Do you really know what Fascism means?

brief philosophical view on fascism and how the left doesn’t understand the difference



There are lot of people out there throwing around the word fascist, and I’m getting the sinking feeling these people don’t really know what that word means. Let’s begin with the actual definition which is a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition. As well as a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control. So let’s break down a few key points of what that actually means in a philosophical standing.

The authoritarian center of the ideology means that the nation/state/governing body is put above the individual citizenship. (*ponder* feels more like the SJW policy of the group collective is more valuable than individual accountability). This is odd to compare the leaders of a Constitutional Republic (which by the way, we, the United States of America are, for those that did not learn that in high school) to a Dictator. It’s almost like they really don’t understand what those terms mean. Also, side note- there is a slight correlation between the Left and Nazis in which the Nazis did enact certain policies that would have fallen into the Left of the Left-Right political spectrum.

Some other key aspects of Fascism include Autocracy, Totalitarianism, Nationalism, Militarism, and Collectivism (which is in favor of human interdependence instead of separate individuals … again a SJW tactic). There were also different phases of Fascism including Italian Fascism, Nazism or National Socialism (all you Lefts who love the idea of Socialism, well you’re half way to be a Nazi so kudos to you), Clerical Fascism and Neo-Fascism. Strange thing is that the Socialist leaning Left has another thing in common with Fascist when it comes into government regulated policies when it comes to economics. Fascism actually favors government regulated wage ($15/hour minimum wage ring a bell?) and price controls, as well as government regulated allocation of resources (redistribution of wealth?). All very interesting points.

Yes, I will concede that on the scale of the Left-Right political spectrum Fascism falls on the extreme far right, only to be out-righted by far-right Anarchism or National Anarchism, and Republicans, Conservatives, Moderates and the Tea Party also fall on the right side of the spectrum. But that does not mean that those who are Conservative are by default Fascists, and by that logic we should start calling any one that falls on the left side a Communist. Its guilt by association and it needs to stop. Obviously, there is a great deal of information that can be discussed for the principle of what Fascism is and these are just a few pieces. The point is instead of sounding uneducated grab a book and understand what it is that you are referring to. Again, you do not see Conservatives out in the streets calling Liberals Communists. Why? Because we’re educated enough to know the difference.

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