If you’ve been following this page for a while, you’ll know that it’s been an anti-fascism blog for a long time. Fascism isn’t Hitler and invading Poland and gas chambers. Mussolini — who kind of invented the term — said fascism should better be called “corporatism,” because it’s the merger of the corporation and the state. We learned a lot from the successes and failures of the 3rd Reich. And, through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the monied right wing in this country has been, for the past 35 years, waging a corporatist coup of this country.
A Reich not bound by artificial borders. Where nation states are subjects to them, not the other way around. Well, the face of the page reflected it:
The page was designed to disseminate information about fascism where it exists in the US and around the world. People needed to hear. They needed to see. They needed to know the face of the enemy in order they fight against it.
But, times have changed. Not that the threat is gone. VERY far from it. It’s just that the menace doesn’t lurk in the shadows anymore. ALEC has been exposed (link) and the U.S. right wing’s coup has come so close to fruition that they’re just barely trying to hide it anymore. The biggest concern now is the hold their immense propaganda network holds over the information-poor who have been bred and raised to dance off the cliff to their pied piper’s dissonant song.
Now, we fight. It’s enough to be spreading all of the information in real time to as many people as possible. Not to break the news, but to be a witty, humorous aggregate to help make the information go viral in social networking sites. That’s what we are now. The page needed a new face.
So, it got one:
Thanks for being here. Hope you enjoy the presentation, the information, and the fight.