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==About==
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[[Fascism]] is a [[totalitarian]] [[political ideology]] in which the public is governed by absolute rule of a state which controls all capital and labor. It is the archetypal example of [[centralized economic planning]]. (Although [[communism]] is often cited as the prime example of this, centralized control in fact goes ''against'' the basic ideas of communism, which include [[stateless]]ness and common ownership of the means of production.)
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===Related===
 
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* [[Liberal fascism]] is a self-contradictory [[troll phrase]]
 
* [[Liberal fascism]] is a self-contradictory [[troll phrase]]
 
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===definition===
Fascism is distinguished from the broader category of extreme right-wing politics by its willingness to defy public civility and openly violate the law. As such it represents a radical departure from the tradition of ultra-[[conservatism]]. The latter aims to preserve established social relations, through enforcement of law and reinforcement of authority. But the fascist organizations of Mussolini and Hitler, in their conquests of power, showed no reluctance to rupture peace and repudiate parliamentary and other institutions; the fascists employed terror against both the existing political structure and society at large. It is a common misconception of political science to believe, in the manner of amateur Marxists, that Italian fascists and Nazis sought maintenance of order, to protect the ruling classes. Both Mussolini and Hitler agitated against "the system" governing their countries. Their willingness to resort to street violence, assassinations, and coups set the Italian and German fascists apart from ordinary defenders of ruling elites, which they sought to replace. This is an important point that should never be forgotten. Fascism is not merely a harsh dictatorship or oppression by privilege.</blockquote>
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{{box/quote|...the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism—ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.|Franklin D. Roosevelt, [http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12058.htm "Simple Truths" message to Congress], 1938-04-29}}
<div align=right>&ndash; Stephen Schwartz [http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=081606C]</div>
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{{box/quote|Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.|[[Benito Mussolini]] (unconfirmed)}}
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{{box/quote|<p>...when a rather mainstream person like Robert Skidelsky, the biographer of [[John Maynard Keynes|Keynes]], describes the early postwar systems as modeled on [[fascism]], he simply means a system in which the state integrates labor and capital under the control of the corporate structure.</p>
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<p>That's what a fascist system traditionally was. It can vary in the way it works, but the ideal state that it aims at is absolutist -- top-down control with the public essentially following orders.</p>
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|2=[[Noam Chomsky]] [http://books.zcommunications.org/chomsky/sld/sld-1-01.html][http://books.google.com/books?id=D4ZxhXwx19gC&pg=PT134&lpg=PT134&#v=onepage&q&f=false]}}
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{{box/quote|Fascism is distinguished from the broader category of extreme right-wing politics by its willingness to defy public civility and openly violate the law. As such it represents a radical departure from the tradition of ultra-[[conservatism]]. The latter aims to preserve established social relations, through enforcement of law and reinforcement of authority. But the fascist organizations of Mussolini and Hitler, in their conquests of power, showed no reluctance to rupture peace and repudiate parliamentary and other institutions; the fascists employed terror against both the existing political structure and society at large. It is a common misconception of political science to believe, in the manner of amateur Marxists, that Italian fascists and Nazis sought maintenance of order, to protect the ruling classes. Both Mussolini and Hitler agitated against "the system" governing their countries. Their willingness to resort to street violence, assassinations, and coups set the Italian and German fascists apart from ordinary defenders of ruling elites, which they sought to replace. This is an important point that should never be forgotten. Fascism is not merely a harsh dictatorship or oppression by privilege|2=Stephen Schwartz [http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=081606C]}}
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===prevention===
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{{box/quote|If fascism could be defeated in debate I assure you that it would never have happened, neither in Germany nor Italy nor anywhere else.|Frank Frinson, holocaust survivor ([https://mastodon.social/users/paulfree14/updates/4110207 via])}}
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{{box/quote|Only one thing could have stopped our movement - if our adversaries had understood its principle and from the first day smashed with the utmost brutality the nucleus of our new movement.|[[Adolf Hitler]] ([https://mastodon.social/users/paulfree14/updates/4110207 via])}}
 
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* {{sourcewatch}}
 
* {{sourcewatch}}
 
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* '''Fascism Anyone?''': The Fourteen Identifying Characteristics Of Fascism, by Laurence W. Britt:
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* '''2017-08-16''' [https://www.teenvogue.com/story/fascism-explained Fascism, Explained]
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* '''2007-04-24''' [http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/apr/24/usa.comment Fascist America, in 10 easy steps] by [[Naomi Wolf]]
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* '''Fascism Anyone?''': The Fourteen Identifying Characteristics Of Fascism, by [[Laurence W. Britt]]:
 
** [http://www.secularhumanism.org/library/fi/britt_23_2.htm Council for Secular Humanism]
 
** [http://www.secularhumanism.org/library/fi/britt_23_2.htm Council for Secular Humanism]
 
** [http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4113.htm Information Clearing House]
 
** [http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4113.htm Information Clearing House]
 
** [http://www.fascistic.net/ Fascistic.net]
 
** [http://www.fascistic.net/ Fascistic.net]
* [http://www.fdrs.org/fascism_definition.html a fascism definition as it relates to America] (is there a better source for this text?): shows how [[Bush's America]] meets each of the 14 characteristics
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** Rense.com: [http://www.rense.com/general37/char.htm version 1] (better formatting), [http://www.rense.com/general37/fascism.htm version 2] (has additional discussion of ''They Thought They Were Free'' (book))
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20080820203740/http://www.fdrs.org/fascism_definition.html a fascism definition as it relates to America] (is there a better source for this text?): shows how [[Bush's America]] meets each of the 14 characteristics
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Latest revision as of 21:39, 20 April 2018

signs of incipient fascism

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Fascism is a totalitarian political ideology in which the public is governed by absolute rule of a state which controls all capital and labor. It is the archetypal example of centralized economic planning. (Although communism is often cited as the prime example of this, centralized control in fact goes against the basic ideas of communism, which include statelessness and common ownership of the means of production.)

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definition

...the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism—ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.

—Franklin D. Roosevelt, "Simple Truths" message to Congress, 1938-04-29


Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.

Benito Mussolini (unconfirmed)


...when a rather mainstream person like Robert Skidelsky, the biographer of Keynes, describes the early postwar systems as modeled on fascism, he simply means a system in which the state integrates labor and capital under the control of the corporate structure.

That's what a fascist system traditionally was. It can vary in the way it works, but the ideal state that it aims at is absolutist -- top-down control with the public essentially following orders.

Noam Chomsky [1][2]


Fascism is distinguished from the broader category of extreme right-wing politics by its willingness to defy public civility and openly violate the law. As such it represents a radical departure from the tradition of ultra-conservatism. The latter aims to preserve established social relations, through enforcement of law and reinforcement of authority. But the fascist organizations of Mussolini and Hitler, in their conquests of power, showed no reluctance to rupture peace and repudiate parliamentary and other institutions; the fascists employed terror against both the existing political structure and society at large. It is a common misconception of political science to believe, in the manner of amateur Marxists, that Italian fascists and Nazis sought maintenance of order, to protect the ruling classes. Both Mussolini and Hitler agitated against "the system" governing their countries. Their willingness to resort to street violence, assassinations, and coups set the Italian and German fascists apart from ordinary defenders of ruling elites, which they sought to replace. This is an important point that should never be forgotten. Fascism is not merely a harsh dictatorship or oppression by privilege

—Stephen Schwartz [3]


prevention

If fascism could be defeated in debate I assure you that it would never have happened, neither in Germany nor Italy nor anywhere else.

—Frank Frinson, holocaust survivor (via)


Only one thing could have stopped our movement - if our adversaries had understood its principle and from the first day smashed with the utmost brutality the nucleus of our new movement.

Adolf Hitler (via)


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