The Fasces, before Fascism was a symbol representing a classical view of justice, and of physical power and the ability to impose that power. In line with this, Despite his long history of unappealing tendencies and actions, this current U.S. President presented himself, as the law and order President, i.e., as a republican. In maintaining our tradition, from republican Rome, the wall behind the rostrum remains decorated with our two American Fasces. Before the Congress and the Senate, U.S. President Donald Trump delivered his 2019 State of the Union February 9th. and declared before the hall, “we will never be a socialist country,” which must have won over some Americans. This is an interesting statement, and indicates the tactics to be employed for his 2020 re-election campaign. Revolutionary Syndicalist pioneer and later Fascist, Edmondo Rossini saw the trajectory in his times of the democratic model to give way to socialism. Gordon S. Wood argued, that democratic nationalism triumphed over the republican ideology, and the ideological, cultural and social basis of the country transformed, and this trend continues today. Socialism has become very popular with many Americans as of late. “What is Democratic Socialism,” has been on the minds of many. Now, as I have said before, Republicanism is not inherently anti-socialist (see Stephen D’Arcy, What is Social Republicanism, 2014). This is unique to the U.S. due to its history.
What would you say of this?
“…the pressure of destructive forces continue, and it is clear that democracy must end in socialism.”
Camera Zooms in on Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (VA) face
By 1944, George Orwell tells us, that “the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless (…) almost any English person would accept ‘bully’ as a synonym for ‘Fascist'”.
“The ideal of a democracy is universal equality; the ideal of a constitutional republic is individual liberty. A democracy always degenerates into dictatorship, which promises government guaranteed equality and security, but it delivers nothing but poverty and serfdom for the people who rule.” — Dan Smoot, 1966 in The Dan Smoot Report : “A Republic, Not a Democracy”.
“The ideal of a constitutional republic is individual liberty. In this century, great strides have been made toward the goal of subverting our republic, and transforming it into a democracy. The foremost tactic of the subverters is subversion of “language” — by calling America a democracy, until people thoughtlessly accept the term, and use the term. Totalitarians have obscured the real meanings and principles of American government.” — ibid.