Fascism In America Quotes by Woodrow Wilson, David Remnick, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry A. Wallace, Dennis Prager, J. Frank Dobie and many others.
I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country.
I don’t think there will be fascism in America, but we have to do everything we can to fight against it.
That, in its essence, is Fascism вЂ” ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.
A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
I have never written that there is a threat of fascism in America. I always considered the idea overwrought. But now I believe there really is such a threat – and it will come draped not in an American flag, but in the name of tolerance and health.
The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan.
The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.
Fascism is a worldwide disease. Its greatest threat to the United States will come after the war, either via Latin America or within the United States itself.
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.
When I get ready to explain homemade fascism in America, I can take my example from the state capitol of Texas.
We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world.
Sure we’ll have Fascism here, but it will come as an anti-Fascism movement.
The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.
The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.
They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way.
With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.