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The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants
by Henry A. Wallace

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.
- Henry A. Wallace

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.
- Henry A. Wallace

The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and
democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan.
- Henry A. Wallace

The European brand of fascism will probably present
its most serious postwar threat to us via Latin America.
- Henry A. Wallace

 

We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial
oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.
- Henry A. Wallace

The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people.
- Henry A. Wallace

What we must understand is that the industries,
processes, and inventions created by modern science
can be used either to subjugate or liberate.
The choice is up to us.
- Henry A. Wallace

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There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow
the definition to include only those who in their search
for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.
- Henry A. Wallace

The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and
international relationships have a practical bearing
which so-called practical men deny.
- Henry A. Wallace

In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up,
some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself.
- Henry A. Wallace

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy
because it stands for equal opportunity would like
to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.
- Henry A. Wallace

A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life
is change but believes that the change can be directed
toward a constructive end.
- Henry A. Wallace

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence.
His method is to poison the channels of public information.
- Henry A. Wallace

It has been claimed at times that our modern age of
technology facilitates dictatorship.
- Henry A. Wallace

It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants
has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.
- Henry A. Wallace

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.
- Henry A. Wallace

It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that,
without meaning to do so, they hold views in common
with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious,
racial or economic groups.
- Henry A. Wallace

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.
- Henry A. Wallace

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.
- Henry A. Wallace

The fascists in most Latin American countries tell
the people that the reason their wages will not buy
as much in the way of goods is because of Yankee imperialism.
The fascists in Latin America learn to speak and act like natives.
- Henry A. Wallace

Their final objective toward which all their deceit
is directed is to capture political power so that,
using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously,
they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.
- Henry A. Wallace

Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills
the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions,
we may expect the fascists to increase in power after
the war both in the United States and in the world.
- Henry A. Wallace

This dullness of vision regarding the importance of
the general welfare to the individual is the measure
of the failure of our schools and churches to teach
the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.
- Henry A. Wallace

The obvious types of American fascists are dealt with
on the air and in the press.
These demagogues and stooges are fronts for others.
Dangerous as these people may be, they are not so significant
as thousands of other people who have never been mentioned.
- Henry A. Wallace

If we define an American fascist as one who in case
of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings,
then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.
- Henry A. Wallace

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.
- Henry A. Wallace

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.
- Henry A. Wallace

If we put our trust in the common sense of common men
and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go
forward on the great adventure of making political,
economic and social democracy a practical reality,
we shall not fail.
- Henry A. Wallace

Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort.
They are doing this even in those cases where they
hope to have profitable connections with German chemical
firms after the war ends.
- Henry A. Wallace

Our chemical and other manufacturing concerns are all
too often ready to let the Germans have Latin American markets,
provided the American companies can work out an arrangement
which will enable them to charge high prices to the
consumer inside the United States.
- Henry A. Wallace

If this liberal potential is properly channeled,
we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase.
The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention
in the service of the welfare of all the people.
- Henry A. Wallace

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

Anger and Danger are intimately intertwined.
An angry person is a dangerous person,
whether that person crosses our path
or whether the angry person is ourself.
To complete the anger/danger cycle,
whenever we feel threatened -
when we believe we are in danger -
we tend to exhibit anger as well as fear.
We look for someone to blame for the dangerous situation,
and direct our anger toward them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is dangerous to be right in matters
on which the established authorities are wrong.
- Voltaire

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
- James A. Baldwin

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent;
it is force.
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
- George Washington

Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing
in the world is power without humor.
- Eric Sevareid

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional,
most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary:
It is,
perpetually, a dangerous place.
- Margaret Drabble

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

The most dangerous food is wedding cake.
- James Thurber

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
- Richard J. Daley

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
out of the hands of fools.
Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
- Edmund Burke

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable
and more dangerous for all of us.
- Margaret Thatcher

Your most dangerous competitors are those that are most like you.
- Bruce Henderson

Power is always dangerous.
Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
- Edward Abbey

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests;
you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking
a dangerous blow at your own.
- Carl Schurz

Children do not have to learn that streets are dangerous
places by potentially fatal trial and error.
- Keith Henson

He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct
though it is inconvenient,
unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
- Walter Lippmann

I've always like roadracing, but you know how it is
in a family when you're young.
They thought it was a little too dangerous so I started with Trials riding.
- Sete Gibernau

I never sing in the shower.
It's very dangerous.
- Jimmy Fallon

After the horrific attacks of September 11th,
it was evident that our Government needed to be transformed
to meet the new challenges of this dangerous world.
- Jim Ryun

This is going right to the police.
So, it's a very dangerous precedent.
- Floyd Abrams

The use of military force against Iran would be very dangerous.
It would be very provocative.
The only thing worse would be Iran being a nuclear power.
- Rudy Giuliani


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