Fascism.

We fought wars against it but it’s still there! It sits with Trump, Bolsonaro, Johnson, Modi and Oban.

Opher's World

Fascism

DefinitionsFascismis a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition,

While fascism is defined as a product of the far-right it is just as evident in the far-left.

For me, fascism is associated with arrogance, racism and extreme authoritarian control. It divides and labels people. It promotes one group of people above others (even within nations) and sets up mechanisms for suppression and oppression.

Fascism is hierarchical. It sets up a powerful elite and establishes a means of crushing opposition, controlling the people and pumping out propaganda. It runs on fear and deploys secret police, torture and death.

There is no real difference between the way far-right Nazi parties, such as Hitler, Mussolini and Franco operated to that of far-left organisations such as with Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot. They all worked on creating division, exterminating enemies, using fear, deploying propaganda…

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