Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul slammed America's system
of governance at a rally in Kansas City, saying businesses and
government are pushing the country into twenty-first century fascism.
But before you start picturing fair-skinned, blue-eyed CEOs and
bureaucrats running amok and with their right arms held high, calm down.
What the outspoken Texas Republican meant was fascist corporatism – an
economic model most prominently seen in Mussolini’s Italy of the 1920s
to the 1940s. Fascist economic corporatism involved government and
private management of full sectors of the economy – which Paul says is
par for the course in today's America.
“We’ve slipped away from a true republic,” Paul told thousands of his supporters at the rally. “Now
we’re slipping into a fascist system where it’s a combination of
government, big business and authoritari
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