On The Money
Financial Advice for the Working-Class
The Founding Fascists
Now, I could make fun of the republican presidential candidates, like everybody else, but I’ve got bigger Twinkies to flambe. If you don’t already know that the republicans are hell-bent to destroy the planet and enslave us all, you are too dumb for words, too dumb for my words at least.
Don’t get me wrong, the democrats will destroy the planet and enslave us all too, but to them, its just a job. That’s your choice, as I see it. You can vote for fanatical fascists, or you can vote for professional fascists, or you can throw your vote away, and vote for a third-party fascist. Any way you slice it, it comes up fascist.
I don’t mean that the US has become a fascist state recently, or since the Bush years, or even the Reagan years. I mean, since it’s inception. The US was founded as a fascist state, has always functioned as a fascist state, and will continue to function as a fascist state, as long as it continues to function at all.
That’s what the founding fathers had in mind. That’s why the Supreme Court decided “US vs. Citizen’s United” the way they did.
The founding fathers intended for this country to be run by the people who own it. The founding fathers didn’t think that women should have the vote. The founding fathers didn’t think Indians deserved the right to vote. The founding fathers didn’t think slaves deserved the right to vote. They didn’t even think that slaves deserved 3/5 of a vote. They thought slave-owners deserved an extra 3/5 of a vote for every slave they owned.
When they said “All men are created equal”, they meant that they no longer believed that royal genealogy, or divine rights made people better leaders. They decided that they, the land-owning business-class, should have exclusive control of government. That’s why we have the separation of church and state.
When the business-class has exclusive control of the government, that’s called fascism. The founding fathers invented it, here in the US, and it is their great contribution to the progress of civilization. Where kings, popes and pharaohs ruled with divine authority, turning to God for advice on controlling the masses, our founding fathers decided that the unruly masses could be managed more profitably by those who had proven themselves most successful at it in business.
Those successful businessmen, rather than treat the masses as royal subjects, instead, treat us as customers. A businessman needs to know his customer. A businessman needs to know his customer’s likes and dislikes, needs and desires, and his strengths and weaknesses, so the businessman can devise effective ways to convince, confuse or coerce his customer into buying his product.
That’s why we have elections. We have elections to prove that they can still sell us fascism, and that we’re still buying it. As long as it comes labeled “Democracy”, and we have two competing brands to choose from, we still listen to the moronic debates, the endless horse-race media coverage and flock to the polls in droves to vote for the same people who have been screwing us all along.