Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Could Be Trouble

I probably should not decorate the walls of my damncube with stuff like this, but I do it anyway.

"The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people. ... Democracy, to crush fascism internally, must develop the ability to keep people fully employed and at the same time balance the budget. It must put human beings first and dollars second. It must appeal to reason and decency and not to violence and deceit. We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.

Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort. They are doing this even in those cases where they hope to have profitable connections with German chemical firms after the war ends. . .[They] do not hesitate surreptitiously to evade the laws designed to safeguard the public from monopolistic extortion. American fascists of this stamp were clandestinely aligned with their German counterparts before the war, and are even now preparing to resume where they left off, after 'the present unpleasantness' ceases."
Vice President Henry A. Wallace, April 9, 1944

"Any person who doesn't clearly understand that national security and national solvency are mutually dependent and that maintenance of a crushing military power will eventually produce a dictatorship should not be entrusted with any kind of responsibility in our country�?
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

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