Monday, August 27, 2007

A Lost Word

Some words are badly abused.

If a word is stretched to mean anything it means nothing.

A word that has totally lost its meaning is Fascism.

We use the word to describe any police state that isn't communist or socialist. This is not correct at all. Fascism is at its root more than a police state and military government.

It's the belief that the individual is subsumed by the state and exists for the sake of the state.

The government is governed by those believed most able to effectively lead the state.

The real curiosity is the economic policies of Fascism.

In Communism the state owns and controls all industry and production.

In Capitalism the individual owns and controls his own property, possibly including industry and production.

In Fascism the individual owns the property but the state decides what he is going to do with his property.

He may own the land but the state tells him if he can, or even must or must not, build something on it. He may own the factory but the state tells him what to make, how much of it to make, how to make it, how much to pay the employees, and how much profit to keep. The idea is to force industry to co-operate for the benefit of the state rather than compete for the benefit of the individual.

Read the link. It is interesting and says some very troubling things about our "anti-fascist" left and leaves one wondering who the real Fascists in America are.

We sometimes need to go back to the original thinking the led to a word and consider things.

Fascism's true meaning is not the publicly accepted meaning.


Blogger Gayle said...

The article is a good one, Shoprat.

If you live within a city's limits, you can't build whatever you want on your own property without a permit, and they don't have to give it to you. I remember attending one city council meeting where a woman wanted to build a doghouse in the backyard of the house she lived in and owned and was denied because her fence was cyclone fencing and the doghouse could be seen by others. True story. I still don't understand how a doghouse can be offensive, unless your neighbors are Muslims, of course.
This is one of the reasons we moved to the country. We don't have to get permits for what we build, but we sure do have to pay more taxes for having built it.

The idea that Internal Revenue Service Agents are our "servants" is a joke, as is the idea that we run the government and the government doesn't run us. All one has to do is look at what they do with our money! Or - more importantly - what they don't do with it, like keep our infrastructure repaired and our military equipped.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

In these days of Newspeak, we always "need to go back to the original thinking the led to a word."

2:05 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

This article is frightening. I found myself feeling sad, knowing how well it describes what has happened in my country.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Nightcrawler said...

I've long held the position that American "Progressivism" is just as much fascist as it is communist or "progressive", whichever term you prefer. Fascism is the waypoint between Socialism and Communism.

2:30 PM  
Blogger pete in Midland said...

I haven't wondered about Fascists for a great many years.
The left is and was and will be utter, total and completely fascist. Everything they work towards is government control ... and they want to be the controllers.
Witness the frothing at the mouth about our retired AttyGen (whom I thought little of) ... and contrast him with that thug chosen by good ole Hillary ... Janet Reno. Which one was the more dangerous to the citizens of this country?

11:36 AM  
Blogger benning said...

Interesting. I still consider a Fascist to be a militaristic form of Socialist. Always the State is paramount. Yech!

1:22 PM  
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