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Fascism is a religion. The 20th century will be known in history as the century of fascism.
— Benito Mussolini

I’d like to draw some comparisons and contrasts between our present situation and that of fascist Italy between 1922 and 1945.
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I choose fascist Italy rather than Nazi Germany because it has always seemed to me a better comparison. Nazi Germany was the extreme militarist, racist and totalitarian variant of Italian fascism, which was more adaptable, pragmatic, rooted in reality and also more incompetent
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...ineffectual and half-hearted, all of which seem true to our condition today. Italy was the original form, while Germany was an offshoot.
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Define 'Fascism'.
merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fas…

Forcible suppression of opposition?
Yes

Define 'Censorship'.
merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cen…

The institution, system, or practice of censoring?
Yes

#QAnon posts today
#QANON
#wwg1wga
#maga
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Define 'Narrative'.
merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nar…

A way of presenting or understanding a situation or series of events that reflects and promotes a particular point of view or set of values?
Yes

#TheGreatAwakening
#Qanon
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Define 'Projection'.
merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pro…

The attribution of one's own ideas, feelings, or attitudes to other people or to objects; especially : the externalization of blame, guilt, or responsibility as a defense against anxiety?
Yes

The forming of a plan : scheming?
Yes
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European integration was very much about establishing peace after WW2 and the formation of a trading union was a way of cementing that peace because nations who trade with each other rarely go to war with each other. It would seem people have forgotten the horrors of war. #FBPE
If it isn't obvious already. This is why Trump/Putin/Bannon, Mercer/Farage/Banks/Rees Fuck are behind Brexit, this and money. That's all it's ever been. And for brexiters to think otherwise on the knowledge of the evidence is makes ostriches look positively courageous.
I have thought much about those that gave their lives in WW2 fighting against the nazi plague that descended on humanity. I see people supporting the rise of #fascism again, fanning the flames of war and division. I pray for peace and unity. Shine the light. #FBPE
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Looonng thread! AND:
This is a dangerous post.

Read it at your own mind's risk

It's dramatic and crazy, the stuff of Hollywood

You'll say it can't possibly happen here... not IN AMERICA!

Or can it?
In 2016, Donald Trump is elected President. Almost immediately, certain people begin to question how it happened and start collecting information on the FACT that RUSSIA, OUR ENEMY, has assisted Trump in his efforts

In the meantime, Trump begins to dismantle Democracy.
Trump builds a administration and Congress fiercely loyal to him, but does not fill vital posts in government. The end result is a Regime which is small but very loyal to Trump.
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This is America?! What the ....!? 😡
Border control stopping cars and asking #Citizenship 150 miles from Canadian border?!
Is this legal?!
Are they wearing jackboots and swastikas?!
#CivilRights #Fascism
I hate 2B alarmist but this MUST B ASKED:
What the hell's stopping #BorderControl or #ICE from asking 4proof of citizenship
taking U anyway
claiming U did not have ID
& destroying your proof
With no legal representation provided...u'd simply "Disappear"
Abuse of Power by US #BorderControl & #ICE MUST B REIGNED IN
B4 it's Too Late!!!!
#ICEisTrumpsGESTAPO
#PoliceState #FascistAmerica
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Translation: The new anthem policy was approved by White team owners who literally think they own the Black athletes on their teams.
Be careful what you wish for, @NFL. The game CANNOT be played without the players and you’ll learn it the hard way when they #TakeAKnee on your whole football season.
The irony and unmitigated gall of White conservatives lamenting how “disrespectful” kneeling during the anthem is to America when they voted for a fucking TRAITOR and still wholeheartedly support every corrupt, anti-American, treasonous thing he’s doing. GTFOH.
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A simple guide (for simpletons) of the left-right political spectrum and why #Nazism and #fascism are left-wing (#socialist) ideologies.

If you were taught that they were right-wing ideologies, you were sucked into the #fakenews story of the century
First, let's define the terms.
"left-wing" is collectivism - socialism - state control
"right-wing" is individualism - capitalism - free market limited government

If you disagree, you will need to #provemewrong and provide some definitions yourself.
You could always look at the #politicalcompass which explains it a bit further.
The left-right scale is economic
The libertarian-authoritarian is social
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political…
(note that nationalism doesn't appear)
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My new book, Fascism: A Warning, is available for pre-order now and will be released on April 10.

I wrote this call to action because history has taught us that, when #Fascism looms, we have a duty to stand up and speak out. bit.ly/fascismbook
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We should all be alarmed by the assault on democratic values that is dividing Americans at home and that has gathered strength in countries abroad (among them Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Venezuela, and the Philippines). 2/6
To counter #Fascism, U.S. leadership is needed, but foreign autocrats today often justify their repression by pointing to the American president's own words. That is a disgrace. For democracy to survive, it must be defended. If lies are to stop, they must be exposed. 3/6
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Facebook is using it's AI to target our children w/ advertising This algorithm could also be used by pedophiles to seek out ones that are easily manipluated & taken advantage of. FB bans conservatives as they allow pedophiles free reign #PedoNews #PedoGate usatoday.com/story/tech/new…
#deletefacebook
The wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just. Let Jay Z spend his money in an attempt to profit off of FaceBook.
I think the DOJ needs to break up this monopoly & hold them accountable for possession of child pornography on their internal servers #PedoGateNews
THREAD:
The Evil Facebook Empire has violated our right to privacy under the 4th amendment for the sake of making money as well as #1A by deleting Conservatives
#DeleteFacebook
#FacebookDataBreach
#FacebookDataLeaks
#FaceBookLive
#DumpFacebook
#FascistBook
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The multipolar spin: how fascists operationalize left-wing resentment. Read what the @splcenter & @MaxBlumenthal don't want you to read here: web.archive.org/web/2018030922…
And download it here:
"​During his recent tour of Europe, disgraced former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared “Italy is in the lead.” /1 #antifa #Fascism
Amid the historic resurgence of the Italian far right that returned right-wing populist Silvio Berlusconi to prominence, Bannon fantasized about “the ultimate dream” of unifying the anti-establishment Five Star Movement with the far-right League (formerly the Northern League)- /2
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Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt wrote an article about fascism ("Fascism Anyone?," Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Suharto and Pinochet Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common./1 #Fascism
He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism.
The 14 characteristics are: /2 #Fascism #14CharacteristicsOfFascism
Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays. /3
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Thread 1) #Nazis / #fascists have a victim-complex ideology, meaning they need someone to blame or it doesn't work.
2) Standard right-wing ideology demands victimhood so much that they'll invert reality to get it.
3) This is why you'll see *any criticism whatsoever* of fascist ideas can be answered with "this is why I voted Trump".
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