Behold, fascism in the United States.

Fascism is the union of corporation and state. It's when corporations aren't satisfied with controlling your work life. They also want to dominate your social life, your free expression, and the acceptable range of political opinions. Because your bosses are your betters – not only in the workplace, but personally!

Are these "simply" actions of private companies? No, there's collusion between them and the state:

Meanwhile, abroad...

Canada, Australia, and the UK are already farther gone in many ways. In Australia, a pregnant woman who opposed senseless and harmful economic lockdowns got thrown in prison. The UK routinely arrests thousands of people every year for "offensive" online comments, while Canada fences off churches and sends SWAT teams to them.