From John Sykes
These three quotes from Ayn Rand’s “The Fascist New Frontier” finally cleared me up on where our current elitist statists have We the People headed.
I find these quotes particularly important because they highlight the insidiousness of fascism which makes the private ownership of property meaningless but avoids the tags of socialism or communism.
"The difference between [socialism and fascism] is superficial and purely formal, but it is significant psychologically: it brings the authoritarian nature of a planned economy crudely into the open. The main characteristic of socialism (and of communism) is public ownership of the means of production, and, therefore, the abolition of private property. The right to property is the right of use and disposal. Under fascism, men retain the semblance or pretense of private property, but the government holds total power over its use and disposal." -- Ayn Rand
"Under fascism, citizens retain the responsibilities of owning property, without freedom to act and without any of the advantages of ownership. Under socialism, government officials acquire all the advantages of ownership, without any of the responsibilities, since they do not hold title to the property, but merely the right to use it -- at least until the next purge. In either case, the government officials hold the economic, political and legal power of life or death over the citizens." -- Ayn Rand
"Needless to say, under either system [socialism or fascism], the inequalities of income and standard of living are greater than anything possible under a free economy -- and a man’s position is determined, not by his productive ability and achievement, but by political pull and force. Under both systems, sacrifice is invoked as a magic, omnipotent solution in any crisis -- and “the public good” is the altar on which victims are immolated." – Ayn Rand
Call our direction what you want, fascism, socialism or communism, the Obama administration and the rest of our DC elitists, Democrats or RINOs, have taken the least open and transparent road to the end of private ownership of property. Their perfidy will damn us!