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  •  I would need to know how you... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...define fascism.

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    by dov12348 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 02:09:49 PM PDT

    •  You obviously didn't read the diary. It's there. (3+ / 0-)
      •  Ok I read it. (0+ / 0-)

        I hear what you're saying, but It's hard to reconcile this with traditional fascism, per Wikipedia (see quote).  How did we come to adopt that term for the system you describe?  

        Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in mid-20th century Europe. Fascists seek to unify their nation through a totalitarian state that promotes the mass mobilization of the national community, relying on a vanguard party to initiate a revolution to organize the nation on fascist principles. Hostile to democracy, liberalism, socialism, and communism, fascist movements share certain common features, including the veneration of the state, a devotion to a strong leader, and an emphasis on ultranationalism, ethnocentrism, and militarism. Fascism views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means to achieve national rejuvenation and asserts that "superior" nations and races should attain living space by displacing weak and inferior ones.

        Fascist ideology consistently invoked the primacy of the state. Leaders such as Benito Mussolini in Italy and Adolf Hitler in Germany embodied the state and claimed indisputable power. Fascism borrowed theories and terminology from socialism but applied them to what it saw as the more significant conflict between nations and races rather than to class conflict, and focused on ending the divisions between classes within the nation.  Fascist movements emphasized a belligerent, virulent form of nationalism (chauvinism) and a fear of foreign people (xenophobia), which they frequently linked to an exaggerated ethnocentrism.

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        by dov12348 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 04:43:02 PM PDT

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    •  It is in the body of the diary, but see my sig. nt (3+ / 0-)
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      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 02:37:28 PM PDT

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