Saturday, September 13, 2003
The so-called "New Whore Times" just published an article about fascism without mentioning the most fundamental aspect of fascism -- the cozy relationship between industrial elites and the "fascist" political elites. There's a quote from Mussolini who said fascism really should have been called "corporatism". Government of the people, by the state, for the largest corporations....
You gotta wonder. Are they idiots in New York? The writer interviewed lots of people. How could he find so many people who would refuse even to mention the relationship between government and business elites?
Capitalism, communism, socialism, fascism. They are defined by both political and economic power.
The thing is, the most obvious case for the Bushists as a neo-proto-fascism is the close tie between government and corporate power.
If you set aside the propaganda and the media cheerleading, the so-called "Battle of Iraq" in the so-called "War on Terror" was a catastrophic -- self-inflicted -- defeat for the United States.
Iraq was, in fact, a bastion against terrorism. Saddam's tyranny left little room for dissent of any kind. Religious fanaticism was repressed, cruelly. The only terrorists in Iraq were in the part *we* protected from Saddam.
Now we've wrecked a nation of twentysix million people, and instead of providing security to rebuild it, we left them open to criminal and terrorist violence.
The Emperor has no clothes. People are gradually opening their eyes to see that Bush is butt-naked, and butt-ugly -- a miserable failure.
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