Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Fascism defined:

According to Umberto Eco:
Characteristics of fascism are as follows:
  1. The Cult of Tradition,
  2. The Rejection of Modernism,
  3. The Cult of Action for Action’s Sake,
  4. Disagreement as Treason,
  5. Fear of Difference,
  6. The Main Privilege is to Be Born in the Same Country,
  7. The Followers Must be Humiliated by the Wealth and Force of their Enemies,
  8. Life is Lived For Struggle,
  9. Contempt For the Weak,
  10. Everybody is Educated to Become a Hero,
  11. Disdain for Women and Condemnation for Non Standard Sexuality,
  12. Respect for the Majority and Disdain for Individualism,
  13. Respect for Impoverished Vocabulary and Elementary Syntax in Order to Limit Complex and Critical Reasoning
There are allegedly 14 characteristics, but from the list provided it's not clear how that number is arrived at. Perhaps the last element is missing the Oxford comma and "Elementary Syntax ..." is a separate entry.


what precipited this entry? did you see chris hedges on cspan? wall street running roughshod over congress? teabaggers calling obama a facist?

By Anonymous omen, at 12/03/2009 6:35 AM  

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