‘Our country is fully under the control of corporate power’ - interview with Bruce Gagnon
Robles: Now what you’re describing to me, I mean in the dictionary, if you look up the word “fascism”, it is a government controlled by corporations basically. You mentioned Nazi planners in the background starting all this stuff up. Would you characterize the US as being a fascist state at this point?
Gagnon:Well, I think it is true that Mussolini's classic definition of fascism was the wedding of government and corporations. And there can be no doubt that’s what we have in America today. We have no democracy. Our country is fully under the control of corporate power. They buy the elections now, buy the Supreme Court.
In a decision just a couple of years ago: now allows corporations to put as much money into election campaigns as they like, they don’t even have to publicly declare where the money comes from.
And so our ability to have fair and free elections has been destroyed, has been drowned by the Supreme Court’s decision allowing unlimited corporate money. They basically said that corporations have the rights of people.
Robles: Unfortunately, Bruce we are about out of time. Is there anything you’d like to finish up with?
Gagnon:I’d just like to invite people to check out our website, which is spaceforpeace.org: the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. We were created 21 years ago and today we have a global membership. People all over the world who are working hard to get their country out of the program that the United States has developed, that is now swallowing up other countries around the world, pulling them into this very expensive Starwars program, so expensive that the US cannot afford to pay for it itself. It is now pulling in the so-called allied countries to help them pay for the entire program.
Robles: Ok, thank you very much. I visited your website, very interesting, a lot of material there. So, I recommend it for anybody out there. Thanks a lot, it was very interesting.
You were listening to an interview with Bruce Gagnon. He is the coordinator for the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.