Wake Up America!
Why is fascism considered right-wing?
Answer: Because the truth is inconvenient — for Democrats.
So much of our political language is oxymoronic gibberish crafted to intentionally obfuscate the true meaning of words; it is truly Orwellian. Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Nazism are all variants of authoritarian ideologies on the totalitarian end of the political spectrum, ie: Total government control — the shared goal of Leftists, Collectivists, Democrats.
Even if the Vladimir Lenin quote is spurious it is still spot on, because the only difference between Socialism and Communism is time & velocity: “The goal of Socialism is Communism.”(Note that Vlad didn’t try to obfuscate his intent with any nuanced adjectives.)
As Friedrich Hayek explained: “It is true of course, that in Germany before 1933, and in Italy before 1922, communists and Nazis or Fascists clashed more frequently with each other than with other parties. They competed for the support of the same type of mind and reserved for each other the hatred of the heretic. But their practice showed how closely they are related. To both, the real enemy, the man with whom they had nothing in common and whom they could not hope to convince, is the liberal of the old type. While to the Nazi the communist, and to the communist the Nazi, and to both the socialist, are potential recruits who are made of the right timber, although they have listened to false prophets, they both know that there can be no compromise between them and those who really believe in individual freedom.”—F.A. Hayek, (1899 – 1992), Economist, author: “The Road to Serfdom”
(Having lived through it all, he should know what he’s talking about.)
These days we often end up talking past each other because the contemporary definitions of so many words do not correspond with everyone else’s, nor do they reflect reality. For example, today’s American “Liberals” have nothing whatsoever to do with Classical Liberalism or Jeffersonian Liberalism. They redefine the language to suit their whims du jour and coin gibberish terms like “negative rights” and “democratic socialism” to conceal or deflect from their true intent and from the atrocities they are committing.
“When words lose their meaning, people lose their Freedom/Liberty/Lives.”–Confucius (The last word has been translated to all three variants.)
As Ayn Rand said (lest anyone try to parse differences where none really exist): “Fascism and communism are not two opposites, but two rival gangs fighting over the same territory . . . both are variants of statism, based on the collectivist principle that man is the rightless slave of the state.”
(She should know, she LIVED it!)
It’s evasive word play… Take it from the father of Fascism, Benito Mussolini: “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.”
(He should know, don’t ya think?)
All this is done intentionally to prevent people from realizing what’s happening and it only worsens with each successive generation. Blame it on our taxpayer funded government indoctrination centers, AKA: public education, pre-K through college; yes folks, we fund our own demise on multiple fronts.
“We have met the enemy and he is us.”–Pogo