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“There’s nothing sane or scientific about the hells communism creates on the Earth. It’s just as animalistic and base as fascism. It relies on malice and hatred and will to power just as much. It’s just that the communist sanctifies envy, and the fascist sanctifies pride.” – Sarah Hoyt
While reading libertarian science fiction author Sarah Hoyt’s blog on the antagonism of fascism and communism, this phrase stuck out to me. Sarah grew up in Portugal during the socialist regime, so she speaks from experience.
Later on in her post, she describes the crossover in the modern left, with ethnic / LGBTQ? / insert-victim-group-here pride, trust in feelings, and other things from a funhouse-mirror version of fascism. The difference is the sales pitch, not the product, which is always tyrannical government control and stacks of corpses.
When the highest virtue of your nation is a sin, you can hardly expect things to go well.