[Homestead] Our new president, whoever he may be
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 6 12:35:15 EST 2008
I know your post was just good sarcasm, but it does bring up a point. I believe that, on this list and other places, labels like socialism and fascism, tend to lose their relevancy because people are operating under different definitions. Most of us were alive when JFK was president. By todays standards JFK would be a conservative, even culturally.
To me, there is little difference between corporatism/socialism/facism. In history, different regimes have been labeled one or another of the three. It always ends badly. Stalin/Hitler/Mussolini , all the same , just wearing a different nameplate.
Collectivism, with goverenment or corporatiions directly deciding how we live our lives, make our thoughts, etc. is where we are heading if we don't change. Whatever name a person choooses, I don't like it.......bobford
--- On Thu, 11/6/08, Lynn Wigglesworth <lynnw1366 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> From: Lynn Wigglesworth <lynnw1366 at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Our new president, whoever he may be
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008, 10:25 AM
> I don't think fascism fits exactly, either. Is there a
> name for an economic
> system where large corporations have so much power? They
> keep their profits,
> but can get bailouts, handouts, tax breaks, and lots of tax
> loopholes from
> the government. And you KNOW that they have a lot of say in
> laws and
> enforcement of laws (think pharmaceuticals, or Monsanto).
> Lynn Wigglesworth
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
> To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 12:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Our new president, whoever he may
> > And while I disagree, I appreciated that comment.
> > I had no idea that people out there thought the Bush
> Administration was
> > Fascist. You comment sent me reading up on Fascism
> for 4 hours...lol
> > I realize I still have a lot to learn about the
> -isms..., but I have
> > come to a different conclusion than you about it.
> > Bev
> > paxamicus at earthlink.net wrote:
> >> This is why I wanted to make the point that what
> we have been
> >> enduring the last eight years was fascism.
> Socialism is a step BACK
> >> from the brink.
> >> On Nov 6, 2008, at 11:28 AM, SJC wrote:
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