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America on the Cusp of Fascism

The Author makes the case for "the worse the better".

"How much more or worse damage can Romney and the Republicans do? They might fuss about same-sex marriage and contraception, while Obama, in his Pacific-first geopolitical vision and concrete strategy, wants to encircle China, and press for an economic agenda promoting further corporate-wealth concentration. If Republicans come across as Taliban on cultural issues, Democrats almost surreptitiously advance the financialization of the total economy, with the consequent distortions introduced–loss of manufacturing, increasing wealth concentration, and capitalism’s Achilles heel, underconsumption. Why Romney? Because his transparency as a Neanderthal may, just may, bring people into the streets, while under Obama passivity and false consciousness appear almost irreversible. I for one will stay home. The lesser-of-two-evils argument is morally obtuse, and dangerous, the first, because it means complicity with policies ultimately destructive, the second, because it induces an undeserved self-righteousness which next time around would yield further compromise. If the people are gulled and lulled into the acceptance of mock-democracy, courtesy of Goldman Sachs and waterboarding apologist Brennan, with Obama presiding over the bread-and-circuses routine, heaven help us."

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/10/12/america-on-the-cusp-o...

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There is NOBODY LIKE PAUL!!! OH GOD!

I LOVE HIM!! Nobody like him!!

Fascist for a long time now.

Fascist for a long time now. Economy wasn't bad enough for many to notice.

Fascism was a term coined by Musolini...

and Benito later corrected himself claiming, "I should have called it Corporatism".
The author of this piece is horribly mistaken...we have been living in a Fascist Oligarchy for decades.

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BC
Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

I agree to a point. Representative government was...

almost completely co-opted by 1960. JFK offered some hope; that is why he was murdered. Goldwater did, as well, but his message was lost in a smear by MSM and the Republican establishment. However, the final "nail in the coffin" was the use of "fiat money," when LBJ pulled the silver out of the coins and dollars became "Federal Reserve Notes" instead of "Silver Certificates". Finally, Nixon insured the end by disconnecting the dollar completely from gold and truly became "Monopoly money". However, the general public had an excuse to be ignorant, as there was no Internet or digital social networking. The point of the article, I believe, is if the public plays this Romney/Obama charade, they are willfully accepting fascism.