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Hey there Mr. Cognitive Infiltration...

Now you're redefining words? Nice try to muddy the waters with that nonsense. Cass S., is that you?

You could take your specious argument up with J T Flynn but he's dead. Maybe you'd like to debate Lew Rockwell, who quotes Flynn extensively in his book "Fascism vs. Capitalism" and makes the following statement: Socialists tried to pretend that fascism was simply the most developed, if also decrepit, stage of capitalism. But the fascists made their opposition to capitalism perfectly clear. For the dueling systems of capitalism and communism they proposed to substitute a “third way.” The means of production would remain nominally in private hands, but the state would play a substantial role in production and allocation decisions. The classical liberal devotion to individual rights would of course be spurned in favor of collectivism, but in place of the communists’ appeal to the worldwide proletarian struggle, the fascists’ collectivism would be directed toward the nation.

As far as paradigms, you've got it exactly backwards. Here are some other quotes for ya:

Thomas Nixon Carver said: “In the absence of force, peace and liberty simply exist; they do not have to be created or supported…In the absence of force, capitalism automatically exists in the same sense that peace and liberty automatically exist.”

Leonard Read echoed: "...liberty is not something we design and construct but, instead, is a felicitous situation in which people find themselves once authoritarianism is abandoned."

“Planners sometimes describe their proposals as measures to combat poverty and want. The description is ambiguous. All economic policies are designed as remedies for poverty. Laissez faire too is a method of abolishing poverty. Both history and economic theory have demonstrated that it has been more successful than any other policy.” --Ludwig Von Mises in his book “Omnipotent Government” p. 246