When the mainstream uses terms like Communism, Marxism, Socialism, Progressivism, conservatism, and even fascism, not only do they often mis-define what each of these political models represent, but they almost always incorrectly label individuals or governments when they use them in describing their affiliations.
In the history of the world there has never been a truly Communist or Marxist form of government, because by their very nature a government run by the people has no recognized leadership.
Likewise, there has never been a true instance of Socialism in history, as like with Communism, means of production are completely controlled by a community of individuals, and decisions made by forms of Democratic vote.
In reality all claimed Communist, Marxist, or Socialist governments in history were and are simply oligarchies of individuals who use their political ideology as a means to achieve personal wealth and power.
On the other hand political terms such as Conservative and Progressive are not political models at all, but ideological ones based on the beliefs of those in power, or those seeking power. The layman's definition of Conservative is to remain the same, while that of both Liberal and Progressive simply means change. At the time of the American Revolution the founding fathers were considered 'Classical Liberals' because they were seeking an overthrow of the status quo (Monarchy), and the introduction of change in the form of a Constitutional Republican form of government.
Throughout the 1900's the internal battle between conservative and liberal forms of government shaped the entire 20th century. During the first two decades of the 1900's, liberalism, which was then labeled under the guise of progressivism, was the primary driver of political policy. In fact, the Socialist leader in America Eugene V. Debs was once quoted as saying 'I don't need to run for President anymore because the progressives passed almost everything I wanted on my Socialist platform.'
And over the next 25 years, ending with the surrender of Japan in 1945, each decade saw either conservatism or liberalism hold sway, dependent primarily upon the state of the economy in that decade.
But following World War II, and the rise of the Cold War immediately after, America's political landscape began to morph into something new. 70 years before there had been attempts to create a fascist form of government which had its seeds planted during the Gilded Age of the Industrial Revolution. But now it found its traction in the rise of the Military Industrial Complex.
In simple terms Fascism is the merger of corporations and state, and is a real form of government that actually has and is occurring in many placed today throughout the world.
We began to see this in President Eisenhower's famous farewell speech warning the American people about the rise of the Military Industrial Complex, and then again 30 years later when it was conspiratorially signaled to us by former President George H. W. Bush when he spoke about the New World Order.
That New World Order is about achieving the epitome of a fascist form of government, where laws and enforcement are determined by the authority of corporations, and carried out through their captured arms of (s)elected governments.
As we head into the twilight of Barack Obama's presidency, we can see the signs that fascism has already completely taken over the United States. And in one of the recent Wikileaks dissemination's, there is final proof of this by the fact that corporations dictated to Obama who would be the members of his administration.
Another prime example of how corporations have come to rule the U.S. government is what took place during the government shutdown of 2013. On the second day of the shutdown, and even before Barack Obama would coordinate or even see House Speaker John Boehner for talks, the President brought in 15 bank CEO's to discuss what the outcome of the negotiations were to be.
Lastly, it is not surprising to see what President Obama's last efforts of his tenure in office involve, as it has been his full court press to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnerships. These trade 'treaties' would move fascism to its ultimate end by having corporations be above the dominion of courts and of all sovereign governments.
While the mainstream media continues to divide the nation through the propaganda of Red vs. Blue, and Liberal vs. Conservative, behind the scenes the shadow of fascism has successfully taken over America and our government. And while most people do not understand that this has taken place, they feel in their bones that something is now different, and is one of the biggest reasons why they have lashed out by putting up non-establishment political candidates like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump as a last ditch effort to fight against a political model they don't even realize is already here.