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Old Today, 04:26 PM
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The word "fascism" was coined by Italian leader Benito Mussolini. He got the word from a Roman symbol called the 'fasces,' which was a bundle of sticks lashed together, symbolizing the unbreakable strength of the collective, along with a protruding axe blade, symbolizing state ownership of the use of force.

A key element of fascism was the "National Council of Corporations," which Mussolini described as being the "thinking brain which prepares and coordinates" the Italian economy. The council had the power to set production goals, prices, etc. Thus, the entire Italian economy was what we might call today a "public/private partnership."

When FDR took office in 1933, "fascism" was not yet a dirty word. There were many admirers of Mussolini in the new administration, including FDR himself. One of the first "New Deal" elements was the National Recovery Act (NRA), signed into law in June 1933, the culmination of FDR's critical first 100 days. The NRA created a board that was similar in function to Mussolini's National Council of Corporations.

At the helm was General Hugh Johnson, a lawyer and soldier. Johnson often made reference to Mussolini's "shining name." He issued a pamphlet entitled Capitalism and Labor Under Fascism, which stated "the fascist principles are very similar to those which have been evolving in America."

Unfortunately the NRA quickly became riddled with corruption, to the point that Johnson himself asked for a Senate investigation. A committee issued a scathing report written by famous lawyer Clarence Darrow. Less than two years after enactment, the NRA was declared unconstitutional by the courts. It was widely viewed as a failure, and the administration did not protest much over its demise. It was a short-lived experiment in American fascism that is little-noted today.

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Old Today, 04:30 PM
 
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Hmm. Time Magazine praised the Duce multiple times starting in the 1920s.


TIME Magazine Cover: Benito Mussolini - July 20, 1936 - Benito Mussolini - Facism - Italy - World War II - Military


So according to your theory, Time, CNN, ESPN, and HBO (Maher) are all linked to Fascism.



For once I agree with yoiu.
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The word "fascism" was coined by Italian leader Benito Mussolini. He got the word from a Roman symbol called the 'fasces,' which was a bundle of sticks lashed together, symbolizing the unbreakable strength of the collective, along with a protruding axe blade, symbolizing state ownership of the use of force.

A key element of fascism was the "National Council of Corporations," which Mussolini described as being the "thinking brain which prepares and coordinates" the Italian economy. The council had the power to set production goals, prices, etc. Thus, the entire Italian economy was what we might call today a "public/private partnership."

When FDR took office in 1933, "fascism" was not yet a dirty word. There were many admirers of Mussolini in the new administration, including FDR himself. One of the first "New Deal" elements was the National Recovery Act (NRA), signed into law in June 1933, the culmination of FDR's critical first 100 days. The NRA created a board that was similar in function to Mussolini's National Council of Corporations.

At the helm was General Hugh Johnson, a lawyer and soldier. Johnson often made reference to Mussolini's "shining name." He issued a pamphlet entitled Capitalism and Labor Under Fascism, which stated "the fascist principles are very similar to those which have been evolving in America."

Unfortunately the NRA quickly became riddled with corruption, to the point that Johnson himself asked for a Senate investigation. A committee a scathing report written by famous lawyer Clarence Darrow. Less than two years after enactment, the NRA was declared unconstitutional by the courts. It was widely viewed as a failure, and the administration did not protest much over its demise. It was a short-lived experiment in American fascism that is little-noted today.
I donít care. ACLU has its roots in communism. The NRA is a thorn in liberals sides. Why I support them.
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Old Today, 04:59 PM
 
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Fascists hate property rights. The NRA hates property rights.

I guess there's that.
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Old Today, 05:06 PM
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haha, I don't think people are actually reading post #1. I should have known better than to post 5 paragraphs on CD.
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The word "fascism" was coined by Italian leader Benito Mussolini. He got the word from a Roman symbol called the 'fasces,' which was a bundle of sticks lashed together, symbolizing the unbreakable strength of the collective, along with a protruding axe blade, symbolizing state ownership of the use of force.

A key element of fascism was the "National Council of Corporations," which Mussolini described as being the "thinking brain which prepares and coordinates" the Italian economy. The council had the power to set production goals, prices, etc. Thus, the entire Italian economy was what we might call today a "public/private partnership."

When FDR took office in 1933, "fascism" was not yet a dirty word. There were many admirers of Mussolini in the new administration, including FDR himself. One of the first "New Deal" elements was the National Recovery Act (NRA), signed into law in June 1933, the culmination of FDR's critical first 100 days. The NRA created a board that was similar in function to Mussolini's National Council of Corporations.

At the helm was General Hugh Johnson, a lawyer and soldier. Johnson often made reference to Mussolini's "shining name." He issued a pamphlet entitled Capitalism and Labor Under Fascism, which stated "the fascist principles are very similar to those which have been evolving in America."

Unfortunately the NRA quickly became riddled with corruption, to the point that Johnson himself asked for a Senate investigation. A committee issued a scathing report written by famous lawyer Clarence Darrow. Less than two years after enactment, the NRA was declared unconstitutional by the courts. It was widely viewed as a failure, and the administration did not protest much over its demise. It was a short-lived experiment in American fascism that is little-noted today.
Italy was a most religious Roman Catholic Country during the time
Mussolini referred to Catholic priests as black flies.Tells you much about the man.
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haha, I don't think people are actually reading post #1. I should have known better than to post 5 paragraphs on CD.
I read it but didn't understand it.

I don't understand 95% of your posts though so I just added a random thought of my own.
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The word "fascism" was coined by Italian leader Benito Mussolini. He got the word from a Roman symbol called the 'fasces,' which was a bundle of sticks lashed together, symbolizing the unbreakable strength of the collective, along with a protruding axe blade, symbolizing state ownership of the use of force.

A key element of fascism was the "National Council of Corporations," which Mussolini described as being the "thinking brain which prepares and coordinates" the Italian economy. The council had the power to set production goals, prices, etc. Thus, the entire Italian economy was what we might call today a "public/private partnership."

When FDR took office in 1933, "fascism" was not yet a dirty word. There were many admirers of Mussolini in the new administration, including FDR himself. One of the first "New Deal" elements was the National Recovery Act (NRA), signed into law in June 1933, the culmination of FDR's critical first 100 days. The NRA created a board that was similar in function to Mussolini's National Council of Corporations.

At the helm was General Hugh Johnson, a lawyer and soldier. Johnson often made reference to Mussolini's "shining name." He issued a pamphlet entitled Capitalism and Labor Under Fascism, which stated "the fascist principles are very similar to those which have been evolving in America."

Unfortunately the NRA quickly became riddled with corruption, to the point that Johnson himself asked for a Senate investigation. A committee issued a scathing report written by famous lawyer Clarence Darrow. Less than two years after enactment, the NRA was declared unconstitutional by the courts. It was widely viewed as a failure, and the administration did not protest much over its demise. It was a short-lived experiment in American fascism that is little-noted today.
oh that NRA
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the NRA you refer to was also called the Negro runaround by black Americans..lol
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Old Today, 05:19 PM
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the NRA you refer to was also called the Negro runaround by black Americans..lol
Economist Walter Williams said they called it "Negroes Ruined Aagain. Indeed a lot of the New Deal was deliberately designed to exclude blacks. For example, domestic and agricultural workers were often exempted from the programs, because at that time many blacks were employed in these areas.

FDR did this in order to win the support of Southern Democrats, which indeed was successful.
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