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Think, don’t follow, indeed

By Staff | Feb 3, 2021

To the editor:

In response to a previous letter to the editor, “Think, don’t follow,” I offer an opposing view.

First and foremost, fascism and Nazism are Left-wing phenomena and have always been so. If one only listens to propaganda TV channels such as CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, NPR, etc., the truth of the matter will escape them. If one actually does a little digging and research, together with some actual thinking for themselves, and not merely follow what they hear and see on television and radio, intellectual wisdom will follow. To wit, fascism is collectivist in nature, which views the rights of the individual as being beneath those of the collective. In essence, this egalitarian principle is characteristic of left-wing philosophies.

The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution go wholly against this principle by declaring an individual’s natural rights as being endowed by our Creator.

Conservatives and Republicans place emphasis on these natural rights principles, which is what they seek to “conserve.”

Before World War II, fascism was viewed by many Americans, including FDR and his “brain trust,” as a progressive social movement. In fact, FDR sent Rexford Tugwell to Italy to study Mussolini’s fascist state, and upon his return, Tugwell reported that, “(Fascism,) is the cleanest, neatest, most efficient operating piece of social machinery I’ve ever seen. It makes me envious.”

Mussolini, in return, wrote an overwhelmingly positive review of FDR’s book, “Looking Forward,” noting, “reminiscent of fascism is the principle that the state no longer leaves the economy to its own devices…”

In Nazi Germany, the newspaper “Volkischer Beobachter” praised FDR in 1934 noting “Roosevelt’s adoption of National Socialist strains of thought in his economic and social policies,” adding that FDR’s leadership style was kin to Hitler’s dictatorial Fuhrerprinzip.

It was not until after the horrors of the Holocaust that progressives in America began to distance themselves from their dictatorial affinities to fascism and Nazism, projecting their own sins on conservatives.

Progressives never take responsibility for their deeds, they only place blame on their opposition to absolve themselves of any responsibility. This is true for slavery, Jim Crow laws, all of which were enacted and enforced by Democratic states legislatures in the south, lynching, segregation, the Ku Klux Klan, abortion, forced sterilization, eugenics, fascist and Nazi affinities, the breaking down of traditional families, egalitarianism, and a departure from the principles of the American Founding.

If anyone is to have “shame” for their beliefs, it should be those without wisdom who behave like sheep and mindlessly follow what a “news channel” tells them to believe.

Below are good references for further reading and education on this and other contemporary topics of interest. “America’s Emerging Fascist Economy,” by Charlotte Twight; “Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Change,” by Jonah Goldberg; and “The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left,” by Dinesh D’Souza.

Happy re-education in truth and may God Bless you all.

Edwin Vazquez

Cape Coral