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Corporate-State Fascism Is Already Here

Posted by M. C. on March 21, 2022

The evil that requires our obedience will not stop until we recognize them for who they really are and fearlessly point them out with the simple label they deserve, “Fascists!”

Instead of counting sheep, repeat the following nursery rhyme to yourselves as you lay your head on the pillow tonight:

Good Citizen

Long live capitalism.

“Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.” — Not Benito Mussolini, but still true.

Corporations have been controlling governments across the west to varying degrees since there were governments to control. Today this happens with back room deal making, revolving doors of executives shuffling between board rooms and government agencies charged with that industry’s oversight and then back to the board room. It happens through funding research with corporate grants and state subsidies in what is now called ‘regulatory capture’.

We do not call ‘regulatory capture’ bribery or corruption. We do not even call bribery or massive corruption in government by its real name, we call it “lobbying”. We do not call the lateral move from corporation to government agencies on behalf of that corporation’s industry corruption, we call it “public service”. No matter how large the speaking fees or how many millions in stock options await the public servant they are apparently still serving the public and not the corporation.

When politicians take millions in contributions from corporations we do not call that corruption either, or bribery, we call it “campaign financing” through “political action committees”. No matter how many millions the politician raises through these legal mechanisms we are still supposed to believe they will serve the voters and not their financial contributors.

When corporate lawyers working for lobbying firms write legislation for congress, often prepared in advance of manufactured “news” (sometimes catastrophic events: See Patriot Act) that warrants its immediate passing and signing without meaningful debate or even lawmakers reading the bill, we call this the “legislative process”.

When vaccine trials with experimental gene therapy are rammed through something called ‘operation warp speed’ with falsified data and questionable practices and immediately approved for emergency use authorization while suppressing cheap effective therapies at the expense of millions of lives, we call this “following the science”. We do not call it Democide or Pharmacide.

When the man who was part of creating and funding the man-made virus that was “accidentally” released from a level four bio lab in China is put in charge of managing the government response to his own catastrophic failures, we do not call him a war criminal but a “public health servant”. He is paraded across the public airwaves for two years making contradictory statements while hailed by Corporate-State elites as a hero.

The word “Orwellian” gets bandied about daily now, and rightly so. The people sense they are watching the boot of tyranny descend closer and closer to their heads.

War is Peace.

War criminals are heroes.

Bribery is lobbying.

Corruption is regulatory capture.

Looting Treasuries is Quantitative Easing.

When children are forced to wear masks that do absolutely nothing other than destroy their souls and torment them psychologically this is sold to the inquisitive parent and obedient masses as “public health policy” for the “common good”. It’s never called overt child abuse worthy of prison time for those who mandate or enforce it.

Freedom is Slavery.

Child abuse is safety for the common good.

George Carlin warned us about euphemisms and political correctness. Ronald Regan warned us about fascism masquerading as liberalism. When we allow the government and its public relations servants in the media to manipulate language against us, what evils will they cloak next in benign adornments of bureaucratic double speak?

Will they call for the end of civilian casualties and suffering in Ukraine with more war? How about cloaking World War Three with something called a ‘no-fly zone’?

If the bankers of global management want another brother war on European soil, they will find a way to engineer it as they did the last two. It would allow them to accelerate the final stages of transition from free market capitalism rooted in western consumerism and interconnected global trade with winners and losers, to a top down, centrally controlled system of elite-managed Corporate-State Fascism.

The transition has been in the works since the turn of the century, though it’s roots can be traced to a series of events last century: 1) The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 2) End of the gold standard 3) Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999. The past two years have presented a series of “opportunities” to usher in their new normal through a ‘build back better’ program which cements the final transition to total tyranny. We know this, because they have told us this is what they have planned for us.

In order to realize their new normal tyranny, dissent must be punished. Emergency authorizations must be enacted to stop protestors who challenge authority and power. Corporations must work hand in glove with states to realize whatever is needed.

For years tech monopolies have worked with western intelligence agencies to collect everything on their citizens and spy on them. They are now openly working with governments to publicly censor speech and label truth as “misinformation”. This can earn the added label “Covid-misinformation” or “Russian-disinformation” for that extra boost it needs to convince the masses that only “authoritative sources” are to be trusted.

What constitutes an authoritative source? Corporate media that works with the agents of state power, mainly oligarchs and their foundations. This includes wikipravda and google search to capture and control public education and universities.

This is how the con works: Authoritative sources are lies and propaganda, while conspiracy theories and misinformation are often the truth slandered with those meaningless labels. Centers of power have no need to censor lies and propaganda because they are the source for both. Censorship is reserved exclusively for when lies and propaganda are exposed by the truth, which is always the greatest threat to power anywhere and has been throughout all of human history. If you search google for ‘why censorship’…?

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Regulatory Capture in the Age of COVID-19 – Liam’s Blog

Posted by M. C. on September 1, 2021

By Liam Cosgrove (

Our healthcare system is broken, a fact nobody would have disputed in pre-COVID days. Regulatory capture is a reality, and the pharmaceutical industry is fraught with examples. Yet we trusted private-public partnerships to find an optimal solution to a global pandemic, assuming a crisis would bring out the best in historically corrupt institutions.

Here is a brief list of less-than-savory behavior demonstrated by our titans of healthcare: 

  • Pfizer and J&J plead guilty to “misbranding with the intent to defraud or mislead” and paying “kickbacks to health care providers to induce them to prescribe [their] drugs”, resulting in fines of $2.3 billion in 2009 and $2.2 billion in 2013, respectively. 
  • Pfizer settled another lawsuit for “manipulating studies” and “suppressing negative findings” just a few years later. 
  • Moderna has never developed an approved drug yet one of their board members was placed in charge of Operation Warp Speed. This certainly is unrelated to the fact that they received the most federal vaccine R&D funding and have received over $6 billion from our government since the start of the pandemic.
  • Gilead Sciences paid $97 million in fines because it “illegally used a non-profit foundation as a conduit to pay the Medicare co-pays for its own drug”.
  • In 2005, AstraZeneca’s drug Crestor was shown to be linked to a life-threatening muscle disease while the company withheld evidence of this and two dozen other effects from the public.
  • In 2012, GlaxoSmithKline paid $3 billion in fines as it “failed to include certain safety data” relating to their drug, since labeled to be connected to heart failure and attacks.

Thankfully our public health guardians are in place to protect us from the greed and deceit of the private sector, right? Wrong. Enjoy another brief list:

  • FDA worked behind the scenes with company Biogen to alter previously conducted trials of their $56,000 per year Alzheimer’s treatment, and “by removing the subset of people for whom the drug didn’t work, they found a slight statistical effect in favor of the drug.” Even after doing this, an advisory committee voted 10-0 against approving the drug. The FDA approved the drug anyways, causing three committee members to resign.
  • In that case, the third-party advisors did the right thing. This is not always the case… A study by Science Magazinetracking 107 FDA advisors for four years, found that 62% received money from related drug makers with 25% receiving over $100k and 6% receiving over $1 million. It only takes a few corrupt advisors to fix a panel and feign medical consensus.
  • The WHO has come to be dominated by China over the last 17 years by bribing poor nations and altering the organization’s voting structure to ensure their candidates obtain high positions (most notablydirector-general). The WHO parroted false claims made by the CCP in Jan 2020 that COVID-19 had “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission” (still on Twitter!), despite receiving contrary evidence from Taiwanese health monitors in December 2019 and during which time Chinese hospitals were overrun, requiring mass disinfections across villages:

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