A number of years back I was watching a documentary about giant lizards on an isolated island. The lizards had never seen a man, an ape or any kind of primate. So, a human could walk right up, stand right by it without the lizard even knowing he was there. In the lizards genetic memory, there was no record of anything like a man. To the lizards, a man was about the same as a rock or a tree branch. Of course, humans are a danger to animals. These lizards skins might make nice looking boots. To the big 10ft long lizards, there was not danger that they could see or notice.
Well, there is a special danger in the world, especially in the United states and the European Union. I know what that danger is. Perhaps you do also. If you are reading this blog, there is a chance you are seeking information and exposing danger on your own. Most people are not. My impression as a fantasy free person is that life in the United States is trained to trust, engage in group decisions and wait for someone with superior knowledge to fix things and protect them. People such as myself who point to problems and and try to warn people are seen as the threat and the genuine issues we expose are viewed as weapons we come up with to make them unhappy.
Many worry themselves sick over the emergence of congress persons who are classic socialists. They are seen as the country’s greatest threat. There are constant rants and raves against them. Classic socialists have very little political power. The movement will go nowhere. The real danger is to American citizens like the danger the giant lizards did not recognize in the human beings they encountered. The economic system in place now is fascism. Americans worry themselves sick over the remote potential classic socialism will infect our system while they are being eaten alive by the socialist system in operation now. All sorts of folks are calling for the end of capitalism when there is not a single capitalist system operating in the world today?
Economic outcomes in the United States are determined by political power. This is socialism in every respect. Fascism is the economic system in the United States today. Fascism is destroying the United States of America. That is why the income distribution in the country is so skewed in favor of the upper income crowd. The upper income group has the most political power. With political power government becomes a tool for getting rich and staying rich. Political power is used to protect the rich from the rigors of free market competition. Lack of political power in the middle class and down guarantees all in that group are still bound by free market forces. They have to bargain for a salary. They have to compare prices to find products they can afford. The rich use government to guarantee their well being. The very richest use government to rig markets in their favor and force consumers to by their products. The is fascism. Fascism is a symbiotic partnership between government and the rich and the government.
Fascism is more destructive than classic socialism. It will destroy the economy. It is destroying the economy right now as I am writing this. When fascism destroys it does so suddenly and it is devastating.
So, what can we do to protect ourselves from fascism? Right now we have no defense against it at all because the overall population refuses to acknowledge it. Almost anything will destroy a country if the citizens absolutely refuse to see it and deal with it.
The truth is a hard sell. Fantasy Free Economics gains readers one at a time. Major search engines simply do not list blogs which disagree with their political agenda. As long as folks share the link to this blog and others speaking out against the grain, the truth will at least trickle into the public consciousness.