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FASCISM for FASCISTS

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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 01:02 AM
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FASCISM

This word feels bad. No one likes to hear it. No one wants it directed at them. And it's almost impossible to speak this word without using it as a weapon against someone or their ideas.

Yet it's a buzzword that feels very familiar. Especially lately.

Social and political ideology has become extremely polarized in the United States and elsewhere around the world in 2017, and this F-word is frequently flung around by angry mobs toward their opposition.

Generally, most would agree these F-bombs are painted blue and lobbed into red enemy territory. The liberal base is well known for firing it off against their conservative foes when a strong retort is required.

Sound about right? It's part of the political paradigm of the last few decades. This liberal battle cry is well known.

But what is fascism really? What does this word mean and where does it come from?

Wikipedia will tell you fascism is an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization. So let's test this against two historically well known fascists: Mussolini and Hitler.

Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler were quintessential fascists. This much should be fairly universally accepted. However, both of these men built their fascist regimes by stoking the political fires of Progressivism which is the very concept that American Liberalism is built upon.

The fascist progressives overtook Italy and Germany and defied anyone to oppose their superior ideology. Even the law be damned - once in power, they used legislation and brute force to criminalize all opposition. And as we all know, the Nazi Progressives very nearly took control of the world.

The fact is, fascism has its historical roots firmly planted in the soil of progressivism. Which would make modern liberalism a descendant of the fascist family tree.

So the next time you see a modern Progressive screaming "Fascists!" in the streets, lighting fires, breaking windows, assaulting people, and attempting to force their ideology on others without regard for the law... you'd be quite correct to snicker at the irony and ignorance of the situation.

Fascists, indeed.

It is my opinion that today's activist left should carefully consider its actions, subdue its passions, and find a way to engage in political DEBATE without becoming fascists themselves. Fascism always begets the stifling of opposing ideas and can quickly spark conflicts that lead to devastation.

$0.02

Now, if you're blue... don't get butt-hurt and assume this is a myopic hit piece on you. I've got plenty to say about the red camp as well, but that's another thread for another day.

Let the mud flinging begin!!



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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 01:09 AM
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“Sure we’ll have fascism here, but it will come as an anti-fascism movement.” - Huey Long

“The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists" - often attributed to Churchill but not verified
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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 01:17 AM
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Who is trying to shut down free speech? Who is using riots and violence to silence their opponents? Who has control of the media and Hollywood propaganda centers? Answer these questions and you will figure out who the real fascists are.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 01:19 AM
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In a 1932 speech at Oxford University, HG Wells exhorted his audience, “I am asking for a Liberal Fascisti, for enlightened Nazis.”

Source




posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 01:22 AM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
“Sure we’ll have fascism here, but it will come as an anti-fascism movement.” - Huey Long

“The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists" - often attributed to Churchill but not verified


These quotes are incredibly relevant to what is happening in the US today.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 01:36 AM
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I see it more as problem of authoritarianism and it can rise up on the left as well as the right especially when each side becomes entagled with battling each other they both become polarized and hostile. It is like a twisted political yin yang.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 01:42 AM
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originally posted by: SolAquarius
It is like a twisted political yin yang.


Yes, all things in balance. Duality. Dichotomy. One cannot exist without the other. Love your enemy.

The trick is to find and maintain that balance. Things get wobbly when out of balance...
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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 01:55 AM
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More truth and wisdom in those few paragraphs than is being taught in semester-long political college courses today.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 02:00 AM
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What I find amusing is comparing Trump to Hitler not to mention Obama, Bush and I even found an Old Picture on the internet of Bill Clinton being compared and of course there is Hitlarry. This truly is the Era of Hitler presidents. The thing is Hitlers background and rise was complicated as was the idealogy of Nazism if we ever see something like it again it's going be some next level crazy. Though there are some that believe it never went away and it is waiting to rise from the ashes of it South American hideaways like a terrible Phoenix.
edit on 2-2-2017 by SolAquarius because: the machinations of meddling Hitler presidents



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 02:33 AM
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So the next time you see a modern Progressive screaming "Fascists!" in the streets, lighting fires, breaking windows, assaulting people, and attempting to force their ideology on others without regard for the law... you'd be quite correct to snicker at the irony and ignorance of the situation.



Most of those dickheads have not even bothered to look up what the meaning of fascism means and will be clearly be in for a rather large surprise one day :

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...

Linky winky : www.merriam-webster.com...

Many people that are suffering from a severe bout of anus in dolore should just run off to the mountains and take a break from internet for about a million years...

Cream is available :


Enjoy...

Warmest

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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 04:21 AM
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a reply to: TruMcCarthy

FOX NEWS IS RIGHT WING AS HELL!

And you think the left controls media centres? Nonsense.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 04:24 AM
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Who is trying to shut down free speech? Who is using riots and violence to silence their opponents? Who has control of the media and Hollywood propaganda centers? Answer these questions and you will figure out who the real fascists are.

The far left and the far right? USSR and the Nazi Germany?



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 04:25 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Noam Chomsky was right.

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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 04:37 AM
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a reply to: SoulOfCeres

That word has been used as a tool of character assassination by liberals with zero respect for it and what the word really means. They dishonour the memory of millions who suffered and died when REAL fascism was at work. It disgusts me that liberals could be so manipulative and disrespectful.

You lot have been walked over terribly and you believe too much of the hype. You watched as your nations were "castrated" and made docile for the pickings of corporations. You have been totally farmed. Soros and his liberal army wanted to keep you tame and make you lame.

Mean while Israel is nation building and it works. I am glad for Israel. I love the country, but I want the same for the Western nations. I want the U.S to be like it was meant to be. I want the UK to maintain its beautiful culture. It is nation asserting and not fascism. If Iran, Russia, India, China are allowed to have their strong identities SO ARE WE. It is healthy and it will help globalism in the long run. This liberal way has only been destroying that which it claims to hold so dear.

Manipulative, Orwellian, a subtle snake, but a snake never-the-less; LIBERALISM.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 04:43 AM
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Saw on TV some chump Canadian "politician" talk big on the stage about Trump being a fascist.

What a dork.


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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 05:23 AM
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a reply to: SoulOfCeres

Fascists always ignite nationalism by pretending to be socialists and progressives (which are leftists traits); both Mussolini and Hitler won the hearts of the working classes by promising: minimum wage, nationalization of industries (therefore jobs), reduction of the disparity between social classes etc. Both Hitler and Mussolini said they were socialists and promised to make Italy and Germany great again.

But that was only a facade: the first ones to be arrested (and killed) were the socialists and the unions, the unions that actually fought for the working class. Then they showed their unequivocal right traits, nationalism being the key to everything they did. Nationalism is inherently right wing, whilst the left seeks social changes through collectivism.

Fascism was nationalistic, which implies boundaries that range from cultural and ethnicity to geographical. Unfortunately nationalism was the inspiration for colonialism and imperialism.

EDIT: despite his socialist leftist promises Mussolini never delivered that, and Italians ended up starving with him, with higher working hours, economic recession etc.




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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 05:42 AM
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a reply to: SoulOfCeres

democrats need their 'space'.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 05:47 AM
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a reply to: gription

Trump is acting as a libertarian. Less government/regulation. There are a lot of warped liars/ (democrats) attempting to obfuscate.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 06:06 AM
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a reply to: SoulOfCeres

Il Duce. The life long leftist. The original modern fascist. hitler copied his goose-stepping leftist...everything, You still break glass and faces 80 years later.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 06:09 AM
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The voices and actions of the left prove every day that they are indeed fascists.

Give them power and they use corruption, division, and persecution of enemies as their tools. But take that power away... Wailing, screaming, violence, hatred, intimidation, riots.

Shame on anyone who supports the hateful corrosive progressive lefts ideology.




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