Rep. Ron Paul Hits American Corporatism, "Leaning to Fascism"
June 25, 2007 (LPAC) -- Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who, as a Republican presidential candidate, is having some success in blowing up the fraud of the presidential campaign, at least on the GOP side, is being threatened with removal from subsequent debates for the "crime" of addressing reality, spoiling the Nazi rally mentality of the other candidates. Congressman Paul further shocked the media hounds on June 21 by identifying the rapid slide into fascism in the U.S., and describing the "corporatist" nature of fascist economics by reference to the American health care system.
Speaking on NPR's "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook, Paul identified Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) as his leading ally in exposing the crimes of the Iraq war and the rush to war on Iran (only he and Kucinich had voted last week against an anti-Iran bill in the House, which Paul called a "rallying to war"), and downplayed his libertarian economic policies as secondary to ending the foreign policy of Empire and correcting the disastrous conditions of the poor and elderly in the US.
Paul said that Empires always end badly, as did the Soviet Empire. "We don't have socialism here," Paul continued, "but a mild form of fascism—corporatism--with corporations on the dole, making money off the military-industrial complex, while the banks and financial houses are making money off the monetary system."
Ashbrook jumped in: "Did you say fascism? Did you say we are living in a fascist state?"
Paul responded: "One that is leaning toward that. Take our medical care...
Ashbrook: "We have fascist medical care?"
Paul: "This is where the corporations run things - the HMOs, the PPOs, the drug companies, pharmaceutical companies -- they're not worried about poor people, they're worried about making big bucks."
Asked about his low rating in the polls, Paul said (and other knowledgeable sources confirmed to EIR) that, on the one hand, the polls are fraudulent, and secondly, much of his support comes from youth using the internet and cell phones, who are left out of the polling process.