CORPORATE CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT
dictatorship not required
Corporations have engineered the definition of fascism to highlight governmental authoritarian rule, usually with a individual dictator – with implication that corporations are also under the dictator’s rule. This is not the case, except – sometimes – at the end of rule. The corporations manipulate the dictatorial system, but the inside propaganda (for the people) claims the dictator is in fully in charge. It is a corporate sponsored myth that a single person can actually dictate a nation. The dictator is manipulated to believe he is really in charge. A dictator is always at the mercy of his most trusted lieutenants.
One person can command only to the extent that he can get others to obey down a chain-of-command. It must be in the interest of those in the chain-of-command to be willing to obey the dictator. Those below the dictator agree that the image of MAN-IN-CHARGE, is necessary and a relationship develops between the dictator and his chain-of-command.
American corporations’ continued relationships with Nazi corporations during WWII, many factories were not bombed, and The Marshall Plan resources went to the same corporations that supported Hitler. Some top leaders of the Nazi corporations were tried as war criminals, but the corporations continued. Many in the top chain-of-command in the Nazi system emigrated to the Western Hemisphere after the war ended.
The corporations also engineered the definition of other terms: anarchism, socialism, democracy.
Democracy = Batch Process Voting for Elite Selected Candidates. This creates the myth that “the people” are the deciders. They only get to chose between competing elite systems.
Anarchism = Mutual Aide, Governance without Governments. That governments were not necessary for societies was heresy for the economic powers in the early decades of the 20th Century. Anarchism was feared far more than Communism. The corporate controlled media branded anarchists as “bomb throwing nihilists”, from which the term and concept has yet to recover.
Socialism should simply mean that the whole society should be considered as primary, and not the economic subsystem; either as capitalism or communism.
According to the above definition of “fascism”, the USA (with Citizens United and the killing of the Voter Rights Act) may have crossed the threshold to being primarily fascism (as to this definition). The Trump Phenomenon is a move to give greater “forced control” over the population. The gridlocks between and within all three branches suggests that the “better aspects” of the USA are all but dead-and-gone. There is little evidence for a potential reversal of this process.