It is quite possible-even probable-that life in the United States will get worse before it gets better (if it gets better) in the coming decades. We are likely to experience profoundly challenging times. Even in an era focused narrowly on issues of terrorism and war, however, large-order, longer-term change is rarely precluded. There are reasonable possibilities in the coming period of history (as in most periods of history) for much more fundamental change-building to and through the difficulties-than many conventionally hold.
==America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy (Gar Alperovitz)
Fascism is the open, terroristic dictatorship of the most reactionary, most chauvinist and most imperialist elements of finance capital
Fascist movements could never grow without the help of ordinary people, even conventionally good people. Fascists could never attain power without the acquiescence or even active assent of the traditional elites—heads of state, party leaders, high government officials—many of whom felt a fastidious distaste for the crudities of fascist militants.
Authoritarians would rather leave the population demobilized and passive, while fascists want to engage and excite the public.65 Authoritarians want a strong but limited state. They hesitate to intervene in the economy, as fascism does readily, or to embark on programs of social welfare. They cling to the status quo rather than proclaim a new way
==The Anatomy of Fascism, Paxton, Robert O.
It is not if. It is not when. For it is already here. The question is will we allow it to metastasize or can we even remotely defeat it? Unfortunately, given the astounding array of total fabrications, lies, propaganda and a system of illusion that is so embedded within a dumbed down ignorant America that it is almost impossible to tell who is real and who is in on the con–that i doubt it. It is too damn late.
Whether you like him and his democratic socialist views or not, perhaps Bernie Sanders is the unexpected, untouched quest at the table in the political charade we call American democracy. If he is that, and if he gets too close to the flame the media and the hidden state will destroy him as it has many others not part of the control system of the transnational crony capitalist class.
The NSA, the CIA and all of the coercive forces of the subterranean cesspool of the State that now is draining every ounce of freedom from America’s veins, will not let anyone ascend to the Oval Office throne room that is not fully under the sway of the power elites, or a part of them to begin with.
If two members of the CFR are opposed to each other in a Presidential election, theoretically representing the two totally indistinct political parties as has happened over and over again in the past, it does not matter who is elected. If there is one who is truly independent of the existing power structure, I assure you he or she is doomed.Those who tried to break free in the past have been smothered and discredited by lies and false rumors or simply killed. And the power of the fascist Total Surveillance State has only grown exponentially stronger over the years. It will not give up its privileges and power without total resistance–but by destroying the nation and our common heritage that possibility wanes with each passing day.
Politicians know this ruse well: If they want to put something illegal or immoral upon the people, they simply create names that convey something good and/or operate in secret to cover their chicanery.The president and Congress have used this old ruse once again as they move forward the so-called free trade treaties, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The treaties are so secretive that congressweasels had to sign nondisclosure statements to view them in secret rooms, and they cannot discuss specifics or take notes of the treaties. Most of the congressweasels did not even bother to read the treaties before voting for them, but they tell us they are for our own good.So here we have Congress legislating away American sovereignty through stealth and deception, aided and abetted by the distractive clamor over a Confederate battle flag flying in South Carolina.