What Is Fascism, and What Is Not

I remember when I first heard the story of the NSA keeping servers in the switching rooms of major telecommunications companies, shortly after 9/11.  Of course, the 9/11 attacks were used as the justification for the nationwide surveillance.  Funny though, that the surveillance was reported to have started in February, 2001, about six months before the Trade Center buildings went down.  This information came out during discovery in a telecom industry lawsuit.  — W

 

Conspiracy Theorist 7/10: Fascism, American-style

W hen we think of fascism, we think of military parades and Hitler and Mussolini appointing directors of corporations to make them agents of the government. While Americans have our own version of military parades—every parade in America worships the military—we don’t roll missiles down Main Street. At least we haven’t so far. President Trump […]

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By Mark Luedtke

When we think of fascism, we think of military parades and Hitler and Mussolini appointing directors of corporations to make them agents of the government. While Americans have our own version of military parades—every parade in America worships the military—we don’t roll missiles down Main Street. At least we haven’t so far. President Trump plans to do that later this year. Police drive military vehicles down Main Street in parades though.

In the US, several organizations fit the classic fascist model. The president appoints the governing board of the ostensibly private Federal Reserve Bank which controls all other banks and counterfeits money. Government appointees run Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It’s no coincidence all three organizations were at the center of the last financial crisis.

But American-style economic fascism is more covert. The Sunlight Foundation reports, “Between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America’s most politically active corporations spent a combined $5.8 billion on federal lobbying and campaign contributions. A year-long analysis by the Sunlight Foundation suggests, however, that what they gave pales compared to what those same corporations got: $4.4 trillion in federal business and support.”

That’s a return of 75,862%. This is why we have a system of crony socialism, also called economic fascism. Government as we know it, coercive government, the state, exists for the sole purpose of empowering rich people to legally steal money from everybody else.

While economic fascism superficially resembles capitalism—the government allows nominal private ownership of giant corporations—the fundamental difference means everything. Capitalism is a system in which investors voluntarily risk their own capital in an unrestricted market. In our fascist economy,

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