Can someone explain fascism to me?
It seems the definition is so vast and there's so many differing views on it.
From what I understand, people base it off Nazi Germany and it seems to be just a racist capitalist-wet dream system.
I would ask /pol/ but /int/ seems to be more mature rather than meme-spouting happening tards.
>Fascism /ˈfæʃJzəm/ is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.
It's not a strict ideology
no government would want to be called "fascist"
Sounds too vague.
I'm assuming the ™ is a slight nod to the corporate power within a fascist society? Does that mean that economically speaking a libertarian community is the same as a fascist one? Free market and all that jazz?
So people are really just using the word fascist as an insult like people using the word "fogie"
Libertarian capitalism would be a bit different. They at least oppose corporatism and especially the privatized profit/socialized risk that happens with public/state enterprises in fascist countries.
Woah, wait a minute. I thought libertarian capitalism was extremely far-right in regards to the economy.
The whole basis of a libertarian system is the removal of government influence in business. Isn't their whole motto "the free-market will fix it"?
>So people are really just using the word fascist as an insult like people using the word "fogie"
Libtards do, because they don't have any real arguments.
What are you on about?
the nazis relentlessly shitted on the USA for bending over to jew capitalism and consumer culture.
[spoiler] they were right [yes i know spoilers don't work on this board]
>How can people use such an umbrella term
Why do people love rhetorical questions so much they go out of their way to start the conversation with a genuine seeming question just to then ask a rhetorical one which at that point ( since it's following a genuine one) sounds like a retarded serious question?
in the end, it always gets you killed. remember that
Politics IS umbrella terms. Mussolini's fascism is very different from Hitler's fascism. Lenin's socialism is very different from Mao's socialism. John Stuart Mill's liberalism is very different from John Locke's liberalism. Edmund Burke's conservatism is very different from Paul Wolfowitz's conservatism. etc etc
is there any precedent/written document of the whole "you can leave a fascist country but not a communist one"
Because Hitler killed off some of the very same people who were with him in the Beer Hall Putsch. So imagine the many others who wouldn't align with fascism at all.
Yes I know Hitler =/= fascism in general, but was there any example of a fascist party without skeletons in the closet so to speak? Would Oswald Mosley possibly gain seats in parliament the traditional way had the war not started?