But don't be too alarmed. In practical terms, in day-to-day living, it doesn't really mean that much. You'll be living your life pretty much the same way you have thus far, without any major drastic and noticeable changes--for now. Eventually (in the not-too-distant future) it will take off its mask and show its ugly face, but we're not quite there yet.
I just want to make sure I make this obvious declaration now that more and more people are finally realizing it, and even though the transition to becoming a fascist country (of corporatist flavor) took a few decades, I think it's time to actually pick a date certain. So I pick today (tonight), Thursday, April 12th, 2012 (9:10pm Pacific).
Now, for those who worry about the implications of selecting this night as the "official" turning point for the U.S., given the fact that we have a Democratic president in office, I could accept an alternate date: the day the Supreme Court appointed George W. Bush president of the United States. I'm fine with either one.
And I guess, that as I write this I'm witnessing an extremely rare thunder storm--in the San Francisco Bay Area!--tonight will be a memorable night anyways.
Now, of course my wish would be that this undeniable fact would be fully understood and accepted by many people of good will, as at that point we would be in a position to once again in history start to take the steps to defeat it. But I'm afraid that that understanding and acceptance of this fact by a large-enough segment of the population will probably take quite some time, until the brutality of this rising fascist system becomes totally apparent.
And I end this "official" declaration as thunder rattles my windows, and cars' alarms go off all over the neighborhood as a result. I wish fascism would arrive in the same fashion, making all kind of noises... "I'm here, hear me roar." But unfortunately, as always, it creeps in, quietly, cloaked under the cover of darkness.