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Republic Vs Empire; Big Vs Small – Max, Stacy and Damon on Fascism American Style

23 Jun

This excellent little piece has all the right ingredients and tells the story just right: everyone needs to get over their old left/right paradigm shtick and get with the program: Republic vs Empire; Big vs Small…

The old warn out game of divide and conquor has left most Americans sitting on one side or the other of a largely irrelevant argument. An argument that goes no where and does nothing.

The evidence is overwhelming. We keep pointing out that this is not socialism, and it’s not communism, and it’s not a republic any more… It’s a plutocracy, an oligarchy and a kleptocracy – Here, see if you don’t agree:

An oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία, oligarkhía[1]) is a form of government in which power effectively rests with a small segment of society distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, military control, or religious hegemony. The word oligarchy is from the Greek words “ὀλίγος” (olígos), “a few”[2] and the verb “ἄρχω” (archo), “to rule, to govern, to command”.[3] Such states are often controlled by politically powerful families whose children are heavily conditioned and mentored to be heirs of the power of the oligarchy.

Oligarchies have been tyrannical throughout history, being completely reliant on public servitude to exist. Although Aristotle pioneered the use of the term as a synonym for rule by the rich, for which the exact term is plutocracy, oligarchy is not always a rule by wealth, as oligarchs can simply be a privileged group, and do not have to be connected by bloodlines as in a monarchy. Some city-states from ancient Greece were oligarchies.

Plutocracy is rule by the wealthy, or power provided by wealth. The combination of both plutocracy and oligarchy is called plutarchy.

In a plutocracy, the degree of economic inequality is high while the level of social mobility is low. This can apply to a multitude of government systems, as the key elements of plutocracy transcend and often occur concurrently with the features of those systems.

The word plutocracy (Modern Greek: πλουτοκρατία – ploutokratia) is derived from the ancient Greek root ploutos, meaning wealth and kratos, meaning to rule or to govern.

Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, from Greek: κλέπτης (thieve) and κράτος (rule), is a term applied to a government that takes advantage of governmental corruption to extend the personal wealth and political power of government officials and the ruling class (collectively, kleptocrats), via the embezzlement of state funds at the expense of the wider population, sometimes without even the pretense of honest service. The term means “rule by thieves“. Not an “official” form of government (such as democracy, republic, monarchy, theocracy) the term is a pejorative for governments perceived to have a particularly severe and systemic problem with the selfish misappropriation of public funds by those in power.

Guest Post: Fascism–American Style

from maxkeiser.com by Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert

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Since we’re stuck in a monetary system that allows a tiny private sector clique to control everything (business, government, military, non-profits, schools, families, etc) by putting everyone else in debt, we’ve been living in financial dictatorship for a long time.  It has been a soft PR dictatorship of Hickey-Freeman suits and Sax 5th Avenue ties, Harvard pedigrees and fratboy schmarm.  But hard dictatorship has been coming out of hiding for several years, especially since 2001.  Not only can the money powers steal trillions from the masses to hand over to themselves, but they can suck the military into conquering poor countries that aren’t subject to their usury vortex system, build Homeland to spy on Americans, and have the CIA assassinate US citizens.

There is no question that full-blown fascism is planned for the supposed land of the free as they try to move us into the new global system.  And all the Republicans blaming Obama for it, just like the Democrats who blamed Bush, need to stop being suckers and realize how the politicians are not in charge.  The money powers knew 100 years ago they couldn’t subject their wealth and power to the whims of mass political opinion…they learned well from the Teddy Roosevelt days.  Ever since, they have built increasing control into the system.

Blame the politicians?  Absolutely…each administration takes an incremental step for the money powers.  But don’t get suckered into believing a politician from your side of the aisle playing the same old game of flipping between left and right is going to change anything.  We’ve been sold on parties just like we’ve been sold on Coke vs. Pepsi–they’re the same.

Find leaders who know their neighbors, who understand the mechanics of a republic vs. empire, who understand the power of those who control all money in our system, rather than repeatedly voting for unhappy, addictive Harvard/Yale elitists who get a rush out of “system managing” the masses for the money powers.  Any narcissist who thinks one dude in a distant white house can system manage 308,000,000 people should never come close to actually being in that white house. But that’s who we’ve put in that house for the last several decades.

Luckily people are now breaking free of the PR programming.  The choice isn’t left vs. right.  It is big vs. small, republic vs. empire.

 

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