Friday, March 18, 2011

On American Fascism

The following message by Henry A Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the US, is as pungent today as it was in 1944:
The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism. They use every opportunity to impugn democracy. They use isolationism as a slogan to conceal their own selfish imperialism. They cultivate hate and distrust... They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.

Hon Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965)

Source: Wallace, H A (1944, April 9), New York Times.

1 comment:

Farrukh Azfar said...

Wow. That is a frightening statement. It does seem to ring
very true-I have a feeling it applies to a phenomena in many countries-not just the USA.

Kudos William !

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