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Posted Mar 14, '08 at 1:35pm

Megamickel

Megamickel

946 posts

I'm tired of being treated with ignorance and bigotry. People simply fail to understand the core concepts of fascism, and the fact that it's NOT nazism - we're not 'kill-the-jews Third-Reich' racist people. We're authoritarian, nationalist, collectivist, and generally conservative. Nazism was BASED on fascism, but fascism was around first. In fact, had it not been for Italy's involvement in WWII and corruption by the Germans, Mussolini would be considered one of the most successful leaders of all time. Mussolini had an EXTREMELY high approval rating as prime minister, and set up the economy for a huge boost a decade after the war.

So, what exactly is fascism? Fascism is a form of government based around once concept - the will of one, the good of many. No one person is more important than the entire country. If the whole is improving, then the individual is unimportant. So what if a few die to improve the whole? Better that a few sacrifice themselves to save everyone else than we all suffer. This leads me to the next point - duty. We all have a duty to serve our country, one way or another. Your country gave birth to you, repay her. The best way to die is with a rifle in your hand next to your comrades. And don't forget loyalty. The highest of crimes is treason, as this causes suffering not only to your family but to the entire nation. Remain loyal and you will be rewarded.

Those three points (obedience, duty, and loyalty) are the basis of fascism. Fascists are NOT the people who make the retarded laws - that's communists. Who, ironically, want to move towards anarchy, but end up censoring everything and controlling the people because the politicians don't want to lose their jobs Fascist law may be strict, but it's not evil. In fact, it wouldn't affect you much more than the current law does if you're a law-abiding citizen.

 

Posted Mar 14, '08 at 2:43pm

Asherlee

Asherlee

5,346 posts

Knight

I, personally, see a few problems with fascism. I would think that if individual rights were eliminated then there would be no loyalty. You can't gain that kind of loyalty if there hasn't been reciprocal respect. Why should I be loyal to my country when I don't agree with how I am being treated?

Then, social force just never goes over well. There would be more censorship.

 

Posted Mar 14, '08 at 4:16pm

Megamickel

Megamickel

946 posts

You have a few misconceptions you still would have most individual rights under true fascist rule. Freedom of speech - you want it? Done. Fair trial? Done. Censorship is necessary in any society - without censorship, people will know more than they should about the government, which will lead to the compromising of confidential information to people who we'd rather not have it. And also, you should be loyal to your country regardless of whether or not you agree with the government. Do I like Hillary or Obama? no. Hate them both with a passion. Would I stand behind them? Yes, because it's important to be loyal to your country and stand behind whoever the leader is.

 

Posted Mar 14, '08 at 4:27pm

Skidzy

Skidzy

36 posts

I hate facists, and not the nazis, theyre long gone (or so we hope), I used to know this vegetarian. Now, i have nothing against vegatarians, but this one i hated. Her name was Freya (gad) and she was trying to convince everyone in my school hall, that not being a vegetarian was wrong. she tried to get my tutor to let her to stand up and TRY TO FORCIBLY CHANGE peoples ways. She also stated that humans were'nt meant to eat meat. -.- Ahwell, shes gone now

 

Posted Mar 14, '08 at 5:41pm

Megamickel

Megamickel

946 posts

So, what does that have to do with fascism? Obviously your friend was just a bigot...

 

Posted Mar 14, '08 at 8:00pm

Eshploded

Eshploded

503 posts

I believe in a tolitarian state with partial communist content. I think the communism you know are those of history, right? Well, there has never been a communist state ever. Some might have an idea that Vietnam, Cuba, North Korea, etc. are communists, but the rulers have always been selfish and stopped halfway before they reached total communism. Don't say that communism is retarded and diftring towards anarchy, because you are generalizing with false evidence.

 

Posted Mar 14, '08 at 8:19pm

Megamickel

Megamickel

946 posts

You obviously don't understand what communism is based on. Read some of Marx's work and you'll see what I mean - communism is a society wherin we wouldn't need a government because the people would govern themselves. However, this can never work, because someone will ALWAYS take power over everyone else.

 

Posted Mar 14, '08 at 8:32pm

WallyOhio

WallyOhio

164 posts

fas·cism (fshzm)
n.
1. often Fascism
a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, 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.

@Megamickel NO red blooded American could live in a fascist society. The very idea goes against everything we stand for and believe in.
I think you are probably young and very naive to think that a fascist system would be desirable. I will fight to the death to stay free.

 

Posted Mar 14, '08 at 8:42pm

Asherlee

Asherlee

5,346 posts

Knight

Megamickel wrote:

You have a few misconceptions you still would have most individual rights under true fascist rule. Freedom of speech - you want it? Done. Fair trial? Done. Censorship is necessary in any society - without censorship, people will know more than they should about the government, which will lead to the compromising of confidential information to people who we'd rather not have it.

I fail to see how you could still have individual rights AND live by the "Whole is more important than the individual" code. You would not have free speech if it damaged the whole. A fair trial does not have to do with individual rights, either. A fair trial is justice.

And also, you should be loyal to your country regardless of whether or not you agree with the government. Do I like Hillary or Obama? no. Hate them both with a passion. Would I stand behind them? Yes, because it's important to be loyal to your country and stand behind whoever the leader is.

Telling me what I should do does not mean I will do it. Gotta give respect to get it. It is human nature to expand our minds and explore new things. Forcing people to conform to a way of life because it is better than the whole is always going to lead to more problems. Why would you want to limit humanity?

 

Posted Mar 15, '08 at 1:54pm

Eshploded

Eshploded

503 posts

"I believe in a totalitarian state with partial communist content."

I took parts from different views of communism, not just Marx's. I also said I would have a totalitarian state instead of full communism.