Fascism - a phenomenon of the left

Today it's commonplace for leftist liberals to call conservatives fascists. But the reality is that fascism derives from traditional liberalism. Fascism is a liberal / progressive concept, and has nothing to do with conservatism.

Modern liberalism derived from twentieth-century progressivism, and shared commonality with European fascism, where it was expressed as militant nationalism with blatant racist overtones.

Before World War II, fascism was viewed as a positive, progressive social movement in both America and Europe. Then the Holocaust completely changed our view of fascism to that of evil nationalism and genocidal racism.

Under FDR’s presidency the term “liberalism” came to replace “progressivism” to describe center-left politics. In order to purport that the totalitarian New Deal was the opposite of fascism, liberals then created a straw man out of the conservative movement. The term “right-wing” had already been used to describe a position opposed to Roosevelt, so it was a relatively small incremental step to associate the American right with despised Nazi fascism.

Today’s liberalism embodies a soft, yet still totalitarian, form of fascism. Fascism in the United States is expressed in the milder form of progressivism - as a softer form of totalitarianism more in alignment with American culture. We see in the U.S. a form of liberal fascism manifested as an ever-expanding nanny state.

Notable author Dinesh D'Souza writes in his August 11, 2017 FrontPage Mag article, Big Liar - How Theodor Adorno redefined Fascism:

Fascism and Nazism are both phenomena of the left. This makes ideological sense, because at their core they represent ideologies of the centralized, all-powerful state. Moreover, fascism grew out of Marxism, and fascism’s founder Benito Mussolini, was a Marxist and lifelong socialist. Hitler, too, was a socialist who headed the National Socialist Party and in fact changed the name of the German Workers Party to make it the National Socialist German Workers Party.

How, then, did progressives in America re-define fascism and Nazism as phenomena of the right? This sleight-of-hand occurred after World War II, once fascism and Nazism were discredited with the reputation of Holocaust. Then progressives recognized it was important to cover up the leftist roots of fascism and Nazism and to move them from the left-wing column into the right-wing column.

The man most responsible for the progressive redefinition of fascism is Theodor Adorno, a German Marxist intellectual and a member of the influential Institute for Social Research, otherwise known as the Frankfurt School. The Frankfurt School scholars were leftists and most of them were refugees from Nazi Germany. Some settled in Europe; others like Adorno and Herbert Marcuse came to the United States.

Adorno’s influence in defining how fascism came to be understood in America cannot be underestimated...

Adorno decided to repackage fascism as a form of capitalism and moral traditionalism. In effect, they reinvented fascism as a phenomenon of the political right. In this preposterous interpretation, fascism was remade into two things that real fascists despised: free markets and support for a traditional moral order...

Here, after all, was a German Jewish scholar declaring fascism a phenomenon of the right. Clearly he was sticking fascism on conservatives who supported capitalism and affirmed religion and traditional families. This was a lie—real fascists detest those institutions and want to destroy them—but it was a politically convenient lie.

So the progressives delightedly climbed aboard the bandwagon and cheered him on, and the cheering continues...

Adorno’s value to such people is that he empowers them to say, “Down with fascism! Now let’s get rid of conservatism and expose those evil people on the right.” And today Adorno’s deception enables the left to call Trump a fascist and Republicans the modern incarnation of the Nazi Party. Only by understanding this big lie can we inoculate ourselves against it and correctly locate fascism and Nazism where they have always belonged—on the political left.

Dinesh D’Souzaha has published a new book The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left.

Dinesh D’Souza was politically persecuted under the Obama administration

 

The article Outing Left Wing Fascists-Nazis, by Jim Oneill, Canada Free Press, August 16, 2017 also explains leftist fascism:

I like most of my fellow Republicans and conservatives was a victim of the progressive paradigm, embedded in all our institutions of culture, from academia to Hollywood to the media. ...the story that we had accepted, like suckers, was the idea that fascism and Nazism are inherently “right wing.”—Dinesh D’Souza “The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left

... For some years now I have been shouting from the rooftops that the Fascists/Nazis were, are, and always will be a Left-wing phenomenon. I have called it the “Big Lie” (e.g. “Right Wing Nazis: The Big Lie”), and I am delighted to see that Dinesh D’Souza sees this outrageous falsehood in the same light—naming his most recent book “The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left.” (Unless otherwise stated all of the quotes in this article come from D’Souza’s book).

I say I am “delighted” because D’Souza has a much larger megaphone than I do, and in addition has a professional resume to die for. That’s why Dinesh earns the big bucks, and I don’t. On a more serious note, that is also why D’Souza has been incarcerated as a political prisoner in the United States and I have not...

Let me start by defining some terms. What is a conservative? Politically speaking a conservative is, not surprisingly, someone who wishes to conserve, to save, something. Not to put too fine a point on it, that something that we wish to conserve is freedom, our individual liberty. That means that conservatives try to rein in or restrain government (for as government grows freedom shrinks).

Opposed to the conservative viewpoint is the, well, it goes under a variety of names…I’ll simply call it the liberal/progressive/globalist/communist/socialist/statist, or fascist viewpoint—which is in favor of a huge, bloated, bureaucratic government that controls every aspect of our lives, to one degree or another...

Now might be a good time to bring up the question: what is fascism exactly? The Left would have us believe that either (1) fascism is a right-wing ideology, or (2) the answer is so muddled, arcane, obscure, and convoluted that no simple answer is possible. Both of the “answers” that the Left tries to palm off on us are nonsense. They are lies, big lies. 

Fascism is a Big Government ideology, and as such belongs firmly on the left side of the political spectrum (on the side opposite from the restrained and reined in government, right-wing side of things)...

Do not buy into that leftist nonsense that patriotism is synonymous with fascism... Mahatma Gandhi was a nationalist, so was Nelson Mandela. Winston Churchill, who led Britain’s courageous fight against the fascists and Nazis, was a patriot of the first order.

Conflating love of country with fascism is absolute rubbish. It’s a sad specimen of humanity who takes no pride in where they live. Wanting to protect and cherish your home turf is not fascist...

So, who is our enemy? All those who would muzzle us, shackle us, rob us and scorn us. I think you know who I mean...

The Main Stream Media is by and large either clueless or intentionally lying 99% of the time (in case you haven’t figured that out yet)...

The riot in Charlottesville was not Left against Right, as the media would have us believe. It was an internecine fight between two leftist factions. In short, it was Left against Left. I doubt that any of the people involved realize that fact, but nonetheless it is true. (I understand that there were also people there simply defending Confederate history, and/or protecting the right to free speech—I leave them out of this discussion).

The Nazi ANTIFA thugs were obviously left-wing, but what about the white supremacists, surely they were right-wing, right? Wrong.

The so-called “Neo-Nazis,” or “Alt-Right” white supremacists are basically “Old Guard” leftist thugs, cast adrift by shifting leftist loyalties. Anyone who has done their due diligence researching the history of the Democratic Party (without ideological blinders on) knows that the Ku Klux Klan and the Democratic Party were thick as thieves for a century.

As Dinesh D’Souza recently said in a “Fox News” interview “These white nationalists, who really belong in the Democratic Party, are in a sense politically homeless, because if they show up at multicultural picnic they’re Satan.” My how the mighty have fallen. The Democratic Party now has a “black racists only” policy—whites need not apply.

 

Is Fascism Right or Left?, by Dinesh D'Souza, Prager U, December 4, 2017:

CAIRCO Research

Liberals’ Fascist Inversion - How liberals have permuted the meaning of the term ‘fascism’, by Fred Elbel, The Social Contract, Winter, 2017: Book review of: Liberal Fascism - The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change, by Jonah Goldberg.

Liberalism sure isn't what it used to be, by Fred Elbel, CAIRCO, January 22, 2017.

The Political Persecution of Dinesh D’Souza, by Fred Elbel, CAIRCO, July 16, 2015.

Those Cultural Marxists sure have a way with words, by Fred Elbel, CAIRCO, April 24, 2017.

Ritual Defamation - controlling values, opinions, and beliefs, by Fred Elbel, CAIRCO, August 16, 2017.

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