Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Robert Bird, 2008 US Senate nominee of the Alaskan Independence Party:
I have a Leftist friend who for years denounced “corporatism” and the Republican Party. He hated our undeclared wars, called American overseas adventures “imperialism” and the corporatist profits that were being reaped in the wake of Endless Wars that were contrived as necessary for the Gullible Right … which continues to cry for more government within its own sphere.
Of course, he voted for Obama. I didn’t. But neither did I vote for the Republicans, not since I figured them out over 15 years ago. That’s because I agreed with my Leftist friend about the foreign aspect of “corporatism”, which in the 19th century were called “trusts” or “monopolies”.
Now, my Leftist friend doesn’t understand the domestic side of corporatism, which of course the Right and the Republicans do. He refuses to see that the Health Care legislation was actually written by big HMOs. He refuses to recognize that HMOs didn’t even exist until the 60s, when Medicare and other proto-socialist schemes drove up the cost of health care and created the need to be insured. (I know, I know, socialists think that government health care lowers the costs — but never for the middle class, which socialists seem to detest even more than the Filthy Rich).
Let’s go ahead to Ron Paul’s recent speech, where he said that “Obama isn’t a socialist, he’s a corporatist”. Paul went on to accurately describe how big bail-outs begun under corporatist Bush, foreign wars begun by Bush, and the domestic police state begun by Bush has now been amply confirmed by … Obama. These developments were hardly noticed by the Right when Bush was in power, but now are denounced by All Things Republican.
Why Ron Paul decided to use the term “corporatist” I don’t know, but I would have used the term “national socialist” to describe the Left-Right/Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama fake alternative that keeps sincere Americans chasing their tails like a stupid puppy. Italy’s Mussolini accurately national socialism (and its alternative name “fascism”) this way: “Fascism is the marriage of Big Business to Big Government”.
My Leftist friend has, of course, become what he hates. He has defended Obama’s foreign wars. He naturally thought the health care bill was great, and he utters nary a peep about the increasingly sinister police state, stating they are needed to “keep an eye on the militia groups”.
My advice to freedom lovers is to get OUT of both the Republican and Democratic Parties. Join the Constitution, Libertarian or Alaskan Independence parties. It is NOT a Left-Right paradigm anymore. It is “US” against “THEM”. The “us” is you and I, and the “them” are the mega-corporations who have destroyed national, state and local sovereign government, turned our society into a Death Culture and expect us to become their slaves — or die.