You didn't think the election of Barack Obama to the U.S. presidency got us out of the danger posed by the greed-capitalism of the Reagan-Bush era, did you? President Obama is facing a tremendous challenge to try and right the economic and political ship of state that was so pummeled by right-wing selfishness. After World War I economic disaster struck the world harshly when European and American government officials allowed banks and industry to call the shots, and government was left to try and protect the general populace. When there was an outcry in the Western World growing to give voice and relief to the common people, here is what happened...
Henry Ford, the DuPont family, and other American industrialists tried to stem the tide of a growing progressive plea by the masses of people who began to suffer deeply. Ford supported the early efforts of Adolf Hitler, and schemed to hold down this mounting revolution of the populace. DuPont schemed to overthrow the elected administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and set up a fascist state in the U.S. Charles Lindbergh, a real right-wing fascist himself, supported Hitler and Mussolini. The right-wing, conservative elements in the U.S. and Europe tried their best to establish a fascist government and society. Hitler and Mussolini rose to power as the people saw in them some hope to correct the economic mess and stem unbridled inflation. Big business and industry supported these two demagogues. Hitler even saw an advantage in naming his movement National Socialism [Nazi]. It was not anything remotely akin to socialism, it was a horrible government run by German industrialists using this crazed former corporal, Hitler, to achieve their ends. German and Italian industry boomed as an unprecedented war machine was built to conquer the world. Chase Manhattan Bank flourished in its Paris office as it was used by the occupying Hitler regime.. The Ford Motor Co. flourished in Germany building trucks for the German army. European and American banking interests met regularly in Switzerland to fund this fascist war machine.
There has always been an extreme right-wing movement in the U.S. And it was easy for this movement of hate and fear to get financial support from some American industrial and financial interests. There is great danger during these difficult financial times because these right-wing fanatics are waiting in the wings. They want Obama to fail. They would love to see a collapse of the current liberal-light administration. They are waiting to step forward, with their right-wing political-economic-religious message and force, to take over the U.S. Depending on circumstances at the time, they may use the Republican Party or a new party or an economic philosophy or religious judgmentalism or a mixture of all that to tell Americans that the right-wingers are the only ones who can save us ...no matter that they are the ones who created this economic mess.
When the majority of Americans begin to suffer from hard economic times, that is when the slithering right-wingers will use it to their advantage. They are the ones who will scream about taxes, yell that the government should stay out of business [no matter that it was OK for the government to give breaks to big business], talk about patriotism and war-mongering to the benefit of the military-industrial complex, and sound very solidly "American" when they are nothing like the democracy that allowed them their sordid voice.
These are dangerous times. Anybody who says he/she wants Obama to fail is truly unpatriotic and deserves our disdain.
There are many places you can find supportive material to what I have written about the history and ongoing fascist tendencies by the right-wing in America:
Henry Ford-Hitler, The Dearborn Independent, Charles Lindbergh, General Smedley Butler, Dupont and Smedley Butler, Prescott Bush.N a z i, America First, House UnAmerican Actitivies Committee, plot to overthrow FDR, Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism, John Birch Society, ad infinitum