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“…fascism, in Italy and Germany alike, has been subsidized above all by the magnates of heavy industry (iron and steel, mining) and by bankers with a stake in heavy industry“. (Daniel Guerin, “Fascism and Big Business“, 1936, p. 24)
See quote about Hitler in its original context toward the bottom of the page 51:
Read the original document here: https://ia801304.us.archive.org/33/items/APsychologicalAnalysisofAdolfHitler/A%20Psychological%20Analysis%20of%20Adolf%20Hitler.pdf
“The state, furthermore, rescues business enterprises on the brink of bankruptcy, forcing the masses to foot the bill. Such enterprises are kept alive with subsidies, tax exemptions, orders for public works and armaments. In short, the state thrusts itself into the breach left by the vanishing private customers.
But, such maneuvers are difficult under a democratic regime. As long as democracy survives, the masses, though thoroughly deceived and plundered, have some means of defense against the “great penance”: freedom of the press, universal suffrage, the right to organize into unions and to strike, etc. Feeble defenses, it is true, but still capable of setting some limit to the insatiable demands of the money power.” (Guerin, 1936,p. 23)
It should not be surprising then, that the nuclear industry is mostly a product of Nazi Germany. The nuclear industry and its US NRC and, more recently, US EPA, offshoots are masters of the big lie. The nuclear industry and military industrial complex cannot survive without subsidies by the taxpayer and ratepayer. They cannot survive without hiding behind lies. There is still potential in free enterprise, but monopoly capital buys off the politicians and largely locks out innovation.
Guerin, Daniel, “Fascism and Big Business”, 1939, 1973, Pathfinder Press, first published in French in 1936, 318 pp.
“His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.” Read more about the big lie topic here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_lie