How the U.S. avoided socialism by capitulating to fascism

Headline: Merger! merger! Major merger! The biggest merger in the history of the world!

No, Google hasn’t merged with Apple.  No, Verizon hasn’t merged with AT & T.  No, Coca-Cola hasn’t merged with Pepsi Co.

No. None of the above. Here’s the big news:

The U.S. government has merged with the Wall Street Banks. (This happened quite awhile ago of course, but it dawned on me just recently.)

At least in a socialist country, the government controls the banks.  But here in the good ol’ U.S. of A, the banks control the government.

Here’s a short list of the latest crop of conspirators:

  • Hank Paulson
  • George H.W. Bush
  • Alan Greenspan
  • Dick Cheney
  • Tim Geithner
  • Ben Bernanke
  • Barack Obama
  • Larry Summers
  • Lloyd Blankfein
  • Jamie Dimon
  • Robert Rubin

You see, if you’re a rich, globalist, neo-liberal (like Soros) or a blood-for-oil-magnate (sit on the Halliburton board of directors) or a private-security-mercenary-CEO (like Erik Prince) that also just happens to be American, then hey, they’ve got your back.

If you’re not in the club, however, you literally work for them. Poor Joe the Plumber, doomed to work twice as hard for half the pay so Tim Geithner and Ben Bernanke  can flood the Too-Big-To-Fail banks with freshly printed cash while Barney Frank tends shop over at the Congress.

As the former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini explained, “Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”  Surely, such a merger is a fait accompli in the former republic – previously known as the United State of America. Washington and Wall Street are essentially indistinguishable. From a distance, the FED, the Treasury, and the Wall Street Banks are simply separate heads of the very same Leviathan.

Nice system you guys got set up.  You control the money, interest payments, pensions, bond markets, stock markets, and the taxes…basically, the entire labor of the people. Hum…and I grew up thinking you “public servants” worked for me. Boy, did I have it backwards.

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