(by Ben Bartee | The Daily Bell) – The corporate media and their Antifa soldiers discuss the term “fascism” quite freely. Somehow, through magnificent contortions of pretzel-logic, they claim that resistance to government mandates to inject themselves with experimental drugs is not resistance to fascism, but to fascism itself.
An antifa group protests over the weekend in Brisbane, Australia, calling for stricter government action on Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/2ZT5qYBExU
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 17, 2021
They really have a wonderful ability to invert reality.
But for all the revisionism, fascism as a governing ideology really means something very specific.
The progenitor of the ideology, the Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, infamously defined fascism – or, alternatively, corporatism – as the “fusion of corporate and state power”.
Let’s examine true 21st century technofascism and how it works in the real world:
The total US government budget in 2022 was $6.272 trillion (25.1% of GDP).
A quarter of the country’s economic activity goes to projects theoretically carried out in the public interest, financed by the public treasury.
As might be expected from the large bureaucratic infrastructure required to administer this activity, these vast resources are frequently abused. In an opaque journey through a series of invisible hands, funds are redirected to private wallets with little or no benefit to the real public. The private interests that add up to power are the biggest beneficiaries.
The most obvious example of fascist confrontation in the modern era is the COVID mRNA “vaccines”.
If the government takes your tax money to pay for a Pfizer product…
Then it takes away your rights until you take this Pfizer product…
It then protects Pfizer from any financial liability if you are harmed…
The government is a perfect subsidiary of Pfizer❓ https://t.co/1riuH1zB5T pic.twitter.com/QDWdmC9BYd
— kanekoa.substack.com (@KanekoaTheGreat) January 6, 2023
The for-profit private pharmaceutical industry has long abused public coffers by bribing politicians through campaign donations, which in turn funnel taxpayer dollars into subsidizing private “research and development” (called “R + D” in industry). The COVID-19 pandemic greatly expanded the scope of public funding for projects in the pharmaceutical industry.
Via the Journal of the American Medical Association:
“There has also been a major shift in funding for product commercialization during the pandemic. Government agencies and philanthropic organizations are providing large sums not only to support research, but also to fund early-stage product development , the expansion of manufacturing capacity and efficient distribution systems. In the past, these activities have been largely funded by the pharmaceutical industry.”
Pfizer and Moderna raid the treasury to offset the cost of research and development of their mRNA injections. Then, once developed, they get the government to cover the price of the shots administered to the public.
The shot is then marketed as “free” to the public. But, of course, the public is paying for the shots through the treasury. The problem is, no one sees dollars draining from their personal bank accounts. The cost to the individual, filtered through large institutions, seems remote. To Joe Six-Pack and Sally PTA, they’re just vague digits on some government spreadsheet.
Meanwhile, Pfizer and Moderna are making record profits because their project costs are subsidized on the back end and they receive a premium at the point of sale. Pfizer doubled its profits between 2020 and 2021 by selling its COVID vaccines to the government it paid to develop them in the first place.
Project Veritas recently exposed a covert meeting with a Pfizer executive in which he admitted that “Pfizer is a revolving door for all government officials.”
It clearly states that individual FDA officials engage with Pfizer, knowing that they will then receive an extremely lucrative job or consulting performance from Pfizer.
Revolving door between Big Pharma, Big Govt, MSM. pic.twitter.com/hgErYIWRoB
— TMM (@TMMMcB) January 26, 2023
Then you have the actual mandate to use the product. You will make Pfizer rich, or the government will use its coercive power to put you out of a job.
This fits perfectly with the actual definition of fascism.
In the end, the public treasury is bankrupt and the national debt is rising, while no one seems to care, certainly not the industries that benefit from the public handout.
Of course, the pharmaceutical industry is only one head of the public-private hydra.
There is also, for example, the sports industry that manipulates local governments into funding inflated stadiums with empty promises of a return on investment at some point in the future.
There is the US war machine that funnels public defense dollars to private arms contractors.
The Pentagon, for example, has never passed an audit. If it were a private entity, with a fiduciary responsibility to stakeholders, its managers would be on the hook for civil and even criminal penalties for embezzlement. Instead, their incompetent management is rewarded with year-on-year budget increases.
It’s bad enough that we’ll be forced to support companies we don’t want.
But it reaches another level when fascists force us to inject their product into our bodies, or when they force us into their wars for profit.
Ben Bartee is an American freelance journalist based in Bangkok with opposable thumbs. Follow your stuff via Armageddon Prose and/or subpilePatreon, Gab and Twitter.