The Baucus Eight

Click on title for a moving demonstration of the sorry state of our democracy.  This is an example of the kind of democracy we live in, controlled by large corporations.  Gee, sound a lot like fascism.


Berry Ives said...
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Anonymous said...

Do you even know the definition of fascism?!?!?! Here it is:
(sometimes initial capital letter) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.

The definition of socialism:
(in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

Sounds more like socialism right now with the obama administration, but well on its way to fascism. We can only hope the 2010 elections stop some of this insanity before its too late.

Berry Ives said...

The term fascism is probably not a good term to use since it means many things to many people. There is a long discussion on Wikipedia. What we do have is some aspects of fascism. But I guess my concern is that we have a corporate oligarchy which includes a degree of nationalism (and I don't mean true patriotism) and militarism and imperialism that is very disturbing. There is also something that smells a lot like brownshirts. I disagree that Obama presents ANYTHING like socialism. Giant corporations are making most of the calls by their manipulation of government. How is that socialism?