Benito Mussolini created the word "fascism." He defined it as "the merging of the state and the corporation." He also said a more accurate word would be "corporatism." This was the definition in Webster's up until 1987 when a corporation bought Webster's and changed it to exclude any mention of corporations.
This is from an article about the recent "Supreme" Court decision to make Corporations have the same "freedom of speech" (meaning the ability to spend huge amounts of money on propaganda) that the little guy has.
I guess that would be OK if we were all individual corporations, but I don't feel comfortable with Exxon and BofA being able to buy whatever election they want and I am only able to just complain about it on my little (mostly reader-free) blog. And it is always the most evil corporations that buy all the elections -- just like in Mussolini's Italy.
If this is what America has become, then I am no longer proud to live in this place. It has become a place that I am chained to, with no avenue of escape. I am much like someone stuck in Libya or Iraq, with people I don't believe in calling all the shots. I am in a prison, and enslaved to uncaring corporate interest -- an interest purely in profit. And corporations can be owned by anybody who owns their stock. I might have 50 shares. China has 50,000,000 shares. And so forth.