Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 2 (2 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   30 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Are We All Socialists Now?

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 2   Well Said 2   News 2  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 2/12/09

- Advertisement -
Newsweek in a recent story claimed that "We are All Socialists Now." But is that what America is now?

Journalists, editors, politicians, and just about everyone in this country are confusing socialism with fascism. This country is not socialist and is not moving toward socialism but is presently in the midst of fascism.

Fascism is the marriage of corporate power and governmental power. In fascism the government doesn't exist to benefit the people, as in socialism, but exists to benefit corporate and financial powers. The goal of governmental policy, under fascism, is to serve corporate and financial interests.

Although we do have some remnants of socialism that have mainly been handed down from the New Deal. Our government for decades has been implementing economic policies (such as globalization) and foreign policies (such as wars for resources) that directly benefit corporate interests above those of the people.

For instance, did the killing and maiming of tens of thousands of Americans in the war in Iraq benefit the American people? The answer is clearly no. Instead, the control of oil and the oil monopoly benefited the likes of EXXON which made record profits from record high in gas prices.

Another example can be found in the recent multi-trillion dollar bailout of banks. In a fascist state, such as ours, the government enacts a policy of corporate welfare. That is rules, regulations, laws, and money are used to benefit the corporation and ensure corporate control of the country. Our government has acted over and over again to bail out massive financial interests with little of that money directly benefiting people. Even the recent Obama stimulus package is a smokescreen to save financial and corporate interests and maintain global fascism (globalism) by giving crumbs to the people.

In a true socialist system the banks would be nationalized and the corporate interests would not control the economy and foreign policy. In a true socialist system, the resources and wealth of a nation would go to benefit the people of that nation. In a true socialist system, the people would not be considered human resources to be exploited for the highest profit and gain by those few at the top of the global empire.

So one of the first steps toward a better society is better understanding. We can't have better understanding when propaganda and misinformation is sold as fair and balanced. We can't have better understanding unless people begin to question what they are being fed by the managed media and our military industrial complex. We certainly can't have better understanding when fascism is being sold as socialism.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

 

I work as a school counselor and mental health counselor in Gallup New Mexico.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Death Panels Already Exist, They are Called Corporate Health Insurance Bureaucrats

The Most Important Development of the 20th Century: "The Coming of Buddhism to the West"

Whatever Happened to Nazi Synthetic Gas and Oil Technology? Scarcity Scams Examined

Why I Appreciate Atheists

American Southwest Geoglyphs--a Message to Ancient UFO Visitors?

Hannity's Hoaxes: The Uncharitable Scamming of the Gullible

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
11 people are discussing this page, with 30 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)
75 percent or better through their world now. ... by shadow dancer on Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 9:26:44 PM
I agree with you, the term "socialist" h... by August Adams on Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 11:14:28 PM
Progress is forward.  The beauty of socialism... by WML on Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 11:55:07 PM
 "The outcome of that battle between the... by William Whitten on Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 9:31:34 AM
  Democracy "Democracy is Liberty s... by William Whitten on Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 9:37:33 AM
If you don't like socialism, stay the hell off my ... by Perry Logan on Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 7:13:29 AM
  SOCIALISMSocialism, whether it is called &q... by William Whitten on Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 9:21:42 AM
an Article on the Net yesterday about those callin... by shadow dancer on Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 9:37:02 AM
It is interesting to see opted readers turn facism... by liberalsrock on Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 9:49:02 AM
"I wish we had more socialism but the plain t... by William Whitten on Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:49:48 AM
We have never subscribed to "isms", beca... by Jenny Miner on Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:53:04 AM
this country's biggest problem is it's cit... by ro1942 on Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 2:04:47 PM
I study prophecy it is my expectation things will ... by shadow dancer on Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 2:15:58 PM
Unfortunately, most of the readers are stuck in so... by Grant Lawrence on Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 5:49:30 PM
I'm a socialist.  What we have been exper... by Bryan Emmel on Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 4:33:33 AM
"Fascism" is just another euphemism for ... by William Whitten on Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:49:39 AM
This comment demonstrates how much you have to lea... by WML on Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 2:41:53 PM
Here is something original for you; I am not inter... by William Whitten on Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 4:14:34 AM
http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/AmericanIdeal/as... by William Whitten on Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 11:00:25 AM
Socialism is were I work to provide for the lazy j... by Don Bybee on Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 3:06:21 PM
William you are missing the point. Go back and rea... by Grant Lawrence on Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:03:52 PM
You are missing my point Grant, Centralized planni... by William Whitten on Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 1:23:45 PM
William,Thanks for your kind comments in the midst... by Grant Lawrence on Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 4:58:19 PM
I said nothing of "regulation", there is... by William Whitten on Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 5:34:52 PM
One more detail; It is understood right from the b... by William Whitten on Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 5:42:16 PM
William,Definitely we are in agreement on many thi... by Grant Lawrence on Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:26:24 PM
Alright Grant, you are right, there are many thing... by William Whitten on Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:05:22 PM
William you certainly know your stuff. Like a good... by Grant Lawrence on Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:23:37 PM
Thank you Grant, I enjoy a discussion with someone... by William Whitten on Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 8:55:02 AM
This ia what America voted for...   Chin... by Don Bybee on Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 3:03:07 PM