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On Occupy, Anarchism, & Corporatism: A Response to Don Smith

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Only the negotiators themselves and a select group of corporate partners have access to the actual document. The top executives at General Electric, Goldman Sachs, and Pfizer probably all have drafts of the relevant sections of the TPP.

Leaks indicate that the entertainment industry will benefit through inclusion of SOPA-style provisions that can't get passed as standalone legislation.  Big Pharma is also expected to be a beneficiary through stronger patent rules than those in the 1995 WTO agreement.

Big government, whether headed by a Democratic or a Republican administration, far from acting as a check on corporate power, has been actively enabling its expansion.  And that, Mr. Smith, is the definition of fascism, per Benito Mussolini.  Specifically, Mussolini said, "Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power."  Perhaps the rejoinder to your question about whether anarchists in Occupy are aiding Grover Norquist ought to be:  Are Democrats who support Barack Obama aiding the development of fascism?

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