus, FDR?

    The guy that ran for FOUR TERMS breaking the tradition of George Washington, and forcing the country to make it law that no man can keep dictating ..er 'governing?'

    BTW, Benito, like Hitler, was a Socialist.

    They only teamed up with business later when it suited them for power.
     
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    Please demonstrate to us that Mussolini was a Socialist during WW2.
    The OP shows Mussolini's definition of Fascism, of which he was a proponent.
     
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    The only problem with that is that no one can explain why the fascist were all at one time socialist who wanted to go in a new direction with their marxism. Hitler wrote about a "new philosophy of life" well what the heck was the old philosphy of life?

    Mussilini was a former member of the Italian socialist party until he saw that the socialist winds were changing so he nixed it in favor of the fascist model.

    My Kamp mentions the word Burguoise at least every tenth page as the enemy of the Arian people.
     
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    Please demonstrate to us that WWII lasted all during musolini's career.

    BTW, don't waste our time, he took power is 1922, two decades before WWII.
     
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