Beware of American Fascism

| 26 Sep 2017 | 04:42

    Previous to the anti-Semitic attack that took place in Sussex County recently I had planned to send this “Ping” into the National Apprentice Show to explain why it is necessary for tolerant and responsible persons to consider the supremacist’s horrific acts as only one part of a more insidious triumvirate. A Troika that was explained seventy-three years ago by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s sitting vice president, Henry A. Wallace.
    Mr. Wallace was asked to write an article about Fascists in America in which he predicted that, “American Fascism will not be really dangerous until there is a purposeful coalition among the cartelists, the deliberate poisoners of public information, and those who stand for the K.K.K. type of demagoguery.” And here we are today caught in that Troika with the likes of the Koch Brothers, Fox Noise and White Supremacists.
    He described the American Fascist “as a breed of super-nationalist who pursue political power by deceiving Americans and playing upon their fears, but are only interested in protecting their own wealth and privilege.” And here we are today with the stingy portion of the wealthy and privileged hurling the accusation of “class warfare” at hard working people to deflect criticism of their deception.
    In historical terms the Troika’s conservative members have spent over seventy years pecking way at the New Deal that had built our middle-class and a great society. Instead of improving upon it for future generations they have bought us back to the threshold of Fascism by creating internal social in-security, a dysfunctional government and waging perpetual warfare, while encouraging, excusing and/or ignoring the acts of their White Supremacist component.
    This Troika, when viewed as a whole on a clear day, have moved us into a merger between the state and corporate interests, which is one definition of Fascism. The Troika’s cartelist and poisoners are as much a national disgrace as are their White Supremacist’s horrific acts of hatred and intimidation.
    J. P. Curtis