Friday, March 29, 2013

More Slashdot Paullower Fascism

(not that there is often a shortage of it)

from this slashdot comment I posted - this was a reply to a reply, so double quotations are from the post before the post I replied to here, and single quotes are the post I am directly replying to. The Paullower fascist in in single quotes.
""So fuck the poor and middle class, civilization is only for the rich.""

"Walmart is the largest, most profitable Western retail chain delivering cheapest goods to the largest customer base in the world probably."

Only a fascist would look at Walmart and think "there's a company that is good for the poor and the middle class". Walmart destroys jobs, communities, families, and employees. They drive other stores out of business. They drive down the value of real estate. They force employees to work terrible hours for terrible wages and as little for benefits as possible.

In other words, they are a fascist's dream come true. Of-course, your dream world is utter fascism so it fits well for you.

""I'd love to see how your phantasmagorical entrepreneurs would compete on price for delivering potable water to a neighborhood.""

"A company that sells to the poor becomes extremely rich because that's the market where the most money is and figuring out how to satisfy their demands will make you very very wealthy, this includes water as well."

That is a whole lot of verbage with pretty well zero substance. Do you actually have an example of a for-profit company running pipes underground for water delivery? No, of course not.

As I said before, your dream state - a dream reinforced by your church - involves freedom, opportunity, civilization, democracy, and justice for the wealthy, and fascism for the people.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Grand Old Party of Fascism

The heir-apparent to the first family of fascism was greeted warmly at the CPAC convention this year.  Indeed, this is no surprise as conservatism and fascism are natural bedfellows.  Nobody should be surprised that a party which utilized voter suppression to win elections would unite with a philosophy that views voters as idiots, workers as disposable resources without rights, and democracy itself as but an obstacle to their god-given right to rule with unlimited power for unlimited time.  

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

More from the first family of fascism

From the slashdot discussion on Rand Paul's fillibuster:

More from the first family of fascism

Don't be mistaken, just as was the case with his father, Rand Paul is not honestly doing this in the name of liberty. Rand Paul is doing this because it is an opportunity to extend class inequality just a little bit longer. Remember Rand Paul went to college and medical school on his father's dime. He then rode into the senate on his father's legacy. There is nothing he values more than keeping his (and his father's) money. By keeping this debate open, he is able to further kick down the road any senate discussion of budgetary matters. He is also able to further delay any legislative action on actual health care matters, which makes both his and his father's practices more profitable.

Just like his father, Rand Paul is set to profit well by continuing economic disparity. He wants nothing more than to see the expansion of - or at the very least the stasis of - the deeply regressive taxation system in the US. He is all in favor of trampling on the lower economic classes in order to improve the welfare of his own.

This invariably erodes the rights and opportunities of the lower classes. This is how you bring about fascism for the people.