How Our Government Has Merged With Corporations…(Pure Facism, Kiddies)
The government of the United States is largely rented to corporations.
By Evaggelos Vallianatos
The 20th century was the bloodiest and most violent in human history. This led some countries to fascism – a system characterized by the state and large business becoming almost indistinguishable. The first decade of the 21st century suffers from that anti-democratic legacy.
The government of the United States, for example, is largely rented to corporations. Big business sends multiple thousands of lobbyists to Washington, DC, to buy favors and get their point of view across in Congress and the executive branch: The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the new war in Libya have been a boon to munitions manufacturers, “security” companies and private mercenary armies. They are part of a permanent war economy, making the US the world’s sheriff.
This so-called “defense” has spawned America’s largest businesses, besides being the mother of the military-industrial complex. One company, Lockheed Martin, gets more than $29 billion per year for making weapons for the Pentagon. Lockheed Martin also makes foreign policy for America.(1)
The financial meltdown of 2008 proved beyond reasonable doubt that the government is in the pockets of, in this case, banks “too large to fail.” President Barack Obama, elected to redress the injustices of the George W. Bush administration, ditched his promises and ethics to bailout banking billionaires.