“It Can’t Happen Here”? Think again! - “when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross” - Sinclair Lewis
President Roosevelt warned us against corporate fascism when he said: "The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. "
President Eisenhower warned us against the power of the MICC and his prescient warning along with FDR’s, have come to pass in spades! Our elected leaders serve corporate fascism, the war machine and war-profiteers, not our nation’s sustainable peaceful future. Every Congressional district is home to a major arms manufacturer, sub-supplier, or sub-sub-supplier effectively subverting independent civilian representation to military expenditures fueled by endless wars – the “jobs” scam. All our so-called leaders are corrupted to, and serve, this reality.
After the demise of the Soviet Union the MICC/Pentagon/warmonger sector desperately needed a new boogeyman, and viola!, a perfect 'enemy" was created via 9/11, an amorphous, non nation-state enemy that can be defined any way the war cartel wants/needs. “Extremist”, “terrorist”, “militant”, “illegal combatant” all used as needed to justify endless war, created/manufactured by the West - trillions diverted from civilian priorities to military spending with uncounted billions in profits available…
US Major General Smedley Butler’s “War Is a Racket” speech - twice recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Required reading…