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Early Warning Signs of Fascism

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A friend emailed me this information today and it made me think of Bob and his Bad Brigade in Zimbabwe.

Laurence W. Britt wrote about the common signs of fascism in April, 2003, after researching seven fascist regimes: Hitler’s Nazi Germany; Mussolini’s Italy; Franco’s Spain; Salazar’s Portugal; Papadopoulos’ Greece; Pinochet’s Chile; Suharto’s Indonesia.

  • Powerful and continuing Nationalism
  • Disdain for human rights
  • Identification of enemies as a unifying cause
  • Supremacy of the military
  • Rampant sexism
  • Controlled mass media
  • Obsession with national security
  • Religion and government intertwined
  • Corporate power protected
  • Labor power suppressed
  • Disdain for intellectuals & and the arts
  • Obsession with crime & punishment
  • Rampant cronyism & corruption
  • Fraudulent elections

One comment to “Early Warning Signs of Fascism”

  1. Comment by scotchcart:

    And what are the signs that fascism is collapsing? What must we watch for an accelerate? What must we do more of?