Reclaiming Your Inner Fascist

This is one of the best pieces of writing I’ve seen in a long time and all perfectly true. But I can’t say too much about it because my parents taught me that it was rude to talk about politics, religion, or the American Empire.

Consent Factory, Inc.

OK, we need to talk about fascism. Not just any kind of fascism. A particularly insidious kind of fascism. No, not the fascism of the early 20th Century. Not Mussolini’s National Fascist Party. Not Hitler’s NSDAP. Not Francoist fascism or any other kind of organized fascist movement or party. Not even the dreaded Tiki-torch Nazis.

It’s the other kind of fascism we need to talk about. The kind that doesn’t come goose-stepping up the street waving big neo-Nazi flags. The kind we don’t recognize when we’re looking right at it.

It’s like that joke about the fish and the water … we don’t recognize it because we’re swimming in it. We’re surrounded by it. We are inseparable from it. From the moment we are born, we breathe it in.

We are taught it by our parents, who were taught it by their parents. We are taught it again by our…

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4 comments

  1. John Thurloe · · Reply

    Joke:

    Question to Ukronazi: “Why haven’t your lot taken back the Donbass?”

    Answer: “Because the Russians are there”.

    Question: Why haven’t you taken back the Crimea?”

    Answer: “Because the Russians are really there”.

    Seeing as how you approve of Mr. Hopkins, I reckon we view matters similarly. Keep up your good work.

    1. I don’t support liberal or Trotskyist interventionism but I also think too many Marxist Leninists support the status quo everywhere no matter what. I don’t think a democrat like Evo Morales is in the same category as an authoritarian like Assad but I also oppose the CIA’s dirty wars in both countries. It’s a complex debate.

  2. John Thurloe · · Reply

    Most one time socialist radicals have slid down the slippery slope into ‘progressive’ and then further into liberal hell. Hopkins has planted his flag at calling out these washed up traitors posing as something progressive but fully serving and on the payroll of the Regime. This is an axis that is cohering for battle as I write here. Some Trotskyist organizations have not sold out because they have a long and disciplined existence. Others not so much and there is nothing this bunch does better than fight amongst themselves. The old Moscow and Peking internationale parties are dead as are the social democrats because their bureaucracies sold out the interests of the base. Hence the Yellow Vests, Podemos etc. Note France is trying to jail Melenchon a la Lula.

    Morales and the long-time Trotskyist Lula present as sorry and pathetic figures in my opinion. Both gain state power but were too weak and stupid to know that their domestic and American enemies would use media, financial and police/military power to oust them. Maduro is made of tougher stuff. He has put arms into the hands of his supporters and organized them. Assad and his father are/were authoritarians but they were secularists – old Arab Leaguers who favoured engineering and infrastructure development. Rather akin to the current Iranian regime. Which is why the U.S. hates them and Russia is prepared to back them.

    Things are moving very fast.

    1. The US ruling class seems to be playing up the Uighur angle to drive a wedge between Iran and China (the only country that will buy their oil). I’m not going to judge the Iranians for their unwillingness to criticize China when they’re under an economic blockade by the US. They have to feed their people and beggars can’t be choosers. At the same time, I’m not an expert on the Muslim minority in China and I’m not going to blindly support the Chinese government. It’s a complex issue. Of course if the US government were really serious about Chinese violations of human rights they’d put sanctions on Apple for using Chinese labor exactly the way they’re putting sanctions on German companies for trading with the Russians. But of course they won’t.

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