Back in November of 2014, I posted a piece on this blog about how libertarianism has helped lead America to fascism. (See it here: https://timgatewood.wordpress.com/2014/11/29/libertarianism-leads-to-fascism/ )
Even when I posted it, I realized that the piece was less than explicit on some of the connections between a philosophy of individualism and a dysfunctional society. So, it pleased me greatly to come across this recent article that spells out in more detail how the philosophy of Ayn Rand, which has had such a huge impact on the modern version of libertarianism, has helped make America a selfish and greedy nation.
It is a small step from a selfish and greedy nation to a fascist one, and the 1% have been pushing America toward that step for quite a while now.
Unless enough of We the People wake up to the true situation and effectively demand that OUR government represent us instead of the 1%, the future of America will be a fascist one in fact and deed, no matter what it’s called.