It's time to break my silence and continue railing against the biggest, most dangerous enemy our democracy faces. It's the indelible threat of authoritarianism, masquerading in the form of democracy and liberty.
It's a threat as dangerous to freedom and democratic values as the medieval system of feudalism was a thousand years ago. It's a threat borne of "too big to fail" capitalism; not the capitalism envisioned by Adam Smith -- of small producers and divisions of labor, where rational self-interest and competition collaborated to increase economic prosperity.
The capitalism that exists today is nothing of the sort. It's a rogue form of capitalism, a monopolistic and financial capitalism that has contributed to even greater accumulations of capital, which have spawned corporatism within our government institutions and our political parties. In other words, the control of our government[s] by large interest groups with large sums of money -- government by the wealthy and for the wealthy.
The following article by Rob Kall, the executive editor and publisher of OpEdNews.com, speaks exactly of this grave threat to the America as we've known it.
Corporatism is Killing America
There's a reason college costs are going through the roof and Students are going into massive debt... education is facing the same enemy that the middle class faces. That's the message Debra Leigh Scott offers in her article, How The American University was Killed, in Five Easy Steps. Scott offers a new perspective on one more way that corporatism is waging war on the middle class, on the American dream and on most Americans.
There is a massive difference between mega-corporations and small businesses. The big ones and their obscenely wealthy CEOs, owners and top execs are waging an all out war on the middle class. They are pushing for laws, legislation, regulations and de-regulations that will kill people. KILL PEOPLE.
They have already killed people. They have already put millions of people, millions of family into havoc, chaos, misery and ruin.
They are our enemies. The people who advocate for them are our enemies. To be sure, not all corporate heads are evil or our enemies. But most of them are.
Read the rest here.