At 11/23/12 02:30 PM, SmilezRoyale wrote:
I can hold a very specific notion of Fascism in my head but it will likely find itself at odds with what other people imagine when they throw the word about carelessly.
Facism doesn't mean you have Hitler or as in history in 30's Italy ...Mussolini's facist government.
That is what many people get confused by, they believe you have to be ruled by a dictator ... when that doesn't necessarily have to be the case.
THe US has an elected Government , yet the majority of those elected people get money from the same large Corporate companies, Companies that are actively lobbying those same elected officials to make & or change rules to suit the Corporate profit line.
That conflict of interest is part of the reason the USA is in the financial mess its in, WHen a Cartel like the Fed Central Banking system, controls your money supply , they are in control of your country. You can deny it.
You can scream & cry & rant and rail , that it has "appointed government officials Blah, blah, blah, that doesn't change that an outside entity controled by unelected elite are in control & so politicians, who's campaigns are funded by these people, who's access to money is controled by these people are protecting themselves & the elites wishes over & above the needs & wants of the citizens of the country.
The increasing size of your policing agencies, the spread of warrentless searches, arrest powers without charege, the Presidents ability to label anyone a terroist & give an order to kill that person without, any charges being laid, or access to a trial, these are all the things Hitlers Gestapo & SS did. Therse are the things Musolini's black shirts did.
You Presidential powers under Bush & they have been expanded under Obama, where US military personel can be used against Americans on American soil, the Presidetial power under the NDAA suspending habeas corpus, they constant disreguard of your Constitution & Bill of rights directly because it limits the power of the "leader" & his ability to take care of his elitest friends !