Fascism


"As Primo Levi warned, "Every age has its Fascism"... Democracy, Levi pointed out, can be undermined by "Withholding or manipulating information, polluting the judicial system, and paralyzing the school system, by encouraging in many subtle ways nostalgia for a world in which order reigns supreme"" (Frederika Randall. "The Irresistible Rise of Berlusconi." The Nation, June 21, 2004: 25).

Slavehood 2017 By Peter Koenig [an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a former World Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America.] May 04, 2017 "Information Clearing House"

When in the 18th and 19th Century African slaves did not ‘behave’, they were cruelly beaten sometimes to death as a deterrent for others. They were deprived of food for their families. Their women were raped. They were traded to even harsher white masters. Their lives were worth only what their labor could produce. They were treated as subjects, devoid of human warmth.

Today we have become all slaves; slaves to the powers of mafia bankster of finance; slaves to the western lie-propaganda; to the lobbies and their giant all dominating corporations – to the war-industry, because we happily believe what we are told about ever-increasing terrorism that needs to be fought with eternal wars; slaves to the environment-destructive hydrocarbon industry; to the pharma-industry; to the Monsanto-ized agroindustry; to senseless consumerism – and foremost – and summing it all up: to greed, endless greed that drives endless growth, nurturing endless competition fomenting adversity, destroying solidarity, instead of amical cooperation for a harmonious human cohabitation.

As people of western nations, we are enslaved to an all-engulfing neoliberal fascism – to a predatory economy. Corporate lie propaganda drip-feds our brains. We haven’t even noticed it. We are enslaved to so-called ‘leaders’, put in office by obscure foreign masters of deceit – the ever-stronger corporate controlled propaganda machine – the six all controlling Zion-Anglo media, whom we believe whatever lie they vomit – because it is more comfortable to believe a lie than to confront the truth – that’s self-imposed slavehood.

That’s how far we have gone. Because we are clearly on an almost irreversible downward track – sliding and running towards our own demise – into darkness – the darkness of chaos and bloody wars, endless wars against self-invented terrorism; wars that keeps our western economy running – and our armchair politics alive. Wars that kill and slaughter millions and millions – but all in ‘far-away’ lands. We are told we are protected. Our police and military watch over us. The new gods – money and military.

Although ‘pride’ was never an appropriate term to integrate our soul and minds, as we the western powers – have for centuries enslaved, raped, exploited and slaughtered the indigenous people, those who have for millennia, for history of mankind survived and passed on our human genes from one murderous civilization to another, always in the hope that the new one would see the light.

We can only hope that the patience of these native people, the survivors, our saviors – will prevail, that before we disappear in darkness, in the void of a manmade blackhole, we will awake, open our eyes and seek the light – become finally human, the term we have fraudulently applied to ourselves – the western civilization.

Independent thinking has become a crime, as it impedes the advancement of slavehood. Education is designed to kill individual thinking and the wide range of inventiveness – because it’s dangerous – for those who enslave and control us. ‘New-speak’ education has to make us thinking what the system wants us to think. That’s what western education has become in the last 50 years – a farce to keep us as non-thinking idiots.

Idiots are easily enslaved and exploited and sent to wars – to steal foreign resources to satisfy the greed of a few. We love to be cannon fodder, as we were told – enslaved – to believe that good patriots love to die for their country. We are blinded and avoid seeing that we are dying fighting to satisfy puppet leaders’ greed for power and money – whose power is nothing more than that allowed them by the Masters who control the world and who pull the strings on their marionettes.


Fascism argues that modern America is fascist
Mussolini's definition of Fascism


"I mean to persuade you that the style of governing into which America has slid is most accurately described as fascism...

"It is true that the use of force and the scapegoating of fringe groups are part of every fascism. But there was also an economic dimension of fascism, known in Europe during the 1920s and '30s as "corporatism," which was an essential ingredient of Mussolini’s and Hitler’s tyrannies. So-called corporatism was adopted in Italy and Germany during the 1930s and was held up as a model by quite a few intellectuals and policy makers in the United States and Europe...

"Mussolini in 1934, praising his fascism for its ability to break worker unions, disempower workers and transfer huge sums of money to those who controlled the money rather than those who earned it...

"...so many Americans and Europeans viewed economic fascism as the wave of the future during the 1930s...

"In Sinclair Lewis's 1935 novel "It Can't Happen Here," a conservative southern politician is helped to the presidency by a nationally syndicated radio talk show host. The politician - Buzz Windrip - runs his campaign on family values, the flag, and patriotism. Windrip and the talk show host portray advocates of traditional American democracy — those concerned with individual rights and freedoms — as anti-American. That was 69 years ago....

"So it is important for us to recognize that, as an economic system, fascism was widely accepted in the 1920s and '30s, and nearly worshiped by some powerful American industrialists. And fascism has always, and explicitly, been opposed to liberalism of all kinds...

14 characteristics of fascism:

  1. "Powerful and Continuing Nationalism... Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays

  2. "Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights... The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc...

  3. "Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause... The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc...

  4. "Supremacy of the Military... Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized...

  5. "Rampant Sexism... The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.
  6. "Controlled Mass Media...

  7. "Obsession with National Security... Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses...

  8. "Religion and Government are Intertwined...

  9. "Corporate Power is Protected... The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite...

  10. "Labor Power is Suppressed...

  11. "Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts...

  12. "Obsession with Crime and Punishment... Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power ...

  13. "Rampant Cronyism and Corruption...

  14. "Fraudulent Elections...

"...it mirrors the social and political agenda of religious fundamentalisms worldwide. It is both accurate and helpful for us to understand fundamentalism as religious fascism, and fascism as political fundamentalism...

"Still another way to understand fascism is as a kind of colonization. A simple definition of “colonization” is that it takes people’s stories away, and assigns them supportive roles in stories that empower others at their expense. When you are taxed to support a government that uses you as a means to serve the ends of others, you are — ironically — in a state of taxation without representation. That’s where this country started, and it’s where we are now" (By Rev. Davidson Loehr, First Unitarian Church of Austin. "SERMON: Living Under Fascism." Source: UUA News and Events. http://www.therightiswrong.us/fascism.htm).


Person A: "Whoah. Listen to this definition of fascism I found in the American Heritage Dictionary."

Person A: ""A system of government that exercises a dictatorship fo the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism."

Person B: "Why, that sounds sort of like what we have in America today, what with the one-party extreme right wing government where most of the departments are headed by corporate lobbyists and ex-CEOs of large corporations and all -- and everyone's all super-patriotic and everything, always mocking Europe and the UN" (Darrin Bell. "Candorville" cartoon.)


Concerning the Nazi youth movement, "Stargardt observes that "with their dichotomy between good and evil, their appeal to feeling and their demand for mortal commitment, Nazi values could have been designed for adolescence"" (Nicholas Stargardt. "High price of survival." Guardian Weekly, May 26, 2005: 27).


Colby Glass, MLIS