Kennedy: Fascist America
by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman
01/23/05 -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. wants to run for
Attorney General of New York State.
He might announce his candidacy within the next two weeks.
He's the son of Robert F. Kennedy, the former Attorney
General under his brother, John F. Kennedy.
In 2001, President Bush named the Justice Department
building after RFK.
The young Kennedy attended the ceremony.
We asked him what he thought of President Bush naming the
building after his dad.
He said he wouldn't comment on the record.
But he did call President Bush "the most corrupt and immoral
President that we have had in American history."
Not that he was enamored with Senator John Kerry.
Early in the campaign, Kennedy endorsed Senator John Kerry
for President, but last month he expressed disappointment in
Kerry's campaign and in the Democratic Party.
"The Republicans are 95 percent corrupt and the Democrats
are 75 percent corrupt," Kennedy. "They are accepting money
from the same corporations. And of course, that is going to
He has spent the last 18 years as a sort of private attorney
general -- suing polluters to clean up the Hudson River.
Kennedy says that in the late 1960s, the Hudson River was "a
"It was dead water for 20-mile stretches north of New York
City and south of Albany. It caught fire. It changed colors," he
said. "Today, it is the richest water body in the North
Atlantic. It produces more pounds of fish per acre and more
biomass per gallon than any other waterway in the Atlantic
north of the equator. It is the last major river system left in
the North Atlantic, on both sides, that still has strong
spawning stocks of all of its historical species of migratory
He is seeking to close down the Indian Point nuclear power
plant 22 miles north of New York City.
"After Chernobyl, 1,000 miles around the plant were
uninhabitable. One hundred miles around the plant are
permanently uninhabitable," he said. "One hundred miles
around Indian Point would be all of New York City. So, imagine
a world without New York City. Well, the terrorists already
have. According to the 9/11 Commission, Mohammed Atta
cased Indian Point before deciding to bomb the World Trade
Center. But he believed, erroneously as it turned out, that the
plant must be so heavily guarded, that it would be impossible
to crash an airliner into it."
Kennedy charges that his appearance on MSNBC's Charles
Grodin show in November 1996 got Grodin fired.
Kennedy was invited on the show to talk about his book and
group by the same name -- Riverkeepers.
On the show, Kennedy ripped into GE, an owner of the
network, for polluting the Hudson with PCBs.
On the show, Kennedy claimed that "every woman between
Oswego and Albany has elevated levels of PCBs in her milk
because of GE."
Grodin was soon thereafter fired.
Kennedy wrote a book last year that he hoped would change
the direction of the country.
But it's a great book, nonetheless.
It's called Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and his
Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our
Democracy (HarperCollins, 2004).
For the past couple of years, he's been giving 40 or so
speeches a year, mostly in the red zone, mostly to
He speaks about the corporate attack on the country.
"There is no difference between the reaction I get from
Republicans and Democrats, because Americans share the
same values," Kennedy told us. "If you talk about these issues
in terms of our national values, everybody understands it."
In the book, Kennedy implies that we live in a fascist country
and that the Bush White House has learned key lessons from
The Bushes helped finance and probably taught the Nazis - JAH.
"While communism is the control of business by government,
fascism is the control of government by business," he writes.
"My American Heritage Dictionary defines fascism as 'a
system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the
extreme right, typically through the merging of state and
business leadership together with belligerent nationalism.'
He quotes Hitler's propaganda chief Herman Goerring: "It is
always simply a matter to drag the people along, whether it
is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or
a communist dictatorship. The people can always be brought
to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do
is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the
peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country
to danger. It works the same in any country."
Kennedy then adds: "The White House has clearly grasped the
Kennedy also quotes Benito Mussolini's insight that "fascism
should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is
the merger of state and corporate power."
"The biggest threat to American democracy is corporate
power," Kennedy told us. "There is vogue in the White House to
talk about the threat of big government. But since the
beginning of our national history, our most visionary political
leaders have warned the American public against the
domination of government by corporate power. That warning
is missing in the national debate right now. Because so much
corporate money is going into politics, the Democratic Party
itself has dropped the ball. They just quash discussion about
the corrosive impact of excessive corporate power on
Russell Mokhiber is editor of the Washington, D.C.-based
Corporate Crime Reporter,
http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com. Robert Weissman is
editor of the Washington, D.C.-based Multinational Monitor,
http://www.multinationalmonitor.org. They are co-authors of
the forthcoming On the Rampage: Corporate Predators and the
Destruction of Democracy (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage
© 2004 Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman
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