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OK, we need to talk about fascism. Not just any kind of fascism. A particularly insidious kind of fascism. No, not the fascism of the early 20th Century. Not Mussolini’s National Fascist Party. Not Hitler’s NSDAP. Not Francoist fascism or any other kind of organized fascist movement or party. Not even the dreaded Tiki-torch Nazis.

It’s the other kind of fascism we need to talk about. The kind that doesn’t come goose-stepping up the street waving big neo-Nazi flags. The kind we don’t recognize when we’re looking right at it.

It’s like that joke about the fish and the water … we don’t recognize it because we’re swimming in it. We’re surrounded by it. We are inseparable from it. From the moment we are born, we breathe it in.

We are taught it by our parents, who were taught it by their parents. We are taught it again by our teachers in school. It is reinforced on a daily basis at work, in conversations with friends, in our families and our romantic relationships. We imbibe it in books, movies, TV shows, advertisements, pop songs, the nightly news, in our cars, at the mall, the stadium, the opera … everywhere, because it is literally everywhere.

It doesn’t look like fascism to us. Fascism only looks like fascism when you’re standing outside of it, or looking back at it. When you are in it, fascism just looks like “normality,” like “reality,” like “just the way it is.”

We (i.e., Americans, Brits, Europeans, and other citizens of the global capitalist empire) get up in the morning, go to work, shop, pay the interest on our debts, and otherwise obey the laws and conform to the mores of a system of power that has murdered countless millions of people in pursuit of global-hegemonic dominance. It has perpetrated numerous wars of aggression. Its military occupies most of the planet. Its Intelligence agencies (i.e., secret police) operate a worldwide surveillance apparatus that can identify, target, and eliminate anyone, anywhere, often by remote control. Its propaganda network never sleeps, nor is there any real way to escape its constant emotional and ideological conditioning.

The fact that the global capitalist empire does not call itself an empire, and instead calls itself “democracy,” doesn’t make it any less of an empire. The fact that it uses terms like “regime change” instead of “invasion” or “annexation” makes very little difference to its victims. Terms like “security,” “stability,” “intervention,” “regime change,” and so on are not meant for its victims. They are meant for us … to anesthetize us.

The empire is “regime-changing” Bolivia currently. It has “regime-changed” most of Latin America at one time or another since the Second World War. It “regime-changed” Iraq, Libya, Yugoslavia, Indonesia … the list goes on. It very much wants to “regime-change” Iran, which it “regime-changed” back in the 1950s, before the Iranians “regime-changed” it back. It would love to “regime-change” Russia and China, but their ICBMs make that somewhat impractical. Basically, the empire has been “regime-changing” everyone it can since the end of the Cold War. It has run into a little bump in Syria, and in Venezuela, but not to worry, it will get back there and finish up eventually.

Now, let’s be clear about this “regime-change” business. We’re talking about invading other people’s countries, and orchestrating and sponsoring coups, or otherwise overthrowing their governments, and murdering, torturing, and oppressing people. Sending in terrorists, death squads, and such. We have organizations that train guys to do that, i.e., to round people up, take them out to the jungle, or the woods, or wherever, rape the women, and then summarily shoot everyone in the head. We pay for this kind of thing with our taxes, and our investments in the global corporations that our militaries and intelligence agencies serve. We know this is happening. We can google this stuff. We know “where the trains are going,” as it were.

And yet, we do not see ourselves as monsters.

The Nazis didn’t see themselves as monsters. They saw themselves as heroes, as saviors, or just as regular Germans leading regular lives. When they looked at the propaganda posters which surrounded them (as the Internet surrounds us today), they didn’t see sadistic mass-murderers and totalitarian psychopathic freaks. They saw normal people, admirable people, who were making the world a better place.

They saw themselves. They saw “the good guys.”

This is primarily how propaganda works. It isn’t meant to fool anybody. It is there to represent “normality” (whatever “normality” happens to be in whatever empire one happens to inhabit). It is Power’s way of letting us know what it wants us to believe, how it wants us to behave, who our official enemies are. Its purpose isn’t to mislead or deceive us. It is an edict, a command, an ideological model … to which we are all expected to conform. Conform to this ideological model, and one is rewarded, or at least not punished. Deviate from it, and suffer the consequences.

It is a question of obedience, not one of truth.

This is why it doesn’t matter that there is no actual “Attack on America,” and that the Russians didn’t “hack,” “subvert,” “meddle in,” or otherwise significantly “influence” the 2016 presidential election or otherwise put Donald Trump in office. John Brennan and the CIA say they did, and the corporate media say they did, so all Good Americans have to pretend to believe it. Likewise, it also doesn’t matter if an organization like the OPCW collaborated with the empire’s regime-change specialists who staged a “chemical weapons attack” on helpless women and children in Douma (because, no matter what the empire did or didn’t do, Assad is a Russian-backed, baby-gassing devil!), or if The Guardian just makes up stuff about Julian Assange out of whole cloth and prints it as news.

This is also why, when The Guardian runs an enormous color propaganda photo of a beneficent-looking Hillary Clinton and her soon-to-be-Democratic senator daughter posing as our last line of defense against the Invasion of the Putin-Nazis, and as the future of Western democracy, and whatever, on the cover of its cultural Review, this isn’t perceived as propaganda. Never mind that this woman (i.e., Hillary) is directly responsible for the deaths and misery of God knows how many innocent people in the course of her lucrative service to the empire. Never mind that this is the same exact person that sadistically cackled on national television when the empire’s associates anally knife-raped and murdered Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, and then transformed a developed African country into a hellish human-slavery market.

For fascists (and authoritarian personalities generally), facts are completely beside the point. The point is to robotically conform to the ideology (or hysterical ravings) of whatever leader or system of power happens to be in charge of things.

Authoritarian personality types are skilled at determining exactly who that is (i.e, who is really in charge of things) and obsequiously currying favor with them. For some, this is an innate talent; others have this talent conditioned into them (or beaten into them) over the course of years. Either way, the result is the same.

Put a bunch of random people together in a group and give them a problem to solve, or a complex project or objective to accomplish. Don’t give them any organizational guidance, just put them in a room and watch what happens.

The first thing that happens is … a “leader” emerges. Someone (or a few people) decides that someone needs to be in charge of this project, and they feel pretty strongly that it should be them. If more than one such “leader” emerges, or if the need for a leader itself is challenged, a struggle for power will immediately ensue. The aspiring “leaders” will compete for the support of the “followers” in the group. Sides will be taken. Eventually, a “leader” will be chosen. Occasionally, this will happen openly, but, more often than not, it will happen unconsciously. Someone in the group will want to dominate … and the rest of the group will want them to dominate. They will experience discomfort until a “leader” is established, and they will feel an enormous sense of relief once one is, and they can surrender their autonomy.

I assume you’re familiar with the Milgram experiment, but, if not, you should probably read up on that, and maybe read Adorno’s The Authoritarian Personality. It’s a bit outdated, and over-focused on the Nazis (it was originally published in 1950), but I think you’ll get the general idea. Once you’ve done that, turn on your television, or your radio, or scan the news on the Internet, or walk down any big city street and compare the content on the digital billboards, movie posters, and advertisements to historical fascist propaganda … that is, if your boss will let you leave the workplace long enough to do that, which he probably will if you ask him in that special way you have learned over time that he likes and generally tends to respond to.

Sorry, I didn’t mean to get inside your mind. That’s kind of a fascistic thing to do.

Look, the point is, we all have an “Inner Fascist,” with whom we are either acquainted or not. I’m a playwright and a novelist, which means I’ve got a big, fat, Sieg-heiling Inner Fascist goose-stepping around inside my head. I invent whole worlds, which I dictatorially control. I put people in them and make them say things. It doesn’t get much more fascistic than that. The way I see it, my art is how I sublimate my Inner Fascist, so that he doesn’t run around invading Poland, exterminating the Jews, or “regime-changing” Bolivia.

I’m not a psychiatrist, or a fascism expert, but I figure this is probably the most we can do … recognize, acknowledge, and find some way to sublimate our Inner Fascists, because, I guarantee you, they’re not going away. (If you don’t believe me, go watch that Planet Earth episode featuring the fascist chimpanzees.) Seriously, I recommend you do this. Get acquainted with your Inner Fascist, in an appropriate set and setting, of course. Give him something safe to dominate and then let him go totally totalitarian. You’ll be doing yourself and the rest of us a favor.

Ironically, it is those who are not acquainted with their Inner Fascists (or who deny they have one) who are usually the first to make a big public show of loudly denouncing “fascism,” brandishing their “anti-fascist” bona fides, accusing other people of being “fascists,” and otherwise desperately projecting their Inner Fascists onto those they hate, and want to silence, if not exterminate. This is one of the hallmarks of repressed Inner Fascism … this compulsion to control what other people think, this desire for complete ideological conformity, this tendency, not to argue with, but rather, to attempt to destroy anyone who disagrees with or questions one’s beliefs.

We all know people who behave this way. If you don’t, odds are, one of them is you.

So, please, if you haven’t done so already, get acquainted with your “Inner Fascist,” and find him something harmless to do, before he … well, you know, starts singing hymns to former FBI directors, or worshipping the CIA, or Obama, or Trump, or Hillary Clinton, or supports the empire’s next invasion, or coup, or just makes a desperate, sanctimonious ass of you both on the Internet.

I’m not kidding. Reclaim your “Inner Fascist.” It might sound crazy, but you will thank me someday.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant Paperbacks. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.

Photos: (1) Baby Hitler/The Federalist; (2) The NSDAP Secures the National Community/Wiener Holocaust Library; (3) The Guardian Review, Ian Sinclair/Twitter

 
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  1. they didn’t see sadistic mass-murderers and totalitarian psychopathic freaks.

    Why would they, that image is the Hollywood “Nazi” image. The NSDAP held more referenda in 7 years than the US has in its entire history. If totalitarian means forcing the capitalists to adhere to higher employment standards and have worker councils, with teeth, to address worker’s concern’s, I guess I’m a totalitarian.
    The capitalist “empire” is but one of the claws of the capitalist-communist pincer. Both seek domination through violence, and concentration of wealth into relatively few hands, guarded by “boards” whether corporate or politburo type, surrounded by useful idiots.

  2. melpol says:

    Mother Nature is the true Fascist, she permits the abusive-rapist to have many more children. Those that overpower women in African societies father dozens while the meek father few. Women are attracted to the “bad-boy” as a potential father for their children. Nice guys are seen as wimps or sexually impotent. Soldiers that rape,rob, and pillage usually have fathers that were overpowering to women. Look in the mirror and if you see a Fascist, thank Mother Nature and not a sissy savior of the meek.

  3. Tulip says:

    Not your best essay.

    “Fascist” is an archaic leftist insult usually hurled at moderate social democrats by communists.

    “Fascist” is the name of a particular political party in Italy that stood for certain particular political positions and defined particular political enemies relevant to its time and place.

    In the first sense, which encompasses anything the author doesn’t like, then America is fascist, but so are probably Big Macs and pay toilets. In including practically everything (from Jeremy Corbyn to George W. Bush), it means nothing.

    In the second sense, the narrow particular sense, America can be a hegemonic, imperialistic, capitalist power that does nasty things to people and democratically elected leaders all the world over without being fascist. After all, the Soviets were a hegemonic, imperialistic, communist power that did nasty things to people and democratically elected leaders all the world over without being fascist.

    In general, when you combine being a “great power” with “reasons of state”, its not very pleasant to watch the sausage being made. Most people prefer to avert their eyes, or sing themselves to sleep with lullabies. But this does not make the system fascist, even if the system permits woman to vote and has minimum wage laws and progressive income taxes, consistent with the Fascist Manifesto of 1919 .

    Not sure why the “F” word is still even in vogue. Calling everyone and everything I dislike “Neo-Nazism” packs more rhetorical punch.

  4. Antiwar7 says:

    Ever heard of Antifa?

    • Agree: Charlemagne
    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
  5. @Antiwar7

    Anti-Fa, 21st century Brownshirts. Street theater group. Often appears with the Proud Boys. Jets and Sharks of West Side Story without music and romance.

    • Agree: Z-man
    • LOL: kikz
  6. @Tulip

    The agree button isn’t working for me on this page.

    If you think in vague muddled terms you’ll never understand anything. It’s like trying to study the animal kingdom but having no terms more specific than “monster”, “creature”, or “serpent”. Only by addressing things as they really are can anyone come to an understanding; without understanding there is only submission or dominance, never cooperation. By submitting to these terms this author is highlighting his own slavishness, and accusing others of being evil for not joining him under the yoke.

  7. @Tulip

    Linh uses the “F” word because it’s a well known colloquial expression which, roughly means authoritarian, dictatorial, bossy, bullyish etc. So essentially he uses “facsist” figuratively to highlight the social/political structure of much of the world AND human nature.
    He asks us to control, direct, sublimate our “inner fascist ” rightly pointing out that those who deny or ignore their inner fascist are those most likely to let it off the leash against other humans.
    I guess that authoritarian social/political structures are to some degree inevitable in complex societies — but it IS a question of “degree”. Figuratively, can we keep our authoritarian dogs on a short leash or will we allow them run free to savage all & sundry?
    I’m for the short leash….

  8. Biff says:

    I can’t disagree with anything here…

    later.

  9. Sorry, but Yugoslavia has nothing to do here. It was totalitataran communist-socialist regime in the outside, *and* oppressive Yugoslav/Serbian nationalistic regime deep underneath, which was the main reason it crumbled by itself. No outside “help” needed whatsoever.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
    , @Vojkan
    , @Paw
  10. Rahan says:

    Sword and Sorcery of the Robert E Howard type, or hardboiled crime/spy adventures by Mickey Spillane are terrific ways to feed the Inner Fascist to keep him happy and in his place. Ian Fleming’s Bond. Karl Wagner’s Kane.

    Heavy metal concerts or sports or noisy political events–heroic masculinity communal events that let you merge with a “Nazi rally” type of situation, but you know what you’re doing and why, and it’s temporary, just to take the edge off.

    The Inner Fascist, the Inner Coward, the Inner Sadist, the Inner Loser, the Inner Crybaby–all those have to be consciously accepted, appeased scientifically (mainly by assigning them their very well defined territories to romp in), and thus integrated into your larger Real Adult Personality.

    That’s “consciously transcending” your weakness, as opposed to “pretending it’s not there”, or “suppressing it”. Integration and transcendence makes you healthier and smarter. Pretending or Suppressing makes you an inefficient sad sack in perpetual denial.

    And yes, today’s “Psychotic Left” and “Cucked Right” are the authoritarian personalities that have once more built a world on Pretense and Suppression.

    And yet a world like this always stagnates and collapses super fast. Has history taught them nothing? Has the collapse of the Victorian Age, of the Age of Empires and of the USSR taught them nothing?

    Apparently. These evil morons are always convinced that the one thousandth’s time’s the charm, and this time the house of lies will not collapse.

  11. Kali says:
    @Tulip

    Would you prefer the words “authoritarian” “dictator” or “neo-liberal/progressive gatekeeper”?

    One of the predominant hallmarks of the neo-liberal hegemony that’s currently strangling western society is the insistance that people constantly check their language to conform with the politically correct dictats of “proressivism”.

    Like so many others who fail to recognise that when they insist others conform to their pre-scribed PC language peramiters, despite that they know exactly what is ment given the context of a given statement, you seem to have either missed the point, or to prefer to unleash your own inner fascist/dictator/progressive gatekeeper in an attempt to ignore, belittle or obfuscate the point of the article.

    Imagine that the article was addressed to you personally. Reflect on its substansive points. See if any bells start ringing.

    • Replies: @Tulip
  12. onebornfree says: • Website

    C.J Hopkins says: “ For fascists (and authoritarian personalities generally), facts are completely beside the point. The point is to robotically conform to the ideology (or hysterical ravings) of whatever leader or system of power happens to be in charge of things.“

    That ideology is statism/collectivism.

    Communism , fascism [ a variant of communism, _not_ its opposite], democracy,”liberalism” , – it makes no difference – all are just different labels for the exact same ideology: statism [aka “collectivism”]

    “Because they are all ultimately funded via both direct and indirect theft [taxes], and counterfeiting [central bank monopolies], all governments are essentially, at their very cores, 100% corrupt criminal scams which cannot be “reformed”or “improved”,simply because of their innate criminal nature.” onebornfree

    Regards, onebornfree

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  13. Tulip says:
    @Kali

    Your comment throws me back to the word salad. “Authoritarian” is different from “totalitarian”.

    Hitler and Stalin were both totalitarians. Mussolini was actually more authoritarian in practice, despite the rhetoric. Fascist Italy was much closer to an “open society” than Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union, historically speaking.

    I’m not clear that “authoritarian” is all that bad, I don’t see how you get rid of a social role for authority, I am clear that totalitarianism is bad.

    In terms of PC, I see the movement as a totalitarian left movement inspired by Stalin. At the same time, as it says, it is anti-fascist, and with a little more passion, they too would starve 6 million Ukrainians to death as collateral damage to rid the world of “fascism”.

    There are two types of people: those who view the extermination of millions of innocents are morally wrong, and those who view the extermination of millions of innocents as essentially morally neutral. The second views mass exterminations as morally good or morally evil based on the slogans, banners, and invocations around the extermination ritual. Thus, the Holocaust is the embodiment of human evil, whereas the Holomodor or Pol Pot’s genocide were simply good hearted people forced to break some eggs.

    By calling totalitarianism “fascist” (which wasn’t really totalitarian) and attributing totalitarianism to the political right (when both extremes are perfectly capable of such behavior), it is playing into the unquestioned assumptions of the mass murderers for humanity.

    Nazism and Stalinism were, in their essence, idolatrous blood cults who’s gods were feed with the blood of innocents. On the other hand, to pretend that Nazis and Stalinists are the same thing is like pretending the cult of Moloch is the same as the Aztec cult. They are different, and if put in geographic proximity, will attack each other. Evil but distinct, both perpetuated by half-truths and outright lies.

  14. The Roman fasces, which Mussolini borrowed to name his movement, were the symbol in ancient Rome of the absolute authority of the state. Interestingly, you will find bronze fasces on the wall behind the Speaker’s Podium in the US House of Representatives chamber of the US Capitol. You will find fasces at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, where Lincoln’s seat of state bears the fasces on the fronts of its arms. You will find two large crossed fasces composing the insignia of the National Guard, creating a huge “X” superimposed upon an open-winged eagle. You will find fasces on the back of the old US Winged Liberty Dime, minted 1916 – 1945.

    A case can be made that this nation’s Founders were interested in creating a regime, like Mussolini’s, which would guarantee for their class the unrestricted ownership of the vast natural and human resources of North America. Like the Roman aristocracy, upon whose republic they modeled their checks and balances system of government, “libertas” meant to them the freedom to own and exploit property (particularly slaves, whose hugely profitable exploitation drove the nation’s early economy) without interference from the lesser classes.

    The thing about fascism is that it works, because people admire strong authority figures and love jingoist patriotism. We are after all a species of pack-hunting primates hardwired to obey the Alpha male and to sacrifice ourselves if need be for the survival of the pack. Except for a few disgruntled intellectuals, humans simply don’t enjoy thinking for themselves and are happy to be told what to do, as long as they are well supplied with goods and what appears to be capable leadership.

    Long ago, Aristotle in his study of the rise and fall of Greek city-states concluded that when experiments in democracy fail (as, sadly, they all do) the people in every case clamor for rule by a strongman or a god-king.

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    , @J1234
  15. sigerico says:

    fascism comes from the Italian fascio, a bundle of sticks. nothing particularly threatening about that. it just means everybody works for the good of the nation… industry, banks, government, education, military, the people and so on. “national socialism” by definition. you put the interests of the nation before your own interests. sounds good to me. should be resurrected.

    • Agree: Tusk, Alden
    • Replies: @onebornfree
  16. This is the crux of Donald Sutherland’s short speech in the movie, Bethune, The Making of a Hero (https://youtu.be/5zUrbrTb5J0 around the 1:30 mark). Basically, the most dangerous fascists are the fascists who say they are fighting fascists.

  17. Stogumber says:

    Dear Mr. Hopkins,
    I don’t know if you ever have read Egon Friedell, but he said nearly the same, namely:
    A lot of historic personalities, like kings and dictators, had a creative/artistic urge and ought better to have become artists and to create an imaginary world of its own instead of subjecting other people to their ideas. (Art as a way of sublimating tyrannical wishes)
    I learnt this from Friedell’s “Cultural History of the Modern Age” when I was a child.

  18. onebornfree says: • Website
    @onebornfree

    “Sneak Vote On Patriot Act Renewal TODAY”:

    “Today, while everyone is distracted by the impeachment drama, Congress will vote to extend warrantless data collection provisions of the #PatriotAct, by hiding this language on page 25 of the Continuing Resolution (CR) that temporarily funds the government. To sneak this through, Congress will first vote to suspend the rule which otherwise gives us (and the people) 72 hours to consider a bill.

    The scam here is that Democrats are alleging abuse of Presidential power, while simultaneously reauthorizing warrantless power to spy on citizens that no President should have… in a bill that continues to fund EVERYTHING the President does… and waiving their own rules to do it…..”

    http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2019/november/19/sneak-vote-on-patriot-act-renewal-today/

    And so it goes….

    Regards, onebornfree

  19. onebornfree says: • Website
    @sigerico

    Sigerico says: “ national socialism” by definition. you put the interests of the nation before your own interests. sounds good to me. should be resurrected.“

    🙈 😂 🤪

    “Regards” onebornfree

    • Replies: @Doom
  20. Doom says:
    @onebornfree

    don’t tread on this one boys, we got an individualist over here.

  21. @XYZ the new one

    It was totalitataran communist-socialist regime in the outside

    Which one was it, communist or socialist? Some of the people fleeing, that I met, owned small businesses in the “wrong” territory. Most of the people I met didn’t like Milosevic, but it wasn’t totalitarian by any stretch of the imagination. The individual states that made up Yugoslavia had more autonomy than they now do under the EU, or would have under the US Constitution.
    Yugoslavia’s problems started with banker Milosevic sucking up to the IMF/World Bank parasites. Just as they have always done, they collapsed the economy, which allowed the psychos to blame the one most visible.

  22. Gall says:

    Fascism is basically Marxism by another name. One of the planks in Marx’s Communist Manifesto was the rights of the individual were superseded by the rights of the state or in the case of Fascism the Corporatist State that is one ruled by an oligarchy of corporate interests instead of a Soviet or Politburo i.e. the state. The fact is that Hitler and Mussolini were both secret admirers of Stalin even though they claimed to hate Communism.

    In fact one could compare them to “Republicans” and “Democrats”.

  23. Avianthro says:

    Resonates well with Jay Hanson: http://www.jayhanson.org/loop.htm

    and also the Ted Kaczynski concept of personal power process needs and surrogate power processes.

    See the TK Manifesto: https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/unabomber/manifesto.text.htm

    By the way, to you ismistic nitpickers: CJ is hitting on what really makes us humans tick, not trying to write an analysis of political ideologies. You guys can’t see the forest for the trees, and then you can’t even decide what a particular tree is to be called or even whether it’s really a tree.

    This fascism CJ writes about is the very stuff that both holds together our geopolitical amoebae and also differentiates them as they seek and compete for ever higher levels of power…resource control.

    • Replies: @bike-anarkist
  24. Issar says:

    So Antifa should be marching up and down yelling, ‘This is what Facism looks like– ok?’ ?

  25. We judge ourselves by our intentions, but we judge others by their actions.

  26. Wally says:
    @Gall

    said:
    ” The fact is that Hitler and Mussolini were both secret admirers of Stalin even though they claimed to hate Communism. ”

    Really? How so? Proof please.

    • Agree: Z-man
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    , @Biff
  27. renfro says:

    O.K.I will admit to having two sides…..

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  28. Anon[134] • Disclaimer says:

    Non Christians struggle to understand the dynamics of authority vs emancipation.

    TAP was invalid. It was Freudian, and based the authoritarian personality in repressed homosexuality. Because the Jews who wrote it wanted to associate right wing ideology with homosexuality, whereas they were in fact homosexuals, or bisexual.

    It’s a ridiculous set off fake totally theoretically unsubstantiated correlative theses that try to deem all right wing oriented values and thoughts as pathological.

    It equates having Jewish in group preference to anti semitism, which is why the F matrix shows that orthodox Jews and Reform Jews are actually highly fascistic and anti-Semitic. Which is totally ridiculous.

    C J Watkins seems to be recommending readers engage in interior monitoring of thought crime.

    I get what he’s saying, which is that social Democrat liberals today are oblivious if their own fascist tendencies.

    But the answer to that is not to inhibit but to cultivate authoritarian personality that is aligned with Truth.

    Because as Saul Alinksy and Karl Marx said in respective forewords, the original radical who called authority tyranny and sought to supplant it with his own was Satan, or Lucifer.

    The way this fascist empire arose was precisely under the guise of freedom.

    The permutations of forever revolution all stem from that fundamental spiritual revolution. That’s why Race, Christian religion, family and nation are under relentless attack.

    Don’t read the Authoritarian personality as anything other then Jewish projection and as a study in the techniques of inversion and definition.

    It is the authors who were mentally ill, not the subjects of their authorship.

  29. No sorry, the “liberals are the real fascists” meme is a loser. That someone is a Communist ought to be opprobrium enough.

    People have been trained into a queer false dichotomy between the Right and Left. Here’s the beef: the real political center is Social Democracy (i.e. taking the “best bits” from the economic Left and economic Right – you have a system that is basically capitalistic, but that doesn’t hold economic efficiency as the highest value, and seeks to balance it with other values, such as the right of Labour to collectively organize as a counterweight to Capital, the idea that we should have some sort of welfare provision for our poor, dysfunctional, sick, etc., etc.). In this view, neither Left nor Right are the enemy, but each has good ideas and bad ideas, and is bad when pursued to extremes (central control of the economy on the one hand, and the commodification of everything on the other hand).

    This “center” is the true center, it’s the center that nationalist populism appeals to, and the center that the moderate Left and moderate Right appeal to. People generally desire economic liberty, but they also want to have a fair, kind society that collectively helps its less fortunate members. We are led to believe by some ideologues (on both the Left and Right) that these goals are mutually exclusive. It isn’t so.

    But this is also Fascism or National Socialism. From the point of view of economics, Fascism is also a “Third Position” that tries to take the “best bits” from the Right and the Left. From the point of view of economics, there isn’t a hair’s breadth of difference between Social Democracy (or good, old-fashioned American liberalism) and Fascism/National Socialism. Both view economic efficiency as a tremendously important value, but not the only value worth collectively pursuing, and both seek to balance economic efficiency against other social values.

    The differences between Fascism and Social Democracy are outside the economic sphere. The differences are that a) Fascism believes in natural hierarchy, whereas Social Democracy believes in Egalitarianism, and b) Fascism is realistic about race, where Social Democracy denies that race has any importance at all.

    This means that Fascism and National Socialism think of government’s legitimacy as derived from its being the collectively organized defense of a people’s breeding grounds, and the collective provision of whatever public goods and commons may be necessary to that group’s flourishing, whereas Social Democracy thinks government derives its legitimacy from a social contract, and from its adherence to abstract ideals (egalitarianism, individualism, etc.).

    The economic Left/Right choice is therefore a fake choice, it’s a chew toy to distract people from the real choice, which is between the legitimacy of the state being based on the reality of a people as an extended family, or the legitimacy of the state being based on social contract and abstract ideals.

    • Replies: @Dannyboy
  30. I assumed this was satire until it went on and on and now I can only assume the author was deadly serious. Unfortunately it’s no more helpful than the people who say, ‘You know, this could all be a dream’. Yep, indeed it could. And so?

  31. Carax says:

    “When they looked at the propaganda posters which surrounded them (as the Internet surrounds us today), they didn’t see sadistic mass-murderers and totalitarian psychopathic freaks. They saw normal people, admirable people, who were making the world a better place.”

    The author of this piece has an indoctrinated and socialized mind. I wonder what German history Hopkins has been reading all his life.

  32. Pandour says: • Website

    One of my favorite movie lines,Al Pacino in Scarface,Cuban accent-Komunista, I keel him jos for fon.

    • Replies: @Winnetou1889
  33. Svevlad says:

    eh, it all good, but you know what is better?

    being the dude in control in the first place. A problem arises, however – if everyone has that mental system, society disappears into total anarchy

  34. “… and maybe read Adorno’s The Authoritarian Personality. It’s a bit outdated, and over-focused on the Nazis …”

    No, the AP is completely up to date. Actually it’s a Jewish CultMarx (Frankfurt School) classic completely focused on the the destruction of the traditional American family, which, we are supposed to believe is the social structure that will soon make us into Nazis. Herbert Marcuse was also member of Frankfurt “club” and worked for OSS helping Allen Dulles sort out the useful Nazi’s (Fascists ?) from the expendable ones and bring them to the US to help fight the commies we had recently been allies with.

  35. Sorry. Can’t see HRC’s nor Chelsea Rodham-Hubbel’s inner fascists. Their outer bee-yotches keep getting in the way.

  36. Quite funny, the americans have the fasces in the congress or whatever it is.

    They don’t even have to reclaim it, it is there in plain sight.

    • Replies: @bike-anarkist
  37. IMHO says:

    Fascism is the inevitable response to Jewish communism. After having watched psychopathic Jews commit monstrous genocides in Russia (1917-) and Ukraine (1932), the Germans were told they were next (1933: World Jewish Council publicly announces both war and a boycott on Germany and announces the German people “will be starved into submission”).

    Hitler should be commended for his efforts to save Germany and the rest of Europe from the Jewish Bolsheviks. Historically, America’s biggest mistake was not taking General Patton’s advice and allying with Hitler to defeat them.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Jake
  38. Stogumber says:

    My feelings about TAP are mixed. Yes, from its start it was a Jewish attempt to crush all critics of Jews by lumping them together with all other kinds of “bad-thinking” people. It was a paragon of “ideological” thinking – namely, hiding group interests behind general concepts.

    And also – like most ideas invented by Erich Fromm – it was “character racism”, an attempt to classify humans into good and bad by a sinister mixture of psychology and morals.

    On the other hand, TAP had a real Data Base. And if we concentrate on the depiction of mental processes, there are some highlights. Even if social psychologists are highly biased, they cannot avoid to detect some mental processes which really exist.

  39. GMC says:

    Of all the different types of rule or governments – they all had plenty of planned social engineering, B S and propaganda – helping/starting – them along.

  40. Emslander says:
    @Tulip

    You are correct. This is a very poorly conceived article on something that could be described precisely. If the point is that we’re now a world where passive-agressive behavior is the norm and that psychological projection is the most powerful weapon available, then I get it. It could just as accurately be claimed that we all have an “inner-bolshevism” we need to get out into our conscious minds. The real point is that, in this world possesssed by the feminine archetype, unconsciousness is the worst flaw.

    Carl Jung dealt with this a long time ago and predicted WWII. If the Germans allowed their great thinkers to publish in this era, we’d have more meaningful descriptions of the coming deluge.

  41. Z-man says:
    @Observator

    Good post.

    Long ago, Aristotle in his study of the rise and fall of Greek city-states concluded that when experiments in democracy fail (as, sadly, they all do) the people in every case clamor for rule by a strongman or a god-king.

    That’s me I tell you, me!!! (Wry grin)

  42. Jake says:

    “Ironically, it is those who are not acquainted with their Inner Fascists (or who deny they have one) who are usually the first to make a big public show of loudly denouncing “fascism,” brandishing their “anti-fascist” bona fides, accusing other people of being “fascists,” and otherwise desperately projecting their Inner Fascists onto those they hate, and want to silence, if not exterminate. This is one of the hallmarks of repressed Inner Fascism … this compulsion to control what other people think, this desire for complete ideological conformity, this tendency, not to argue with, but rather, to attempt to destroy anyone who disagrees with or questions one’s beliefs.”

    Well, that certainly sounds like a perfect definition of Jews.

    But it also sounds exactly like a discussion about nice, normal, ordinary Germanic people, say Anglo-Saxons, to avoid the Hitler thing as much as possible, who are ever ready to do good to the benighted Irish or Scots or Welsh by inflicting more cultural genocide. It sounds just like the Yankee WASP schoolmarm whose secularized Christian duty is to uplift both the Numinous Negro and the white trash that surely holds down the Numinous Negro, no matter the cost to either.

    If only the WASPs can force all the world to speak English, at least as a second language, and accept the manners and mores, the post-Christian secularism and philo-Semitic universalism of the WASP elite, to act just like some combo of Brit WASPs or Yank WASPs, then we could have paradise, globally.

    That’s not imperialism – that is WASPs doing good for the globe.

    After all, if God didn’t mean for WASPs to rule the world and force everybody to become WASP-like, to ape WASP culture and force it down as many other throats as possible, then God would not have allowed WASPs to do that very thing.

    • Replies: @Stogumber
  43. A challenging piece of writing, in that we can all be “fascists” (or other people can be). Right across the political spectrum we share one characteristic when it comes to war. Power (manifested as interest) has been present in every conflict of the past – no exception. It is the underlying motivation for war. Other cultural factors might change, but not power. Interest cuts across all apparently unifying principles: family, kin, nation, religion, ideology, politics – everything. We unite with the enemies of our principles, because that is what serves our interest. Power is the cause of war: the two world wars we have already fought and the third we are about to.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  44. Z-man says:

    The older I get the more and more outwordly Fascist I get. If I’m in a NYC bar one has to be careful as 40%-60% of the patrons could be either Jews or Judeophiles. But it hasnt stopped me in expressing my opinions even there.

    Il Fascismo è la salvezza della nostra libertà!

  45. Onebornfree says: • Website
    @Gall

    Gall says: “Fascism is basically Marxism by another name.”

    Yes, true, but I would say : Forget the misleading labels that lead all of the dim bulbs to assume fundamental differences between these two supposedly opposed systems. The labels simply mask the truth: both “systems” are one; enforced [at the point of a gun], collectivism.

    Both assume the necessity of governments to run everyone’s lives for them [because people cannot run their own lives 😏 ], and “both” systems and their dimbulb , slave-loving supporters and sycophants completely and consistently deny an all too obvious fact:

    “Because they are all ultimately funded via both direct and indirect theft [taxes], and counterfeiting [central bank monopolies], all governments are essentially, at their very cores, 100% corrupt criminal scams which cannot be “reformed”or “improved”,simply because of their innate criminal nature.” onebornfree

    “Taking the State wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees no way to differentiate the activities of its founders, administrators and beneficiaries from those of a professional-criminal class.” Albert J. Nock

    Both systems presume to rule society via a 100% criminal cabal that enforces ,via violence and/or the threat of violence, that particular systems [communist,fascist,socialist ,nationalist , democratic , royalist, or whatever] sacrosanct rules and ideals on everyone else, come what may.

    And so it goes…..

    Regards,onebornfree

  46. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    ” Fascist ” is one of the most devaluated words in the world .

    It has been so overused that in fact now ” fascist ” is just an insult .

    It is a favorite word of despotic morons of all kinds which call ” fascist ” anyone who just does not agree with them , does not do whatever they want , or does not gives them whatever they like
    .

  47. Durruti says:

    The way I see it, my art is how I sublimate my Inner Fascist, so that he doesn’t run around invading Poland, exterminating the Jews, or “regime-changing” Bolivia.

    I was looking for this. The Zionist Land Thieving Propaganda – “exterminating the Jews.” It had to be in there – somewhere. It was slipped in with a bit of vinegar.

    Hopkins’ major ‘oh so clever’ point:

    Fascism only looks like fascism when you’re standing outside of it, or looking back at it. When you are in it, fascism just looks like “normality,” like “reality,” like “just the way it is.”

    Is that statement by Hopkins true? How does one explain much of the revelatory articles on this website? Half of American adults do not vote (they see no reason to). My dad served in 2 armies, the Belgian, & American. He saw through the propaganda-brainwashing. He served his 2 beloved Nations, as a Patriot. He had no “Inner Fascist.” Like half of America’s adults, he refused to vote.

    Much of Hopkins’ article is pseudo clever psycho babble, mixed with some homilies, and we are the guilty Fascists not they, or not only they. ‘We are bad; so let’s not attempt a cure, and Restore Our Republic.’ We must hate, and disrespect ourselves, and our families, neighbors, and friends. We are not worthy of LIBERTY!

    Hopkins’ Conclusion omits one key component of any Fascism, any Totalitarian-Terrorist system – specially in 2019. Hopkins criticizes everyone except… I will not tell you which/who. Read his Concluding remarks, and decide for yourselves.

    So, please, if you haven’t done so already, get acquainted with your “Inner Fascist,” and find him something harmless to do, before he … well, you know, starts singing hymns to former FBI directors, or worshipping the CIA, or Obama, or Trump, or Hillary Clinton, or supports the empire’s next invasion, or coup, or just makes a desperate, sanctimonious ass of you both on the Internet.

    *We Commentators are supposed to critique. Hopkins, you have been critiqued!

    Durruti

    • Agree: Daniel Rich
    • Disagree: Biff
  48. From the front page, I thought the baby had a particularly severe cleft palate…

  49. Saggy says: • Website

    What needs to happen is that we need to reclaim our inner Nazi … so here is a start …. Hitler on ‘democracy’ –


    When I came to power, I took over from a nation that was a democracy. Indeed, it is now sometimes shown to the world as if one would be automatically ready to give everything to the German nation if it were only a democracy. Yes, the German people was at that time a democracy before us, and it has been plundered and squeezed dry. No. what does democracy or authoritarian state mean for these international hyenas! That they are not at all interested in. They are only interested in one thing: Is anyone willing to let themselves be plundered? Yes or no? Is anyone stupid enough to keep quiet in the process? Yes or no? And when a democracy is stupid enough to keep quiet, then it is good. And when an authoritarian government declares: “You do not plunder our people any longer, neither from inside nor from outside,” then that is bad. If we, as a so-called authoritarian state, which differs from the democracies by having the masses of the people behind it; if we as an authoritarian state had also complied with all the sacrifices that the international plutocrats encumbered us with; if I had said in 1933, “Esteemed Sirs in Geneva” or “Esteemed Sirs,” as far as I am concerned, somewhere else, “what would you have do? Aha, we will immediately write it on the slate: 6 billion for 1933, 1934, 1935, all right we will deliver. Is there anything else you would like? Yes, Sir we will also deliver that” Then they would have said: “At last a sensible regime in Germany.

    Another favorite – rabbi ben Yosef explains why Hitler hated the Jews –
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/uKbrffKEyE3m/

  50. Anonymous[271] • Disclaimer says:

    Eric Voegelin went beneath the “isms” to identify neo Gnosticism as the psychological impulse behind “progressivism, positivism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, communism, fascism, and national socialism.” I’m amazed when I see these hypocrites in both parties or the bureaucracy wrap themselves in the trappings of the Christian faith or, among Jews, an equally hypocritical universalism for everyone but themselves. This sociopathic sort’s believing they’ve been anointed to reconfigure reality naturally draws them to government or to professing the “Second Reality” from the college classroom or on TV. They see themselves as gods and expect to be treated as such, if disagreeing with them is any guide.

    It’d be worth reverse engineering this neo Gnosticism across America’s left-right spectrum of political psychopathy based on the symbols. The rainbow flag celebrating sexual perversion as the highest human fulfillment and dismemberment of the unborn up to the moment of birth proves the New American Proposition is intrinsically evil. The latter drew waves of what can only be described as demonic applause from the NY Assembly just recently. Even the putative right wing are endlessly telling us we’re not a people but instead a proposition, or symbolic, nation. As someone here observed, the Democrats propose while the Republicans “throw the game.” Could the last election make that any clearer?

    Offhand I’d say materialism comes in next as America’s next highest symbol after sexual perversion and abortion. Darwinian fairytales are still taught in the schools as a factual description of the diversity of life and its origin, not because Darwinism describes reality but because it imposes a Second Reality undermining belief in the spiritual life and revealed religion. “Hooray” words, or what Weaver called “God terms,” are actually memes encapsulating totalitarianism in words like “democracy,” and in America no less, where hackers can play chess on electronic voting machines and the dead are our big cities’ most reliable voting block. This Second Reality has almost completed upended everything America used to be. Voting only legitimizes the grave evils they then commit in our name.

  51. @Pandour

    Al Pacino… See Pacino in Amazon Prime’s latest Nazi hysteria series called Hunters, where he says in the trailer in a Yiddisha accent that (White) people are Evil and have tried to exterminate Jews from time immemorial then focuses on the topic of the film, new Forth Reich Nazis:

    From the trailer:
    “This Evil starts as but a spot inside of Them, then it grows to a State, and then becomes a Scourge.” The Pacino character quote is made during visual overlays of images of venerable German Iron Cross medal used at least from 1870’s but here, it’s “Nazi”, a bloody arm number tattoo and then an image of like minded men.

    Start at 0:39 for the quote, but see the whole trailer. https://binged.it/2roJ3Xh

    Demonizing Hitler for the better part of 100 years has devolved into demonizing Whites in general as having an Original Sin of antisemitism, and in this movie series, anti- anyone-who-is-not-white especially Blacks, therefore, they must be stopped, i..e., urging extermination of the Evil Whites who are all Nazis.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Anonymous
  52. Agent76 says:

    April 7, 2019 American Internet Companies are Privatized Instruments of American Geopolitical Power, and They’re Not Even Hiding It

    Perhaps the one positive thing that’s come out of RussiaGate is that no one believes Silicon Valley’s global utopianism anymore.

    https://thegrayzone.com/2019/04/07/american-internet-companies-are-privatized-instruments-of-american-geopolitical-power-and-theyre-not-even-hiding-it/#more-5204

    Aug 30, 2011 CORPORATE FASCISM: The Destruction of America’s Middle Class

    A new kind of fascism has taken over America: the merger of corporations and government whereby corporate power dominates.

    Aug 4, 2012 Corporate Lobbying to Stifle Competition Hurts The Economy

    By contrast, corporate retailers (like Menards, Lowes, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Kroger, and other regional and national giants) are capable of lobbying for regulations like the ADA and zoning restrictions, and are able to obtain tax breaks that would not be available for small businesses or lesser competitors for a simple reason– the big players can afford lobbyists and afford to give campaign contributions to candidates who if elected, might be able to pull strings to get beneficial circumstances for those contributors.

    https://ivn.us/2012/08/04/corporate-lobbying-stifle-competition-hurts-economy/

    November 09, 2018 Oceania Is at War with Fascism

    If you’re a critic of global capitalism (sometimes referred to as “globalism”), I’ve got some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is, you’re not a “peddler of Russian propaganda” anymore. The bad news is, you’re an anti-Semite.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50584.htm

  53. Wally says:
    @Winnetou1889

    That’s why the “holocaust” narrative was invented. A shield and a sword used against Euro-whites for the benefit of The Usual Enemies of Free Speech.

    And now that the impossible narrative is under siege we’re seeing more & more rationalizations to stop free speech on the subject.

    [MORE]

    Below is where free speech on the truly impossible “holocaust” storyline is illegal, violators go to prison for Thought Crimes. In all western countries, persecution, harassment, violent attacks & threats are the order of the day against those who engage in free speech about the impossible claims within it. Those are obvious admissions that the storyline doesn’t stand up to scientific, logical, & rational scrutiny.

  54. Wally says:
    @IMHO

    This certainly sums it up, from:
    The Soviet Union Conspired to Foment World War II and Infiltrate the U.S. Government, By John Wear https://codoh.com/library/document/6807/?lang=en

    “If the Waffen-SS had not existed, Europe would have been overrun entirely by the Soviets by 1944. They would have reached Paris long before the Americans. Waffen-SS heroism stopped the Soviet juggernaut at Moscow, Cherkov, Cherkassy and Tarnopol. The Soviets lost more than 12 months. Without SS resistance the Soviets would have been in Normandy before Eisenhower. The people showed deep gratitude to the young men who sacrificed their lives.[15]”

  55. @Curmudgeon

    Great comment!
    If the Nazis/Fascists had won WW2, Europe would be in great shape today. To label the evil globalists today as Nazis/Fascists, as Hopkins does, is to completely confuse his readers about both modern events and past history.

    • Replies: @Wally
  56. Wally says:
    @Tulip

    said:
    “Nazism and Stalinism were, in their essence, idolatrous blood cults who’s gods were feed with the blood of innocents.”

    Except there is no proof for the alleged “holocaust” narrative that you naively accept.

    You are quite confused here. Your comparison makes no sense.

  57. Vojkan says:
    @XYZ the new one

    “Yugoslav/Serbian nationalistic regime”, seriously?

    Yugoslav leadership: Tito, half Croat / half Slovenian, regime’s nr. 2, Edvard Kardelj, Slovenian, Vladimir Bakarić, Croat.
    Prime Ministers of Socialist Yugoslavia: Tito form 1945 to 1963, Petar Stambolić, Serb, 1963-1967, Mika Špiljak, Croat, 1967-1969, Mitja Ribičič, Slovenian, 1969-1971, Džemal Bijedić, Bosnian muslim, 1971-1977, Veselin Djuranović, Montenegrin, 1977-1982, Milka Planinc, Croat, 1982-1986, Branko Mikulić, Bosnian Croat, 1986-1989, Ante Marković, Bosnian Croat, 1989-1991.
    Yugoslav People’s Army: sub-officers and officers, 75% Serb, general officers, due to national quotas, 25% Croat, 25% Slovenian, 25% Serb, 25% others.
    Yugoslavia population census 1948: Serbs 42%, Croats 24%, Slovenians 9%, muslims 5%, Albanians 4.5% (of ~750k Albanians in total, ~530k lived in Kosovo).
    Yugoslav population census 1991: Serbs 36%, Croats 20%, Slovenians 7.5%, muslims 10%, Albanians 9.3% (~2178k in total, allegedly ~1500k in Kosovo).
    Facts are stubborn and they just don’t support the thesis of Serb nationalist policy / hegemony in socialist Yugoslavia.

  58. sally says:
    @Curmudgeon

    Please note capitalism has a condition attached to it.. that condition is that the economic space be kept highly competitive, be free in entry, open to all, and that the information available to one is available to all where competition within the economic space is monitored by the state, and kept completely free of monopoly power or monopoly accumulation capitalism can survive.

    When the state ignores, or is prevented for monitoring, enforcing its keep free, easy open access to a purely competitive economic space, the philosophy that describes the economics changes from capitalism to economic zionism.

    Once capitalism is transformed into zionism, the state becomes an agent of the monopoly powers that control everything. EZ has the characteristics which you describe “domination through violence, and concentration of wealth into relatively few hands, guarded by “boards” whether corporate or politburo type, surrounded by useful idiots.”

    Economic Zionism [its king of the mountain stuff]. EZ takes no prisoners, allows no one to compete, conscripts the power of host nation states to invade, destroy and terminate the uncontrolled powers in other states or when that other state plays host to something the practitioners of EZ want (assets, wealth, control or ownership over public services and infrastructures (public or private) of those things, places, or persons who might even remotely be able to become competitive. If the practitioners of EZ want it, they will either own it, control it (while making others bear the cost of keeping it functional or safe), or they will destroy it and they may use the power of a state that host them to do it.

    EZ occurs as a state allows economic capitalism to degenerate into economic zionism. EZ occurs when the state fails to police, maintain easy-open-to-all access to its economic space. This seems to happen either by negligence on the part of those elected or because outside forces have gained control over the mechanisms that were designed to preserve competition and prevent monopoly powers or wealth to accumulate or dominate.

    What Americans see in their economic space is not capitalism. I defend capitalism because it is the most efficient system of economics yet devised, but capitalism has a global risk associated to it because the actors who animate the jobs in the state must use their powers, and the powers of the state to maintain open, free competition in the economic space lest wise, monopoly powers accumulate to destroy capitalism.

    Symptoms Transferring public goods and services to private hands, creating monopoly powers from thin air by rule of law (copyright, patent, etc. ) and transferring public funds through contracts to private enterprise are symptoms suggesting economic zionism has routed out capitalism.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  59. @Tulip

    I have always considered fascism to be an incestuous totalitarian relationship between the “legal” authority and the corporate elite. How that incestuous relationship is expressed is what what we understand.

  60. Jake says:
    @IMHO

    “Fascism is the inevitable response to Jewish communism.”

    Fascism is one response to Jewish communism. If you see fascism as ‘the’ response, the meaning either the only one possible or the only one worth trying, then you are already accepting the world as Jews demand it: post-Christian.

    The only response that will secure long term success against both Jewish communism and Islamism is to rebuild Christendom.

  61. @Germanicus

    Everybody is in the same uniform!!
    Workin’ for the clampdown.

  62. We all need to look in the mirror

  63. Anonymous[157] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tulip

    Very good point. “Fascist” is definitely the wrong word. Maybe the author can make an effort to de-program himself – and his audience – from the goyim slave (((vocabulary))) to start with.

    How about “unthinking fanaticism”. It’s a much more accurate description and definitely not what a(nother) pedo Jew, Steven Spielberg, trained him to link it to. Low-info, Hollywood terms, should be either discarded or clarified in search for real truth.

  64. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    • Agree: Agent76
  65. Agent76 says:

    January 10, 2019 The Silver Bullet to Stop the Corporate State Pillage

    Every year a certain number of our soldiers decide they’d rather not be involved in shooting people they don’t know so that ExxonMobil can have more oil or Lockheed Martin can make more cash or MSNBC / Fox News can give their hosts topics for their upcoming poetry books. Basically, these soldiers do something horrifying, something terrible, something often called “treasonous” … They — wait for it — think for themselves!

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50910-c.htm

    November 21st, 2015 Fascists Running America Endorse Nazism

    America didn’t eliminate the scourge of fascism in WW II. It shifted its headquarters from Berlin and Tokyo to Washington.

    http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2015/11/21/fascists-running-america-endorse-nazism#more40892

    • Replies: @Wally
  66. Rurik says:

    That picture of the baby Adolf is exactly how every Jewish supremacist sees little Gentile babies, as all one day growing up into Adolf Hitlers

    And that is the motivating principle they all harbor in their blackened souls as for why their psychotic imperative that whitey be replaced, with all due haste.

    To all Jewish supremacists, this:

    = this:

    • Agree: Dannyboy
    • Replies: @Paul C.
    , @Bookish1
  67. MEFOBILLS says:

    I advise anybody who reads any article about “fascism” to keep in mind that the word has been stretched beyond its meaning, to where it has become meaningless. This “stretching” is due to propaganda and hypnosis spreading, especially post WW2.

    To center yourself on reality of our existence then ponder the following three questions:

    1) Is creditor over debtor?
    2) Is Capital over Labor
    3) Do private banks create credit when they make loans?

    If you answered Yes to the above three questions, then you are ready to understand how finance capitalism creates usury, to then demean fascism. Finance (((plutocracy))) fights back by changing meanings. If you don’t have language for something, then your thought processes are short circuited.

    The real logos of the universe, sometimes attempts to break free of the above satanic concepts ruling our existence. Fascism is an attempt to break free. The agents of mammon are always present to push back, so they can take their usurious rents.

    1) Creditor and Debtor relations are to be balanced. This means disallowing some loans at inception, as happened when Venice was a young civilization. It also means canceling debts when creditor is “taking” unearned income. Canceling monetary debts implies a KING or some sort of Fascist, or State authority to intervene and do said debt jubilees. (Debts grow outside of nature at an exponential rate due to their underlying math. The math is inexorable, and hence jubilees are required.)

    2) Capital is over labor, and hence Capital wants to import turd world people to lower labor wages. Capital also exports hard earned patrimony of a nation’s people, to then create jobs in other economies. The “international” nature of bank credit as money creates flows that transit the world looking to exploit labor. Fascism does not allow the (((international))) to screw over a nation’s people. In other words, some sort of elected King or Fascist leadership is required in order to balance the relation between Capital and Labor. Communism is not the answer, as it is a dialectic of finance capitalism. (The same type of people are installed, who are “internationalists.”)

    3) Yes, private banking corporations create credit at debt. When you sign a debt instrument to get a loan, then new debt instrument is housed at bank, and you are on the hook to pay back your new bank credit over time. The debt instrument is often on-sold from bank into markets, effectively commoditizing you, thus disenfranchising you from person-hood.

    Note: Bank credit is also capital in this construct. The western construct is exceptionally devious by making you a debtor, commoditizing you, and then disenfranchising from your birthright.

    Note again: A fascist, or sovereign country CREATES STATE CREDIT. This is money that issues forth legally from a states Treasury. http://www.sovereignmoney.eu

    (Deal with the money power question, as it is the central question of our time.)

    In 1926 Mussolini nationalized the banks, as privateer banksters of that day were swinging the stock market with absentee stocks voting. (Many large stock owners gave banksters power to vote their stock.) Nationalizing the banks immediately took away money power from Finance Oligarchy.

    In 1933, the Reichsbank effectively was nationalized, and issued new purchasing power into productivity channels. These channels went toward fertility with loans for households to have children. Housing was a priority to then give labor the means to live. Industrialists even got in on the action as they could advertise how they had helped their labor improve its conditions. It bears repeating, that the German economy exploded with productivity, and did not suffer a great depression.

    There is no FREE-DUMB. There are no free-markets. Everything happens within a context, and Fascism in closer to the natural order than are the false constructs the West operates under.

    Go back and read the three questions, and if they are true, then you have to re-evaluate the word “fascism.” It takes some doing to undo hypnotism programmed from birth.

    • Agree: Harbinger
  68. @sally

    creating monopoly powers from thin air by rule of law (copyright, patent, etc. )

    I thought copyright was supposed to help the little guy. The creative one, that is, not his dullard brother who “borrows” others’ work.

    • Replies: @MEFOBILLS
  69. @Tulip

    “Fascist” is an archaic leftist insult usually hurled at moderate social democrats by communists.

    Both are phenomena of the center, so the communists have a valid point, as do the monarchists and other reactionaries who view the same beasts from the other side, and say the same thing.

    then America is fascist, but so are probably Big Macs and pay toilets.

    I haven’t seen a pay toilet anywhere in America in over 45 years. I saw some in Europe, where they also make you pay to drink water.

    • Replies: @David
  70. Omegabooks says: • Website

    As a fellow author and “fascist” inventor of characters (with a little divine inspiration), I second this article! Oh, and I very fascistically force good to defeat evil! Who’d have thought fascism could be a good thing?

  71. @Wally

    ” The fact is that Hitler and Mussolini were both secret admirers of Stalin even though they claimed to hate Communism. ”

    Really? How so? Proof please.

    Throw in FDR and Paul Begala, and you’ve got yourself a royal (or pseudorepublican) flush.

    • Replies: @Bookish1
  72. Just don’t go putting skulls on your uniform caps!

    • Replies: @Dannyboy
    , @Anonymous
  73. @Tulip

    Why Stalin?

    By the standards of the communist left, Stalin was relatively nationalistic and socially conservative. He’s also denounced by pretty much everyone on the modern far left. Trotsky is arguably a greater influence on the modern left, since he supported global revolution over nation building and was a bohemian intellectual type from an ethnic minority. Similarly, there are numerous non-Soviet leftist intellectuals (Marcuse, Foucault etc) whose political views directly influence those of modern leftist SJW types.

    Painting Stalin as the godfather of the modern western left doesn’t make a lot of sense. Sure he was a paranoid sociopath, and on a personal level was probably nastier than a lot of other famous leftists, but doesn’t mean he’s had much influence on modern leftist thinking or tactics.

    I guess if you’re someone like Paul Ryan or David Frum, then Stalin is the ultimate socialist bad guy, but if you’re a more nationalistic type then Trotsky or Foucault would be a better fit.

  74. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    The fascist -nazi salute was the Roman salute , it was copied from the romans . Ave Caesar !

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_salute

    • Replies: @Fox
  75. Anonymous[271] • Disclaimer says:
    @Winnetou1889

    Conflating white American WW II veterans with Hitler, or Jewish nazification of the very men who’d freed the Jews in Europe while Jews in America mainly sat home, goes back to 1944 and Arthur Miller’s novel Focus. The visceral hatred twisted into victimhood is staggering. Have a look at “Some Thoughts on Irmin Vinson by Tanstaafl” at counter-currents for some more detail.

    At the time of Israel’s 1973 war my wife and I were the only non-Jews at a party at some friends’ place. When a bunch of 20-something NY Jews who’d just returned from volunteering in Israel heard I was a Vietnam combat vet, they launched in to a splenetic hatred of our military, boasting “All we want is your money,” America sucks, and stuff about how much better fighters their soldiers are than ours. The deep state and Congress kiss their sort’s asses, so it’s over unless we recognize the federal government is an occupation force as much under Jewish control as the bug victims of Ampulex compressa, a parasitic wasp that by controlling the prey’s interaction with the outside world in the way the Jewish msm does with the minds of Americans can consume the prey at will.

    • Replies: @Dannyboy
    , @Bookish1
  76. Name the Khazar-Jew Hopkins.
    But NO, he’ll hide away hoping they won’t pounce on him and he can pick up his 30 pieces of silver for telling us we are at fault for a system that has been subverted from within by Luciferians, Masons, the Nose, The Black Nobility and their minions, the Rothschild scum.
    Gutless much C.J.? Coward

  77. MEFOBILLS says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I thought copyright was supposed to help the little guy. The creative one, that is, not his dullard brother who “borrows” others’ work.

    Correct.

    Patents and Copy -rights are temporary rents. They are carve-outs in the law, which allows temporary high prices to then reward the creator.

    For example, a patent allows 21 years (I think) of legal protection, where you can sell your invention into the market-place. This legal protection keeps others, especially big-business who could easily crush you, from being predatory. You are allowed to recoup your risk taking with higher prices. Patents and copy-rights protect the inventor/creator.

    When big business colludes with patent mining and specious law-suits, then that is against the original spirit that the founders wanted.

  78. Dannyboy says:
    @Anonymous

    Yes, I fervently pray that it’s American nukes which eventually destroy Israel and cook all those filthy little Jews, not Russian or Muslim ones.

  79. Bookish1 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Hitler was not an admirer of Stalin. He thought Stalin was strong man with great will power but detested the system he governed.

    • Agree: Fox
  80. Paul C. says:
    @Rurik

    I haven’t done a deep dive on Hitler, nor watched The Greatest Story Never Told. But if (((the system))) is telling us “he’s terrible”, the reality is likely the opposite. Therefore, something else has blackened their souls.

    • Agree: Rurik
  81. Bookish1 says:
    @Anonymous

    Who were those jews to brag about Israel since Israel almost got their ass kicked.

  82. Bookish1 says:
    @Rurik

    That scares me the thought that jews view white babies as you say they do.

    • Replies: @Vojkan
    , @Rurik
  83. Fox says:
    @Anon

    The outstretched arm and hand were also Germanic forms of greetings. After all, there are only so many ways of making a dignified, simple gesture showing a greeting and good intent. Hence, to imply that the German Salute was copied or even “stolen” from the Romans is quite silly.
    In one of the Beatle movies (maybe Yellow Submarine) two Indians (Dot-Indian) show a greeting with an outstretched arm and a flat hand. Are the Beatles now crypto-fascists or did the Indians copy the Romans, to argue in the same vein?
    Perhaps there may also be an original re-invention of the same thing regardless of someone else’s proto-use of the same gesture, word, idea, etc.

  84. ¡Abdalá! ¡We have found you at last!

  85. Paw says:
    @XYZ the new one

    Fascist of course support cowardly bombardment a massacres everywhere on population that has taken any weapon into their hands…Any ideology comes useful.

  86. Wally says: • Website
    @Agent76

    said:
    “November 21st, 2015 Fascists Running America Endorse Nazism”

    Spare us such juvenile Communist / Zionist propaganda.

    Your point is absurdly irrelevant since the “holocaust” narrative has been easily demonstrated to be a ridiculous work of fiction.

    There were the ‘Nazis’ with the mythological ‘6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ and there were the ‘Nazis’ without the mythological ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’.

  87. Wally says:
    @George F. Held

    Indeed, a debt of gratitude is long overdue.

    “If the Waffen-SS had not existed, Europe would have been overrun entirely by the Soviets by 1944. They would have reached Paris long before the Americans. Waffen-SS heroism stopped the Soviet juggernaut at Moscow, Cherkov, Cherkassy and Tarnopol. The Soviets lost more than 12 months. Without SS resistance the Soviets would have been in Normandy before Eisenhower. The people showed deep gratitude to the young men who sacrificed their lives.[15]”
    source:
    The Soviet Union Conspired to Foment World War II and Infiltrate the U.S. Government,
    By John Wear https://codoh.com/library/document/6807/?lang=en

  88. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:

    John Brennan and the CIA say they did, and the corporate media say they did, so all Good Americans have to pretend to believe it.

    The problem is, they’re not pretending.

  89. Seraphim says:

    Interesting how the ‘Cultural Marxism’ continues to have such a powerful grip on the minds of the ‘chattering classes’, if one has to take Adorno’s ‘Authoritarian Personality’ as a guide. For Adorno and his ilk ‘fascism’ meant anti-Semitism.

  90. Biff says:
    @Wally

    said:
    ” The fact is that Hitler and Mussolini were both secret admirers of Stalin even though they claimed to hate Communism. ”

    Really? How so? Proof please.

    Stalin’s ability to consolidate power. Hitler was also a secret admirer of Abraham Lincoln for the same reason.

    • Replies: @Wally
  91. Wally says:
    @Biff

    I asked for proof.

    • Replies: @Biff
  92. anon[103] • Disclaimer says:
    @Gall

    the other way around liberalism is other side of the coin of comunism ,understanding humanity only in a materialistic way and ceding power to giant financial monopolies that undermine the well being of the nation

    fascism undesrtand the importance of the individual but always respecting the interest of the nation as a whole.

    where do you want to life in china or usa?

  93. … pay the interest on our debts ….

    Did you ever stop to wonder what separates you from the Criminal Elite?

  94. Vojkan says:
    @Bookish1

    Not all Jews, my doctor doesn’t definitely, but I’ve become personally acquainted with a few others who do, and for a Christian who believes in the possibility of redemption for every man, such irredeemable blackness of the soul is indeed scary.

    • Replies: @Bookish1
  95. Biff says:
    @Wally

    I asked for proof.

    He wrote about it in Mein Kempf. Go look there.

    • Replies: @Wally
  96. Kali says:
    @Tulip

    If you look into the etimoligy of the word fascist, as others commenting have, you’ll find that it actually pertains to the fasci – a tightly bound bundle of sticks (or grasses/hey), and adopted by Musolini to depict his partys’ addehence to rigid (read totalitarian) state order.

    Whilst I agree that accurate word definition and use is crucial in certain circumstances (courts of law, for eg) applying the same “rigid” standards to coloquial use of language, to ceative writing or to ordinary conversatiion, despite ably comprhending what is actually being said, only serves to limit the flow if information and ideas.

    Language evolves over time as definition and word-use flow.

    I shared a meme on facebook the other day depicting a guy sitting at a desk, in the open, holding up a sign which read “Prince Andrew is a NONCE. Change my mind”.
    The word “nonce” is a coquial British term used to describe anyone who takes advantage of vulnerable young people or minors for their own sexual gratification. It’s a powerful word, in common use.
    I understand that it is derived from the prison system where the acronym NONCE refers to those “not on normal courtyard exercises” because they have to be kept appart from the main prison population due to the paedophilic nature of their offences.
    A friend castigated the use of the word “nonce” in the meme because it’s open to abuse (apparently the word “paedophile” is never misused or wrongly applied).

    His main reason for decrying the use of a word was to deflect attention away from what was actually being said.

    Word-fascism seems to be a growing phenominon at the moment, with liberal-fascists playing a central role in restricting our ability to freely communicate.

    A trend I personally find very worrying, not to mention dangerous.

    • Replies: @Saggy
  97. Saggy says: • Website
    @Kali

    If you look into the etimoligy of the word fascist

    Today, ‘fascist’ can mean anything you want it to mean, as long as it is evil….. for definitions, wiki says you can take you pick from 23 ….
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Definitions_of_fascism

    1 By fascist thinkers and movements
    1.1 Benito Mussolini
    1.2 Sergio Panunzio
    1.3 Charles Maurras
    2 By scholars
    2.1 Umberto Eco
    2.2 Emilio Gentile
    2.3 A. James Gregor
    2.4 Roger Griffin
    2.5 F.A. Hayek
    2.6 Dimitri Kitsikis
    2.7 John Lukacs
    2.8 Ernst Nolte
    2.9 Kevin Passmore
    2.10 Robert Paxton
    2.11 Stanley G. Payne
    2.12 Zeev Sternhell
    2.13 John Weiss
    3 By Marxists
    3.1 Bertolt Brecht
    3.2 Georgi Dimitrov
    3.3 Leon Trotsky
    3.4 Clara Zetkin
    4 By other antifascists
    4.1 George Orwell
    4.2 Franklin D. Roosevelt
    5 Fascist as insult

  98. @Curmudgeon

    At this point, I’d take the NSDAP, thanks.

  99. Anonymous[162] • Disclaimer says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    Correct. Use giant shark mouths surrounding the gattling guns of your war planes. Signals true moral purity and peaceful figure. Ever fighting for liberty, justice and freedom for all, goyim.

  100. Wally says:
    @Biff

    said:
    “He wrote about it in Mein Kempf. Go look there.”

    No he didn’t & that’s why you can’t produce his own words.

  101. S says:

    The author of the OP is way behind the curve.

    Orwell was already pointing out 75 years ago (1944) that the term ‘fascism’ was even then largely trashed and meaningless:

    [Yes, that’s a real and unadulterated photograph of Orwell in 1920’s Burma before having adopted his trademark ‘pencil’ mustache. Obviously he had attempted to reclaim his ‘inner fascist’ then, but it clearly just didn’t take. ;-)]

    What is Fascism?

    ‘It will be seen that, as used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley’s broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else.’

    http://orwell.ru/library/articles/As_I_Please/english/efasc

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Orwell

  102. I think the the same thing today as I thought yesterday reading the article.

    If I understood the article correctly, if there is a correct take, it’s simply to consider the humility or the consideration of others one might extend if they visited their own

    “This is how I would run the world” , perspective.

  103. FvS says:

    It seems to me that foreign policy can almost be viewed as a separate thing altogether when talking of most political ideologies or economic systems. Many of them have had imperialistic or non-interventionist versions pop up at some point in history.

  104. Rurik says:
    @Bookish1

    scares me the thought that jews view white babies as you say they do.

    Yes, and yet, to Jewish supremacists, steeped in their stone-age, depraved supremacist screeds, they see beautiful white babies as a dire threat to their Old Testament, demented imperative to dominate the planet in absolute terms.

    The only people Jewish supremacists hate more than Palestinians, are white Christians (Nazis).

    On their most sacred holiday, they celebrate the mass-slaughter of Gentile babies.

    Watch their media, and pay attention to whom it is that is demonized more relentlessly than ‘Nazis’. (no one; ). There’s more Hollywood/Netflix/Cable, etc.. programs on the ‘stark, unprecedented evil’ of Nazis, than of any other group of people.

    Depending on your fundamental psychological motivating principles…

    what your typical Americans sees in a photo like this:

    is very different than what a Jewish supremacist sees:

    • Agree: Dannyboy
    • Replies: @Seraphim
  105. David says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    They tried self cleaning, pay toilets in Manhattan around 1995. I took a leak in one just to see the inside. It was very clean and rather steamy. After a one or two week trial, they hauled them away. As with all publicly available bathrooms in NYC, they quickly became the property of junkies.

  106. Dannyboy says:

    Watch their media, and pay attention to whom it is that is demonized more relentlessly than ‘Nazis’. (no one; ).

    True Nazi’s are definitely Number 1, but Unreconstructed Southerners and Muslims are in a close tie for second place.

  107. Bookish1 says:
    @Vojkan

    All it takes is a few others to do some creepy harm

  108. Seraphim says:
    @Rurik

    What Jews hate most is Christians, irrespective of color.
    “You will be hated by everyone on account of My name, but the one who perseveres to the end will be saved”.
    “If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first. If you were of the world, it would love you as its own. Instead, the world hates you, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. Remember the word that I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you as well; if they kept My word, they will keep yours as well” (John 15:18-20).

    Actually, they hate more and with a passion bordering insanity the Russians than the Nazis (who were not Christians and didn’t love Russians too much either, let’s face it).

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Vojkan
  109. @Tulip

    The US is Fascist enough that we had the symbol of the fasces on the “tails” side of one of the most beautiful coins we’ve minted, the “Mercury” dime.

    I believe it was Mussolini who said that Fascism was simply a neater term for Corporatism.

    “The Archdruid” John Michael Greer wrote an essay (which may be disappeared now) that the form of government the US has now is properly classified as National Socialism. He explains it quite well in the essay too.

    Fascism doesn’t require the hatred of a racial or ethnic etc. group to be fascism. Greer notes that fascism got a bad name mainly because the word had a hissing, nasty sound to it and makes a good insult, and of course in WWII we were fighting entities that were fascist (but not *because* they were fascist; note).

  110. @Stephen Paul Foster

    Jokes on the Frankfurtians then, because it’s the most American thing there is, to not give a shit about family. Be completely atomized.

    If I had a family that gave a shit whether I was living in the street, hungry, etc., I might resist the blandishments of say, the alt-right. But if I live in a society, like that in the US, where family means nothing, community means nothing, it’s everyone against everyone, and then some group whether it’s the alt-right or the US Navy or the Hare Krishnas, anyone, says they’ll care for me and they actually **do** it, I’m going to be pretty inclined to be loyal to them.

    This is what a lot of alt-righters are doing now. Finding that white kid who has absolutely no one in their corner, least of all any “family” whatever that is, and saying, “Hey, we won’t let you die in the street” and when the hard times come that’s really going to mean something.

  111. @Gall

    All dictators copy from each other. This does not make them “secret admirers,” just as, if they do copy from each other, this does not mean that their claims to hate each other are “false.” Sloppy thinking cannot lead to true understanding but to silliness instead.

  112. So what, who cares: they would do the same to us, and may through population increase and open borders.

    Keep you guilt, keep your religious guff.

  113. Rurik says:
    @Seraphim

    What Jews hate most is Christians, irrespective of color.

    For the record, I make a distinction between Jews and Jewish supremacists.

    And by definition, what Jewish supremacists hate, is any threat or obstacle to their unilateral and absolute supremacy.

    If it were Voodoo practicing Bantu tribes who were a threat to Jewish supremacy, then those people would be the target of Jewish supremacist hate, treachery and genocide.

    As it is, Jewish supremacists see white Christians as the main obstacle to their absolute power, (at least in white Christian lands, where overwhelmingly these Jewish supremacists have been graciously welcomed into).

    It doesn’t matter what religion these white people practice, or none at all. What the JS hate about them, is that they exist. As an affront to Jewish supremacy.

    If white or black or brown people are thriving and happy in their own countries, it matters not what religion they practice, if Jewish supremacists descend upon them, the J-supremacists will set about undermining their societies, and eventually murdering them, once that becomes doable.

    This is true in white Christian lands, where the J-supremacists have genocided untold millions in the last century alone, just as it’s true of Muslims (especially Palestinians), who’re also the target of psychopathic J-supremacists unholy wrath.

    All you have to do to earn that wrath, is try to live happily and peaceably in your own lands, while inviting in significant numbers of J-supremacists. (which yes, all too often, Jews seem to fall into that category).

  114. Rurik says:

    For fascists (and authoritarian personalities generally), facts are completely beside the point. The point is to robotically conform to the ideology (or hysterical ravings) of whatever leader or system of power happens to be in charge of things.

    Some (perhaps overdue) thoughts on this article.

    First off, it conflates Nazism with Zionism– or, as the author calls it “the global capitalist empire”.

    He’s correct about the authoritarian personality, and how people are sheep-like, but there are reasons for that kind of thing.

    I’ll give an anecdote. A while back I was boating with my gal, and we came upon some women and children in a boat that was sinking. There was pandemonium and chaos. I tried with little avail, to determine who was in charge. Finally, I saw a boy of about 12, and I looked him in the eye, and said ‘throw me that rope’. Whereupon he simply did what I asked without question, (like a good fascist ; ). Thereby allowing me to pull the other boat closer, as the current was pulling us apart- so we could get all the children onto our boat, and then wait for the coast guard and others to come secure the situation. The point being that someone had to take charge. It was a critical situation that demanded a degree of conformity to ‘authority’.

    It was the same thing with the Nazis. Bolshevism was a dire and imminent threat to Germany. They had to rally around a leader.

    Think of the scene in The Outlaw Josie Wales, where Josie tells his eclectic band of Indians and Kansas grannies and Missouri girls that they have to cooperate to fight off the rampaging Indians hell-bent on killing them all.

    When your lives and well-being are under an imminent threat, becoming ‘fascist-like’ can be a form of pure survival.

    I would posit, that what the author here is rightly condemning, shouldn’t be so much ‘fascism’, but the all pervasive moral cowardice, that we see today. The unwillingness to simply tell the truth.

    All the wars being fought since 9/11, have been, and all are, based on obvious lies.

    Even the conflicts in Ukraine, are based on lies. Lies told by “the global capitalist empire”.

    But all across the academic and journalistic spectrum, all we hear is hand-wringing lies and obfuscations.

    The ‘fascism’ of the boy in the boat, and Josie’s plucky band of survivors, is a healthy and necessary human evolutionary function. But that isn’t what plagues us today with these damnable Eternal Wars for Israel. No. Rather what plagues us today, is the ubiquitous moral cowardice that too often cows people from speaking the plain and obvious truth about it all.

    (if you want to know if you’re a fascist at heart, all you have to do is ask yourself if you support seat-belt laws. If you do, then you’re a true, pure fascist. But if you’re a Palestinian in Gaza, and you do what your leaders tell you to do, to resist the genocide of your people, by sacrificing your own well-being, then that is not a human flaw).

  115. Vojkan says:
    @Seraphim

    Actually, the Nazis come only third. The Serbs come second. Slavic Orthodox Christianity is what they hate the most. They would love all Orthodox churches to be destroyed, and they loved it when the Ottomans converted Aghia Sophia into a mosque, when Russian and Serb communists burnt churches, and they love it today when muslims do it on their behalf, as in Kosovo, or even better, Western Christians, as in Croatia or Bosnia. Because Orthodoxy challenges their claim to being the “chosen” people and because Orthodoxy carries a spirituality that is inaccessible to the worshippers of the golden veal, pornographers and paedophiles.

  116. Stogumber says:
    @Jake

    Hi Jake,
    you are under influence of a theory which Karl Popper has called “the deification of history”. He saw it as the basic error in Hegelianism and Marxism.
    Well, it has some ground in the writings of St. Paul. But St. Paul also knew that God gives elites their power, but thereafter he takes it away again. Which is a great solace for us who have to bear the power of our temporary elites.

  117. “…[Former Secretary of State Clinton] sadistically cackled on national television”

    Tired sexist trope is tired. And sexist. Cackled??? Really? Learn what a word means prior to relying upon it, eh? That was neither sadistic nor “cackling”. And using very sex-specific terms like “cackling” only for women would be like if we as a nation stopped referring to men as “men” and all started calling men “rapists”. “Oh, I went to the market today, I stood in line behind these two rapists who told me about this great new Mexican restaurant in town…”

    ^^^And THAT is what your little bitty female-only slurs come off as.

    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @Anonymous
  118. geokat62 says:
    @Red State Escapee

    Tired sexist trope is tired. And sexist. Cackled??? Really? Learn what a word means prior to relying upon it, eh?

    Oh, boy!

    Cackle defn

    verb
    make a harsh, raucous sound when laughing.
    “she cackled with laughter”

    synonyms: laugh loudly, laugh uproariously, guffaw, crow, chortle, chuckle, giggle, tee-hee; informal laugh like a drain

    Noel* left the room, cackling with glee”

    *The name Noel is a boy’s name of French origin meaning “Christmas”.

    Noelle is a girl’s name of French origin meaning “Christmas”.

    ^^^And THAT is what your little bitty female-only slurs come off as.

    ^^^And THAT is what your little bitty uninformed comment comes off as.

    If you’re looking for political correctness, you’ve come to the wrong webzine.

  119. J1234 says:
    @Observator

    The Roman fasces, which Mussolini borrowed to name his movement, were the symbol in ancient Rome of the absolute authority of the state.

    The fasci were intended to be symbolic of unity, which supplied the pretext to validate absolute authority of the state. This is different than what you’re saying. Even the most abusive and authoritarian state needs some popular support, to one degree or another.

  120. Anonymous[320] • Disclaimer says:
    @Red State Escapee

    sexist trope

    Lol, no.

  121. @renfro

    Sometimes we don’t get to choose our diet.

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