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    Various Fascist movements by country and their philosophical roots

    Overwhelmingly, they are varieties of Nazism.

    Yes, South Africa had a Nazi movement in the 30's and 40's.  Personally I don't know enough about their society to comment on whether it was Fascist, although I really really would like to say yes.  

    Of course, Fascism was largely about protecting the social class structure from Communist "class struggle."  In fact, that was one of the main selling points of Nazism, which reduced non-Aryans to literal slaves.  That sure doesn't conflict with the apartheid.

    In biology, there is the concept of "convergent evolution."  A dolphin looks like a fish, but everyone except maybe Homer Simpson knows it is not a fish.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 05:56:17 PM PDT

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      And Alfredo Stroessner's Partido Colorado in Paraguay  doesn't even get a mention? 39 years or so in power, second only to Kim Jong-Il or Ferdinand Marcos in the Phillipines? And how about Piochet in Chile?

      Maybe those are more straight-ahead garden variety dictatorships, not strictly fascist? I guess it depends on how many "points" they have on the list of characteristics, or something.

      Just asking- - I know it's not your list.

      I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

      by tom 47 on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 12:11:31 AM PDT

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        ...and he discusses that in his essay.  

        For instance, does America have a "Cult Of Heroic Death?"  No but increasingly we hear the frustrated Tea Party types talk about going out heroically in a hail of bullets.

        There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

        by bernardpliers on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 09:39:37 AM PDT

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