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What’s being built

Frankly, I think Lynne’s posting below this one misstates the situation.

Not fascist, the word gets way overused. What is being built is a collection of corporatist mafia states.

Big government, big business, big labour and big green, all conspiring against the interests of thee and I, indifferent to the law, and in a position to change it as they see fit – and the scale of the funds involved are mind boggling.

Add big charity/NGO to that list as well.

Update: I’ll give Barry this though, in the last couple of days he has done more to bolster support for the second amendment than a decade of campaigning by the NRA.


  1. Lynne says:

    I’m happy to accept the collective description of “corporatist mafia states”. It’s certainly better and more comprehensive than the term I used.

    I believe the list is a long one though.

  2. CountingCats says:

    The list needn’t be longer than that. It seem pretty comprehensive to me, encompassing all the significant players.

  3. Lynne says:

    As a general precis, for certain. It’s when you start scrutinising the sub-categories cowering under the umbrella that you see the true evil of the beast and how its tentacles infest almost every aspect of our lives.

  4. Lynne says:

    PS It’s good to have CCiZ up and running again. Thank you for bringing us back.

  5. CountingCats says:

    Hell Lynne, you have no idea how much stress relief came from getting it working again.

  6. Lynne says:

    Rebuilding a server is therapeutic? There must be an academic paper in there somewhere…

  7. CountingCats says:

    No, but it not working is definitely NOT therapeutic.

  8. Schrodinger's Dog says:


    I’d say what is evolving is facism.

    In contrast to a communist system, where everything is actually owned by the state, under facism there is private property and private industry; however, it’s use is directed by, and subordinate to the needs of, the state.

    Which pretty much describes what we’ve got.

  9. CountingCats says:


    There is no question that all the parties are heading fascistwise in their politics, but they need to deal with extra state actors – all of whom are acting in their own perceived interests.

  10. Julie near Chicago says:

    The Sith’s overriding ambition is to destroy the West if possible, and certainly America as we sort of thought we used to know it — while being a rock star, only without the effort.

    What he really wants is to be Robert Mugabe.

    As I have said here there and everywhere, ad nauseum.

    This is not the same thing at all as Billary, neither of whom wants to actually destroy the Golden Goose. Which does not mean that either of them is fit for presenting to company, of course.

  11. Schrodinger's Dog says:


    You wrote “There is no question that all the parties are heading fascistwise in their politics …”

    And there can be no doubt this is doubleplus ungood.

    But how do we stop it?


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