Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Capitalism and Fascism are One Under The Iron Mask" Kenneth Patchen, American Writer (1911-1972)

The other day when I posted, I had the idea that there was way too much of a coincidence the crackdowns on Occupy in several places were completely coordinated and planned.Now I KNOW they were.
 Thanks Bush for your Patriot Act, Homeland Security. And thanks Obama for reinforcing it.
There are some who say Occupy should have aligned themselves with the established political system. I say whatever "political system" we have is in ruins and we are experiencing the "Dark Age" of democracy. A complete breakdown of our former social structure. The irony about Bloomberg and the reasons for this fascist crackdown of Liberty Park, because it needed "cleaning" (implying that the Occupiers are, of course, filthy) is not lost on me. It feels so much like what Hitler used to say about Jews. That they are unclean and dirty, the way Occupiers are being described as. Now that they have been characterized (categorized) as this. What will be next? Will the poor and disenfranchised become concentrated in the future, like the ghettos in Warsaw? Will Homeland Security even need an excuse to "eliminate" any one or any group who dissents? The events of the last few days have made me question how far can the government go? I am really afraid of the answer.


  1. Look at the bogus judicial renaming of a 1st Amendment protest as "Camping" thereby subjecting it to "other" standards of reasonableness. It's just like when relabel torture as "enhanced interrogation" or murders as "collateral damage".

    Also, the rightwing blogs which make a pretense of being non-partisan harp on the 'why don't they work within the law?' As if the people being held down by the system can work within it to achieve freedom from wage slavery

  2. V. I. Lenin said "A democratic republic is the best possible political shell for capitalism, and therefore, once capital has gained possession of this very best shell ... it establishes its power so securely, so firmly, that no change of persons, institutions or parties in the bourgeois-democratic republic can shake it." That's why OWS has the potential to be effective; it works outside of the political system. The political system has made itself irrelevant.

  3. "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism since it is the merger of state and corporate power",Benito Mussolini.

  4. Yes, they seem to be one and the same. It's only going to get worse unless Citizens United is reversed.Thanks for stopping by.