Saturday, November 12, 2005

One Type of Fascism Begets Another 


Scary Stuff here.

The Islamo-Fascist revolt in France may be strengthening the Classic Fascist movement. Their modern Maurice Paupon seems to be optimistic.

Fascist movements feed off each other. Communism and Naziism fed off the fear of the other, for example. The militant Socialist movements in South America resulted from Aristocracies left over from the days of Spanish control. Napolean, the Bolsheviks, and the Iranian Theocracy all seized power from absolute monarchs.

People turn to fascism when they value safety over liberty. Fascism promises to save their subjects from an outside evil. The Islamo-Fascist escursion into France will strengthen the power of those who sow fear. Sadly, the French culture does not value liberty much, so not much fear is necessarily needed for citizens to overreact.

Le Penn shocked the world with his relative electoral strength in France's last election. Chirac won, only as the lesser of evils, and by spewing anti-American jargon.

Le Penn feels he has been vindicated, as do his supporters. The question is, did he win any converts?

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