So just "corporatism", then? Although there is a lot of "superorganism" worship and desire for national glory in the US, and a strong desire to conquer "inferior and backward nations" - often by commercial rather than military means. Plus paying lip service to individualism doesn't seem to contradict your description of fascism. I guess this is just a matter of degree, perhaps. After all, one wouldn't wish to appear too outwardly fascist after the bad rap fascism has had in the 20th century.
On 5 November 2013 14:46, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > 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 > indivduals. > > Brent > Fascism is capitalism plus murder. > --- Upton Sinclair, Presidential Agent II (1944), > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.