Tag: Fascism

Quote of the Day: Corporatism

 

“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” ― Benito Mussolini

If anyone doubts the US is becoming increasingly fascistic, this quote – from an expert on fascism – should serve to remove those doubts. The main difference between communism and fascism is that in communism the government enforces its will directly, while in fascism, the government subcontracts enforcement to pliant corporations. The corporate wokeness blooming like thriving poison ivy over the last year shows how they are cooperating with the authoritarians within the Federal government to strip both individual citizens and state and local governments of both autonomy and of the traditional liberties they had previously enjoyed.

When Hyperbole Becomes Reality

 

Remember the good old days when we rolled our eyes and protested with annoyance at the exaggerations that the Left repeatedly spewed? We assumed they did it to demonize those of us on the Right, to upset us, and cause us to react defensively at their hyperbole and distortions. And of course, to some degree that was precisely what they were doing. And eventually, we reached a point where we grew accustomed to their misrepresentations because no one was in a position to stop them. Yes, some of us protested their statements—some of the politicians, the few journalists on the political Right, and those of us on Ricochet. But for the most part, the media repeated these attacks, happy to be in the ranks of the Left.

Terms like Nazis, concentration camps, cruelty to children, bigotry, the influence of the rich were all terms used to discount and discredit the people on the Right. Their contrived reputation of us as racists, the enemy, fascists, white supremacists, and the like were often used to condemn our criticisms of the strategies of the Left. When we called out “fake news,” we were called enemies of the state and destroyers of democracy. The attacks have become a normal part of the rhetoric of the Left. The word “hyperbole” has no place in their vocabulary, and they continue to try to destroy those who do not buy into their ideology or accept their lies and distortions.

The irony of their words and actions is that hyperbole has been transformed into today’s political reality. Only the attacks of the Left on the Right to defame and demonize us have emerged as definitions of the Left: they have become everything they accuse us of.

A Brief Note about Fascism, Antifa, and President Trump

 

There’s a little checklist making the rounds on social media and purporting to list “characteristics of fascists.” As lists go it isn’t a very good one, in that it oddly omits the sine qua non, the single essential aspect, of fascism, which is the blunt use of government authority to completely control the economy and the people.

That, after all, is what fascism is, so it seems worth mentioning.

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;P I stayed home, sick, from my home office yesterday, and I had a lot of time to browse and catch up on things. One of them left me shaken to my core. Marco Rubio had become a fascist. Well, fascist would be too much of an ugly exaggeration, but he certainly advocates for dictatorship […]

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Quote of the Day: Choose your Poison

 

“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.

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I ran across this last week while looking up something I thought was misspelled: Hostility to gays Gorky strongly supported efforts in getting a law passed in 1934, making homosexuality a criminal offense. His attitude was coloured by the fact that several leading members of the Nazi Sturmabteilung, or Brownshirts, were overtly homosexual. Writing in […]

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 Our old friend, Claire Berlinski, has a very good piece in the City Journal about a communist festival she attended last Fall. In classic Berlinski style, she captures the fist in the air punch with all its Marxist glory, using her funny/serious, tongue-in-cheek writing style. It’s a snapshot of the mindset of current zombie European […]

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Hmmm, This Looks Familiar

 

In a post awhile ago, I shared some of the YouTube military history channels I follow. One of these, The Great War, ended, kind of, with the hundredth anniversary of the Versailles Treaty. Now the host of that channel, a Texas ex-pat named Indy Neidell, has started a new project called World War Two. This has basically the same format as the first, with a recap, week by week, of important events 80 years ago. Here’s the first one:

Quote of the Day: True Fascism

 

The spirit of the kangaroo court has since graduated into business and politics where it has proven especially useful for settling scores and advancing careers and agendas dishonestly. Coercion has replaced persuasion. Coercion is at the heart of totalitarian politics. Do what you’re told, or else. Believe what we say, or else. (Or else lose your reputation, your livelihood, your friends….) This plays neatly into the dynamics of human mob psychology. When the totalitarians set up for business, few individuals dare to depart from the party line. It’s the perfect medium for cultivating mendacious ideologies. – James H. Kunstler

The “Resistance” is big on projecting the label of “Fascist” on their opponents. They even call their movement “antifa” for anti-fascist. It reminds me of how another other totalitarian society truncated Geheime Staatspolizei (Secret State Police)to Gestapo. Intolerant bigotry against all of those disagreeing even slightly with your views has always been the hallmark of the fascist. And today, it is not only the political mob that will come after you. Major corporations are firing, deplatforming, refusing to service and otherwise silencing those who deviate from the Progressive agenda; intolerance in the name of diversity.

Quote of the Day: Happy Bastille Day

 

“[W]hat truly makes the French Revolution the first fascist revolution was its effort to turn politics into a religion. (In this the revolutionaries were inspired by Rousseau, whose concept of the general will divinized the people while rendering the person an afterthought.)”
— Jonah Goldberg, in his book Liberal Fascism

Is National Socialism America’s “Progressive” Future?

 

If a doppelgänger of Joseph Goebbels, the “poison dwarf” propaganda minister of the Third Reich, were somehow to leap into the 21st century and embark on a Tocqueville-like tour of his country’s former enemy, probably he would be stunned by developments thought to have perished with the Nazis’ defeat in 1945. Of course, technological progress would dazzle any time traveler from that era — though Goebbels might huff that German science predicated many advances — but professional interests likely would dominate his observations.

Some things would make him laugh: micro-aggressions, safe spaces, counseling for sensitive egos — are you kidding me? Others would evoke comparisons to practices more familiar to him, such as America’s huge “fake news” industry — i.e., media lies —  and Planned Parenthood’s annual slaughter of innocents. So much to see, so much to evaluate, so much to compare!

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The recent Jewish holiday of Purim signified the defeat of Haman’s plot to massacre the Jews in The Book of Esther. Christians are now observing a holy period called Lent, a remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days in the desert, tempted by Satan and represents a time of prayer, self-examination and reflection. The Holy Season of […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America unload on Roy Moore for answering a question about the last time America was great by discussing the family unity during the era of slavery.  They also discuss the bizarre tweet from the French ambassador to the United States, who used Pearl Harbor Day to rip the U.S. for not doing more to stop fascism in the 1930’s.  And they discuss odd, emotional, and inappropriate details surrounding the resignation of Arizona Rep. Trent Franks for apparently asking two female staffers to carry his child while he and his wife experienced infertility.

Viva la Revolución, Baby!

 

This year, and practically this month, marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution that propelled socialism to power and cemented its grim reign over the Russian people and, ultimately, a significant fraction of the globe.

So here’s a question you might pose to your favorite Bernie supporter or “Antifa” sympathizer: “Practically speaking, what is the difference between fascists and socialists?”

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Here are the bare facts of what the press in India is calling the “Kerala Love Jihad Case”: …Akhila Ashokan, a 24-year-old [Hindu] woman…converted to Islam in 2012 while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery in Salem, Kerala…. Preview Open

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I have a weakness for social media. I just can’t quit it. At least not yet, but it seems the hysteria since the election of Trump is going to push me away and fast. For the past several months, I’ve had to entertain daily hysterics about anything Trump does from policy decisions down to awkward […]

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