• What is fascism ?

    From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to All on Sun Jan 29 23:51:48 2017
    "Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete, and they regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state as necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict and to respond effectively to economic difficulties. Such a state is led by a strong leader such as a dictator and a martial government composed of the members of the governing fascist party to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society. Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature, and views political violence, war, and imperialism as means that can achieve national rejuvenation. Fascists advocate a mixed economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky through protectionist and interventionist economic policies."

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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Ward Dossche on Mon Jan 30 03:55:04 2017
    Hello Ward,

    Ward Dossche -> All formulated the question :

    "Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete, and they regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state as necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict and to respond
    effectively
    to economic difficulties. Such a state is led by a strong leader such as a dictator and a martial government composed of the members of the governing fascist party to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society. Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically
    negative
    in nature, and views political violence, war, and imperialism as means
    that
    can achieve national rejuvenation. Fascists advocate a mixed economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky through protectionist and interventionist economic policies."

    [source: John Home. State, Society and Mobilization in Europe During
    the First World War. pp. 237-39]

    Home was painting with a *very* wide brush. And easily discounted
    as totally meaningless, as such a definition can apply to anybody or
    any group of people who wanted to dominate others.

    --Lee

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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Lee Lofaso on Mon Jan 30 09:35:06 2017

    Home was painting with a *very* wide brush. And easily discounted
    as totally meaningless, as such a definition can apply to anybody or
    any group of people who wanted to dominate others.

    Only a person who has some meaning, can be discounted as being meaningless.

    It's a problem you do not suffer from.

    \%/@rd

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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Ward Dossche on Mon Jan 30 13:06:18 2017
    Hello Ward,

    Home [sic] was painting with a *very* wide brush. And easily
    discounted as totally meaningless, as such a definition can LL>apply to
    anybody or any group of people who wanted to dominate LL>others.

    Only a person who has some meaning, can be discounted as being
    meaningless.

    What do you know of John Horne? Are you familiar with his works?
    I thought not. I'll give you a hint. He did not write the book
    referenced in the Wikipedia article where you got the quote from.

    It's a problem you do not suffer from.

    John Horne "has written several works on the social history
    of twentieth century France, comparative labour history, and
    the comparative history of the First World War" - as noted
    in the preface of the book referenced on Wikipedia. In fact,
    you can read the entire book online, for free. All thanks
    to google.

    Now back to the original question. What is fascism?

    --Lee

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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Lee Lofaso on Mon Jan 30 13:13:00 2017
    Lee,

    Now back to the original question. What is fascism?

    You badly need to learn the difference between "a question" and "a statement".

    \%/@rd

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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Ward Dossche on Mon Jan 30 19:30:00 2017
    Hello Ward,

    Now back to the original question. What is fascism?

    You badly need to learn the difference between "a question" and "a statement".

    "Donald Trump is always right" is both a question and a statement.

    "We have created our myth. The myth is a faith, it is passion.
    It is not necessary that it shall be a reality. It is a reality
    by the fact that it is a good, a hope, a faith, that it is courage.
    Our myth is the Nation, our myth is the greatness of the Nation!
    And to this myth, to this grandeur, that we wish to translate into
    a complete reality, we subordinate all the rest."
    ~Benito Mussolini, 24 October 1912, Naples, Italy

    I am sure you are aware as to what was the Fascist slogan -

    "Credire! Obbedire! Combattire!"

    Are the followers of Donald Trump any more different than those
    who followed Il Duce? "Believe! Obey! Fight!" are for Blackshirts
    everywhere, including those in the USA. Are you ready to join us
    in this mad campaign? The Brits are with us. The French soon
    will be. And then will come the Germans.

    --Lee

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