May 24, 2022•191 words
- The government is managed by a powerful leader (even if he or she assumes office by way of the electoral process).
This is the fascistic leadership principle (or father figure).
- The government assumes it is not restrained in its power.
This is authoritarianism, which eventually evolves into totalitarianism.
- The government ostensibly operates under a capitalist system while being undergirded by an immense bureaucracy.
The government through its politicians emits powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism.
- The government has an obsession with national security while constantly invoking terrifying internal and external enemies.
The government establishes a domestic and invasive surveillance system and develops a paramilitary force that is not answerable to the citizenry.
The government and its various agencies (federal, state, and local) develop an obsession with crime and punishment.
This is overcriminalization.
The government becomes increasingly centralized while aligning closely with corporate powers to control all aspects of the country's social, economic, military, and governmental structures.
The government uses militarism as a center point of its economic and taxing structure.
The government is increasingly imperialistic in order to maintain the military-industrial corporate forces.