Monday, February 28, 2005


The best definition of Facism I've seen

Found on Orcinus

I think you've got it backwards when you say the problem is the followers, not the leaders. You said earlier that the followers have always been with us, but you don't seem to have noticed the corollary: they are always with us, in the good times and the bad. So it follows that they aren't the thing that's different this year: what's different is the leaders.

I would go so far as to say it isn't appropriate to call the followers fascists at all. Haters, yes, but a fascist is a leader, not a follower-- a leader whose power base consists of haters. Fascism is the philosophy of gaining and holding political power by harnessing the inchoate resentment of that hating portion of the population who are always there.
derek | Email | Homepage | 02.26.05 - 1:52 am | #

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