- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Oy, and me all out of black shoe polish!
Posted by: MDG on November 18, 1999 at 18:02:35:
In Reply to: Socialism is the public ownership of industry. posted by DonS on November 17, 1999 at 10:30:59:
Don: Socialism is the public ownership of industry. What you are discussing is fascism. Government control of industry and the economy. It is "fascism with a friendly face", but fascism nontheless.
MDG: Sorry I couldn't answer earlier; I just got off my black helicopter and am only now back at my computer, crafting a Master Plan for a Greater United States (tough to concentrate, though, in these ill-fitting jackboots). Don, my trusty dictionary defines "fascism" as a political philosophy which exalts nation, and often race, above the individual under a centralized, in not dictatorial, government. It says nothing about buying up excess apricots to keep the apricot farmers and their Congressmen happy. On the other hand, the United States is the land of white supremacy and chants of "USA #1," headed by a central government which has resorted to force and subterfuge to repress political dissent, so maybe you're right for all the wrong reasons.