Fascism, media consolidation, brain washing and money grubbing

An admittedly left-wing take on how fascism, once reviled, has become the modus operandi of our great nation: http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0719-15.htm

Finally, Wallace said, "The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people. ... Democracy, to crush fascism internally, must...develop the ability to keep people fully employed and at the same time balance the budget. It must put human beings first and dollars second. It must appeal to reason and decency and not to violence and deceit. We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels."

In the following link, we learn that the FCC is being forced to revisit its plans for encouraging further concentration of our media outlets: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/19/EDGD56NASS1.DTL

Next, we learn about Linda Ronstadt getting the boot from a Las Vegas casino for praising Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 9/11 during a performance. I know, she wasn't hired for political commentary and she was on private property, but my liberal ass can't help but see this as a sign of serious brain washing. (Can any of you point to an instance in which some performer was booed off stage for criticizing Clinton?): http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/07/19/entertainment1424EDT0076.DTL

Finally, we're informed that the Iraqi stock market is alive and, well, alive. Seriously, it sounds to be doing quite well: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/07/19/MNGFE7NSET1.DTL

Good for them. Hopefully, a small percentage will become quite wealthy, gain undue influence over their elected officials, and protect that lead over their common man by any means necessary.