You Might Be A Fascist If…

Author: May 7, 2013 12:01 am

fascism

Are you a fascist? Many people are fascists and they don’t even realize it. And sometimes, they know it all too well, but hide and deny it. Most of the time though, it’s obvious who the fascists are. For instance, you might be a fascist if…

1. You are obsessed with national power and pride and believe your country doesn’t have to follow the rules and shouldn’t ever apologize for doing things that are wrong. You think your nation can do whatever it wants.

2. You believe in the rule of the few, election rigging, political decisions being made by a select group of officials behind closed doors, embrace the informal and unregulated exercise of political power, arbitrary deprivation of civil liberties, and little tolerance for meaningful opposition.

3. You believe in survival of the fittest, an every man for himself mentality that causes you to believe that poor people and sick people are weak and must be punished. You think rich people are strong because they are wealthy and that they should rule us. You also believe your race is superior to all others.

4. You use the media as a political propaganda machine to target a specific audience and to push your agenda on others. You make sure the media demonizes your opponents and takes your side on nearly every issue. You use your propaganda machine to play on the fears of others.

5. You are obsessed with security, and war. You feed this obsession by spending trillions of dollars building up a large military force and are willing to sacrifice domestic programs your people count on to keep your military huge. You start unnecessary and costly wars and you are paranoid of other nations.


6. You are driven to indoctrinate others into your way of thinking. So much so, that you try to re-write history, change the way school children are taught and you brainwash the ignorant. You use your propaganda machine as a tool to achieve this.

7. You fear and demonize intelligent people who have a higher education because they are the ones who can thwart your effort to brainwash people. You then attempt to prevent others from achieving a higher education because you want the people as ignorant as possible so you can convince them that your way is the right way.

8. You have a deep hatred and fear of communists and you instill your followers with hatred and fear of others by accusing your political opponents of being communists. This gives you an easy scapegoat to blame when things go wrong. Any person or policy you don’t like is branded as communism.

9. You disrespect women and think their place is in the home. You believe women are weak and cannot do things that men do. You believe that sexual harassment or assault is no big deal and that the only thing women are good for is cooking meals and having babies.

10. You strongly align yourself with corporations and you support corporate money and influence in government. You despise government regulations that keep corporations honest because you believe everything should be controlled by the free market and that corporations should be allowed to do whatever they please.

11. You are obsessed with Christianity. You seek to declare a Christian State and to impose religious laws on all the people across the country and the world. You believe other religions are inferior and that those who practice them should either be converted or destroyed.

12. You believe your race is superior and seek to disenfranchise or humiliate other races. You believe in legalized discrimination and fantasize about a return to times when the races were separate or when those of color were enslaved. You use code words in an attempt to hide your racism and you make laws that weaken the influence of those of color. Immigration and voting laws in particular.

13. You absolutely despise unions. To you and those like you, labor unions represent the empowerment of workers. Since you believe corporations can do whatever they want, you see organized labor as a threat because they fight for higher wages, health care, safety regulations, less hours, vacations, sick days, and holidays off. This obviously threatens the amount of money corporations can give to you and your cause so you brand unions as proponents of socialism and make laws that severely weaken them so that corporations can have a cheap, mindless labor force.

14. You are obsessed with crime and a major supporter of punishing those who commit crimes. So much so, that you don’t care about the concept of ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ You are proud of executing people and aren’t bothered if an innocent person is killed. You seek to make harsher laws, especially laws that target specific groups of people such as immigrants, women, and people of color. You also oppose Miranda rights and using humane interrogation tactics and you seek to undermine the independent judiciary.

15. You believe every election should go your way and to reach that goal, you push voting laws that disenfranchise those who traditionally vote for opponents such as people of color, the elderly, college students, and the poor. You even stoop to fixing elections in some cases and complain when your opponents challenge the vote counts.

16. You believe in rewarding your friends with positions when you gain power and you reward those who support you with government contracts and money, especially corporations. You also do your best to aid your supporters in any way you can, such as repealing undesirable pieces of legislation and regulations. You often have something to gain financially from this.

17. You create scapegoats to blame when problems arise. Whether it’s communists, liberals, minorities, homosexuals, the poor, or non-Christians, one thing is for certain. You and your propaganda tool will blame each and every one of those groups for bad things that happen even if you were the cause of the problems in the first place.

18. You take advantage of a national disaster such as an economic collapse or an attack to demonize your opponents and push your agenda. You use these events to strike fear into the population in an attempt to scare people into voting for you and your cause. It’s all about fear and scare tactics.

Sounds just like the Tea Party led Republican Party, doesn’t it?

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  • I’m not Republican, in fact I find the labels divisive and polarizing. But this bothers me for two reasons. The first is of the 18 examples more than 1/2 have nothing to do with Fascism and actually have a name of their own (ie. #1 is called Jingoism, Misogyny was in there, Capitalist, etc… Etc… It concerns me when I see someone correct another with incorrect information, or criticize someone else without checking the accuracy of your own statements. If I were back in high school and just about to begin participating in politics I fear reading something presented as an example of why one ideology is preferable to educated, rational people that would have gotten an F in high school social studies would have turned me off for a long time.

    Secondly, and I know passions run high, but as someone with two close friends of different families who lost almost every single relative in the Nazi death camps, I can’t help but think how hurt they would be if they read some of the comments flippantly likening a major American political party to the Third Reich. I don’t care for vampiristic opportunists like Sarah Palin, and abhor their insulting and shameful tactics, but her blatant dishonesty and exploitation of peoples fear is a far cry from genocide. I find most of the conservative republican people I encounter to be misguided, intellectually lazy and prone to approach issues that require bit of reason and logic with blind emotion, but in many cases that’s true of the Democrats as well. More importantly, I’ve never met either a Republican or a Democrat that wants things to get worse for anybody. Especially their own descendants. So to openly refer to members of an American political party as Nazis is at best shamefully ignorant and thoughtless; and more likely intentionally mean spirited, embarrassingly stupid. If you can’t imagine the octogenarian, lifelong democrat that lives across the street from me who watched what members of her family who weren’t shot in front of her slowly perish, being horrified to discover people think that what she survived is tantamount to living in the USA under a Republican administration then you’ve reached a level of callus disregard for your fellow man that Hitler gave scholarships for.

    Call me what you like, and get it out of your system, but just think about it at some point. Think about what will actually attract someone to hear what else you have to say and whether you want to treat something as hideous and devastating as genocide casually.

    Fu** I HATE having to be the pedantic finger wagging d**k!

  • You better check the date “1835” associated with Sinclair Lewis. he wasn’t born until 1885, I believe. :-)

  • I know this is an old thread and nobody will likely see my responses, but it’s a slow night and I’m bored. Sue me. :-)

  • lark smelly

    can we have a follow up article “you might be a good person if” and then just state the obvious

  • “You start unnecessary and costly wars and you are paranoid of other nations.”

    Hm,

  • Robert Robertson

    Here is the content of a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptists, when they voiced concern about being persecuted, for not being Congregationalists. Jefferson is basically explaining the 1st Amendmen, as it applies to religion.
    “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship; that the legislative powers of the government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between church and State.”

  • Gabriella, why should Liberals be considered any more fascist for trying to get people to believe what they believe than Conservatives are for trying to get people to believe what they do? BOTH of those groups have members guilty of doing that. If criticizing another’s statements is “discriminating against people (Christians) for stating their beliefs” then you are just as guilty of that as those you condemn; as that is exactly what you are doing here. You apparently don’t like what you have read from the writer and so you criticize it; the same as others do when they apparently don’t like what some Christians ( or others they may disagree with ) have to say. So how are you any better? We are all here giving our opinions by way of our “free speech” and it seems no one is stopping anyone from doing so. Maybe you should take your own “advice” (via the bible) and deal with that plank in YOUR eye, as well. You have no problem suggesting that “Democrats” enjoy “mud slinging”; all the while slinging that mud yourself! I found it revealing that you stated you don’t “curse” educated people and have “nothing against them”, and then followed it up with a “but”! That usually means there is some contrast in there somewhere. It appears you may have more against educated people than you really care to admit. Just so you know, I happen to be a Christian who believes that Democrat/Liberals are just as capable of following “GOD’S WAY” as Republican/Conservatives are. One’s belief in God really has little to do with their politics; unless of course they want it to!

    • Trying to get people to believe something isn’t “fascist.” It’s what they’re trying to get them to believe that matters. I don’t know who’s “discriminating against Christians.” How many cases are there of someone not hiring someone because they are Christian? In a country where the very constitution says there can be “No religious test” for public office… It’s well know you simply CAN’T be president unless you are Christian and half the campaign is trying to prove who’s the Christionist. One’s belief in God has A LOT to do with politics. It shouldn’t at all but it does.

  • A fine,measured response.Good work Gabriella!’God gives wisdom’

  • A fine , measured response.Good work Gadriella!’God gives wisdom’!

  • Robert Robertson

    You’ve obviously never heard of separation of church and state. (One of the Constitutional Amendments, believe it or not.) Also I’m quite sure most liberals are not Atheists, as you would seem to believe. What about Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Scientology? Should all these folks get to have their religious documents hanging in the courthouse too? No. Why? Because they are free to practice their religion to. But not in public schools or courthouses or congressional chambers, or anywhere else where it would break the rules of the first amendment, regarding religion.

    • Esteban Camacho

      I challenge you: look up where in the Constitution it says that there is a separation of church and state, then reply back here. Also, tell me these “rules” of the First Amendment.

      P.S: I am in no way religious, but I don’t like inaccuracies.

      • This might answer your query on the issue of separation of church and state as it applies to the Constitution. As it is suggested, the actual absence of the “exact” ( and I stress “exact” ) wording does not necessarily mean that the intention is not there. http://www.atheism.about.com/od/churchstatemyths/a/phrase.htm

        Here is something which may answer your question concerning the First Amendment. http://www.ask.com/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

        • Robert Robertson

          @Sandi,
          Thanks for posting those links. you saved me the time.

          • Esteban Camacho

            Saved what time, exactly? She posted something that proved you wrong. You specifically said that the “Separation of Church and State” was a COnstitutional Amendment, proving once more that you don’t seem too educated on the issues.

        • Esteban Camacho

          As the first article says: the 1st amendment protects against theocracy and the government control of individual religious beliefs. The issue I have with people is that they use the phrase “Separation of Church and State” as if it was in the Constitution.

          Robert RObinson said “You have obviously never heard of the separation of church and state (one of the Constitutional Amendments, believe it or not)” which is incorrect, because it is not an amendment.

          All I was trying to prove was that, nothing else. I know very well that it does not need to say “Separate church and state” in order for the phrase to apply.

          Also, some individuals exaggerate the use, as it was only meant to protect against theocracy and individual liberty.

          • Robert Robertson

            I stand corrected separation of church and state is not “the” first amendment. It IS part of the 1st amendment. I’m no history major but I’m pretty sure a lot of folks moved to this country from England, so they could practice their religion freely, no matter what religion it might have been. Keeping the government out of religion is something the forefathers wanted. Mostly because they didn’t want their politicians dictating which religion they practiced. I am not a religious individual. I DO believe that people have the right to practice whatever religion they want to. I DON’T think the government should have anything to do with religion. Recently some Christians got upset that Obama didn’t mention God in his Thanksgiving address. Was anyone upset that he didn’t mention Mohammed or Buddha? Maybe but all of these people should realize there’s a place for religion and there’s a place forgovernment. And never the twain shall meet.

            • um… it’s the making of laws (“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…”) that are prohibited. By extension (the logical nexus) any law which is “God’s law,” by mandate, as that would “[P]rohibit the free exercise thereof (of religion)…” would “fail on it’s face” (to use the legal term).
              i.e. Same sex marriage.

              • So really, there IS a separation of Church and State but in regards to lawmaking only. The Pres. can do whatever he/she wants but can’t ever push it into law (The Pres. doesn’t make laws, anyway–that’s the Legislative Branch function).

      • Esteban Camacho: This idea that the First Amendment do not use the exact words, “separation of church and state” is an old conservative, right wing Christian argument. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Samuel Adams all made it abundantly clear that it was the intention of the First Amendment was to create a solid wall between church and state. Your argument clearly comes out of your ignorance.

  • It also sounds like you all.

    Yeah you all are pretty judgmental,

    “11. You are obsessed with Christianity. You seek to declare a Christian State and to impose religious laws on all the people across the country and the world. You believe other religions are inferior and that those who practice them should either be converted or destroyed.” Yet Islam is not accused of being so when they are trying to do it, God is part of our history, he’s what lead our four fathers, he was the one that bless us with this land but yet people lay waste to what he’s given us. Liberals are fascist just for trying to make people believe what they believe and to take away the rights of americans, including free speech and oh yeah legally discriminating against Christians for expressing beliefs. Its wrong to say we can’t have the Ten Commandments displayed at the courthouse because your an Atheist and expect people not to discriminate against you, its abuse of rights and its discrimination, honestly God was put on everything to remind people that he exist and blessed us with this land.

    You all don’t realized, you described yourselves and your “About Us” doesn’t help. Just replace “Christian” and a variety terms in this article.

    “Deal with the plank in your eye before you go picking the speck of dust in someone else’s.” – The Bible

    “Do unto others as you want them to do unto you.” – The Bible(One of the Ten Commandments, believe it or not)

    Thats what you all want but yet Democrats expect that after “mud slinging”.

    [I know people object to having the Bible taught outside of Church but theres a lot you can learn from it.]

    I don’t curse educated people, nothing against them, I actually like to talk to them but I’ve met plenty of people with PHD’s that are all science and lack the humanity, they pretty much think that medication solves everything because they were taught to think that way. Also there the Bible College people that think they have no more to learn except everything they were taught to preach in college, emphasis on my dad and some “TV Ministers”. Knowledge without wisdom = Religious = Not God’s way. God gives wisdom.

    • Cease your blathering you foolish nitwit.

    • Gabriella wrote: “I don’t curse educated people, nothing against them, I actually like to talk to them but I’ve met plenty of people with PHD’s that are all science and lack the humanity”…..
      Well I don’t curse religious people, nothing against them, I actually like to talk to them but I’ve met plenty of born-again Christians that are all Bible-thumpers yet lack the humanity.

    • The Historian

      I do not usually comment hate versus intellectual discussion, however, you are incorrect to identify “Do unto others as you want them to do unto you” as one of the Ten Commandments. It is actually a variation of the Golden Rule which is found in EVERY religion. Too bad we don’t see the wisdom of following it.

      • The earliest written occurrence of the idea of reciprocity – treating others as you would be treated – that I’m aware of is contained in the Code of Hammurabi, a Babylonian legal code which predates Christianity by nearly two thousand years.

        Hammurabi’s rule took the concept a bit further than the simple “Golden Rule” by also providing for just punishment in the case of wrongdoing. Unduly harsh penalties for minor offenses were outlawed.

  • In all fairness, I see Obama’s administration in more than half of these. I’m pretty sure 95% of the elected officials would identify with most of these.

  • If there was a version of this with a bit less loaded language, I would tweet it and forward it.
    As it is now, the people that need to read it will not see themselves in it.

  • you are all a bunch of idiots actually. you liberal c#########s are trying to say conservatives are fascist. and you conservative c#########s are trying to say liberals are fascist. in fact there are similarities on both sides. as with pretty much every other thing in the world. if you look hard enough for a commonality, you are sure to find one. neither side is 100 percent right or justified. atrocities are committed on both sides. and behind our backs they (the conservatives and liberals in power,i.e. elected officials) are cohorts. strange bed fellows if you will. they are fucking ALL of the rest of us. they have pitted you against each other while they grow stronger. so keep up your petty squabbles and see where it gets you. have a great day :)

  • Funny how liberals aren’t allowed to use the same fallacies and rhetoric as conservatives without getting an earfull.

  • Please copy-edit your articles. What you have here is great stuff, but when people read things like “You also your race in superior to all others”, which is missing a verb AND has a wrong word (in for is), it dilutes the message.

    Just trying to be helpful.

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