Mussolini, the dictator of Italy during WW2 said that Fascism was the wrong name for Fascism, he said it should instead be called Corporatism because that is in reality what it is, it is the use of the state by corporations to control the will of the people. This is done through propaganda and coercion and finally by force. I think this is what we see in the USA today very sadly and I think the founding fathers would have led a second revolution if they were alive today, hanging the Bushes and the McCains and the Obamas, and restoring democracy by the individual and protection of liberties and the proper use of the local court systems to get things done, having individuals and communities take care of their own problems and get the federal government out of individuals personal affairs.
If it happens once, it's a bug. If it happens twice, it's a feature. If it happens more than twice, it's a design philosophy.