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Old 07-15-2019, 08:03 AM
Wesley Clark is offline
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Are you just asking Ditka or all of us.

I've looked at the official definition of fascism and found it kind of convoluted.

To me fascism is a response to feeling threatened by things like foreign threats, economic collapse, minorities, terrorism, etc. It's a strict, authoritarian, right wing movement that believes strongly in social hierarchies and being as strong and ruthless as possible in the face of external and internal threats. They want to purge domestic weakness and strengthen the police and military to deal with threats. Civil liberties are seen as inviting weakness in.

There is also the argument that a nation's level of pathogens helps predict how fascist it is prone to becoming. The argument is that the fear of infectious diseases make people naturally conformist and afraid of outsiders as a built in method of preventing disease spread. These attitudes make a society ripe for fascism.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/ar...l.pone.0062275
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