Fascism is a product of extreme right-wing – totalitarian, authoritarian, controlled by a dictatorship deploying racism, nationalism, patriotism and suppression. It’s elitist, hierarchical, militaristic, divisive and works through identifying scapegoats (Jews, Blacks, Foreigners) deploying violence and creating fear.
Socialism is left-wing – collective ownership by the people for the good of all the people. It’s inclusive, non-hierarchical, fair and inclusive.
The trick is to prevent an elite taking over the socialist system and setting up a fascist state.
Where does democracy fit in??