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Fascist crap

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on June 23, 1999 at 13:02:08:

In Reply to: Communist crap posted by Enemy of the New World Order on June 22, 1999 at 12:50:14:

: Socialism has at its heart, a globalist vision. Like it or not, most countries are adopting socialist systems of government.

Are you convinced of this? fascism is characterised by elements of pride in the nation, anti-Marxism, the complete rejection of parliamentary democracy, the cultivation of military virtues, strong government, and loyalty to a strong leader. whereas in communism the individual is second to the society, in fascism the individual is second to the state or race.

I think you would find much in common between America, Europe and Fascism (even very libertarian writers tend to increasingly call our current situ what it is - an uneven mix of fascism, socialism and quasi-free markets.)

A common feature of fascism is to 'allow' liberty within a set of highly restrictive regulations. In this sense Stalin and Hitler were more fascist, and the US joins that brigade with every new law.

: Capitalism is the best system. It isn't a perfect system, but it does provide for individualism and invention.

Not really a strong argument for it. Better to focus on it being the private ownership of goods in contrast to the many systems for collective ownership (whether directly in socialism, or held by a collective body in statism) and building upon this - the basis for indivual liberty.

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: McSpotlight: *sigh*; another person who thinks that Hitler was a socialist; someone find the guy a dictionary.

As long as we dont pretend that fascism and libertarian capitalism are the same thing im cool with that suggestion.

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