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Is America’s Small Business the new Jew?

It’s not hard to prove whether ours is a socialist-leaning regime or a fascist-leaning one, it is a meaningless debate. They are virtually the same.

The only real difference is who gets to label who in the end.

Italy named itself “fascist” in the 1920’s when “middle class socialists” there (that’s what the Bolsheviks called them) took the Roman “fasces” as their national totem in order to revive nationalistic spirit and remind the people of the glories of Rome, 1500 years earlier.

Militarism never looked good on Italians, but cool uniforms made it all work for awhile. And Italy’s trains ran on time, for awhile.

But the name stuck; so anything that was outwardly patriotic and wore a uniform in parades got tagged with being “fascist,” a tool useful to both communists academics and bureaucratic socialists who considered tweeds and business suits more to their liking.

(Tie-dyes and soup-stained beards would come later.)

Today America is viewed this same way by both the Euros and Barack Obama…

…for our unhealthy love of country.

In short, the difference between fascism and socialism is largely a facade. But because of this corruption of “nationalism” we need to understand Germany’s “fascism” in a slightly different context, for it was the Third Reich who provided Obama with the prototype for his “crony-capitalism,” a policy objective having nothing to do with abnormal patriotism.

You see, for the Nazis to succeed in their socialist takeover, like the Eyeties, they also had to magnify the German sense of nationalism, the Fatherland, especially after a humiliating defeat in WWI. But the Nazis also had to turn this nationalism into a white hot intensity of racial Aryan purity to satisfy  Hitler’s hatred for Jews…

…and also to do two other things: 1) to invent a straw man to blame for their humbling at Versailles, 2) and to wipe away a thriving small business class, the petty bourgeoisie, in order to centralize the German economy into a top-down corporate super-state.

Socialists don’t speak much of this second aspect since it comports perfectly with their own purposes today. The Jews in Germany represented  exactly the same economic class hurdle Barack Obama faces with the American small business class today.

In 1933, the Jews fit both shoes splendidly, for they had been Europe’s whipping boys for centuries.  Since the 19th Century they became anchors in the European small business and retail class, who were, parenthetically, excluded from membership in European “middle class” by definition.

Jews built great wealth in manufacturing; in textiles and metalwork, and in the arts of moving goods through commerce, i.e., buying and selling.

In other words, the Jews were hated as “middle man”, which Thomas Sowell pointed out in his Black Rednecks and White Liberals, every society must have, yet still despises. According to Marx, Jews were the prototype of the petty bourgeoisie “capitalist” who bought for 4 and sold for 8 without “adding value.”

In agrarian societies where the idea of “value added” meant using the hands to produce a thing, it was not hard to convince people that this type of business was the devil’s work.

American Redux

America changed all this. Consider: If you will check (don’t look for a UN report on this), you will find out that there are thousands of small businesses in America, even ones that earn millions of dollars, that do not even exist in Western Europe. A man can get rich in America doing what a man is not even allowed to do in France.

Does this surprise anyone, really?

There is a reason for this, namely that from the earliest times, Europe always had to control the rise of its small business sector, excepting the most rudimentary of neighborhood retail sales such as the butcher shop or corner green grocer. That Adolf Hitler destroyed a major part of it, 1933-45, offended no one.

As seen by socialists, “the way” Jews created commerce, having nothing to do with the beard, hooked nose or yarmulke, was a threat to the economic order they had planned.

Socialist states today, i.e., the new ones that arose following WWII, and which encompass the whole of Europe, “social-democracies” they call themselves , are built on the same corporate model as the Third Reich. In America we call call this…

Crony-Capitalism

It’s a simple formula, in which the state and large corporations, some of them state-owned, others state-controlled, join arms to not only manage the national economy, but also patrol, guard and manage the toll booths on the gates through which ordinary citizens can enter the business  sector.

If you don’t know what I mean by this, in America over half of all businesses people engage in here are un-licensed. In Europe, this sort of private business activity is most often illegal. In Russia you could go to jail just for changing a guy’s oil, or checking his carburetor.

But these controls don’t just speak to tax avoidance from unreported income…they  go to the fundamental right to engage in business at all.

In Europe it is not a right, but a license, by permission of the state. Even the simplest home-repair-for-cash is considered a black market activity.

Back to Adolf  Hitler. He did not vilify the corporate rich. The big companies; big steel, (Krupps), big pharma (Bayer and Merck), big film (UFA), big aviation (Fokker) or even big bank. He needed them, and by a prodding process we’ve seen up-close since 2008, they came on board.

How Hitler did it was to stack their boards, insuring a few of the members always wore the NSDAP pin, and that everyone else knew they were being watched and that notes were being taken.

Union board members at Chrysler and GM serve this purpose today.

Corporate leaders were hectored, as every university office of political correctness does so well in academe.

Obama needs Big Business too. And he has done the same, bringing in GM, GE, and Wall Street and many banks. This is why you won’t see many corporate officers march before a senate committee and then spit in the senators’ eyes. For one, they are on the same page as their government masters in more ways that you can know, and two, sadly for you Ayn Rand fans, these are all third generation corporations. All the sweat equity in building them, all the Hank Reardons, the builders, are dead and buried…

…except in the American small business sector.

Hitler wrapped his anti-Jew campaign in language you can recognize today in anti-rich, class envy-speak, accusing the rich of being “bloodsuckers” or stealing the sweat of workers. Thieves. Mountebanks.

Sound familiar?

The lie then was as it is now. With the aid of able propaganda and propagandists, Hitler was able to attack the “rich” as a code word for something else altogether, while  exempting the approved corporate super-rich who had voluntarily come under the protective umbrella of “the Party.”

Replace “Jew” with “American small business sector”…and you’re home free.

The Nazis represented Jews as a vile people in part to cover up a hatred for the deeds they in fact did commit, free enterprise.  Socialists think almost identically about our business class today. When our (vile) lesser-born rise above their station, as almost every goddam American seems to do every goddam generation, without license, without permission, without even a decent education half the time…it isn’t fair, it isn’t fair, it isn’t fair. They must be cheating. They must be lying. They must be in cahoots with the Devil, (or, these days, with God).

Socialists (or do we call them “fascists,” I forget?) agree, they must be subjugated and destroyed.

So, yes, the attack on the private small business class in America by Barack Obama is intentional. It is deliberate. This is not just a by-product of a bunch of stupid guys from Harvard trying out a plan that went wrong. They know.

Now it’s important they know we know.

Beyond outrage, I remain

Your obedient servant


vassarbushmills
Citizen With Bark On

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  1. You always have some powerful insights, Vassar, but this one is a bulls-eye. Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom” revealed the involvement of big business in Hitler’s Third Reich and his agenda. They got into bed with him, and were happy to do so, because it was all about taking out the competition. Today, in our own country, we’re seeing the same kinds of moves – regulate the small business to death, starve them into extinction…

    • About 6 months ago, we had a lady nazi show up in one of our stores from The Texas Department of Licensing (TDLA). Said she needed to check us for ADA compliance. Looked around and she said, “Where’s your shelf to accommodate the disabled who want to write a check?”

      Well, we actually had one that pulled out from the point of sale counter. She got her tape measure out and said that ours didn’t comply because Texas required it to be 36 inches long. Ours was 30 inches long, compliant in most states.

      We tried to argue and then beg for a variance. Then we said we had a small desk we could put near the sales area. No dice- it had to be a permanent attachment to the point of sale counter because as she said, “as soon as I go away, you do away with the desk.”

      We finally threw in the towel and found an add on for our existing counter. Cost us about $1200 bucks including freight and install. Not sure what the running 2 week disagreement cost in lost opportunity and grief.

      Still waiting for the first customer to use the new shelf.

      • This requirement seems just plain stupid, but typical of government regulations that are intended to “help” people but really only cause irritation. Oh and these regulations increase taxes to pay the salary of the enforcement nazi’s.

        Do they REALLY think that a 36″ shelf will work, but a 30″ shelf wouldn’t? Do they really think you, as a businessman, wouldn’t go find a portable table to accommodate a person who wanted to write a check if you didn’t have a 36″ shelf?

      • I couldn’t open the Tattoo Shop till we had installed a handicapped ramp and re-modeled the restroom. 2 years later and I’m still waiting for the first wheelchair bound customer to roll in the door. He’ll be sorry he did because he’s getting $1600 dollars worth of tattoo work to compensate me for the added expense.

  2. A couple of years ago the State, in consultation with the City Mothers, redid the main drag/state highway through the middle of our small town, pop. a couple of thousand. They put in giant 12 ft. wide sidewalks to accommodate the millions 🙂 of pedestrians and handicapped people in wheelchairs that would surely utilize the third-of-a-mile stretch to access the handful of businesses in town. And at every intersection, on all four corners, they put in giant thirty-foot-wide handicapped-maneuverable curbs that actually stick out into the traffic lanes, so that when a vehicle is turning left, there is no possibility of the following traffic to get around it. Business is not booming.

  3. Thanks Vassar. This was a good eye opener to what is going on in the heart of America. I had equated the takeover of the car companies to the Fascist’s tendency to take over businesses that weren’t meeting State needs, but I hadn’t connected the dots to the destruction of small business in this country.

    This is another good reason to encourage more people (even liberals) to start their own businesses. The true meanings of the leftist talking points become clear when you have to try and survive the results of their policies.

    • Thanks, Brian, the fascist/socialist models both are built on a corporate model we see in Europe, and are seeing rise here. In the Euro style, the middle class was always the professions and civil service, then the trades-business class, trade unions, then workers. All manufacturers are in league with the state as partners, it is not just a tax relationship.

  4. Think Hillary and her “undercapitalized entrepreneurs” from the first health care debate!

    The interesting thing about socialism is that as it fails, huge underground economies emerge. In postwar Italy, it was estimated that a third of the economy was underground. In the late Soviet Union, it was also endemic. When Communism unraveled, the apparatchiks just stole the assets and “privatized” them.

    • I’m not off the books when it comes to my business, but the move offline wouldn’t be difficult. Moving underground would be a last resort, but not impossible.

      It might be more difficult in this age of electronic transactions, but it’s an option.

    • Great column VB and comment, O’ Wise One From Da Skreets. Some other thoughts: I wish more of our candidates, lawmakers and leaders would, in addition to citing unemployment, cite the other major evidence that the recession never ended, ie that small business can’t find customers. Over the last 30, 20 and especially last 14 years there has been a boom in American entrepreneurship that cuts across all class and racial lines. From the late 90s thru 2007 an increasing number of Americans achieved their American dream of working for themselves. These folks are very motivated to kick ObamaDems to the curb.

  1. You always have some powerful insights, Vassar, but this one is a bulls-eye. Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom” revealed the involvement of big business in Hitler’s Third Reich and his agenda. They got into bed with him, and were happy to do so, because it was all about taking out the competition. Today, in our own country, we’re seeing the same kinds of moves – regulate the small business to death, starve them into extinction…

    • About 6 months ago, we had a lady nazi show up in one of our stores from The Texas Department of Licensing (TDLA). Said she needed to check us for ADA compliance. Looked around and she said, “Where’s your shelf to accommodate the disabled who want to write a check?”

      Well, we actually had one that pulled out from the point of sale counter. She got her tape measure out and said that ours didn’t comply because Texas required it to be 36 inches long. Ours was 30 inches long, compliant in most states.

      We tried to argue and then beg for a variance. Then we said we had a small desk we could put near the sales area. No dice- it had to be a permanent attachment to the point of sale counter because as she said, “as soon as I go away, you do away with the desk.”

      We finally threw in the towel and found an add on for our existing counter. Cost us about $1200 bucks including freight and install. Not sure what the running 2 week disagreement cost in lost opportunity and grief.

      Still waiting for the first customer to use the new shelf.

      • This requirement seems just plain stupid, but typical of government regulations that are intended to “help” people but really only cause irritation. Oh and these regulations increase taxes to pay the salary of the enforcement nazi’s.

        Do they REALLY think that a 36″ shelf will work, but a 30″ shelf wouldn’t? Do they really think you, as a businessman, wouldn’t go find a portable table to accommodate a person who wanted to write a check if you didn’t have a 36″ shelf?

      • I couldn’t open the Tattoo Shop till we had installed a handicapped ramp and re-modeled the restroom. 2 years later and I’m still waiting for the first wheelchair bound customer to roll in the door. He’ll be sorry he did because he’s getting $1600 dollars worth of tattoo work to compensate me for the added expense.

  2. A couple of years ago the State, in consultation with the City Mothers, redid the main drag/state highway through the middle of our small town, pop. a couple of thousand. They put in giant 12 ft. wide sidewalks to accommodate the millions 🙂 of pedestrians and handicapped people in wheelchairs that would surely utilize the third-of-a-mile stretch to access the handful of businesses in town. And at every intersection, on all four corners, they put in giant thirty-foot-wide handicapped-maneuverable curbs that actually stick out into the traffic lanes, so that when a vehicle is turning left, there is no possibility of the following traffic to get around it. Business is not booming.

  3. Thanks Vassar. This was a good eye opener to what is going on in the heart of America. I had equated the takeover of the car companies to the Fascist’s tendency to take over businesses that weren’t meeting State needs, but I hadn’t connected the dots to the destruction of small business in this country.

    This is another good reason to encourage more people (even liberals) to start their own businesses. The true meanings of the leftist talking points become clear when you have to try and survive the results of their policies.

    • Thanks, Brian, the fascist/socialist models both are built on a corporate model we see in Europe, and are seeing rise here. In the Euro style, the middle class was always the professions and civil service, then the trades-business class, trade unions, then workers. All manufacturers are in league with the state as partners, it is not just a tax relationship.

  4. Think Hillary and her “undercapitalized entrepreneurs” from the first health care debate!

    The interesting thing about socialism is that as it fails, huge underground economies emerge. In postwar Italy, it was estimated that a third of the economy was underground. In the late Soviet Union, it was also endemic. When Communism unraveled, the apparatchiks just stole the assets and “privatized” them.

    • I’m not off the books when it comes to my business, but the move offline wouldn’t be difficult. Moving underground would be a last resort, but not impossible.

      It might be more difficult in this age of electronic transactions, but it’s an option.

    • Great column VB and comment, O’ Wise One From Da Skreets. Some other thoughts: I wish more of our candidates, lawmakers and leaders would, in addition to citing unemployment, cite the other major evidence that the recession never ended, ie that small business can’t find customers. Over the last 30, 20 and especially last 14 years there has been a boom in American entrepreneurship that cuts across all class and racial lines. From the late 90s thru 2007 an increasing number of Americans achieved their American dream of working for themselves. These folks are very motivated to kick ObamaDems to the curb.

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