Saturday, June 29, 2013

German Nazis lost WWII, but fascism won

Fascism, like socialism, is a word that cannot be strictly defined. It's more of a continuum and we are too far along the line in the wrong way. Let's trust Benito Mussolini, a true fascist, as to what fascism is.  I get this from

He said, "Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace. It thus repudiates the doctrine of Pacifism...
The foundation of Fascism is the conception of the State, its character, its duty, and its aim. Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived of in their relation to the State...
For Fascism, the growth of empire, that is to say the expansion of the nation, is an essential manifestation of vitality, and its opposite a sign of decadence."
And from
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power."

I think it obvious that the United States takes fascist actions all the time, a good example being  the use of taxpayer dollars to bail out large corporations, to build sports stadiums for multi-millionaire owners, the utter dictatorship of the Federal Reserve, and in its perpetual use of military power overseas against nations that have not harmed us. In its "war on terrorism" the U.S. has relegated individual rights both at home and abroad to an inferior role. Thomas Jefferson's words "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are rendered inoperable in a society that passes laws merely for the benefit of the rich, that wages war on behalf of corporate interests using its brave soldiers as cannon fodder, that imprisons its citizens at a rate that only totalitarian China approaches.
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the World Bank, and all the tools the Western World uses to impose strictures on less powerful nations are a kind of corporate fascism. The actions of the U.S. and the World Bank both within and without its borders are not based upon philosophy. They are based upon CONTROL, mostly control of oil. Exceptions to the so-called philosophy are easily obtained through the proper application of bribes, excuse me, political donations (free speech, says the Supreme Court). It seems that a 100,000 dollar contribution to either the Republicans or the Democrats brings a one million dollar reward. Laws that make the words "open market" and "free trade" a joke will be passed for you. A million dollars might buy you a war. And in the chaos of war pallets of one hundred dollar bills "disappear." 
So many Americans only get worked up about issues that are ginned up by our corporate media - like the NSA violations of "privacy." I just can't believe that Americans could think their privacy had not been utterly violated by the Bush-era Patriot Act and even the No Child Left Behind Act - a law purporting to be about education, and yet it required public schools to hand over private information about minor children to military recruiters.

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