Update

I have removed the link I posted yesterday defining fascism as a type of socialism. I was in a hurry when I posted it, and only read the first paragraph–I later read further and found out that it degenerated into conspiracy theories quite rapidly.

I have, therefore, been doing more reading into the relationship between fascism and socialism. All of the resources I can find on the internet continue to label fascism as “ultra right-wing”, “conservative” and “opposed to socialism.” However, they also list “government control of the economy” as one of the tenets of fascism, which sounds awfully socialist to me. Of course, they also list “individual freedom” as a liberal, left-wing value–which certainly don’t apply in the United States, where liberals espouse racial demogoguery, wealth re-distribution, political indoctrination through government schooling, and massive government control in all possible areas (I shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun, but should be forced to purchase government owned health insurance).

I should also point out that sustainment of the class structure is often cited as an element of fascism. This may be unbelievable to some of you, but there is no class system in the United States. One may certainly be born to wealth, but there is a difference between being born to privilege (that is, upper class). Just as there is a difference between being born to poverty and being born to servitude (lower class). The United States is an entirely middle-class nation–anyone, through a combination of intelligence, work ethic, and luck, can rise or fall in economic and social status. There ARE NO CLASSES.

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I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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  1. Fascism has some odd features.Marx predicted a great Crisis of Capitalism when the starving proletariat would rise en masse to make The Revolution. Fascism was invented by radicals who realized that would never happen. They sought to mobilize mass support for revolutionary change through mystical nationalism, and carry it out through a total state.(Other radicals called for a ‘disciplined vanguard party’ to make revolution (Leninism), or settled for winning elections instead (Fabianism).)Fascism was definitely a ‘radical’ movement, proposing drastic changes and embracing the future. It was allied with the Futurist school in art. But it also appealed to some traditionalists, including many Euro aristocrats. Since it didn’t attack religion as Communism did, religious types allied with it against Communism.It should be noted that fascism’s ethos of group solidarity (all that marching in ranks) actually promoted egalitarianism. The German class system was largely broken up during the Nazi era, and the SS, I’ve read, was less class-bound than the Army. Weird…

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