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
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.
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!!
edit on 2-2-2017 by SoulOfCeres because: (no reason given)