Government and Big Banks Joined Forces to Violently Crush Peaceful Protests

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  1. poncho

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    Mussolini Would Call It Fascism

    The definition of fascism used by Mussolini is the “merger of state and corporate power“.

    Government and the big banks are in a malignant, symbiotic relationship. And our economy now exhibits a merger of state and bank power.

    Prominent economist Robert Kuttner said in 2009:
    What we have is something perilously close to a dictatorship of the Fed and the Treasury, acting in the interests of Wall Street.
    The government and banks use anti-terror laws to stifle dissent.

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    [A newly-released document] shows a terrifying network of coordinated DHS, FBI, police, regional fusion center, and private-sector activity so completely merged into one another that the monstrous whole is, in fact, one entity: in some cases, bearing a single name, the Domestic Security Alliance Council. And it reveals this merged entity to have one centrally planned, locally executed mission. The documents, in short, show the cops and DHS working for and with banks to target, arrest, and politically disable peaceful American citizens. ….

    Plans to crush Occupy events, planned for a month down the road, were made by the FBI – and offered to the representatives of the same organizations that the protests would target ….

    The FBI – though it acknowledges Occupy movement as being, in fact, a peaceful organization – nonetheless designated OWS repeatedly as a “terrorist threat”….

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    In other words, the reason why Barack Obama’s “Justice” Department refuses to prosecute even a single one of the mega-bank executives who profited so enormously from having defrauded both mortgagees and the investors in mortgage-backed securities, and who were bailed out by future U.S. taxpayers whose government purchased those remaining “toxic assets” at 100 cents on the dollar, is clear: we live in a police state, and these elite crooks control it. This is not real democracy.

    Mussolini would recognize it as fascism.

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    And now these police state fascists want to disarm us.
     
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    nevermind...
     
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    Capitalism, Socialism or Fascism?

    What is the current American economy: capitalism, socialism or fascism?

    Many people call the Bush and Obama administration’s approach to the economic crisis “socialism”.

    Are they right?

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    Remember that one of the best definitions of fascism – the one used by Mussolini – is the “merger of state and corporate power“.

    That could never happen in America, right?

    Consider:

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    I'm surprised your using a murderous tyrant's definition.

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    often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
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    : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control <early instances of army fascism and brutality — J. W. Aldridge>

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascism
     
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    I use Mussolini's definition because it's one of the best and simplest. MW's definition is quite good also but I think it confuses/mixes Nazism with Fascism. Fascism in it's simplest form is "the merger of state and corporate power" or "corporatism" which is what we have in the United States today, but not just in the USA. This is happening on a global scale.

    So what do we really have: socialism-for-the-giants, fascism or an economy which calls itself “capitalism” but which allows looting?

    Ultimately, it doesn’t matter. They are just different brand names for the same basic type of economy. All three systems allow giant businesses which are friendly to the government to keep enormous private profits but to pass the losses on to the government and ultimately the citizens.

    Whether we use the terminology regarding socialism-for-the-giants (“socialized losses”), of fascism (“public and social losses”), or of looting (“left the government holding the bag for their eventual and predictable losses”), it amounts to the exact same thing.

    Whatever we have, it isn’t free market capitalism.

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