Resist Fascism Through Small Acts of Resistance

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini.

The facts are clear, our governments are corrupted by money, the money and the money-changers rule. Robert Scheer's article today at Truthdig nicely summarizes this. But he offers no solutions, no plan of action, no path out. The beginning of the path out for me was to step into the cash economy.

i started to ask for a cash deal everywhere and pay cash for every service. Then to get paid in cash, if you can't, think of changing things so you can. Become a plumber or a gardener or a roofer or a million things that exist in the underground cash economy. Buying local and spending cash is a small way to spit in a banker's beer. The top one percent of the richest have wealth equal to the bottom 90 percent. Action, if not now, when?

All action starts small and grows. Start small, but start. Each time an individual freely chooses the cash economy they take back a little extra money and gain a little self-esteem. Corporate control is so vast that people everywhere are taking action against the reckless corporate steamroller. For me it feels good to have less, to want less, to 'drop out' of the capitalist system that is consuming our mother earth, to read, to learn, to live freely through small acts of resistance

“The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism—ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt