Tag Archives: The Powell Memo

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Libertarians are stealthily taking over America.

Since the 1971 Powell Memo, America has moved closer and closer to Fascism.

 

Greedy Free Market Fundamentalism is Killing Our Middle Class

What is killing our middle class is the replacement of a more SHARING economic system, which considers all STAKEholders in the economic system, with a free market fundamentalism, or neoliberal economic policies based on maximizing GREED for the few! Greedy … Continue reading

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To What Degree Will November Election Complete Corporate Coup of America?

Now that the party primaries are over, it appears that the profit centric MSM has guided the voters quite convincingly. We ended up with the candidates which both media’s profit masters most approve of and which voters have the lowest … Continue reading

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November election – How to Minimize War and It’s Fuel: Greed

The Powell Memo of 1971 formalized our path to this point in our corporatocracy. Since the corporate plan laid out in this memo has: been funded by the likes of Koch, Coors, Olin, Bradley, Scaife, and others; has constructed a … Continue reading

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AFP Ranks Legislators, Powell Memo, ALEC Funding, Tea Party Fear/Hate, Domestic Terrorists, US Empire

Suggested Reading for Week Ending 7/27 See How Americans For Prosperity Ranks YOUR Congressmen on free market fundamentalism – Neoliberalism Top 10 DEMs get ratings between 20% and 39%, like Jim Matheson (D) of UT at 35%, or Mike McIntyre … Continue reading

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Excessive Corporate Intrusion Is a Major Factor in Maximizing Inequality

When FDR and LBJ passed laws which maximized equality by providing protections such as Social Security, the right to unionize, and medicare, corporations only saw added costs for doing business. While America helped rebuild the world after WWII, these costs … Continue reading

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Neoliberal, Free Market Fundamentalist, Ideology of The 1971 Powell Memo Reflected in Koch Brother’s 1980 Manifesto

Decades later, Lewis Powell codified Vice President Wallace’s “method” in The Powell Memo of 1971. The result was a proliferation of conservative think tanks like the Cato institute, thousands of talking heads all over commercial media, Fox News, hate radio, … Continue reading

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ALEC Was Inspired by The Powell Memo of 1971 – Corporations Taking Control of Our Government

Depending on your media sources, you may have seen the news about the 40 year anniversary of ALEC – American Legislative Exchange Council. Well, ALEC and other conservative, pro-corporate governance of America, organizations were inspired by a document published 42 … Continue reading

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Authoritarian Plan for a Koch Brothers’ America – Update to The Powell Plan

Just over a year ago, I wrote a post about The Powell Memo. This memo has been referred to by others like Henry Giroux and Richard Wolff. This memo, by Lewis F. Powell and dated August 23, 1971, was a … Continue reading

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Authoritarian Plan to End American Democracy – The Powell Memo

While reading Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism by Henry Giroux, I learned about another element of America’s growing authoritarianism – The Powell Memo, by Lewis F. Powell on August 23, 1971. Mr. Giroux makes the … Continue reading

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