Saturday, July 19, 2014
Socialism or Fascism: Which Way America?
Socialism means that the people essentially own everything, including the corporations. Power and the control of wealth is in their hands. I don't see that happening do you? I don't see the Wallstreet or K Street lobbyists becoming weaker. Certainly that's not what the "Citizens United" or "McCutcheons" decisions by the Supreme Court did. Under communism, which is often---though incorrectly--- used interchangeably with socialism, there are again no privately own properties, especially corporations. The State owns everything. Do you see corporations surrendering their power and wealth to Washington? So, what is it that America is morphing into? The answer is fascism. Fascism is, as its founder Benito Mussolini said, more accurately described as "corporatism". Specifically, Mussolini said this “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”. Novelist Upton Sinclair called fascism "capitalism plus murder" while Vladimir Lenin referred to fascism as "capitalism in decay".
Politically, it borrows some of its goals and techniques from the Left and some from the nationalistic right, including militarism. But it's objective is corporate control, plain and simple. The role of government is to serve as the junior partner and "middleman" between the "elites" and everyday people. It's objectives are to serve the rich. The corporation is everything. The individual is nothing. Under fascism, there is little to no middle class. There's the insanely rich and then there's everybody else. Sound familiar? Can you see the one percenters giving up their money; their penthouses; their private planes and yachts? Under socialism, they'd have to; the same under communism.
Consider this too, Unions exist under fascism, but are weak and fairly ineffective. Their prime purpose to keep the masses in their place---on the job and off the strike line---while generally backing the decisions of the corporate bosses. They serve the interests of the corporation, even if it means cutting benefits, pensions, and hours. Under communism, the State is the union and you automatically belong to it. But again, no strikes and no complaining. Under socialism, there is no rich or poor; everyone is equal, so there's really not much need for unions, but if there were, everyone would be a member at birth.
Sadly, the EC's mandatory "open door" policy to immigration has cause these once idyllic nations to come to their collective breaking points as immigrants fail (intentionally it would appear) to adopt to the same work ethic as the native populations which believe in sharing the work (and taxes) while sharing the obvious benefits too. Instead, the immigrants, mostly from poorer and less educated nations in Africa, believe in simply enjoying the perks of Scandinavian life without contributing back to society. This stress has nearly broken the back of their socialistic democrat forms of government, but that's another story for another time. The question as to whether America is becoming "socialist" under Obama and Democrats, the answer is a profound "no" (and a hearty chuckle).
So in reality, we are morphing into a corporate fascist State. Corporations, using the government, previously pushed us to the Right and now is pushing us toward the Left, but the ultimate goal is to diminish the power of the individual while increasing our dependence on the State, which in turn, is controlled by Wallstreet and the corporate elite. In short, we're to become economic serfs with the government serving as the manager and corporations as the owners of us all. Of course, the "big prize" is the creation of a single interlocking global corporation. That means creating and using global organizations to serve as the intermediaries on global projects and national one's on more regional projects.