Saturday, September 04, 2004

Strange Bedfellows

from Learning to Love Totalitarianism
In the early days of the rise of corporations, conservatives were opposed to them because they undermined both individual liberty and competition in the marketplace. Those who today carry the banner of conservatism are a different sort entirely. They support a concentration of wealth and political control among a corporate elite, which is antithetical to freedom of the individual, a free market and democracy. The corporate state is closer to the formula of fascism than to democracy.

1 comment:

Happy said...

Exactly. And this is why I love Cyberpunk fiction so much. Though it is scary to believe that there will come a time when governments will be overthrown by corporations.