When the super rich can break laws and face zero consequences because they have bribed the politicians and law enforces then we don't have a Democracy under the rule of law. We have an oligarchy for the super rich and a fake rigged democracy.
Through a legalized system of bribery, politicians receive bribes from wealthy donors in return for writing the laws to their liking, and then those politicians are rewarded with high paying jobs when they retire. To not call this bribery is a lie, but in a system based on lies, lying is a necessity.
They lie us into wars for profit.
They lies us into believing that our founding fathers wanted a free market, when in fact our founding fathers believed so much in a regulated marketplace with clearly defined rules and regulations that they put it in the constitution, which is that peace of paper Conservative fascists wave at you when they are taking your Democracy away from you.
And yes, I am going to call "conservatives" fascists in this post, because the people who cheer the death of their fellow citizens aren't good Americans. They aren't good Christians either. If you hate the poor and wish death upon the sick, you aren't a Christian, you're a Roman. If you believe in torture and the death sentence I don't understand how you reconcile the torture and death penalty imposed upon Jesus, but more importantly to my point, if you believe in small democracy and a limited democracy that subservient to the wealthy and business interests alone, you don't believe in democracy, you believe in Oligarchy.
But what is Oligarchy other than fascism with a different name?
The idea of "Free Markets" is a direct assault on the central idea behind Democracy. The idea that Democracy via Government has no place in Governing the commerce conducted within the state is a method of thwarting democracy. If one wealthy Oligarch can have his will over the combined will of millions of his fellow citizens than he is not their peer, he is their King.
We have an Oligarchy in America, that can not be disputed. There are billionaires who control multi-billion dollar industries who exert enormous wealth and power, and they are the bribe makers, they are the men who bribe our law makers and law enforcers to subvert our democracy to their interests, and not only have they succeeded, but they have declared a silent, coded all out war on the heart of American Democracy itself.
Coded language such "economic freedom" means the freedom of the rich to do as they please and the freedom for the victims of their robbery to die in the streets. "Social Justice" can only become the enemy of economic freedom when the basis of that economic freedom is fraudulent, that is why the bribe taking lawmakers hate "Social Justice", because social justice means an end to the "Economic Freedom" to commit their fraud and do as they please.
What conservative fascists call "Socialism" is anything that stands in the way of their undemocratic "Free Markets". Duckspeak was the word used by George Orwell in 1984 to describe the dumbing down of language into a incomprehensible system of relaying talking points to the brain that fitted perfectly within party approved discussion. When I hear conservative fascists speak the same talking points ad verbatim in a mishmosh of disconnected lunacy, Duckspeak is what I am hearing.
...What was required, above all for political purposes, was short clipped words of unmistakable meaning which could be uttered rapidly and which roused the minimum of echoes in the speaker’s mind. The words of the B vocabulary even gained in force from the fact that nearly all of them were very much alike. Almost invariably these words — goodthink, Minipax, prolefeed, sexcrime, joycamp, Ingsoc, bellyfeel, thinkpol, and countless others — were words of two or three syllables, with the stress distributed equally between the first syllable and the last. The use of them encouraged a gabbling style of speech, at once staccato and monotonous. And this was exactly what was aimed at. The intention was to make speech, and especially speech on any subject not ideologically neutral, as nearly as possible independent of consciousness. For the purposes of everyday life it was no doubt necessary, or sometimes necessary, to reflect before speaking, but a Party member called upon to make a political or ethical judgement should be able to spray forth the correct opinions as automatically as a machine gun spraying forth bullets. His training fitted him to do this, the language gave him an almost foolproof instrument, and the texture of the words, with their harsh sound and a certain wilful ugliness which was in accord with the spirit of Ingsoc, assisted the process still further.
So did the fact of having very few words to choose from. Relative to our own, the Newspeak vocabulary was tiny, and new ways of reducing it were constantly being devised. Newspeak, indeed, differed from most all other languages in that its vocabulary grew smaller instead of larger every year. Each reduction was a gain, since the smaller the area of choice, the smaller the temptation to take thought. Ultimately it was hoped to make articulate speech issue from the larynx without involving the higher brain centres at all. This aim was frankly admitted in the Newspeak word duckspeak, meaning "to quack like a duck". Like various other words in the B vocabulary, duckspeak was ambivalent in meaning. Provided that the opinions which were quacked out were orthodox ones, it implied nothing but praise, and when the Times referred to one of the orators of the Party as a doubleplusgood duckspeaker it was paying a warm and valued compliment.
Words like tyranny, spending, taxes, regulation, socialism and many others have been rendered meaningless over decades of conservative fascist propaganda in an effort to make the basic use and methods of democracy seem evil. This distracts from the fraud and exploitation inherit in "Free Markets" and the bribery of lawmakers and law enforcers that allows the fraud to exist. Every single conspiracy theory has one thread in common, the Government is evil. Never is the conspiracy a conspiracy of greed or wealth, it is never evil corporations or billionaires, it is always evil governments and faceless government bureaucrats or specific lawmakers who won't be bribed or aren't doing exactly what the bribe making Oligarchy demands.
The idea of small government and limited government is an attack on Democracy. Any use of Democracy that conservative fascists who have been bribed or duped disapprove of becomes an act of tyranny to them, and the acts of conservative fascists are always painted by the Oligarch propaganda media as a just an honorable act of rebellion. The fascist are always the victims in their own minds, they are the persecuted always, even if while they are taking your democratic rights away from you and feeding you to the fraudulent Oligarchs who manipulate the free markets.
In a fraud based economy the game is rigged in favor of the lawless. The super rich who profit from this fraud use their profits to bribe our law makers and law enforcers.
In a bribe based system of representative Democracy, the game is rigged in favor of the bribe takers. The bribe takers who profit from this fraud use their power to aid and abet the fraudulent super rich.
And at the end of the game both the super rich and the bribed lawmakers and law enforcers get richer and more powerful while everyone else in our society is screwed.
We used to have a system in America where some persons were considered to be the outright property of other people, and were exploited as such. Now we have a system where the property of one man is considered to have all the same rights as a person. In an unfettered, unregulated free market, that property is a king that never dies and you are all his slaves unless you are one of the owners of that property, and then you are of the economic royalty and everyone else who is not of that select economic royalty is a peasant. Free markets is the new slavery to a corporate personhood, never ending war is the new pathway to peace, and Oligarchy is the new fascism.
Now prove me wrong. Talk me down. The floor is yours.
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