[Homestead] Our new president, whoever he may be
VAN DELL JORDAN
vdjor at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 6 15:49:12 EST 2008
Some time ago I came across a list of 12 characteristics of a fascist government. I concluded that at least 10 of these applied to the Bush administration. Based on that If I had been a bush supporter I would have thought that maybe fascism was a good thing.
--- On Thu, 11/6/08, Clansgian at wmconnect.com <Clansgian at wmconnect.com> wrote:
> From: Clansgian at wmconnect.com <Clansgian at wmconnect.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Our new president, whoever he may be
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008, 11:43 AM
> > > Is there a name for an economic
> > system where large corporations have so much power?
> Yes. It's called 'fascism'.
> Most dictionary definitons go something like:
> "A philosophy or system of government that is marked
> by stringent social and
> economic control, a strong, centralized government usually
> A government can be fascist (and ours is rapidly heading
> there), but
> separately an economy can be on a fascist basis. It means
> that the government keeps
> the basis of wealth in private hands (corporations in this
> case) but places
> such tight regulations in place that it controls the
> operation of those privately
> held assets and resources. Controls them or favors them.
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