Fascism in America

Fascism in America
David Schlecht

As you have found in many of my posts, the problem America faces today isn’t the right vs left or the Democrats vs the Republicans or even the Conservatives vs the Liberals, even though that is all you hear about in the news.

No, the problem is Fascism. I know this word turns most people off because they’re tired of the countless fools trying to paint one party or one candidate as a Fascist, but wait, this isn’t about painting the other party in a negative term. It’s about using the actual definitions to compare with America’s politics.

We’ll try to avoid the nebulous connotations used by so many to mean something foreign or scary or anti-American, but rather to actually use the real definitions. There are general and specific definitions of Fascism, the generalĀ  being a dictatorial government. Or, more specifically:

Fascists advocate the creation of a single-party state.Fascist governments forbid and suppress criticism and opposition to the government and the fascist movement. Fascism opposes class conflict, blames capitalist liberal democracies for its creation and communists for exploiting the concept

More specific fascism is Neo-Fascism:

groups that express a specific admiration for Benito Mussolini and Italian fascism or any other fascist leader/state. Neo-fascism usually includes nationalism, anti-immigration policies or, where relevant, nativism (see definition), anti-communism, and opposition to the parliamentary system and liberal democracy. Allegations that a group is neo-fascist may be hotly contested, especially if the term is used as a politic epithet. Some post-World War II regimes have been described as neo-fascist due to their authoritarian nature, and sometimes due to their fascination with fascist ideology and rituals. Neo-fascist movements are more straight-forwardly right-wing than the pre-WWII movements, and have become intertwined with the radical right.

And, finally, Italian or Corporate Fascism is defined by the reign of Mussolini:

In the economic sphere, many fascist leaders have claimed to support a “Third Way” in economic policy, which they believed superior to both the rampant individualism of unrestrained capitalism and the severe control of state communism.This was to be achieved by establishing significant government control over business and labour (Mussolini called his nation’s system “the corporate state”). No common and concise definition exists for fascism and historians and political scientists disagree on what should be in any concise definition.

Note the reference to communism. Fascism is used to fight Socialism and Communism. So, if you’re still reading blogs that try to associate Obama with Fascism, it’s time to get your head out of your, well, sand, and quit reading the lies.

In fact, Mussolini’s Fascism had corporations controlling the congress. Plain and simple, a government for and by big business. Very much the opposite of Socialism and Communism.

A very simple search for people-centric legislation coming from the Republican party compared to a search of business-centric legislation makes it painfully clear that the Republican party is owned by corporations. I used to say that the only way to combat that undue control over our government is to vote for the Democrats. Well, look at who donates the most money to Democrats, now. The corporations.

It seems quite obvious that money controls our government, today. As long as our politicians are waging multi-million dollar political campaigns, they need big money. That leaves you and me out of the process. No wonder Medicare-part-D passed. It wasn’t intended to help the public or our government in any way. It only gave billions of dollars to the health care industry who in turn funneled millions of dollars into the campaign coffers of the same Fascists who voted in the bills.

America’s Supreme Court is now controlled by corporate lawyers and shills. A case coming before the court soon is a case that will allow corporations to openly and freely use money as if it was free speech. How will our nickel and dime donations compare with multi-million dollar smear campaigns coming from corporations?

If big business owns both of our political parties, then aren’t we already a fascist country? Is it too late to take it back?