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Hmm, a Quote

October 22, 2008

From someone who knew a thing or two about the topic:

“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”

Benito Mussolini.

I don’t really feel the need to editorialise about this. It just struck me as funny, in a bitter, ironic way.

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3 comments

  1. Have you been following the recent comments on socialism – the “S” word – from the US presidential campaign? It’s sad that politics and money have been so inextricably linked that redistribution of income through taxation is called socialism to prop up McCain’s failing campaign (but only when Obama suggests it).

    There was a useful clip, on The Daily Show, where some young female audience member suggested that McCain was practising socialism for saying that having a high income meant that it there was some greater ability to contribute financially to solve the current financial crisis.

    In the same episode (I think) Jon Stewart interviewed Eugene Jarecki who has a new book about the nexus of state and corporate power – called “The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men, and a Republic in Peril”, which sounds like an interesting, if scary, read. It looks like a direct follow-on from Why We Fight.

    He mentioned some new complex instead of the Military Industrial one – perhaps the Corporate Political Complex – in the interview.


  2. Mix in some religion and you get the Catholic Church!

    Actually, that’s what we all need right now – a new Inquisition. The Creationists are really hanging out for it.


  3. @ Eric: I haven’t caught much directly about the US thingumajig except tangentially (and there’s quite enough of that) for a bit. And I don’t watch Jon Stewart like I used to. Don’t know why. He’s funny.

    @ Anaglyph: I wouldn’t expect that to happen. But then no-one expects the US Inquisition.
    Oh, wait…
    Are you sure it’s an inquisition, and not total meltdown/Armageddon they want?



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