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An Overtly Fascistic Diatribe. Corrected Review.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Future Of Freedom (Hardcover)This book is a recipe for fascism: the open terrorist dictatorship of the most reactionary components of finance capital. In case anyone hasn't noticed: we voters here in the US have had our "choice" of 2 corporate candidates for each important position for many many years. A choice of 2 corporate candidates is not an election or democracy: it is an exercise in futility and a disquised dictatorship. Looking at the results of corporate owned government and censored corporate owned media and corporate war machine that the US people have been yoked with for 70 years ...this author declares "this democracy" doesn't work. It would be more accurate to say that the corporate dictatorship hasn't worked. Do you really think that if this were a democracy that we would have so many with no health care, high pollution, decaying infrastructure, highest poverty, corporate media cartel propaganda outlets instead of a free media, and infant mortality rates of any other major industrialized nation to name a few results of the autocracy?
Finally, The US and European oligarchs installed and funded the European fascists and Nazis to prevent a worker's revolution in Europea and to attempt to overthrow the SOviet Union. The Nazis were not elected. They only got 1/3rd of the vote in 1933 even though they had shut down the presses of the other parties and had corporate funded goon squads in the streets. They had the corresponding # of seats in the Reichstag...only 1/3rd. (Some Background= Real History: 55 million members of the "left" were murdered in the WWII holocaust. The Jews were used as a demagogic scapegoat for the people's hatred of the capitalist looting system but were not a target at the upper echelons. The US&UK only showed up in Europe in 1944 after Russia had won the war to prevent them from liberating more of Europe. The US reinstalled the fascists and Nazis where possible and brought many others into the US military. Since WWII the US has installed fascist oligarchic regimes around the globe and murdered an additonal 20 million members of the left). Real history does not support the continued rule of the fascist war machine so you have been denied real history. To return to the author's assertions that autocrats/fascists make better choices than the people: Hindenberg was elected chancellor. He abdicated and appointed Hitler. Hitler was not elected. Hitler then rounded up and murdered many of the worker's groups representatives that had opposed him (social democrats, communists, socialists, and union leaders). I usually reserve judgement but this educated and worldly author's use of this major lie can not be seen as a result of ignorance. This is well known history. Let me guess the pro-dictatorship crowd won't try to pass this lie off in Germany. They'd be laughed at ....after the people quit crying.