Fascism is a radical authoritarian nationalist political ideology.
I don't see OWS waving American flags around and reciting the pledge of allegiance.
Fascism seeks to purify the nation of foreign influences that are deemed to be causing degeneration of the nation or of not fitting into the
Sounds more like voter ID and the purging of illegals from our lands. The terror at the thought of European social democracy too.
Fascism promotes political violence and war, as forms of direct action that create national regeneration, spirit and vitality.
How many leftists do you hear saying, 'The tree of liberty needs to be watered with the blood of tyrants?'
Fascists commonly utilize paramilitary organizations for violence against opponents or to overthrow a political system.
Dressing like militiamen and carrying around semi-automatic rifles to your Tea Party rallies is just...cosplay?
Fascism opposes multiple ideologies: conservatism, liberalism, and two major forms of socialism—communism and social democracy.
With the exception of modern American conservatism, which political movement is vehemently opposed to liberalism and any
form of socialism in
America? Is it OWS or the Tea Party?
Fascism claims to represent a synthesis of cohesive ideas previously divided between traditional political ideologies. To achieve its goals, the
fascist state purges forces, ideas, people, and systems deemed to be the cause of decadence and degeneration.
Ban gay marriage! Don't say 'gay!' Kick out illegals! Drug test welfare recipients! Take our country 'back!'
The fascist party is a vanguard party designed to initiate a revolution from above and to organize the nation upon fascist principles. The fascist
party and state is led by a supreme leader who exercises a dictatorship over the party, the government and other state institutions.
Who facilitated the organization of massive Tea Party and 9/12 rallies across the nation? Glenn Beck and the Koch brothers!
Fascism rejects liberal democracy based upon majority rule and the parliamentary system but fascists deny that they are against democracy as a
We're a republic damn it! Who keeps saying that? Oh right, OW...no wait...
Fascism condemns liberal democracy for basing government legitimacy on quantity rather than quality, and for causing quarreling partisan
Let's see, 'basing government legitimacy on quantity...' Who here is clamoring for smaller government? The movement in America today demanding we
cut government to an inoperable size? They're not asking for more efficient government, they're asking for less and less government.
Fascists claim that their ideology is a trans-class movement, advocating resolution to domestic class conflict within a nation to secure national
solidarity. It claims that its goal of social nationalization of society emancipates the nation's proletariat, and promotes the assimilation of all
classes into proletarian national culture While fascism opposes domestic class conflict, fascism believes that bourgeois-proletarian conflict
primarily exists in national conflict between proletarian nations versus bourgeois nations; fascism declares support for the victory of proletarian
Oh yes, how many people declared they're not part of the 99% but part of the 100%? We're all Americans right? We can't have this class-warfare
pitting Americans against Americans!
Fascists advocate a state-directed, regulated economy that is dedicated to the nation; the use and primacy of regulated private property and
private enterprise contingent upon service to the nation, the use of state enterprise where private enterprise is failing or is inefficient, and
autarky. It supports criminalization of strikes by employees and lockouts by employers because it deems these acts as prejudicial to the national
Regulate the economy? Yes. Criminalize worker strikes? No. That would be the radical Tea Party movement.
So with reference to fascism while it is always associated to the right wing the simple fact is fascism :
Fascism is commonly described as "extreme right" although some writers have found placing fascism on a conventional left-right political
spectrum difficult. There is a scholarly consensus that fascism was influenced by both left and right, conservative and anti-conservative, national
and supranational, rational and anti-rational. A number of historians have regarded fascism either as a revolutionary centrist doctrine, as a doctrine
which mixes philosophies of the left and the right, or as both of those things
So I guess we can agree to disagree, right?
Revolutionary centrist doctrine sounds like hope and change,progessives and how they achieve their goals.
Centrist is the new leftist?