What Is Fascism?
The Political Powers of Fascist Regimes
Fascist regimes are revolutionary because they advocate the overthrow of existing systems of government and persecution of political enemies. When it advances their interests, such regimes can be very conservative in their values related to the role of women, social hierarchy and disobedience to authority. Although fascist leaders often claim to support the everyman, their regimes often align with powerful business interests.
Fascist Rejection of Socialism
Fascists reject any democracy that could lead to socialism or too much liberalism. Voters can choose social welfare policies. They can level the playing field between classes or ethnicities.
Is the word "fad" accurate?
Is it? Before 2016 the word "fascism" was used in history lessons or political analysis of autocratic states. The term "fascist" has been used by both supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump.
Can they be right? Absolutely not. The political movement that embraces far-right nationalism and the suppression of any opposition is called fascist.
Fascists believe that the state takes precedence over individual interests. They favor a centralized rule and a new greatness for their country. State-controlled companies are often the preferred choice for economic self-sufficiency.
The First Data from the US Census
The executive state is the master of society because of the system of government that makes the private sector subservient, that makes the police state the source of order, and that denies fundamental rights and liberties to individuals. The first set of data from the US Census is in. The headline story was about the largest increase in poverty in 20 years.
The fact that is buried in the report is more important than most people realize. It concerns household income in real terms. One generation can't expect to live a better life than the previous one.
The American dream has been killed by the fascist economic model. The truth is worse than the statistics show. You have to consider how many incomes exist in a household to make up the total income.
The single-income family became the norm after World War II. The median family income is slightly above where it was when Nixon wrecked the dollar, put on price and wage controls, and created the EPA, but it is still below where it was when the welfare-warfare state came to be. The problem is more fundamental.
The quality of the money is what matters. There are 10,000 regulatory agencies. It is assumed that you have to pay the state for the privilege to work.
The Mises Daily
The public is not aware of the other factors of fascists, such as the suppression of writers and statesmen, because they are the only ones that make up the raw materials of news. Dictatorship alone does not make a fascist state. The Mises Daily articles are written from the perspective of an unfettered free market and Austrian economics. The Mises Daily is written for a broad audience of laymen and students and features a wide variety of topics.
The Evolution of Fascism in the Political Landscape
A complex ideology is sahabism. Some people define fascists as a set of political actions, a political philosophy or a mass movement. Most definitions agree that fascists are authoritarian and promote nationalism at all costs, but their basic characteristics are a matter of debate.
The decades that followed World War II have seen some changes to fascist rhetoric. In the political landscape of the 21st century, fascists have evolved. The fascist ideologies and goals of Mussolini and Hitler are still being used in populist organizations today.
Mussolini was the originator of the term "fascist" in 1919. The Italian word for a bundle or group is "fascism," and is considered a term for a militant group. The History Department at King's College in Pennsylvania says that the word "fasces" means an ax tightly bound with sticks and that it became a symbol of the fascist movement.
Fascist regimes have required certain socio-political situations to rise. In the 1920s and 1930s, fascist ideas increased in popularity without regimes coming to power or fascist parties becoming star political players. When a society has known political liberty and is established enough that the people can be dissatisfied with it, fascists can appear, according to the essay by Paxton.
Italy had a lot of weak governments. Germany had no effective parliamentary majority for three years before Hitler was named chancellor. Both countries faced the dilemma of how to solve the problems of ineffective government, suffering people and national humiliation.
The Left is Not Fascist
The non-fascist right and established elites have a complex relationship with fascists. It is an autonomously moving movement with its own social base. In practice, fascists try to defend capitalism against the left but also try to get their agenda past capitalist interests. There has been a lot of cooperation between the right and the left.
The Alt-Right and the Warped Dream
See also Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt- Right is Warping the American Imagination, by Alex Minna Stern, and David Neiwert's book, "Alt-America: the Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump".
The Fascist Party
The idea that men are not equal in their intellectual and ethical endowments is defended by the idea that society should try to separate those who represent the highest development of the race and give them special functions in the exercise of social power. The idea of an exclusive party, limited in membership and exercising a determining influence on the social structure and the government, could be grown out of this. The Fascist party did not grow out of any theory.
The Fascist party needs an ethical basis. The party is a powerful instrument. The idea of defending it is appealing to a lot of people.
The American Fascist
Americana has trappings that American fascists must be proud of. The fascist feels that their culture is under attack and they feel that the music, food, clothing of other cultures are offensive. People who are engaged citizens understand that part of shaping policy may require criticism or even protest.
A fascist believes that anyone who speaks out against their group should be killed. Most revolutionary movements advocate violence. The fascist movement only supports violence when it is in service of obeying the leader, or in the name of the nation.
Violence from the bottom up is never to be forgiven. It is seen as equivalent to justice if you are at the top. It is impossible for the actions of the state to be condemned.
The fascist thinks society is collapsing. They see too much decadence and too much individualism. The society must be punished severely if necessary.
The military and police are protectors of the state for the extreme nationalist. Those who don't obey deserve punishment. If the media or protesters criticize their leader, they should be in danger.