Where is America heading?

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rowmat
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Where is America heading?

Where is America heading?... Socialism or Fascism?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_Mussolini

Wikipedia- Mussolini wrote:

"...Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini, KSMOM GCTE (July 29, 1883, Predappio, Forlì, Italy – April 28, 1945, Giulino di Mezzegra, Italy) was an Italian politician who led the National Fascist Party and is credited with being one of the key figures in the creation of Fascism..."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascist_symbolism

Wikipedia - Fascist Symbolism wrote:

"... The original symbol of fascism, in Italy under Benito Mussolini, was the fasces (fasci). This is an ancient Roman symbol of power carried by lictors in front of magistrates; a bundle of sticks featuring an axe, indicating the power over life and death. Before the Italian fascists adopted the fasces, the symbol had been used by Italian political organizations of various political ideologies (ranging from socialist to nationalist), called Fascio ("leagues") as a symbol of strength through unity. Today, the symbol continues to appear on the seal of the United States Senate, the emblem on the back of the Mercury dime in the United States, the coat of arms of France, the wall of the debating chamber of the United States House of Representatives and the coat of arms of the Swiss Canton of St.Gallen..."


 

The origins of the symbol of fascism are Roman and therefore one shouldn't necessarily attempt to draw a direct connection with Mussolini's core ideology of fascism and the United States government. However in the light of the reduced freedoms, greater surveillance, the economic crisis and the governments response to it, one can only begin to wonder where all this may ultimately end...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism

Wikipedia - Fascism wrote:

"... In the economic sphere, many fascist leaders have claimed to support a "Third Way" in economic policy, which they believed superior to both the rampant individualism of unrestrained capitalism and the severe control of state communism. This was to be achieved by establishing significant government control over business and labour (Mussolini called his nation's system "the corporate state")..."

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Re: Where is America heading?

I think that one guy with the best guess of where things will go and who also has an excellent previous track record of prediction is Ravi Batra.

http://www.bullnotbull.com/archive/batra-1.html

Don't read too much into symbols, the fasces is simply a symbol of government power throughout the ages. As such it has encompassed military, fascist, socialist and so called democratic regimes. Society will always have a power center, thats what makes it society. The fasces is really a symbol of power in all forms.

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