I’ve yet to comment on the immigration debate, and I am reluctant to for a couple of reasons. First and foremost it is a political distraction from real and pressing issues--last summers Iraq and this spring's Iran--immigration is this years Gay Marriage Amendment. It conveniently takes the spotlight off the Republican Culture of Corruption, and the mess in the
Naturally Conservative notions? Shut up. We all have them.
The theme is smaller government by attrition. This is the Conservative modus operandi. Don't like the idea of a social safety net? Spend the surplus, and then try to privatize. Don't like the Education Department? Pass another unfunded mandate designed to bring down the already teatering public education system. Don't like Unions? Allow the Nation to be flooded with illegal immigrants. Strike busters. Scabs. Cheap labor. Why? Because when you boil "smaller government" down it means just one thing--a Goverment so small it is unable to protect the People from Corporations. The Executive branch becomes the office of the CEO of America Inc. We all are once again beholdin' to the company store.
A recent post @ On the Rocks with a Twist broke Fascism down into a simple mathematic equation:
This equation is true enough, but it is not what is happening today in :
So my equation, my expression of what we have here in an America, where Government has trended toward less oversite ( Ie - Smaller Goverment ) looks something like this:
is actually suffering from reverse fascism. Fascism is basically the State control of industry. The America has given up regulation of Airlines, Ma Bell, and other industries over the years. In an equal yet opposite reaction corporate oligarchy has slowly taken over Government through lobbyist, lawyers, and the like. Reverse Fascism. U.S.
I'm no Marxist, and certainly no admirer of Mussolini, but reverse Fascism is just as detrimental to American Democracy (what's left of it) as the first two. In a Democracy the needs of the business class must be balanced with the needs of the private citizen, and vice versa. No inanimate corporation deserves more rights than a living human being. What's happening in
is a travesty. The marketing of medicine, the auctioning off of our Government by the ruling party, the de-secularization of America , all absolutely disgusting. America
The way forward is to institute real ethics reform, campaign finance reform, instant runoff voting, and secure computer voting. The People need to know their vote counts. The People need to know the voice is being heard. Whatever your values or political affiliation if your advocating for the status quo your squarely against