The five Republican-appointed right-wing activist judges on the Supreme Court have hammered the last nail in the coffin of government by “We The People” by officially granting the right of personhood to corporations, thus giving the green light to Mussolini style fascism in the United States.
What is Mussolini-Style fascism, you ask? Well… Early twentieth century Italians invented the word fascism and Benito Mussolini said,” Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.”
In Italy, at least they were genuine enough to just outright admit that their government was sponsored by and functioned for the sake of Corporations. Parliament was dissolved and replaced with the “estato corporativo”: the corporatist state.
In the United States we will be left to listen to fairy tales of “one person, one vote” where will be allowed to go out and pantomime a real election, but the corporate candidate will already be a forgone conclusion. All the while we will no doubt be systematically assured by the consolidated right wing media protection racket that “all is well.” “Go shopping.” “Freedom isn’t free so go fight manufactured bully number three thousand and fifty three!” and “those damn liberals are to blame!”
The fact is this is ALREADY the world we live in thanks to war on the Middle Class and FDR’s New Deal policies that started with Reagan.
Our government is already corrupted by the influence of corporate money, and left unchecked, the huge, absolute economic power of corporations will corrupt absolutely.
Proving again that Republicans live to turn the “Land of the Free” into the “United States of Serfs and Lords,” the conservative activists on the Supreme Court, who actually loathe democracy, reinterpreted the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, (which says that no PERSON should be denied equal protection under the law), to apply to CORPORATIONS as well as a living human being.
Never mind the fact Corporations are not “natural” persons. They feel no shame, remorse, guilt, have no community or family ties and they NEVER DIE. They are immortal sociopaths who adopt the privileges of so-called “natural persons” without the burden of conscious or responsibility – except to the unholy dollar.
Chief Justice John Roberts, the Bush Jr. appointed former corporate lawyer who was given his position on the Supreme Court as payback for helping George W. Bush steal the office of the Presidency by Judicial coup d’etat proved again that Republicans lie as a matter of policy. We can all remember the Roberts’ assurances during his confirmation hearing that he would not overturn Stare decisis.
Normal people (non-Republicans) are already comparing Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission to the Dred Scott decision that arguably led directly to the American Civil War. These two game changing decsions are basically mirror images of each other. The later being the Supreme Court deciding a human being was not a person, and the forming being the Supreme Court deciding that a non-human being IS a person.
Obama and the Democrats in Congress say they will do something to remedy this alarming blow to democracy but we’ll see. Like battered spouses pining away for their abusers, these spines Democratic Party worms are still hoping for “bipartisanship!”
What can we do? I’m all for a NATIONAL STRIKE in the spirit of the French. It is tragic that a county so inspired by our American Revolution (that would have had a very different outcome if it weren’t for French funding and support) would know how to keep their hard-won freedom by bringing France to a grinding halt at the mere mention of the abuse of labor. Whereas, we have been successfully cowed by DESIGN. This “worker insecurity,” Greenspan cultivated by stagnating wages and increasing credit to create the illusion of prosperity was a purposeful plan to create a workforce that would shut the Hell up and do what it was told. A worker tied to their job because tehy need the healthcare is a modern-day wage slave, an indentured servant.
FDR said, “a necessitous man is not a free man.” With this ruling today, look for a full-out attack on what’s left of our social safety net. You see… Republicans NEED MORE PROFIT and YOUR RIGHTS and “ENTITLEMENT” ARE IN THE WAY OF THEIR NEO-FEUDAL WET-DREAM!
I called all my representatives and the White House today (as I do most days, frankly) to remind them that they were elected on a mandate for change to restore democracy, level the playing field for working people and mend our broken system after a disastrous 8 years of Bush and 30 years assault on the middle class beginning with Reagan – not to get along with the snakes who’s policies created the disaster.
What we need now is real, bold, unapologetic change in the style of FDR, not a pro-business, weak-willed compromise in the style of Bill Clinton.
Listen to a REAL Democrat taking the Banksters to the woodshed:
The slide into Fascism is almost complete. If nothing is done, George Orwell has a pretty-accurate vision what to expect.
There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face . . . for ever.
—Part III, Chapter III, Nineteen Eighty-Four
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