Fascism and Racism

The relationship between Fascism and Racism is inextricable, stark, and striking:

“Fascism (/ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is a form of far right, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and of the economy, which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.

The first fascist movements emerged in Italy during World War I, before spreading to other European countries.

As opposed to anarchism,
democracy, liberalism, and Marxism, fascism is placed on the far right-wing within the traditional left–right spectrum.

Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete and regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state as necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict and to respond effectively to economic difficulties.

A fascist state is led by a strong leader (such as a dictator) and a martial law government composed of the members of the governing fascist party to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society.

Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature and views imperialism, political violence and war as means that can achieve national rejuvenation.

Fascists advocate a mixed economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky (national economic self-sufficiency) through
protectionist and economic interventionist policies.

The extreme authoritarianism and nationalism of fascism often manifests a belief in racial purity or a master race, usually synthesized with some variant of racism
or bigotry of a demonized “Other”; the idea of racial purity has motivated fascist regimes to commit massacres, forced sterilizations, genocides, mass killings, or forced deportations
against a perceived “Other”.”

——Wikipedia

It begins with the disregard of fundamental human and civil rights and the declaration that the very presence of the “other” in the general population is somehow fraudulent and illegal…

The link between Fascism and Racism is as inextricable and indelible as the link between autocratic authoritarianism  and kleptocratic corruption….

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