Thomas Ramey Watson

Warnings to the right AND to the left in the U.S.

Tomdispatch.com / By William Astore
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We’re Living in a Kleptocracy: Fears of Socialism and Fascism Are a Distraction from the Naked Theft of Trillions

The headlines tell the story — repetitively.

Every one, it seems, is

on the take.

But are we too distracted to try and stop it

?

…………………………….

“Think of socialism and fascism as the red herrings of this moment or, if you’re an old time movie fan, as Hitchcockian MacGuffins — in other words, riveting distractions.

Conservatives and tea partiers fear invasive government regulation and excessive taxation, while railing against government takeovers — even as corporate lobbyists write our public healthcare bills to favor private interests.

Similarly, progressives rail against an emergent proto-fascist corps of private guns-for-hire, warrantless wiretapping, and the potential government-approved assassination of U.S. citizens, all sanctioned by a perpetual, and apparently open-ended, state of war.”

Read excellent cautionary article.

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