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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:45 PM

TICK ALL THAT APPLY



Source for chart: https://ratical.org/ratville/CAH/fasci14chars.html

I have put a ? on control of the media because there is still the first amendment, so he does not so much control them as manipulate them?!?! Other than that... CLEAR AND PRESENT FASCISTIC DANGER

Have I got any of them wrong?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:59 PM

1. The media-related one is half gone. Pox Noise and the Salem TV chain

are guilty as charged. More wholly-owned subsidiaries.

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Response to calimary (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:25 PM

8. media consolidation into the hands of those fed by GOPer tax schemes

This has been in the making since at least Rotten Ronnie.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:31 PM

2. Fascists control children's education and thereby their thinking. Texas infamous.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:40 PM

3. Today's example of Fascism:"You're gonna kill me! You're gonna kill me! You're gonna kill me!"

Tony Timpa wailed and pleaded for help more than 30 times as Dallas police officers pinned his shoulders, knees and neck to the ground.

“You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me!”

After Timpa fell unconscious, the officers who had him in handcuffs assumed he was asleep and didn’t confirm that he was breathing or feel for a pulse.

As precious minutes passed, the officers laughed and joked about waking Timpa up for school and making him waffles for breakfast.


Htpps://www.democraticunderground.com/100212335345

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:32 PM

4. Religion and politics use each other to gain power and wealth.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:28 PM

5. Let's look at some definitions.

Fascism seems very loosely defined, based mostly on the history of Hitler in Germany and Mussolini in Italy. However the primary defining characteristic seems to be extreme authoritarianism that may be executed in many different ways, driven by the belief that individual interests would be subordinated to the good of the nation.

In two words: POWER MADNESS.

I would submit that the root cause of most fascist leanings in areas like the U.S., Europe and South America today is the belief of many people of extreme wealth that their ownership of assets should allow them proportionate control of the governments and societies of the world. These people totally fund any ideology or organization that helps achieve that end, with racism being the most convenient tool.

Our Republican Party has always worn fascist shoes quite well and every educated one I've ever met is self-righteous and arrogant in holding to their versions of absolute truth.

Some definitions to ponder:

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Cambridge Dictionary
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/fascism

fascism noun [ U ]
us ​ /ˈfæʃˌɪz·əm/

politics & government a political system based on a very powerful leader, state control of social and economic life, and extreme pride in country and race, with no expression of political disagreement allowed.

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Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism

Fascism (/ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is a form of radical right-wing, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and of the economy which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. The first fascist movements emerged in Italy during World War I, before spreading to other European countries. Opposed to liberalism, Marxism, and anarchism, fascism is placed on the far-right within the traditional left–right spectrum.
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Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete and 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 (national economic self-sufficiency) through protectionist and interventionist economic policies.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica
https://www.britannica.com/topic/fascism/Varieties-of-fascism

...... Although fascist parties and movements differed significantly from one another, they had many characteristics in common, including extreme militaristic nationalism, contempt for electoral democracy and political and cultural liberalism, a belief in natural social hierarchy and the rule of elites, and the desire to create a Volksgemeinschaft (German: “people’s community”), in which individual interests would be subordinated to the good of the nation.
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Fascist movements criticized parliamentary democracy for allowing the Marxist threat to exist in the first place. According to Hitler, democracy undermined the natural selection of ruling elites and was “nothing other than the systematic cultivation of human failure.”
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In France, La Rocque declared in 1933 that no election should take place without a preliminary “cleansing of [government] committees and the press,” and he threatened to use his paramilitary squads to silence “agitators of disorder.” In 1935 he called elections exercises in “collective decadence,” and early in 1936 he told his followers that “even the idea of soliciting a vote nauseates me.”
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Totalitarian ambitions

Although Hitler had not revealed the full extent of his totalitarian aims before he came to power, as Führer (“Leader”) of the Third Reich, he attempted not only to control all political power but also to dominate many institutions and organizations that were previously independent of the state, such as courts, churches, universities, social clubs, veterans groups, sports associations, and youth groups. Even the German family came under assault, as members of the Hitler Youth were told that it was their patriotic duty to inform on anti-Nazi parents. In Italy, Mussolini adopted the title of duce (“leader”), and his regime created billboards displaying slogans such as “The Duce is always right” (Il Duce ha sempre ragione) and “Believe, obey, fight” (Credere, obbedire, combattere). It should be noted that, despite their considerable efforts in this direction, neither Hitler nor Mussolini succeeded in creating a completely totalitarian regime. Indeed, both regimes were riven by competing and heterogeneous power groups (which Hitler and Mussolini played off against each other), and the Fascists in Italy were significantly limited by the wishes of traditional elites, including the Catholic church.

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TheFreeDictionary
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/fascism

fas·cism (făsh′ĭz′əm)
n.
1. often Fascism
a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
b. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
2. Oppressive, dictatorial control.
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fascism (ˈfæʃɪzəm)
n (sometimes capital)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any ideology or movement inspired by Italian Fascism, such as German National Socialism; any right-wing nationalist ideology or movement with an authoritarian and hierarchical structure that is fundamentally opposed to democracy and liberalism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any ideology, movement, programme, tendency, etc, that may be characterized as right-wing, chauvinist, authoritarian, etc
3. prejudice in relation to the subject specified: body fascism.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:37 PM

6. We need to shove this in their vile Magaty faces

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:05 PM

7. I know this is like Betelgeuse, but where's Sarah Palin and her Putin & Crony Capitalism bullshit?

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