Fascist Proofing For Beginners

“Are you a communist?”
“No I am an anti-fascist”
“For a long time?”
“Since I have understood fascism.” 
― Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

It’s becoming evident that the right to be ‘ultra-right’ has become embedded in our everyday culture and conversations.

The pendulum has swung the other way.

Being a Fascist is now fashionable; it marks you out as a thinker, a person who takes on the Neo-Liberal Totalitarianism which only scantily clads itself in democratic attire. It also marks you out as a ‘unique’ who is able to see through the bullshit that the Loony Lefties throw at you. On top of this, you become the purveyor of home-spun wisdom, a creator of common sense, and a destroyer of snowflake sensibilities.

It’s becoming right-on to become ultra right.

And so say all of them. 

So, we have been thrown out of the paradise of post World War optimism and having to knock together a workable doctrine for our future preservation and well-being. And many have returned to the old blue-prints, re-fashioning dated ideologies whilst updating age-old atrocities of intolerance. All this while the rest of us sit back and watch, unable to change the channel, incapable of escaping our direst memories of the re-run of the re-run of the re-run. We squirm through every leaden line of dialogue and wince at the inevitability of the script.

It all ends in much more than tears.

“Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; andtherefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

                                                                                                        John Donne

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  1. Fascist; ‘We’re right, you’re wrong.’
    Fascist argument; ‘You’re wrong, we’re right.’
    Fascist reaction to reasoned debate;’You’re wrong, it’s only right we give you a f***** (place whatever racist homophobic slur that enters your atrophied mind) dealing to.’
    All you need is a narrow point of view and a closed mind. Hey presto, instant asshole!

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