Roosevelt’s nightmare has become American reality. We are now clearly a fascist state by his definition. The word fascism has been replaced by the propaganda term, “corporate capitalism.”
The USA has its mainstream media entirely controlled by private power. Electronic media, where most Americans get their news, is nearly all corporate-controlled, including PBS/NPR, which take millions of dollars from corporations and acquiesce to their viewpoint. It is extremely deceptive for them to pretend to represent the public interest.
Media owners, board members and advertisers are tied to polluting, defense cheating and bankstering, the same fascists who finance the American elections for control. With control of the government and mass media, the ruling plutocrats do as they please.
Many citizens are catching on to some degree, but they miss a critical point. The billionaires who control the USA are not necessarily American. Through their investments in “American” corporations which rent our elections, foreign billionaires have far more influence over the US government than do the American people.
What the global wealthy use the USA for, primarily, is their private piggy bank. Most of the treasury is used for war and intimidation in their interest, and to protect the global “free” trade they have established against the public interest. They profit from the weapons sold to our government and other governments boosting wars around the globe at the expense of 99% of the world’s population.
Jobs have been moved to the third world in search of slave labor, prison labor and child labor, with which to undermine the workers of the world. This means that goods must be shipped vast distances at great expense to the environment and climate change, but the billionaires don’t care about anything but profit, a primary reason they are billionaires.