The Homeless Romantic Podcast
The Homeless Romantic Podcast
How Henry Ford Was A Fascist | Turn Leftist & Chris Jeffries

the hosts explore Henry Ford’s fascist beliefs and practices, including his use of union busting and dissemination of far-right political viewpoints through his newspaper, The Dearborn Independent. Ford’s rejection of modernism, promotion of racist ideologies, and obsession with Jewish plots are discussed as key elements of fascism. The video also touches upon the societal context of the era, including the fear of communism and the proletarianization of people, which contributed to the rise of fascism in America. The speakers draw parallels between Ford’s practices and modern-day fascist tendencies, such as fear-mongering language, appeals to the middle class, and invasive worker surveillance.

Key Moments:
00:00:00 Henry Ford’s fascist beliefs and practices
00:05:00 industrialization and the fear of communism
00:10:00 Ur-Fascismy.
00:15:00 The Dearborn Independent
00:20:00 Rothschilds
00:30:00 appealing to the middle class
00:35:00 reactionary politics and the scapegoating of marginalized groups
00:40:00 obsession with a plot
00:45:00 Ford Sociological Department
00:50:00 controversial labor practices
00:55:00 Apple, Amazon, Uber, and Tesla,

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