I'm saying this because one of the last statements Obama made last night during his speech. My first thought was "What the fuck? Affairs of State are no longer being handled by the Dept of State?" I had to ask myself if we really have become a Fascist State. I'm beginning to believe we have.
From last night's speech by Obama via WSWS:
The most chilling passage came at the end of the 19-minute speech, when Obama declared, “Our troops are the steel in our ship of state,” adding, “And though our nation may be traveling through rough waters, they give us confidence that our course is true.”
It is for this statement, rather than all the double-talk about troop withdrawals, that Obama’s miserable speech deserves to be remembered. It was rhetoric befitting a military-ruled banana republic or a fascist state. The military—not the Constitution, not the will of the people or the country’s ostensibly democratic institutions—constitutes the “steel” in the “ship of state.” Presumably, the democratic rights of the people are so much ballast to be cast overboard as needed.
I know what I have said here will piss off a number of Obama's ardent supporters, but so be it. I refuse to stand idly by and watch as the country I love is turned into a Fascist State controlled by the corporations, the wealthy, and the military.
The rest of the article can be found here, for those who are interested.