The syllabus (above) is from East Chester High School.
A message from your “betters.”
I always feel like the word “liberal” should be put into quotes these days. A classical liberal, of which I count myself one is for the Enlightenment, the actualization of the individual, respect for the individual in the face of state force, small government and a very limited bureaucratic class. In many respects what is called “liberal” in this country is mostly the opposite of these things. “Liberals” of the modern variety are very enamored with the state and the force it brings to create a vision of the world they like.
What is fascism?
Basically it is the government working in partnership with the corporate establishment to secure political power (for government) and profits and power (for businesses).
What we have now is a soft fascist system, crony capitalism. It’s only soft in the sense that the Gestapo for the most part is not breaking down doors willy nilly (though there are exceptions to this, and more and more). Soft fascism becomes very hard when it comes down on you or your business,
Every once in a while I read something that just makes me smile. The attached article by Michael Kazin, Professor of History at Georgetown, author of American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation, and co-editor of Dissent Magazine, did that for me this morning. Kazin lays it out. He thinks crony capitalism is good.
Of course it is probably fair to infer that the entire statist side of the political spectrum thinks crony capitalism is good,