Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Drudge pushes photo shopped picture on his web site as real
I think it has already happened. As Molly Ivins so eloquently put it, democracy in America has been replaced by The Transactional State. It is a new form of fascism, but fascism none the less. We no longer have elected government, we have a group of men selcted by those who have all the money. This system of legalized bribery called "campaign finance" has created the perfect Corporate State. It has now melded with The Party, the ideological organization of these same Corporatists. They stay in power thanks to The Ministry of Propaganda, whose job it is to destroy anyone who threatens them. It has become their most valued arm, becaue in this new kind of fascism, you can no longer simply have your opponents murdered - they must be assasinated by the press. In this kind of fascism, The Ministry of Propaganda cannot be so obvious as to be an actual arm of government, it must be part of the Corporate structure of the government - the perfect realization of Mussolini's vision for the Fascist State, government and corporation, arm in arm, as one. THe deck has been reshuffled, but it's the set of cards. Its aim is to create a two class society. Middle classes are so annoying, what with their clamor for real democracy and all. People in this country better wake up. While communism has been the ideology of choice for the very poor, fascism has always been the same to the very rich. They and there jackboots are pulling it off. Fifteen years ago, if Tom Delay had put his wife and daughter on his "campaign" payroll for a $500,000 a year "job", he would have went to prison. Now, its barely a campaign issue in his district. Drudge, Coulter, the whole damn bunch, all make it possible by essentially lying and getting away with it, and the corporate press raises nary a peep. Do you think anyone on CNN is going to point out Drudge is pushing a fake picture of Clinton, while he makes a smear book he is actively invovled into promoting "news"? Where are the watchdogs of democracy? Where is the free press? What the hell has happened to this country?
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address