Sunday, March 29, 2009

Confuzzed

After Socialism, Fascism combats the whole complex system of democratic ideology, and repudiates it, whether in its theoretical premises or in its practical application. Fascism denies that the majority, by the simple fact that it is a majority, can direct human society; it denies that numbers alone can govern by means of a periodical consultation, and it affirms the immutable, beneficial, and fruitful inequality of mankind, which can never be permanently leveled through the mere operation of a mechanical process such as universal suffrage....

...Fascism denies, in democracy, the absur[d] conventional untruth of political equality dressed out in the garb of collective irresponsibility, and the myth of "happiness" and indefinite progress....

...iven that the nineteenth century was the century of Socialism, of Liberalism, and of Democracy, it does not necessarily follow that the twentieth century must also be a century of Socialism, Liberalism and Democracy: political doctrines pass, but humanity remains, and it may rather be expected that this will be a century of authority...a century of Fascism. For if the nineteenth century was a century of individualism it may be expected that this will be the century of collectivism and hence the century of the State....

From http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/mussolini-fascism.html


Basically, fascism is against everything. So really, the only thing that I know about fascism is that you need someone who has a strong personality, who the people believe in. Awesome. It also helps to have a terrible economy, so people will listen to and believe in a leader's big promises.

I've been thinking more and more about what it takes to be a strong leader. So far it involves making the people think that you are listening to them and giving them something to believe in. Other weird thing: French named their kids Aristotle. Russians named their kids Tractorina. Fail.

Also, it is snowing outside. I know that it has snowed in April before, but we've been having an average to warm spring. Funny.

1 Fab Fans:

LittleTree said...

So, do we have a strong leader that gives us something to "believe in"?, do we have a failing economy?, are people willing to give up their rights as individuals in order to hear that things will be better in the future? (9/11 and homeland security) So what have you learned in your confusion? Sam you are awesome . . . Peace