fpy points out that the Tea Parties are not technically fascist in the 1920’s-1940’s sense, but classical fascism is nearly dead anymore anyway, and since 1945, it’s mostly been represented by a sort of Third World Rightwing Authoritarianism like the murderous states in Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Iran, Argentina, Chile, Honduras, Colombia, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
I don’t think Tea Party idiots can be accurately tagged as fascists, because they tend to support Libertardian economics. Fascists, on the other hand, tend to support centralized, authoritarian state capitalism of some form or another, also known as corporatism.
Yes, technically, they are not fascists, but look at how violent and racist they are. They’re also in deep with all of these armed militia clowns.
They are more like Third World rightwing authoritarianism. That’s very Libertarian economically. The state is gutted, the rich pay no taxes, the state has no money for anything, and the rich and the business class run everything. They even run their own militias and death squads that run around attacking the Left (this is how they resemble fascists). I keep wondering when we are going to start having death squads in the US.
Death squads are present in many places: Sudan, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines, Syria, Turkey, Russia, Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Chile.
And those are just the ones that I know about.
Just about everywhere on Earth you have a strong rightwing government, you tend to have death squads. Death squads are part and parcel of rightwing rule, especially in the Third World.
So I’m wondering when they are coming to the US.
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Rob, classical fascism is not dead. It is doing well in Russia and China; state capitalism. Also, those Third World regimes you mentioned can’t be called fascist becuz they have no ideological underpinning; they’re just run by evil, greedy murderous pricks with the support of US imperialsm.
Russia is not fascist it is anti- fascist as well as China stopping the US creating fascist states in their own countries although they partially succeeded in the North Caucasus with the genocide of the ethnic Russian population in Chechnya, as well as in Central Asia and opposed fascist states being created in the Balkans.
And the US through the WW2 and Cold War network of German intelligence and there aligned nationalist groups have supported anti-Russian colour revolution coups putting these people into power or using them to destabilise Russian friendly neighbouring states like Belarus.
Robert, what would you call Obama bailing out the largest financial institutions if not Classical Fascism?
Well said, John UK. That’s not to say that the regimes in Russia and China aren’t very far from nice, but what the USA would impose on them would be an awful lot worse.