Wednesday, June 3, 2015
What is fascism?
The police-state then enforces these laws, and the end result is an ideal world or euphoric world where everyone has a job with equal pay, and everyone has healthcare, and there is world peace.
Fascism is a movement that began around the turn of the 20th century, and it grew roots in nearly every western nation. What forms it took depended on what country it was formed in.
In most nations, there is no constitutional restraint against writing laws, and this empowered powerful men in certain nations to build powerful fascists governments. Examples include Stalin's Communism in Russia, Mussolini's Socialism in Italy, and Hitlers Naziism in Germany.
You also have to understand here that Nazism is National Socialism. Hitler decided who got healthcare and how much. Hitler decided who lived and who died. Hitler decided what programs were going to be formed, and he took money from the people to create them. He mesmerized the people with his Utopian agenda, and that is how he gained the support of the people. He did not tell them that, in the process of giving Hitler what he wanted, that they were signing away their freedom.
Under Hitler's appeal, his promise for a Fascist Utopia, that people lost total sight of reality This is how they became so obedient. They were doing what they were told by their radical leaders. There was not an individual strain of thought, at a certain point. It was much more involved than that, but that's the gist of it. And it was all just another version of fascism.
But that can't happen in the United States. Or, it couldn't happen, so long as the Constitution was respected. That's right! In the United States, the Constitution stood in the way of fascism, mainly because it was a document that told the state what it could not do. For this reason, fascism had to take on a more gentle form. This posed a problem for those who yearned to advance a fascist agenda.
In the U.S., progressives, which is the name they chose for themselves, quickly realized their agenda was unpopular. So, in order to move their agenda forward, they had to take baby steps: they had to gradually, by way of assimilation, change minds.
One of the best ways of changing minds and inculcating change, so they learned, was by taking advantage of tragedies. So when people lost their life savings during the Great Depression, they called on progressives to save the day.
Progressive experts in Washington, both republican and democrat, convinced the people that it as okay to surrender some of their personal liberties to the state for the benefit of society. They convinced them by saying things like, "It's for your own good."
So the progressive movement took off, becoming the original fascist movement in the United States. Of course, power breeds arrogance, and arrogance breeds corruption. The federal government went on an "it's for your own good" rampage, passing bill after bill after bill forcing people to cede their liberties to Uncle Sam.
This is what happened when the progressives managed to get into the White House during the election of 1912. Woodrow Wilson was their man, although, if he would have lost, Teddy Roosevelt had an even more aggressive progressive agenda than Wilson.
Through Wilson, progressives were able to convince Americans that some laws were necessary to prevent bank failures and create jobs. They convinced people it was necessary to enforce compliance with the state, and for a police state to arrest and jail anyone who spoke ill of the state cause.
They believed compliance to the state would create a more perfect union, sort of like the euphoria Christians talk about finding in the afterlife. This euphoria was the ultimate goal of Mussolini, Stalin, and Hitler, and it was also the ultimate goal of Woodrow Wilson as well.
They had all created fascist governments that were unique to their respective states. Yet they were, in fact, sister governments, all falling under the rubric term fascism.
It is in this way that we can fairly say that fascism gave birth to socialism, communism, Nazism, and progressivism. We can also fairly say it gave birth to liberalism because liberalism is basically a racemic (watered down) form of progressivism. You might even call progressivism and liberalism neo-communism.
So, in this way, we can fairly say that fascism, communism, socialism, Nazism, progressivism, liberalism, statism, and even totalitarianism, are all sisters and are all one and the same form of government. They all propose to take from those who have and redistribute it to those who have not in an attempt to create a perfect, an ideal, world.