So, Who’re The Fascists?

For as long as I can remember, the “progressive” left has always referred to those who sit on the right side of the political aisle as “fascists.” Even though the reprehensible alt-right embraces this slur, is it true that Republicans and conservatives actually are fascist?

To investigate this, let’s start by defining exactly what fascism means and where the ideology comes from. The philosopher of fascism is known as Giovanni Gentile, a man inspired by Karl Marx (philosopher of Marxism, the ideology that drives Socialism).

As we know, it is the neo-Marxist/postmodernist presuppositions that drive the “progressive” liberalism of America’s left. These ideas came from a man who sat on the left of the American aisle. So, it is only fair to note that Gentile’s perception of what government should be very closely mirrored Marxism, and that the two exist within much of the same space of each other.

What WAS that perception? Well, Gentile believed that there were two different forms of democracy. The first was “Liberal” Democracy, the democratic ideology on which the western world was predicated. This first democracy to him is too centred around liberty, rights, and freedom. According to him, this was selfish! So, what was the real democracy to be desired? It was “True” Democracy – when the citizens democratically subserviate themselves to the authority of the government.

But wait a second! This resembles socialism, does it not? The “Democratic Socialism” the radical left constantly praises is exactly that! The only difference between Socialism and Democratic Socialism is that the citizens VOTE to put basic necessities out of stock indefinitely! Now hang on, because this gets even better!

The Marxist delineation of human society simplifies humans to classes based on economic status. The Gentilean perception simplifies us to economic class but inserts national identity alongside our status. This makes Gentile’s perception almost the same! A fascist is only a socialist with a national identity!

We all remember Hitler and the atrocities of the Nazi regime. You’d agree that Hitler was a fascist, wouldn’t you? Have you ever given thought to what the term “Nazi” might literally mean? The name “Nazi” is a contraction of the two terms “Nationalist” and “Socialist”.

Now, let’s go back to what we first learned – the “True” Democracy Gentile spoke of what he said was desirable. By the citizens submitting themselves to the government, they relinquish all personal freedoms. The basic idea is that no one can step outside of the tiny path of acceptable behavior that the government will lay down as sacrosanct. Yes, even THOUGHTS or OPINIONS that the government did not support were theoretically not allowed. Society and State assimilate and become indistinguishable save that the state is authorized to do what it wants. Society can only be subject to what the state wants for society, not what society wants for society.

Let’s have a look at another prominent fascist leader and some of the fruits of his work – Benito Mussolini. In Mussolini’s Dottrina Del Fascismo he writes, “All is in the state and nothing human exists or has value outside the state.”

So, who in America has been expanding government control over our private sector? Who are those who praise the idea of a big government that we must centralize our lifestyles around? Who works tirelessly to encapsulate healthcare, education, banking, and even energy within the grip of state regulation or intervention? The very same things that both Mussolini and Hitler undeniably did?

Is it the political right?

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