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So in fact, communism leads to fascism.

Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on October 26, 1999 at 10:56:27:

In Reply to: Brecht on Capitalism posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on October 25, 1999 at 01:19:11:

: "Fascism....must be understood as the historic outgrowth of capitalism. The man who opposes Fascism without opposing Capitalism are like those who want to eat a piece of meat without killing the cow. They merely hate barbarism without hating the economic order that leads inevitably to barbarism."

Fascism is in fact very similar to communism. Both communism and fasicism involve a powerful government that crushes the rights of individuals. Fascism is worse, because it actually works. Communism cannot work, and folds into a fascist or quasi-fascist system, like in the PRC and former USSR. So in fact, communism leads to fascism.

: This was said by Berthold Brecht, the famous Czech playwright, who had experience with capitalism, fascism, and communism. he escaped Nazi persecution in hsi native Czechoslovakia, then escaped McCarthy's persecution in America and sought political asylum in East Germany, where he ended his life.

It is fitting that he ended his life after finding "political asylum" in East Germany.

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