History Lesson

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There’s a new buzzword these days, Public Private Partnerships.  It’s being touted by politicians as a good thing.   We see it at the local, state and federal government levels.  Agenda 21/ICLEI/Smart Growth is based on it as witnessed by all the corporate interests supporting the sustainability movement. 
Another buzzword, “crony capitalism” is also being bandied about.  The payola political system is the subject of comedian’s sneers on all the late night shows.
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, this merger of corporate and political interests was known as “corporate fascism.”  Benito Mussolini said, ” Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power. “
The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics clarifies, ” As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer. The word derives from fasces, the Roman symbol of collectivism and power: a tied bundle of rods with a protruding ax. In its day (the 1920s and 1930s), fascism was seen as the happy medium between boom-and-bust-prone liberal capitalism,”
This video is a 38 minute interview Roger Fredinburg did with James Pool, the author of “Who Financed Hitler” and “Hitler and His Secret Partners” in 1997.  It’s an excellent example of how quid pro quo politics was played then, much as it’s played now.


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0 responses to “History Lesson

  1. Starve the beast.

  2. Dear LTG:
    Great that you put this up, it’s always good to remind the sheeple of history, for, as Santayana remarked, “…a people who cannot recall their history are doomed to repeat it.” Yeppers, and here we are!
    Search the Internet and you’ll come across my “swan song” historical essay, “The Ghost of George Carver is Haunting Bush 43”. I got the motive and basic info for it from a client who was 25 yrs w/the CIA, and Carver was a good frined of his. In it you’ll learn more about the evil Bush dynasty, money-grubbing sickos who do anything for gold or paper currency. Bush 41 sold out BLM lands to friends who created Barrick Gold, and they paid $10,000 for the leases. Such a deal, that’s what friends are for!! He was repaid in tens of millions in company shares, of course.
    As for the fasces, they’re on the reverse of the Roosevelt dime, and also the wall of the Senate, behind the Speaker’s Chair. We’ve been there a long, long time. Finally, the peculiar style of architecture favoured by fascists can be most clearly seen in the Fed Res Bunco building, and the ones designed by Speer for Hitler’s 1000 year Reich…. It’s severely plain, sharp-edged, cold, and w/o ornamentation, or redeeming features, one might say….

  3. Crony capitalism personified… at the beginning of Schindler’s List.

    • Good call, Anon! The term crony capitalism is too benign. We need to start calling it what it is. Corporate fascism. Let them try to spin that!

  4. I loved this interview, heard the full hour and enjoyed every minute. Roger was a super interviewer and all his guests on his Holocaust series were brilliant. Some made you weep. His website will be available soon with all the interviews free to anyone who wants to hear them. We had a WWII vet call in during one interview of a man who was a child during the war and had been hidden by kind people. He ended up in one of the concentration camps towards the end of the war. The WWII vet that called in had liberated that camp and started to weep on air. It just broke our hearts. I will never forget the brilliant interviews and wonderful guests of this magnificent series on the HOLOCAUST: WE MUST REMEMBER. God bless them for giving their time to tell their stories and for Roger’s wonderful interviews to all these guests.

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    Karen J. Dawe

  6. I mean they should always love the one their with.
    Karen J. Dawe


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