The United States is a fascist government that is controlled by large corporations in pursuit of money, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura told Xinhua in an interview.
He pointed out that the wealthiest people in the United States essentially rule the country, because they’re the one who finance presidential campaigns, which results in the appointment of their political and economic interests.
“We’re fascists now because the definition of fascism is when corporations take over the government. Our Democrats and Republicans are all bought off by the corporations so therefore the corporations call the shots,” Ventura explained.
Ventura also touched on US policies in the Middle East, stating that Washington would never care about the region, if it didn’t have oil. He gave the example of the US invasion in Iraq:
“We don’t care who governs Iraq. What we care about is the oil that’s in Iraq.”