• America’s Collapsing Into Fascism Because Americans Still Don’t Understand Fascism

    You see, The problem is that fascism was an American creation. The Nazis didn’t begin by being America’s enemies. They were its great admirers. Fascism is best seen this way. A person who believes that there is a hierarchy of personhood — that some people are more human than others, And some fall below the threshold of being people entirely — and furthermore, That that hierarchy should be institutionalized, Is a fascist. > https://eand. Co/americas-collapsing-into-fascism-because-americans-still-don-t-understand-fascism-e82a2e7cce79

  • Why is this even a question?

    Of course Fascism is an inherently evil ideology as it sacrifices individual liberty for subservience to the state. Just like Communism it misjudges human nature and our desire for freedom. Fascism is so evil that it united a Conservative Churchill, a Liberal Roosevelt and a Communist Stalin to defat it and stamp it out.

  • Fascism is Self-Destructive

    What needs to be understood about fascism is that it is like a fire, and the fuel source it thrives on is the emotions of its fellow travelers. To place emotional weight in a hierarchical place of importance above your sense of logic or ethics is to abandon your senses. Did the people who voted for Hitler think he would actually kill any Jews? Many of them, these fellow travelers, did not think so, and they could not expect the hidden motives of Mein Kampf to be so omnicidal.

    It's a worship of myth, of the good old days, where everything was better. It's got a lot in common with nationalism and populism, and the rhetoric needs to be dissected.

  • Yes it is

    Yes it is evil because it restricts the rights of the people. There is no free speech, free religion or any rights under fascism and millions of people have died under it as well. It may be the most diabolical and oppressive form of government in the history of the world.

  • Yes it is

    Fascist dictators are diametrically opposed to freedom in all its forms. Freedom of speech, the press, religion you name it. It is the most diabolical force ever devised. Benito Mussolini was a complete mad man. Just like Hitler and Franco. They regimented peoples lives to the point they went crazy, and exterminated anyone they deemed to be "subhuman" like if you are black, gay disabled and especially Jewish. If you were any of those things in Hitler's Germany guess what? You were dead. What a silly question.

  • Yes it it

    Fascism is the most diabolical thing ever to exist on planet earth. Corporations dominate everyone, workers have no rights, and should anyone try to be anything different from what the government tells them to be, they are put in a concentration camp or sterilized. Fascist leaders cling to delusions, such as creating a race of Aryan supermen, or restoring the fallen roman empire through conquest and subjugation of third world countries. A fascist is anyone who sees others unlike himself as subhuman.

  • Nuremburg trials show Fascism is inherently EVIL

    Most of the crowd at the Nuremburg trials were psychiatrists. THey were given one question. What is Evil? The trials revealed the Fascism is inherently evil for one main reason. It leaves the fate of human beings to the decisions made by a heartless and soulless board of directors charged with one thing as their job descriptions, "Profit"... They found that in all cases that were brought up at the trial it was the drive for profit and efficiency that drove Business owners to abuse Nazi supplied slave workers. In all cases it was only a matter of time until certain groups were demonised and then worked to death in the name of profit! Most of the prisoners held in concentration camps were leased out to company owners. It was at their hands they died in the millions. So ask yourself one question. Are you willing to gamble on a faceless and hidden corporate agenda dictating whether you live or die? ARE YOU? FASCISM IS INHERANTLY EVIL!!!! The case studies from the Nuremburg trials are available to read. If you want to know the answer do your homework. Extremism in any form either left wing or right wing is madness!

  • Yes. History Has Proven that Fascism is Evil

    Of course one could argue just about anything they wanted but it would not cause it to be the truth. To learn the truth about Fascism all one needs to do is look to history for the answer. Fascism brought the world Benito Mussolini from Italy and Adolf Hitler from Germany. The list goes on and on but those two make my case clear and concise. One would be hard pressed to name a famous Fascist but could easily name plenty of infamous Fascist. One might say that does not prove the concept of Fascism inherently evil. I say the proof is in the pudding and it does prove Fascism is an inherently evil concept.

  • 3rd position is best.

    Most people misunderstand fascism entirely. It's goals, It's ideology and even it's history. Due to it being wiped off the map by war, The only information available about it is on the level of war propaganda, As there are no fascists around to defend it. Anyone seriously suggesting entire countries were fine, Even happy living under an "evil" system are so stupid they should be wearing helmets at all times. The Nazis banned viviscetion in their first year in power, Among doing other things to decrease the gap between rich and poor, And promote a view of their people as 1 unified organism, Much healthier than the "class warfare" frame through which communists see the world.

  • Fascism is an attempt to return to the great days.

    When Benito Mussolini became undisputed Duce of Italy in 1923, it was known that things would change. The democratic leaders will tell us that by raising this tax by 3% and lowering that one by 1%, we will have a happy society which will experience growth or some rubbish like that, but only a fool would believe that these half - measures could ever be anything but part of a plan for re election. When a nation becomes fascist, they send a message to all the world: We live! This nation will throw down the weak democrats, and create for themselves an empire. It is only through fascism that a country can save itself, democracy is not only weak: it is evil. It is used not to help a society but to oppress it. The only good thing that can happen from democracy is the election of a fascist group.

    Viva il Duce!

  • More People killed for Democracy than Fascism

    Fascism is better. Here are some examples:
    Saddam Hussein was a Fascist Dictator. He killed a lot of people.
    So we went in and killed Saddam Hussein to give them Democracy. Now look what happened. MIllions of people died. Thanks President Bush.
    Arab Countries were better off under their evil dictators. Syria is way better of with evil Affas Al-Assad. ISIS / The rebels are way worse.

  • This is liberal authoritarian nonsense

    Fascism is a legitimate political ideology, like socialism but only fascism gets persecuted against by the modern day authoritarian neo liberals that run the CIA. But it is actually applicable in countries when in check. Liberals also say that it is nazism IT IS NOT NAZISM. Fascism is not in any way antisemetic or racist or even homophobic in any way

  • Fascism is not evil in and of itself.

    The idea of fascism is about uniting the people together to do what is best for the civilization. However, fascism is often resorted to when a country is in shambles or has a serious enemy that needs to be dealt with. As sad as it is, the biggest threat to people is other people.
    Whether it because one group is oppressing another, or one group is dragging another down, there is often only one solution. When the question is asked: "can't we just all get along?", sometimes the answer is just no. Fascism is almost always resulted to as a way to build back up a falling country. "When you are cleaning your house, don't forget to take out the trash." Getting rid of a group may, as bad as it sounds, necessary to fix your country. The ideology is supposed to be focused on the natural law of everyone uniting together to be stronger, especially under a strong leader.

  • Fascism is not inherently evil, but as is the case with any autocratic system of government, it typically leads to evil

    Fascism is associated with evil solely because evil people were in control of Germany and Italy. If Hitler and Mussolini had been good people focused on helping all of their citizens and protecting them from threats abroad, the system would be praised instead of denounced. Any autocratic governmental system leads to the government following the morals of its leaders, so by definition the system cannot be evil even if its leaders are.

  • It can work. We just need someone who isn't a Bigoted Loon in charge

    Fascism means that a single party is in control.
    The reason it has such a bad rep, is because one of those parties just so happened to be Hitler.
    If a single Party is in control and said party genuinely strives to better the nation and is forces equality(because logic) and doesn't do anything that could result in a rebellion, then it will work.

  • The key word here is "inherent." Inherent may be defined as essential, permanent, and a necessary, existential quality.

    While I believe that fascism in practice would always result in evil, the political philosophy itself need not require evil conditions among those governed by it to be in existence; a group of people, under their own volition, need not be under conditions that result in suffering if they were to follow a fascist system. However, this would almost never be the case barring those at the top authority in the fascist system.

  • Emotions get in the way of logic

    Fascism is associated with Hitler and the Nazis, so it is branded as evil. However, it' is not the politics that are evil, it's the men who did the deeds who were evil. Because of the horrors committed, even mentioning that Hitler did an amazing job of turning around a bankrupt Germany will get you in trouble. If you can take emotion out of it and look at the positive things done and not just the horrors, you can see that there are some benefits of fascism. If Hitler had not decided to go nuts and start a world war and exterminate people, we may be talking about Hitler as the man who saved Germany. Because he truly did an amazing job of bringing Germany back from the brink of anarchy. Facisism can work when a country decides the good of the country out weighs the good of the individual. It can work when a lunatic isn't in charge. Like with any ideology, there have been good and bad leaders. People,only associate facisism with the evil leaders of the 1930's and 40's. But it was the people not the ideas that were evil.

  • Fascism is just not individualistic.

    Fascism puts the focus on protecting the group. Whether that be national, cultural or ethnic. It rejects democracy in favour of a group supported dictatorship to avoid the inherent problems that democracy brings, such as politicians more focused on getting re-elected, instead of being public servants. Unlike Marxism, however, it does not advocate unobtainable egalitarian ideals that require a perpetual class struggle. Instead it acknowledges that people are not inherently equal as individuals, but all can serve a function in the group. Fascism is focused on being strong as a group. And for this reason it often goes hand in hand with nationalism and a strong sense of identity.

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