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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.

http://www.orwelltoday.com/...

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.

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    •  thanks for a great diary MOT, and now for your (6+ / 0-)

      newest Oligarchy moment of the day:  Please be sure an read Matt Taibbi's latest blog:

      http://www.rollingstone.com/...

      This is yet another bullshit story that is being passed off as a 'rogue trader' excuse.   It's just amazing.

      Ms. B.

      •  I saw that, yeah, when the gambler fucks up (2+ / 0-)
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        shaharazade, skayne

        he is rogue, but when the dice rolls anything but a 7 he did it on purpose.

        Economic freedom means the freedom to commit fraud and be too bug to jail. It's bullshit

        Hating Obama is the only thing Republicans are good at

        by MinistryOfTruth on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 02:00:51 PM PDT

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      •  Oligarchies are in control, they always will be! (2+ / 0-)
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        MinistryOfTruth, Louisiana 1976

        The men who put the constitution and bill of rights into play had their own Oligarchy. They broke away from the king and his court (oligarchies) only to put their own in place.

        Even great politicians like Jefferson was not willing to fight and die for what he was espousing for his beloved new government, he thought that was for others to take up arms and give their life for the country.

        We get angry vote the bums out with few exceptions only to replace them with new bums who speak in grandiose speech; who nuance their words to fit every situation to make us believers. Only to deliver less than optimal results to what we hear as a nation.

        With our elections we only replace one Oligarchy with another Oligarchy.

        As we grow more passive as a nation, the Oligarchies grow stronger with their power and wealth. The puppet masters are always pulling the strings. Nothing has changed on Wall Street, Big Banking, and Big Health Care except that their wealth and power has grown. We accepted trillions of dollars in our pensions and home values have just disappeared when in fact they we’re transferred to the oligarchies. Not only did we accept that but we approved the transfer of trillions more to bail out (transfer to) the oligarchies in order to save what little we at the bottom 98% have amassed. What was the return on that investment we made to the oligarchies thieves? Layoffs, foreclosures and bonuses for the top 2%

    •  Sorry, Oligarchy is as old as the hills (0+ / 0-)

      fascism is a modern phenomenon, characterized not only by propaganda and class rule but specifically by violent repression of ALL organized opposition.

      Minitrue, go back and read Orwell, whose appreciation of the  difference between ordinary class society and fascism led him to side with capitalist England under the reactionary imperialist Churchill against real fascism under Hitler and Mussolini.

      There's no such thing as a free market!

      by Albanius on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 02:05:13 PM PDT

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    •  I shall answer your query with a query: (1+ / 0-)
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      MinistryOfTruth

      How did America cast off her first tyrant?  How did the French step from beneath the shadow of Louis XVI?  Russia from under the thumb of Nicholas, and the Viet away from their French masters?

      How did the followers of Ghandi cast off their English chains?

      These are not the extreme opposites of the curve; they are instead the two sides of the same coin.  Both are equally valid, and promote the same concept:  Overwhelm your opponent to the point of philosophical collapse.

      In this, we fight back....

      I count even the single grain of sand to be a higher life-form than the likes of Sarah Palin and her odious ilk.

      by Liberal Panzer on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 05:42:17 PM PDT

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  •  ALEC consists of billionaires... (5+ / 0-)

    writing and approving legislation for puppet politicians... it is the definition of fascism, corporate control of government.

    "The United States will not be able to dictate the pace and scope of this change. Only the people of the region can do that. But we can make a difference." 3/28/11

    by BarackStarObama on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 01:05:57 PM PDT

  •  The best weapon we have (4+ / 0-)

    has been taken away from us (campaign finance regulations).  My hope is that a future Supreme Court, with a majority of Democratic appointments, revisits and reverses that idiotic Citizens United decision.

    Until then, we can fight the system, but we all know that Democrats are just as dependent on the money that system provides as Republicans are.  That doesn't mean all Democrats are the same as Republicans, or conservaDems.  Just that even good idealist Democrats feel the pressure once they are in Congress to feed from the same trough.

    Since we are waging such an uphill fight at the top of the chain, our best bet might be to start focusing at the bottom and working our way up.  Focus on state legislative races, mayors, county commissioners, people who will one day ascend to be governors, senators, and presidents.  It's what conservatives have done to reshape their party and it's probably the best we can do at the moment.

    •  Yes to this: (1+ / 0-)
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      MinistryOfTruth

      "Start focusing on the bottom and work our way up".

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 01:42:18 PM PDT

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    •  We have the power but (0+ / 0-)

      it would inflect great pain on our selves. It’s the power of the dollar we could force Apple to bring jobs back to this country by not buying there phones, pads and computers until they invest in jobs here. We could do this with banks, Wall Street, and any other corporations that won’t help Americans. It just take great sacrifice on our part. We are doing it a little by saving and paying off our houses and credit card debt, That's what has wall street so nervous.

  •  Mussolini: Corporate and State Power Merged (2+ / 0-)
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    religion also too.

    Fascists of the past of course ran harsh police states to enforce them. But to a considerable degree that may not be necessary today. It hasn't been yet as we've moved  farther than ever beyond a Constitutional society other than during major war time. All today's engagements combined don't approach the peak Vietnam War years for American troop numbers or casualty rates.

    We have a surveillance state and surveillance economy no 20th century fascist could have dreamed of. Both government and business station chaperons everywhere people gather where there's a chance they may develop a consensus contrary to the establishment.

    I'm happy with the term. "Nazi" no, obviously, but fascist  with small f, sure. I don't think plutocracy requires the kind of surveillance or religious power we're adopting.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 01:23:06 PM PDT

  •  I've been waiting for someone to (2+ / 0-)
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    MinistryOfTruth, Ray Pensador

    say this out loud.

    Of course, knowing it's true, doesn't undo it.

  •  So does this mean the Aflac spokes-bird (4+ / 0-)

    is the new Hitler?

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 01:40:19 PM PDT

  •  You sure as fuck as not going to get (3+ / 0-)

    an argument out of me, MoT. I agree, I agree, I agree.

    "'club America salutes you' says the girl on the door/we accept all major lies, we love any kind of fraud"--The Cure, "Club America"

    by Wheever on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 03:00:51 PM PDT

  •  oligarchy gave us the old fascism, too (1+ / 0-)
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    MinistryOfTruth

    Remember that the NSDAP was a right-wing populist movement funded by . . . German oligarchs.

    Peak Oil is NOW! Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

    by alizard on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 09:58:32 PM PDT

  •  We have a plutocratic /corporate oligarchy (0+ / 0-)

    (i.e. fascism) with some ritual decorations left over from democracy.

    Historians will date the end of democracy in the US from the 2000 election -- though the fall of US democracy probably starts back at the 1968 assassinations or at Jack Kennedy's assassination.

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