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Topic: Fascism as a system of government


  
  Fascism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fascism may be understood as being anti-liberalism, anti-Communist, anti-democratic, anti-egalitarian, anti-rationalist etc., and in some of its forms anti-religion and anti-monarchy.
Nazism differed from Fascism proper in the emphasis on the state's purpose in serving its national ideal on the basis of a national race, specifically the social engineering of culture to the ends of the greatest possible prosperity for German race at the expense of all else and all others.
Not all ideas of fascism originated from the 19th century; for example, the use of systematic propaganda to pass on simple slogans such as "believe, obey, fight" and Mussolini's use of the radio both were techniques developed in the 20th century.
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 PublicEye.org - Website of Political Research Associates - What is Fascism?
Fascism is a form of extreme right-wing ideology that celebrates the nation or the race as an organic community transcending all other loyalties.
Fascism's approach to politics is both populist--in that it seeks to activate "the people" as a whole against perceived oppressors or enemies--and elitist--in that it treats the people's will as embodied in a select group, or often one supreme leader, from whom authority proceeds downward.
Fascism rejects the liberal doctrines of individual autonomy and rights, political pluralism, and representative government, yet it advocates broad popular participation in politics and may use parliamentary channels in its drive to power.
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 Encyclopedia: Dictatorship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A single-party state or one-party system or single-party system is a type of party system and form of government where only a single political party dominates the government and no opposition parties are allowed.
Category: Forms of government Absolute monarchy is an idealized form of government, a monarchy where the ruler has the power to rule his or her country and citizens freely with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition telling him or her what to do, although some religious authority may be able to discourage the...
The term plutocracy indicates a form of government where all the states decisions are centralized in an affluent wealthy class of citizenry, and the degree of economic inequality is high while the level of social mobility is low.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/dictatorship   (1318 words)

  
 American Fascism, by Andrew Sarchus - Democratic Underground   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Twentieth-century fascism was built on "mass movements" that provided electoral muscle for the political parties that advanced the ideology.
For American fascism, the mass movement role has fallen to the Christian fundamentalists, who may be counted on to turn out loyally in elections, infiltrate local governments, undermine public education, and persecute the chosen scapegoats.
Liberals must wage war against American fascism on the airwaves, in the print media, on the campuses, in the legislatures, the courts, the Congress, and on the streets.
www.democraticunderground.com /articles/03/01/p/23_fascism.html   (1403 words)

  
 The Right Is Wrong
Mussolini thought it was unnatural for a government to protect individual rights: The essence of fascism, he believed, is that government should be the master, not the servant, of the people.
Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion.
Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability.
www.therightiswrong.us /fascism.htm   (3627 words)

  
 The New York Review of Books: 'THE ANATOMY OF FASCISM'
The brutality of a regime is certainly not a criterion for judging its fascist character: it is the ideology, the vision of man and society, the aims a movement sets itself, its philosophy of history, that are important.
Fascism had a vision of society: it fought the heritage of the Enlightenment, democracy, and the intellectual (though not the economic) content of liberalism.
We have a plethora of models of fascism in circulation, and, contrary to what Sternhell implies, I believe that distinguishing between those which are more or less valuable demands a higher degree of abstraction and conceptual clarity than has usually been present.
www.nybooks.com /articles/17985   (1751 words)

  
 Peter Nikolai's Blog: rambling dissertations.
The American Heritage Dictionary defines "fascism" as "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."
First, the government must be marked by centralization of authority under a dictator.
After all, we have 50 states, each with their own state government, and each state is represented in the National government.
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 www.BlackCrayon.com: Dictionary: Definitions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The word fascism has come to mean any system of government resembling Mussolini's, that exalts nation and often race above the individual and uses violence and modern techniques of propaganda and censorship to forcibly suppress political opposition, engages in severe economic and social regimentation, and espouses violent nationalism and racism (ethnic nationalism).
Hence, Fascism was a counter-revolutionary movement that froze a set of monopoly privileges upon society; in short, Fascism was the apotheosis of modern State monopoly capitalism.
Fascism, on the other hand, by ignoring the individual soul, is socialism's close cousin because it exults in the idolatry of the state.
www.blackcrayon.com /library/dictionary   (10302 words)

  
 Worker Bees and Soldier Ants: America’s Army of Fascism
It is in times of fascism rising that armies of ignorance are once more resuscitated from the bowels of a society bordering on the edge of mass psychosis.
The America at the dawn of the twenty-first century is no exception, for an army of fascism is being born inside its womb, its growing power in numbers and ideology granting freedom of action to immoral despots and juntas of warmongering greed addicts.
My government's actions do follow me, but it is quie narrow-minded to brand me by my government's actions, especially since I am against most all of US Foreign Policy.
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 Roundtable News Articles
Webster defines fascism as a system of government characterized by a rigid one-party dictatorship including the forcible suppression of opposition and private economic enterprise.
Whether it's senators limiting filibusters, or Congress threatening to reorganize the court system, or President Bush decrying "judicial activism" while nominating compliant federal judges, conservatives are targeting secular judges as enemies.
To justify an arrest in a proper legal system, the police must have probable cause, and to win a conviction, a prosecutor must establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, based on objective evidence.
www.religionandsocialpolicy.org /news/article.cfm?id=2952   (1922 words)

  
 Democracy and Economic Cycles
They have ushered in the rise of fascism, the consolidation of communism, the overthrow of monarchy (the American and French revolutions, for example), and the creation of the new and experimental democratic republic of the United States of America.
Benito Mussolini first named this new form of corporate/state partnership fascism, referring to the old Roman fascia, or bundle of sticks held together with a rope, that was the symbol of power of the Caesars.
The distinction between corporate control and human control is absolutely pivotal: governments that derive their just powers from the governed are responsible to citizens and voters, and their agencies are created exclusively to administer and protect the resources of the commons used by citizens and voters.
www.thomhartmann.com /economiccycles.shtml   (2770 words)

  
 M of A - WB: Masters of Understatement, Part II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
any system of government in which property is privately owned, but all industry and business is regulated by a strong national government.
It is pretty easy to observe that the definition of fascism then is an exact description of the United States of America today.
An occasional comparison of the meanings of words, as in the case of fascism, might alert us that it is too late to replace an authoritative document, and that it is time to replace an authoritative government, instead.
www.moonofalabama.org /2005/10/wb_masters_of_u.html   (1453 words)

  
 Living Under Fascism : IMC Maritimes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate
Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from
When you are taxed to support a government that uses you as a means to serve the ends of others, you are - ironically - in a state of taxation without representation.
mr.open-publishing.be /news/2004/12/9282.php   (3937 words)

  
 BAD ATTITUDES: Cheney’s Secret   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cheney is defending, in other words, is a doctrine that makes the United States a sort of elected dictatorship: a system in which the president, once in office, can do whatever he likes, and isn’t obliged to consult or inform either Congress or the public.”
Not only is this administration contemptuous of foreign governments, it is contemptuous of its own citizens.
Fascism (n): a system of government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship, forcible supression of opposition, private economic enterprise under centralized governmental control, belligerent nationalism, racism, and militarism.
badattitudes.com /MT/archives/001401.html   (377 words)

  
 The Ghost of Vice President Wallace Warns: "It Can Happen Here"
As the 1983 American Heritage Dictionary noted, fascism is: "A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism."
In a 1923 pamphlet titled "The Doctrine of Fascism" he wrote, "If classical liberalism spells individualism, Fascism spells government." But not a government of, by, and for We The People - instead, it would be a government of, by, and for the most powerful corporate interests in the nation.
Fascism is again rising in America, this time calling itself "compassionate conservatism." The RNC's behavior today eerily parallels the day in 1936 when Roosevelt said, "In vain they seek to hide behind the flag and the Constitution.
www.commondreams.org /views04/0719-15.htm   (2036 words)

  
 Living Under Fascism
You may wonder why the word “fascism” is used in a serious discussion America today.
More restrictions on civil liberties as America is turned into the police state necessary for fascism to work.
Sixty years ago, from Roosevelt’s Vice President, Henry Wallace said, “Democracy, to crush fascism internally, must...develop the ability to keep people fully employed and at the same time balance the budget.
suverman.com /Living-Under-Fascism.html   (3573 words)

  
 The Exponent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Communism is a theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage.
While fascism is 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.
PSAS is simply a student organization centered on bringing Purdue’s involvement in the abuse of human lives to the attention of the student body and the administration.
www.purdueexponent.org /2001/02/22/opinions/nowling.html   (243 words)

  
 BUSH BLOG - A Primer on Fascism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Webster's New World Dictionary says that fascism is, "A system of government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression of opposition, private economic enterprise under centralized control, belligerent nationalism, racism and militarism."
Doris Haddock in Orion Magazine, March, 2003 says that fascism is, "The imposition of a national and worldwide police state to enforce a narrow worldview that enriches and empowers the few at the expense of the many and that gives no respect or honor to other cultures, ways of living or opinions."
It had from the beginning many traits in common with Fascism, and National Socialism may be regarded as the German form of Fascism.
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 Resist Bush! - Home Page
No government on earth would trust anything he says.
American Heritage Dictionary defines fascism as: "a system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism."
Webster's defines treason as: "to hand over, to betray; the betrayal of a trust; the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance.
www.resistbush.com   (826 words)

  
 Infidel Info War on TheoFascism
Theocracy: Form of government where the rulers are identical with the leaders of the dominant religion, and governmental policies are either identical with or strongly influenced by principles of the majority religion.
Fascism: System of government exercising despotism by the extreme right, typically through merging of state & business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism.
They were kicked out of England for overthrowing their government in 1649 just as today's Evangelical Protestant religious right has done 244 years later from merging with the GOP.
infidel.lostvegas.us /Veritas_Et_Ratio   (3110 words)

  
 Comments for: Internet fads discussed - ja.zz
Find me a leftist and you'll be finding me a fascist.
Fascism is the system of government of every nation on the face of the earth.
#15..............yes Fascism is back in vogue, after 58 yrs....
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 It's beginning to look a lot like... fascism?
And then we have Senator General John Ashcroft trying to pass a bill that would allow the FBI to monitor politcal and religious groups.
Suppression of the opposition is old hat for the American government.
Then we have the US government's declaring that they will attack any country that harbours oil...
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 HANNITY v. RFK, JR.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
First of all, you start with, in your book, page 193, you talk about, "communism is the control of business by government, fascism is the control of government by business.
My American Heritage dictionary defines fascism as a system of government that exercises dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of the state and business leadership together with belligerent nationalism.
America is a Republic with a Representative Government.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1185119/posts   (2691 words)

  
 avidly dreaming: in retrospect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I wanted to list some of the reponses to this article (at Wren's Nest), but there are too many.
Now for my rant...do *any* of you freaks out there who think it's ok for the government to spy on us, to control what we see, read, or think, have any idea what the definition of fascism is? From Dictionary.com: "Fascism: a.
But Bush&Co do *not* want this country to be free...to them, the word "freedom" is used to manipulate the masses as they try numerous ways to take our freedoms away...they want to control this country, lock, stock & barrel.
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 kennedy123004
“While communism is the control of business by government, fascism is the control of government by business,” he writes.
He quotes Hitler’s propaganda chief Herman Goerring: “It is always a simply a matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.
Kennedy also quotes Benito Mussolini’s insight that “fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.”
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 Catalog of homosexual tyranny in US and Canada
Homosexual Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.
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.
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 Wearing The Swastika As A Non Racist Symbol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This really doesn't make sense, especially when you consider that the swastika can have non-Nazi connotations, while the hammer and sickle is purely a symbol of Soviet oppression and far-left crazies who want the streets to run red with the blood of the middle class.
The symbol that stood for the cultural imperialism, the country that invaded small states, just cause they didn't like their socialist government, the state that made camps for japanese people.
I'm not comparing the Nazis with the American government, although definitely the latter aren't precisely the good guys.
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 Too many topics, too little time. » 2003 » July » 21   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Someone thinks I am an admirer of fascism just because I think John Gilmore was an idiot for wearing his “Suspected Terrorist” button on an airplane.
A system of government marked by centralization of authority… [A Small Victory]
Coffee Cup design by Zenith, based on Manji2 by Khaled Abou Alfa and Joshua.
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Small person, when you look up "fascist" in the dictionary, it says it's one who believes in fascism,
then it says fascism is a system of government, characterized by fierce nationalism, the marriage of
business with government and violent discrimination against gays, Jews, gypsies and intellectuals.
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