Fascism in America
Mussolini prophesied that the 20th century would be the century of Fascism -- and libertarians believe that came true. Fascism was just a Leftist sect and modern-day Leftists have put a straitjacket on what Americans can and must do that is very reminiscent of what Mussolini did. And the picture above symbolizes that. It is of course a picture of the platform in the House of Representatives from which Obama will give his State of the Union address imminently.
Note that there are Roman Fasces (bundles of rods) on either side of the picture. Mussolini too used that symbolism, which is why his political party came to be called the Fascist party. Obama is as Fascist as any democratic leader today in his endeavour to rule like a king so it is very fitting that he will deliver his speech between two Fasces.
Background on Italian and American Fascism here and here.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).