Is Facism Here Now?
We’re going to have to keep telling people this, because they confuse progressivism with simple “progress.” What they don’t understand is that they mean it in the way to insinuate society is progressing to it’s next state of existence. Which is exactly how the Marxists viewed communism. American Thinker
“Progressivism is a harbinger of fascist collectivism. Omnipotent central government, economic regulation — sometimes known as “crony capitalism” — redistribution of wealth; all these are consistent with fascism.
Mayer’s “friends” mentioned that the Nazi transmogrification of Germany occurred in a series of small steps, none of which was so wrenching as to produce massive resistance. Had the Nazis moved too swiftly, and made major transformations of Germany, some people — perhaps enough to make a difference — might have changed history. (One can’t help thinking about Pastor Niemöller’s account of how he remained passive during early Nazi outrages, only to discover that, when they came for him, it was too late.)
One is also struck by Mayer’s “friends” lack of curiosity about what was going on beyond their narrow sphere of interest.
Ask your average lefty about the IRS scandal and see if they have an iota of information regarding it. They will probably mumble something about Conservatives trying to bilk the system claiming to be charities, bla bla bl.
Meanwhile, Obama and his wife are furiously fundraising. Why are the midterms so important? Don’t believe the bs about completing the Obama agenda, because that is the minor concern. The true motivation is to prevent investigations into his administration.