Socialism? Well, there are socialistic elements to it. The easiest description for the socialism we see in our country today is: socialism - a panacea for the angered masses. Socialism in our current government system is a tool - not the system. National socialism was a misnomer for Germany's style of fascism. And to put a fine point on it, here's what Gerald Celente said on Lew Rockwell's podcast January 4:
The entire game is rigged. I began by saying: "Too big to failed." The big corporations are in control. What is that? ... The definition of fascism, according to Mussolini, is the merger of state and corporate powers. The corporate powers are in control.But Benito Mussolini provided us with a polite term:
Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power. (Brainyquotes.com)But there is a problem. Apparently, Mussolini didn't say that. Oops. No matter. What fascism did was incorporate corporations into the state. That's like what the 14th Amendment to our constitution did, when it guaranteed - in a round about way - corporations personhood. Personhood was apparently granted earlier by Supreme Court decision.
As a side note, states have incorporated marriage into the state by granting marriage licenses.
So what are we left with? Is the marriage of big business and big government fascism or corporatism? Well, it's not freedom. Let's call it statism. And I'll define it myself:
Statism - the marriage of the state with itself in an unholy alliance with any other power that serves the state.