But, after yesterdays visual reminder of my shallow observation about the likeness and style between Mussolini and 'The One', I pondered about other similarities. This country has gone in a very Obama direction since I first observed the physical likenesses. Now I would like to observe their philosophical likenesses.
Italian corporativismo, also called corporativism
You mean like taking control of the American auto industry? You mean like taking control of the medical insurance industry? You mean like taking control of Wall Street?
the theory and practice of organizing society into “corporations” subordinate to the state. According to corporatist theory, workers and employers would be organized into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation and controlling to a large extent the persons and activities within their jurisdiction. However, as the “corporate state” was put into effect in fascist Italy between World Wars I and II, it reflected the will of the country’s dictator, Benito Mussolini, rather than the adjusted interests of economic groups.
I think there are more than a few shallow comparisons between Obama and Mussolini. Strong and big government control. Political control of markets and economy. And maybe even a movement that reflects the will of the leader rather than the adjusted interests of economic groups?