In this podcast, I concentrate on what fascism is, and what it isn’t. Left-leaning politicians, members of academia, and the mainstream media chronically misuse the terms fascist and fascism. I quote heavily from an article by ANGELO M. CODEVILLA entitled: The Original Fascist, From movement to epithet.
An excerpt from the article:
“Today, the adjective “fascist” is an epithet—often mixed promiscuously with “white supremacist,” “sexist,” etc.—that the ruling class uses to besmirch whoever challenges them, and to provide emotional fuel for cowering, marginalizing, and disempowering conservatives.
This maneuver consists of defining fascism in terms of unpopular ideas, political practices, and personality traits observable in many times and places; then, having cited Hitler’s Nazi movement as fascism’s quintessence, of pinning those deplorable characteristics on the intended targets. This reductio ad Hitlerum aims at no less than to outlaw conservatives. As the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin exclaimed: ‘these people are not fit for polite society… I think it’s absolutely abhorrent that any institution of higher learning, any news organization, or any entertainment organization that has a news outlet would hire these people.’ And the New Republic explains ‘why fascist rhetoric needs to be excluded from public discourse.’ The establishment doesn’t seem to realize that they are preaching some of fascism’s practices.”
I’ve mentioned before that today’s leftists’ programs such as the Green New Deal and the Great Reset more closely resemble fascism’s relationship to business than they do to straight socialism. Stalin and the Communists redefined fascism to mean anything against international communism. Academics in the West took this bastardized definition and ran with it. We need to take back the definition of fascism and put it back where it belongs, with the collectivist ideologies of the Left alongside communism and socialism.
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Until next week– Keep on truckin’!