COVID-19 Fascism: State Power Plus Corporate Power Equals Goose-Stepping Groupthink
War on the Horizon?
Submitted for the next issue of American Free Press
“As recently explained by journalist and researcher Iain Davis, these ‘stakeholder capitalism’ mechanism models...(are) essentially a creative way of marketing ‘corporatism,’ the definition of fascism infamously supplied by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.”
Various writers have strained to describe the ongoing destruction of liberty, militarization of society, and scapegoating of dissidents under the permanent COVID-19 state of emergency. CJ Hopkins calls it the regime of the “new normals.” Charles Eisenstein relates it to ancient rites of human sacrifice. Mike Whitney, sounding paranoid but not necessarily wrong, interprets the rising wave of non-COVID excess deaths as pointing to a vaccine-induced “depopulation agenda.”
Something huge and hideous is going on, and like blind men trying to get a grip on the proverbial elephant, these and other writers are contributing pieces to the puzzle. So allow me to proffer another puzzle piece—in this case, a single word. That word is fascism.
We all know that fascism is a political f-word that gets tossed around loosely and inappropriately. So let’s begin by defining our terms.