How can the US be fascist if we have elections and the US Constitution? Ok, I'll explain…

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US policy is fascist in unlawful Wars of Aggression, obvious torture, paper-thin propaganda to expand US war to Iran, blatant violation of international treaties with WMD, transfer of TRILLIONS of our tax dollars to financial elites, and corporate media prostitution service to propagandize the above facts to an awakening American public.

This assessment is objectively factual as political theory defines fascism. Res ipsa loquitur translates roughly into “the facts speak for themselves;” with the above list of documented facts as independently verifiable evidence proving beyond reasonable doubt American fascism in those defining areas of US government.

Let’s compare how a constitutional republic would respond in these crucial policies, then address the strongest arguments against the assertion of American fascism: popular elections and the presence of the US Constitution.

The constitutional republic Americans are promised, with Congress and Executive officers sworn to uphold:
A constitutional republic, in contrast to fascist current war policy, would honor US law and UN Security Council restraint to use our military only under the narrow legal definition of self-defense, mindful of the many lessons of history that war since WW2 kills civilians as the vast majority and up to 90% of the total death total (in Iraq, the total is over a million from all peer-reviewed independent studies).

A constitutional republic would have transparent procedures for treatment of detainees. Because the US is an unlawful invading force in Iraq and Afghanistan, any acts taken are unlawful; and just made worse through US torture. Of course American troops will be attacked by patriots defending their nation from invasion. To help imagine this, think what Americans would do if China invaded the US.

A constitutional republic would honor Iran’s treaty rights to nuclear energy, as we did when the US-installed Shah was our oil-friendly dictator. We would rationally conclude that the 40-year history of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) nuclear energy had produced no problems of any nation refining fuel past energy-grade to weapons-grade. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections ensure nuclear fuel processing contains equipment only suitable for the lower-purity energy use, and monitor for verification.

A constitutional republic would stand by Iran’s call for democracy with Palestinians, and act in the UN Security Council to fulfill the purpose of the UN of inalienable human rights for Palestinians and Israelis. We would not lie about Iran's president's statements for Palestinian rights as a threat to Israel's existence.

A constitutional republic would ensure universal treaty enforcement for nuclear, chemical, biological weapons, and would participate to eliminate land mines. Finally, a constitutional republic would promote the general welfare for open hearings to invite our best minds to come forward to articulate a US monetary system that benefits the public rather than a cartel of banks, provide full employment for reinvestment in American infrastructure, end the national debt, and honor our government’s word and the American public’s will to end US and global poverty forever by making the investment of 1% of our gross national income to do so.

American fascism is impossible because the US has elections, right?
Let’s look. First, we need to revisit a definition of fascism:

The definition of “fascism” has some academic variance, but is essentially collusion among corporatocracy, authoritarian government, and controlled media and education. This “leadership” is only possible with a nationalistic public accepting policies of war, empire, and limited civil and political rights.

The easiest way to pierce the illusion of American elections is to understand the end result of government is policy. If the defining policies are fascist, then the system producing them is causing fascist policies and best understood as a fascist political system. When fascist policies get the votes in Congress and approval by the president, either these professional politicians are choosing fascism, or can’t tell the difference between lawful and unlawful wars under the UN Charter, what defines torture, are overcome by propaganda regarding Iran, and blindly believe “leadership” to reject hearings to shovel trillions of our dollars to the same financial “leaders” who gambled their banks into insolvency.

Critical to American public understanding of the above paragraph is to invest the time to get to factual understanding of the issues discussed. If you care enough to be a responsible citizen, go back to the first two paragraphs of the article and explore the link until you’re confident of the independently verifiable facts on the topics that these US policies of war are unlawful under US law and the UN Charter. The transfer if trillions to banksters is legal, and clearly to the benefit of a corporatocracy and in direct opposition to banking for the public good as clearly expressed throughout US history by many of America’s brightest minds.

The facts do speak for themselves, if you have the intellectual integrity and moral courage to embrace them. Another analogy is to understand that millions of Americans invest the time and attention to clearly understand the rules of a sport; let’s say football. These rules are more complex than understanding the laws that distinguish between a lawful and unlawful war. Our current situation with American wars are so far outside the narrow legal limit of defensive wars only when under armed attack by another nation, that it is like a football team arming their offensive line with guns, shooting any opponent who approaches their player with the ball, and calling that a “legal block.”

American politics is a duopoly, a two-party system that requires an average cost of over a million dollars each two-year election cycle for members of the House of Representatives to “win” an election. The Senate winner requires over $6 million. This financial barrier keeps 3rd parties out, and allows Democratic and Republican party “leadership” leverage over individual members for their selection for candidacy and re-election. The corporate media can then highlight or lowlight candidates to influence voters, corporate money buys advertising that wins most elections, and unaccountable electronic voting can shift enough votes to ensure a chosen candidate’s victory (full explanation here, strongest summary here).

Token opposition, such as Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul, can maintain the illusion of an authentic election system representing the will of the public. But again, the presence of elections is irrelevant if the elected representatives are controlled. The facts show us that the policies in the first paragraph of the article are unlawful under the US Constitution and disqualifies our form of government as a constitutional republic. Our elected officials take an oath to uphold the US Constitution; to protect and defend it. When they blatantly violate this oath as our elected officials, the election becomes meaningless. They are voting for policy unlimited by the Constitution and US law. This is consistent with fascism and impossible to reconcile within the description of constitutional republic.

American fascism is impossible because we still have the US Constitution, right?
From my article, “US government wouldn't lie to start a war with Iran, would they? A look at the conservative history”:

President Bush joked on at least three occasions that a dictatorship in America would be easier than democracy as long as he were the dictator.[28] President Bush was also quoted by three White House sources of exploding in a meeting with Republican leadership over the Constitutionality of the Patriot Act, shouting, “I don't give a goddamn. I'm the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way. Stop throwing the Constitution in my face, it's just a goddamned piece of paper!”[29]

This point must be understood: when the facts in the first paragraph of the article are embraced, anyone can see the US is violation of US law and the Constitution in Wars of Aggression, torture, threats of war against Iran (including official policy of first-strike use of nuclear weapons because Iran is interpreted as threatening us), and WMD treaties. This is as clearly in violation of the law as an analogy of US invasion of Iraq as shooting someone being inspected for weapon possession and declaring innocence because you had good information the person was about to attack you (the “information” later turned out to be obviously false).

My point is that the presence of the Constitution is irrelevant if it is not being observed. The facts show us that our political “leadership” respects the Constitution with empty rhetoric, not policy.

“A mere demarcation on parchment of the constitutional limits (of government) is not a sufficient guard against those encroachments which lead to a tyrannical concentration of all the powers of government in the same hands.”
- James Madison, Federalist Paper #48, 1788.

Policy response:Gandhi and Martin Luther King advocated public understanding of the facts and non-cooperation with evil. I’m among hundreds who advocate:

1.Understand the laws of war. These were legislated after WW2 and are crystal-clear that only self-defense, in a narrow legal meaning, can justify war. This investment of your time takes less than an hour and empowers you to legally stand for ending these Wars of Aggression.

2.Communicate. Trust your unique, beautiful, and powerful self-expression to share powerful information as you feel appropriate. Understand that while many people are ready to embrace difficult facts, many are not. Anticipate your virtuous response to being attacked and give it in the spirit of competition, just as you do in other fields.

3.Refuse and end all orders and acts associated with these unlawful wars and constant violation of treaties. Those involved with US military, government, and law enforcement have an oath to protect and defend the US Constitution. Unlawful acts only move forward with sufficient cooperation and public tolerance. Stop cooperating with the most vicious crime a nation can commit: war.

4.Prosecute the war leaders for obvious violation of the letter and spirit of US war laws. You can only understand how these wars are specifically unlawful by investing the time to do so. Because the crimes are so broad and deep, I recommend Truth and Reconciliation (T&R) to exchange full truth and return of stolen US assets for non-prosecution. This is the most expeditious way to understand and end all unlawful and harmful acts. Those who reject T&R either by volunteering their name and/or responding when named are subject to prosecution after the window of T&R closes.

I conclude with three videos:
Fascism USA, 2-minutes,
If you want to stop terrorism, stop killing Muslims, 1-minute,
America’s 3rd World War, 7-minutes.

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