- who looked unprepared to interrogate Erik Prince in recent Blackwater congressional hearings
- who have a conflict of interest insofar as they rely on Blackwater for security themselves when they visit Iraq
- who have at least one presidential candidate who shares public relations contractors with Blackwater
- who have one former President who started the privatization of our military
One of the definitions of fascism is corporate control of government. The conservatives with the help of a critical mass of otherwise ineffective Democrats have insured the perfect trifecta of discipline and control: privatization of public education, of imprisonment, and now of the military. Let's not get bogged down by analogies to Hitler, since fascism is bigger than the Führer. Let's just call it "FedEx Facism," since Blackwater considers itself the FedEx of the international security apparatus.