What if I told you that evidence exists that the “conservative” movement is really a long-running attempt to install a Corpo-Theo Fascist government in the United States and destroy the Republic?

That the evidence dates back to at least 1924 with the establishment of over 40 Fascist Club (Fasce) in the United States with the intent to spread Fascist ideas with the support of Mussolini’s government?

That in 1933, American fascist businessmen, including Grayson Murphy, the Director of Goodyear, Bethlehem Steel, and a group of JP Morgan banks, John Davis, Sr. attorney for JP Morgan, John J. Raskob, sr. Du Pont officer and others organized a Coup de Etat against the President of the United States. The plotters reportedly had an army of 500,000 men, weapons, and plenty of money from (still unnamed) American businesses.

They chose as the leader of their coup, General Smedley Butler, a two-time Congressional Medal of Honor winner.

This event also provides the first evidence that American business was intentionally manipulating the press to their advantage; Gerald MacGuire – a man who worked for one of the wealthiest bankers in the country – told Butler; “…the American people will swallow [the concocted story]. We have got the newspapers. We will start a campaign that the President’s health is failing. Everyone can tell that by looking at him, and the dumb American people will fall for it in a second…”

MacGuire was also quoted; “We need a fascist government in this country… to save the nation from the communists who want to tear it down and wreck all that we have built in America. The only men who have the patriotism to do it are the soldiers, and Smedley Butler is the ideal leader. He could organize a million men overnight.”

Butler likely could organize a million men, but Butler, unlike the American businessmen, was incensed at the plot and revealed it to the McCormack-Dickstein Committee (which would eventually devolve into the House Un-American Activities Committee).

Joseph McCarthy in his zeal to oust communists from the government and American life, in general, slid into fascism. Many of his supporters were cryptofascists with neo-Nazi leanings. The Rule of McCarthy was short-lived and excessively divisive to spread. But the potential fascism of McCarthy fueled others towards activities and behaviors that can only be described as fascist in nature.

There are some missing links, in fact, many missing links. Links I’m still looking for, but if you can’t see some sort of flow to the all-out Fascism we see today in the GOP, then you’re blind. If you support it, then you’re no patriot of any sort.