UK arrested Tommy Robinson for reporting child-rape gangs that the government caters to. The UK banned reporting of his arrest, denied him a lawyer, and is trying to have him assassinated in prison. Regardless of how you feel about his views, this is a totalitarian government.

Tommy Robinson isn't the first to that the UK has jailed after a secret trial. Melanie Shaw tried to expose child abuse in a Nottinghamshire kids home -- it wasn't foreigners doing the molesting, but many members of the UK's parliament. The government kidnapped her child and permanently took it away. Police from 3 forces have treated her like a terrorist and themselves broken the law. Police even constantly come by to rob her phone and money. She was tried in a case so secret the court staff had no knowledge of it. Her lawyer, like Tommy's, wasn't present. She has been held for over 2 years in Peterborough Prison. read, read

Corporatism

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Corporatism is a system of economic, political, or social organization where corporate groups such as agricultural, business, ethnic, labour, military, patronage, scientific, or religious groups are joined together into a single body in which the different groups are mandated to negotiate with each other to establish policies in the interest of the multiple groups within the body.[1] The word "corporatism" is derived from the Latin word for body, corpus. This meaning is not connected with the contemporary inaccurate and pejorative use of the term corporatism to describe politics that is dominated by business corporations. Corporatism views society as being alike to an organic body in which each corporate group is viewed as a necessary organ for society to function properly.[2] Corporatism is related to the sociological concept of functionalism.[3] Countries that have corporatist systems typically utilize strong state intervention to direct corporatist policies and to prevent conflict between the groups.[4]

Corporatism has been supported from various proponents across the political spectrum, including: absolutists, capitalists, conservatives, fascists, progressives, reactionaries and theologians.[5]

Political scientists may also use the term corporatism to describe a practice whereby a state, through the process of licensing and regulating officially-incorporated social, religious, economic, or popular organizations, effectively co-opts their leadership or circumscribes their ability to challenge state authority by establishing the state as the source of their legitimacy, as well as sometimes running them, either directly or indirectly through corporations. This usage is particularly common in the area of East Asian studies, and is sometimes also referred to as state corporatism. Some analysts have applied the term neocorporatism to certain practices in Western European countries, such as the Tupo in Finland and Proporz system in Austria.[6]

In recent years the phrase "corporatism" has been used in a pejorative context in propaganda memes by both free-market libertarians and red liberals (inspired by the counter-culture of the 1960s) to mean the promotion of the interests of big business corporations in government over the interests of the general public. These people, especially in the United States, almost without exception couch their critique by referencing "fascism" (in a derogatory manner) as the merger of state and business power.[7] What they do not mention is that the purpose of this in Italy under fascism was to reign in big business, to utilise its ability to create prosperity but to subordinate it to the needs and interests of the nation-state (ie - the people) as a whole. This was to avoid the problem of an unrestrained bourgeois plutocracy dominating the nation for their sectional interests as it happens under liberal "democratic" regimes, without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

References

  1. Wiarda, Howard J. Corporatism and comparative politics. M.E. Sharpe, 1996. Pp. 29-30.
  2. Wiarda, Howard J. Corporatism and comparative politics. M.E. Sharpe, 1996. Pp. 28-30.
  3. Adler, Franklin Hugh.Italian Industrialists from Liberalism to Fascism: The Political Development of the Industrial Bourgeoisie, 1906-34. Pp. 349
  4. Wiarda, Howard J. Corporatism and comparative politics. M.E. Sharpe, 1996. Pp. 23-24.
  5. Wiarda, Howard J. Corporatism and comparative politics. M.E. Sharpe, 1996. Pp. 31-38.
  6. Wolfgang Streeck & Lane Kenworthy, "Theories and Practices of Neocorporatism". Iin Thomas Janoski (ed.) The Handbook of Political Sociology (Cambridge Univ. Press: 2005), p. 441ff.
  7. David Miller, Janet Coleman, William Connolly, Alan Ryan. The Blackwell encyclopaedia of political thought. Wiley-Blackwell, 1991. Pp. 104.
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