By Jim O’Neill
That the morally bankrupt, intellectually stunted thugs of ANTIFA (ANTI FAscist) wallow in ignorance is to be expected; as recently demonstrated during the riots in Berkeley – but that purportedly “conservative” writers and pundits continue to regurgitate the same old leftist lies about fascism is simply unacceptable.
As the title of this article implies, the left-wing is up to their standard leitmotif of clueless idiocy yet again. In this case, they are reincarnating as Hitler’s fascist brown-shirt thugs in order to protest Hitlerian fascist brown-shirt thugs (although in a nod to modernism they have traded in their brown shirts for black ones, a la Hitler’s SS or Mussolini’s “black shirts”). How thoroughly liberal of them.
I realize that I may have gone a bit overboard with the repetitions of “fascism” and variants in my title, but I am trying to make a point here – and apparently it is a point that bears repeating, and repeating, and repeating. My point being: FASCISM IS A LEFT-WING IDEOLOGY.
Permit me to highlight, underline, and BOLD why fascism is, always has been, and always will be a LEFT-WING IDEOLOGY. On the off chance that a liberal might read this article I will go s-l-o-w-l-y in the hope (faint though it be) that they may see the light.
First, some ground rules. I will be referring to the traditional political spectrum throughout this article – the one that runs from Big Government on the left, to No Government (anarchy) on the extreme right.
The further to the left you move on the political spectrum the bigger and more intrusive the government (individual freedom diminishes). The further to the right you move the more limited and restrained the government becomes (individual freedom increases).
The United States has traditionally been considered a “center right” country. Meaning that the majority of “we the people” favor a government slightly to the right of the midway point between the far left and the far right.
I would say that for the majority of “we the people” that is still the case, but our politicians and media (among others) have moved far to the left – resulting in a huge disconnect between “we the people” and our political “leaders” (especially Democrats) and the media, who have become unapologetic propaganda venues for globalism. (“Globalism” is, of course, the new and improved label behind which the old and unimproved concept of “global communism” hides these days).
So, big government to the left, limited and restrained government to the right. Fascism, which is big government on steroids, indisputably belongs on the LEFT side of the political spectrum. Consider the following couple of quotes by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), who is widely credited with popularizing fascism (and coining the term itself).
All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state!
For the Fascist, everything is in the State, and nothing human or spiritual exists, much less has value, outside the State.
Perhaps putting the above quotes in the American vernacular will help to clarify things:
Everything within the federal government, nothing outside the federal government, nothing against the federal government!
For the Fascist, everything is in the Federal Government, and nothing human or spiritual exists, much less has value, outside the Federal Government.
Fascism is, always has been, and always will be a big government LEFT-WING ideology. The battles between communism and fascism during WW II and the Spanish Civil War were essentially turf wars between competing left-wing movements — comparable to Shiite and Sunni Muslims fighting one another.
A few words on the Nazis: Adolph Hitler was a left-wing fascist; whose political party was the “National Socialist German Workers Party” – the operative words being “Socialist Workers Party” – hardly the name for a conservative right-wing outfit. The leftist nature of the Nazis is rather tellingly spelled out in the 10th item of their party platform:
It must be the first duty of every Citizen to carry out intellectual or physical work. Individual activity must not be harmful to the public interest and must be pursued within the framework of the community and for the general good. [italics added]
To associate the Nazis in particular, and fascism in general, with government restraining conservatism is deceitful beyond words. It is willful ignorance magnified, multiplied, and dished out by the various globalist propaganda outlets.
The “Bill of Rights” from the US Constitution is the antithesis of fascism. It does not so much list the rights of “we the people,” as it puts chains on government and restricts what government can do. The US Constitution stands in exact opposition to the leftist big government tenets of fascism/Nazism.
To call the pro-Constitutional moves of President Trump “fascist” is so ludicrously wrongheaded that the absurdity of it all is stunning. It would be funny, but for the fact that so many people actually buy into this nonsense.
The left-wing can, and will, continue to peddle their nonsense and ignorance, but “we the people” need to WAKE THE F—K UP. Fascism and Nazism are NOT to be conflated with right-wing patriotism and conservative thinking. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A RIGHT-WING FASCIST/NAZI. Such an animal simply cannot exist. Left-wing fascist/Nazis, on the other hand, are all over the d—n place.