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"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Are You A Fascist?

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Do the test ~ The Fascism Scale

Fifty years ago, the Authoritarian Personality studies attempted to "construct an instrument that would yield an estimate of fascist receptivity at the personality level."

Fascism is a radical totalitarian political philosophy that combines elements of corporatism, authoritarianism, extreme nationalism, militarism, anti-anarchism, anti-communism and anti-liberalism.

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis



Blogger Deacon Barry said...

Wahay! I'm a liberal airhead!

23/7/06 3:59 am  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Communists have killed far more people than fascists. In other words: I would rather be a fascist than a commie, any day.

23/7/06 4:19 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I scored a 2.8 aka "liberal airhead."


23/7/06 12:21 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Yeah, no real shocks how I scored either. Hello to my liberal airhead friends. :)

23/7/06 2:02 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Re the troll:
How about we avoid being either?
The world doesn't need repressive regimes.

It doesn't need fascism nor any other totalitarian regime.

Like many conservatives, you trot out the same hoary chestnuts.

"Better dead than red."
"Better a fascist than a commie."

All the while you are getting your panties in a twist about damn commies, you should be trying to avoid being either a fascist or a communist.

But anyone historically who has called their opposition, communists or socialists; these people HAVE been fascists and they have gone on to repress not only their own populations, but the populations of other nations around the globe.

So instead of playing the "either or game", how about you understand what a logical fallacy is and recognise that politacal ideology isn't about 2 choices.

(The logical fallacy of false dilemma (also known as falsified dilemma, fallacy of the excluded middle, black and white thinking, false dichotomy, false correlative, either/or dilemma or bifurcation), involves a situation in which two alternative points of view are held to be the only options, when in reality there exist one or more alternate options which have not been considered. )

23/7/06 2:12 pm  
Blogger Dikkii said...

Does anyone know why in any description of fascism such as the one in your post, none appear to reference economic policy?

Just something I've noticed over the years - communism, socialism, capital-a Anarchism - these always have a bit about economic policy inserted prominently into the description, but fascism never does.

"Corporatism" most certainly does not count - particularly when placed right next to "authoritarianism".

23/7/06 11:53 pm  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Alternate options? As you don't trust the democratic process and think people are too stupid to form majority decisions, I'm truly curious to hear some alternate options that you might have, beep. Please, do tell......

24/7/06 6:19 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE dikki :

"Corporative state, economic system inaugurated by the Fascist regime of Benito Mussolini in Italy. It was adapted in modified form under other European dictatorships, among them Adolf Hitler's National Socialist regime in Germany and the Spanish regime of Francisco Franco. Although the Italian system was based upon unlimited government control of economic life, it still preserved the framework of capitalism. Legislation of 1926 and later years set up 22 guilds, or associations, of employees and employers to administer various sectors of the national economy. These were represented in the national council of corporations. The corporations were generally weighted by the state in favor of the wealthy classes, and they served to combat socialism and syndicalism by absorbing the trade union movement. The Italian corporative state aimed in general at reduced consumption in the interest of militarization."

24/7/06 9:03 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE the troll:

Please show where I claimed NOT to trust the democratic processes?

I said that the majority of people are stupid.

You must be in the majority.

24/7/06 9:05 am  
Blogger Dikkii said...

Excellent response, Beep.

Corporatising trade unions sounds incredibly radical for a reactionary political structure.

24/7/06 12:30 pm  
Blogger Crabbi said...

1.6--a whining rotter. I'm sure that's compatible with liberal airheads. Yay us!

24/7/06 4:06 pm  
Blogger rebeleyeball said...

Thank whoever, I am a liberal airhead. For a minute, I thought I might actually be a fascist. By the way, I finally got around to blog rolling you.

24/7/06 5:07 pm  
Anonymous Pablo said...

"You are a liberal airhead". Okay, I take it!!!
Thanks, Beep!

25/7/06 2:39 am  

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