People, does the title of this post sound like it is a little Fascist to you? That is the reason I included an image of the littlest Fascist I could find at the start of this thread, Joseph Goebbels Hitler's Propaganda Minister. So this thread has a small Fascist in it. :lau:
However the truth is that this thread's title is government speak of one of Franklin Roosevelt's most cherished programs, his farm program.
Here is more on the saga of Fascism in America courtesy of the father of hybrid seed corn, FDR's "Farm Dictator," Vice President, Stalinist stooge, and 1948 Socialist presidential candidate Henry Wallace. A.K.A. Time Magazine's worst Vice President.http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1834600_1834604_1835417,00.htmlhttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/13/dancing-to-the-beat-of-the-grapevine/“
…When Franklin D. Roosevelt became president in 1933, his agriculture secretary, Henry Wallace, and others urged him to appoint a temporary “farm dictator.” Something like one of Obama's Czars.
Congress quickly enacted legislation that vested vast power in the secretary of agriculture and his deputies. Four years later, Congress enacted the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act, which authorized creation of marketing boards to issue orders
to forcibly boost prices.
Marketing orders were based on the New Deal philosophy of “managed abundance — prosperity through universal monopoly and universal scarcity.”
Americans quickly realized that it was not in the public interest to give private industry a federal license to conspire and gouge their customers. But such prerogatives have been retained by USDA marketing committees.” Don’t any of you libs dare say that FDR or any of his New Deal programs and ideas are not Fascist. Every New Deal idea and program is as Fascist as the Goose Step. A circumstantial case can even be made that FDR maneuvered the USA into WWII in order to boost the price of raisins. And no, I didn't hear it on the grape vine.
The Raisin Administrative Committee, one of the most powerful boards, can confiscate up to half of raisin farmers’ harvests with little or no compensation. The feds perpetually invoke the danger of surpluses to nullify raisin farmers’ property rights.
The committee fined Marvin Horne, a 67-year-old raisin farmer in Fresno, Calif., almost $700,000 after he refused to surrender control of 47 percent of his harvest. Mr. Horne, who labels the raisin regulations as “involuntary servitude,” fought the feds all the way to the Supreme Court, which heard arguments on the case in late March.
The case seemed to shock the court’s liberals. Many, if not most, justices sounded clueless about how far USDA’s iron fist stretches.... ”
Color text was added by me, the poster for emphasis and to differentiate my words from the words of the Washington Times.Find out more at this link.http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/13/dancing-to-the-beat-of-the-grapevine/Yes I realize that the words issue orders sounds more like a Stalinist 5 year plan than what some of your views about Fascism are, but as I've said before, Marxist Socialism and FDR's Fascism are both command economies.
For what its worth. I hope that none of you trip over your modem cable and break something getting to your keyboard the next time someone equates Fascism with Socialism or visa verse. Remember, Fascism and Communism are different faces of the same nickel.
By the way, how's that "Managed abundance and prosperity through universal monopoly and scarcity" thingy working out for you folks when you pull up to the gas pump? Yea, I kind of though that you might throw your wireless mouse at the monitor.