On 11/4/2013 5:22 PM, LizR wrote:
Ah, good point. I have even seen "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui". I should have remembered.

So basically America (and various other Western democracies) currently have fascist governments - the twist being that this time around, hardly anyone realises the fact!

Not really. Basic to fascism was the idea that a nation was a super-organism and corporations, individuals, leaders, and the military were a bound together (fasci), each filling their function in the super-organism, to achieve national glory (mostly by conquering inferior and backward nations and bringing them fascism).

The U.S. pays lip service to individualism and turned corporations into 

Fascism is capitalism plus murder.
   --- Upton Sinclair, Presidential Agent II (1944),

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