Senator Obama is now the president-elect in the United States many Americans are misinformed. I am not a socialist. I despise capitalism. In these times, I think it is important to familiarize yourself with the Fed government not only in the U.S. but in other countries as well. The excerpt below elaborates further:

    Cuba is Socialist, China is a Totalatarian Dictatorship, much like the USSR under Stalin or Indonesia under Suharto.
    Some other Socialist democracies woud be, Denmark,Sweden, Venezuala,Bolivia,
    As for fascist states check out the following and see if you can think of a major one that isn't quite fascist but certainly on the fast track.

    1.Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

    2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to ‘look the other way’ of even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

    3.Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe; racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists; terrorists, etc.

    4. Supremacy of the Military – Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

    5. Rampant Sexism – The government if fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.

    6.Controlled Mass Media – Sometimes the media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or through sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in wartime, is very common.

    7. Obsession with National Security – Fear is used as a motivation tool by the government over the masses.

    8. Religion and Government are Intertwined – Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.

    9. Corporate Power is Protected – The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders in power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

    10. Labor Power is Suppressed – Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely or are severely suppressed.

    11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts – Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free _expression in the arts is openly attacked, and governments often refuse to fund the arts.

    12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment – Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses, and even forego civil liberties, in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

    13.. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption – Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions, and who use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability.

    14. Fraudulent Elections – Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against (or even the assassination of) the opposition candidates, the use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and the manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

    In addition, you must know that Capitalism/Fascism & Socialism/Communism are two variants of the same political system. Set yourself free...Please Read

    What Is Fascism?!
    In their book, The Nazi Hydra in America - a book highly recommended by Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, Glen Yeardon and John Hawkins write:

    "Few other words cause more confusion … than fascism. It is often used in the sense of extreme repression. Often the understanding of fascism is limited to the Nazis and repression. The term has been applied to many individuals, such as Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, and others. It is frequently - often wrongly - used to describe police and law enforcement, and government and its policies …

    "What then is fascism exactly? Webster's Dictionary defines it as: 'A government system marked by a centralized dictatorship, stringent socioeconomic controls and belligerent nationalism' …

    "According to [President] Franklin Roosevelt:

    'The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by … a group or any controlling private power'.

    Yeardon and Hawkins suggest that we begin with Roosevelt's definition: that fascism is a form of government that exists (often amidst the trappings of democracy) for the benefit of a few over and against the benefit of the many.

    They continue:

    "Another good definition of fascism comes from Heywood Broun, a noted American columnist in the 1930s:

    'Fascism is a dictatorship from the extreme right, or to put it a little more closely into our local idiom, a government which is run by a small group of large industrialists and financial lords … I think it is not unfair to say that any businessman in America, or public leader, who goes out to break unions is laying the foundations for fascism'."

    What Broun has done here is to enlarge the definition of fascism to include a system of government that stands against the economic expression of worker's rights; in other words, it is the antithesis of socialism. It places the rights of "management" above the rights of workers; the rights of the rich over and against the rights of the poor. Indeed, it anathematizes the poor.

    Yeardon and Hawkins then add Upton Sinclair's definition of fascism:

    "Fascism is capitalism plus murder."

    This makes sense because it cannot possibly be imagined that "average people" would of their own volition support a government that places the interests of the few above the interests of the many; the interests of the rich above the interests of "average people."

    Finally, Yeardon and Hawkins give their own definition, which in essence sums up the definitions cited above:

    "This book (meaning The Nazi Hydra in America) defines fascism as follows, with one condition. Fascism is a repressive totalitarian regime in which a small elite controls and uses the government for their [own] benefit. Any action by the government that places the rights of a corporation or a group of elites above the rights of the people is a step toward fascism."

    NOTE: When one connects this definition of fascism to Professor C. Wright Mill's (Columbia University) description of the state of elite power in the United States, one is left shivering at how close to fascism the country has moved in recent years:

    "... in this particular epoch a conjunction of historical circumstances has led to the rise of an elite of power ... the men of the circles composing this elite, severally and collectively, now make such key decisions as are made; and that, given the enlargement and the centralization of the means of power now available, the decisions that they make and fail to make carry more consequences for more people than has ever been the case in the world history of mankind."

    NOTE: Finally, one should take note of the fact that fascism is not always or even necessarily connected to anti-Semitism. The fascist regimes of Benito Moussolin in Italy, Francisco Franco in Spain and Augusto Pinochet in Chile were not anti-Semitic. Thus, the fact that those elements in the United States that are disposed towards fascism are NOT anti-Semitic - specifically, the Religious Right - should not give anyone reason to believe that fascism is not alive and well in the United States. [Please see our article, "The Supermen of the International Christian Embassy's Feast of Tabernacles."]


    The "one condition" that Yeardon and Hawkins cite is the difficulty in defining exactly when a capitalist democracy transcends IRREVOCABLY into a fascist state that is controlled by the few over and against the interests of the many, where the rich are exalted and the poor are anathematized, where all forms of socialism are damned, where unions are busted and where brutal repression is used to keep "average citizens" in line.

    Yeardon and Hawkins explain:

    "The one flaw in this definition (see above) is that it fails to delineate the transformation from a capitalist democracy to a fascist state. For instance, when did Germany become a fascist state? Did it occur with Hitler's approval as chancellor? Or was it before or after Hitler's appointment?

    "While the March 1933 election was not free, nevertheless, the Nazi Party failed to gain a majority in the Reichstag. Thus it can be argued that the transformation occurred after that election. However, Germany was well along the road to a full fascist state before Hitler's appointment - [just as the United States is today, and that even prior to the appearance of the long-looked-for Restitutor Orbis].

    "The lack of a clear line marking the transformation [from a capitalist democracy] to a fascist state points again to the movement's insidious nature … [For this reason] … it is best to look at the traits that explore the degree of fascism …"


    Now let us take a closer look at all forms of Government which I believe are all a part of the same system

    communism, socialism, fascism and capitalism

    "Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." - Thomas Paine, Common Sense 1776

    "It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which of the forms is least imperfect." - James Madison, to an unidentified correspondent 1833

    "Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint." - Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 15

    "Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it." - John Adams, Thoughts on Government 1776

    "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself." - James Madison, Federalist No. 51 February 8, 1788

    "[A] wise and frugal government...shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." - Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address March 4, 1801

    Morpheus: Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.
    Morpheus: The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.