originally posted by: nwtrucker
For me, it also smacks of a redefined form of feudalism which really never fully went away. Rather than the Monarchy and Church, in the day, it has
evolved to Corporations and Gov'ts.
Correct, but the minute someone mentions "Fascism" or "Feudalism", people come out of the woodwork, jumping up and down, screaming, "but you live
in a rich developed country, so you have no idea how good you have it"
The USA, AS A WHOLE, has more qualities aligning with Mercantilism, Neo-Feudalism and Fascism, than it does socialism or social democracy, as
practiced in Europe. The reality is that USA has far more in common with countries like China or India, when it comes to business practices and
economic policy, when compared to countries like Germany or Switzerland. So, just because Americans CHOOSE to NOT label such policies as "Fascist"
doesn't change the reality of what they really are.
Both Neo-Fuedalism and Fascism thrive and have found a permanent home in the United States. Unlike other countries, the American education system is
so poor that that so-called "highly educated" people cannot recognize that they are indeed Fascists sympathizers. Why? Because the education these
persons received, over their lifetime, taught them virtually nothing about what Fascism, Feudalism and the Mercantilist economy really are and
therefore these people are HIGHLY susceptible to messages promoting Fascist policies.
The United States is a former “slave owning nation” that fought “tooth and nail” to maintain the legal right to own slaves. Even worse, U.S.
business owners turned indentured servants, whom by contract, were set to be released in 7 years, into indefinite slaves through legal loopholes and
it was all done with the state, local and federal governments turning a blind-eye to the practice. Yet, after all that, the USA still has a form of
indentured servitude via H-1B visa program we see today.
So, I ask, AGAIN, can we REALLY expect responsible business leadership and INFORMED opinions about labor relations from a nation that was formed on
No, we cannot and its a COMPLETELY lost cause.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
The average American hasn't even heard of the TPP, no less have any clue what it contains.
Too many Americans have FULLY bought into an illusion that says “one day, you too, can be a slave owner”
. Due to this false belief, sadly,
most folks in USA are too far gone and there is no going back for them. This nation is filled with people whom are nothing more than mouthpieces and
apologists for Robber Barron’s, who’s contemporary beliefs and actions are similar to the Corporatist Italian Fascist of 1922-1943. But due to
poor education and little experience with international travel, Americans can not see the historical similarities between the USA with the rise and
fall of Fascism during the period of 1922-1945. On top of that, Americans have little ability to learn objectively and even less ability to take in
new cultural information or understanding alternative perspectives proposed by foreigners. The USA, is not currently, a place of true “life-time
learning”, because in the USA that’s really just the name of a "tax credit".
The sad reality is that people speaking out against Unionization and/or improved labor protections, MUST be RECOGNIZED NOW and IDENTIFIED IMMEDIATELY,
as a modern day "Squadristi" (Italian Fascist squads that would participate in strikebreaking, organizing tax strikes in socialist controlled towns
and intimidating voters at election time). Make no mistake, these modern-day "Squadrismo" are the enemy to ALL people whom oppose the tenants Fascism,
Mercantilism and Feudalism. These people CAN NOT be saved or reasoned with and to do any less than AGGRESSIVELY FIGHTING THEM, puts those whom oppose
their kind in grave danger. These kinds of people cannot and should not be given the benefit of the doubt, at this stage, because they are VERY MUCH
like those Dutch, whom “traded slaves”, but claimed they also “did not own slaves”.
"The Wealth of Nations", by Adam Smith, is perhaps the most damning text ever written against Labor . All laborers, even those running small
businesses and independent contractors, ALL suffer today because of business executives worshiping the tenents of that text. But American "Robber
Barron apologists" blindly continue to support the true "Owners of Capital" regardless of the economic outcomes.
Large portions of the USA populace cannot and are unwilling to be swayed at this juncture because they prefer “having the legal option to form
based on inherited wealth and the legally recourse to incrementally claim economic power over others, even though NONE of them will
EVER acquire enough wealth to take advantage of such legal situations. Also note, "sympathizers" are not always fully committed Fascists because they
will shift positions aligning with the dominant culture around them, as needed, to personally get ahead. Most of these types only become Real
Fascists, IF, they have a chance to gain power, by fully committing (a well known historical example of this is the Jüdischer Ordnungsdienst). So,
lets stop lying to ourselves, this Fascist mindset spread among the U.S. culture, as a whole, is too deeply embedded in their psyche and is NEVER
going away, EVER! Adopting sustainable economics polices and business strategies is, quite simply, impossible for the U.S. culture and its entrenched
business climate. Whats even worse, is that the above sentiment doesn’t even begin to address the U.S. populations inability to work together and
cooperate to ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING!
The overall FACT is, that the USA is now nothing more than a 2nd world, fascist stronghold. The USA has not been a real 1st World nation since the
mid to late 1990’s, at the latest. Within the United States there is a crazy paradox that exists, where Fascists thinker roam everywhere, but none
“think” they are actually a Fascist. GIVE NO QUARTER to those "closeted fascists" because they are like those Germans whom "informed the SS" on
perceived wrongdoings, being done by their unsuspecting neighbors. Those "informant sheep" WILLINGLY sent fellow human beings to their deaths and then
slept well at night, without guilt, believing that they were the "Good Germans". These people can not be saved, they are the enemy. Identify them,
oppose their positions and stand firm, ALWAYS, against their belief in Fascist policies.
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