You are hardly an authority by comparison.
oh dear the ignorance
> coming from the literal anime nazi fan-tran[quote=“Flavia, post:54, topic:110853”]
There’s no compelling argument that they’re the same, and I already stated my reason for believing that they’re different (them developing separately, analogue to the Bolshevik movement who they were inspired by).
Ah okay something of substance. I’ll be cordial in this response.
Where the disagreement arises is in that you appear to view “fascism” as an equivalent to Nazism or Bolshevism. From my encounters with you previously you seem to draw more from non-fascist philosophers and a bit of “classical fascism” (which isn’t a real ideology, but that’s a separate argument). Here’s the thing, it’s very difficult to put a finger on fascism from the outside and even those who claim the title often are mislead.
I will admit, though I refuse the label I have been heavily present around fascists and their beliefs (shocker!). The best way to describe fascism is that it is a worldview. Though the term as we know it today was sort of “created” with the likes of Mussolini, it always existed in at least a more primitive state previously. The Roman Empire and the Napoleonic Empire are sometimes considered a sort of “forerunner” in fashy circles.The reason for this line of thought is that fascism as a worldview is temporal- that is, based on the time and circumstances a people is faced with. In that respect, fascism manifests itself in alternate ways with different ideas in the face of the people’s temporal circumstances. The National Socialists of Germany and the Falange of Spain and the National Fascists of Italy are all manifestations of fascism under different societies/ cultures and temporal conditions. It is very easy and obvious to pick out certain policy differences or even issues as fundamental as the concept of a master race, but all follow the sort of spiritual bearings of fascism as a worldview.
Simply put, there’s no single situation or movement or party which constitutes “the fascism”, so to speak. It is very easy to get bogged down on contemporary writers and their argument for how national socialism does not equate to Mussolini’s fascism, etc, but to do so misses the point and the beliefs of those who follow the worldview. It’s sort of the opposite of the socialist insistence on “It’s not real socialism!!!” in that “real fascism” actually has many manifestations.
I am not sure how far you personally delved into fascist writers, or even at what age you claimed to be one yourself, but I would recommend Codreanu’s writings as a sort of gateway into understanding fascism as a worldview. As a final sort of explanation, nazism is a fascism, but fascism is not a nazism.
I doubt flavia would admit it, but, hopefully for the rest of you you can see the difference between truly understanding fascism and the street goons and anime weebs that compose modern day “nazism”.