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I've always believed fascism to be a far left movement

Posted by: Garloo on December 19, 1999 at 15:06:06:

In Reply to: Freedom, OR Stollerism = Anti-Fascism posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on December 18, 1999 at 02:00:19:

When exactly did Fascism become a right-wing movement? As soon as it became tyrannical? As soon as it fell out of favor? It seems like it was able to succeed in the first place due to policies enacted by the extremely left-wing Weimar Republic. I've always believed fascism to be a far left movement and have associated it with things like socialism, communism and re-visionist history, all the things lefties embrace. I understand that the more extreme one moves to the left, the closer one gets to the extreme right and vice-versa but let's be serious for a minute. Moderate conservatives don't call Pat Buchanen a Liberal when they find his policies too reactionary. McCarthy was not called a bleeding heart for his views. Just as I would not call Paul Wellstone a right-wing conspirator when he goes overboard. When you mention things like..."Fascism and other right-wing philosophies..." it would be helpful if you would explain what you consider to be the other 'right-wing'philosophies (murder, death and hatred) and what you consider 'Left-wing' philosophies(peace, love and happy thoughts).

I am new to this site and I believe in laissez-faire capitalism. You seem like a very bright fellow NK, I would like to know where I stand with you.

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