I was chatting with someone in my World of Warcraft guild about the election.
She's theoretically Republican - pro-military (or at least more than me) and yet disgusted with the choices offered by party for President.
So I said that in my mind, both parties were controlled by the corporations, who had allied with the militarists, fundamentalist Christians, and 'the kind of spooks you shouldn't let out of the back rooms at Langley.'
She laughed, but I got to thinking about fascism.
Isn't this the basic constellation of power that you get for a fascist state? State military power, corporations, the secret police, and hate-based reactionaries?