What is Fascism?
Usually, when we hear the word “fascist,” the fanatical movements of World War II pop into our minds.
The American Heritage New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, 3rd Edition reads:
A system of government that flourished in Europe from the 1920’s to the end of World War II, Germany under Adolf Hitler, Italy under Mussolini, and Spain under Franco were all fascist states. As a rule, fascist governments are dominated by a dictator, who usually possesses a magnetic personality, wears a showy uniform, and rallies his followers by mass parades; appeals to strident nationalism; and promotes suspicion or hatred of both foreigners and “impure” people within his own nation, such as the Jews in Germany. Although both communism and fascism are forms of “totalitarianism,” fascism does not demand state ownership of the means of production, nor is fascism committed to the achievement of economic equality. In theory, communism opposes the identification of government with a single charismatic leader (the “cult of personality”), which is the cornerstone of fascism. Communists are considered left-wing, fascists are usually described as right-wing.
The English words fascism and fascist are borrowings from Italian fascismo and fascista, derivatives of fascio (plural fasci), “bundle, fasces, group.” Fascista was first used in 1914 to refer to members of a fascio, or political group. In 1919, fascista was applied to the black-shirted members of Benito Mussolini’s organization, who seized power in Italy in 1922.
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 to 1943. Born in 1883 in Dovia di Predappio, Forlì, Italy, Benito Mussolini was an ardent socialist as a youth, following in his father’s political footsteps, but was expelled by the party for his support of World War I. In 1919, he created the Fascist Party, eventually making himself dictator and holding all the power in Italy. He overextended his forces during World War II and was eventually killed by his own people, on April 28, 1945, in Mezzegra, Italy. Some of his most famous quotes are… “Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. You in America will see that some day.” “Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.” And “The truth is that men are tired of liberty.”
The Italian word “Fascio” which refers to literally “a bundle” which comes from the idea that a bundle of things will be “stronger together” than individually.
Where have we seen
“stronger together” before? Just sayin’…I don’t believe these things happen by accident. Watch the video below to understand more about the origin of the word “Fascism.”
Adolph Hitler is another dictator who also fits into the same fascist mold. His National Socialist Party perfectly defines fascism. Born in 1889 and died in April 1945. He was a German politician who was the brutal leader of the Nazi Party. Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Fuhrer (“Leader”) of the Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of the German Reich, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central cause of the death of six million Jews in the Holocaust.
Today’s Islamic leaders strongly display the same swaggering conceit that marks fascist movements the world over. In character and operation, they closely resemble the villains of World War II. In addition to Hitler and Mussolini, Hideki Tojo, Prime Minister of Japan, Juan Peron of Argentina, Francisco Franco of Spain and many others share a bold and aggressive mindset that marks them as supernationalists.
However, one cannot define fascism as purely political. It is always empowered by a strong religious or mystical overtone. Some have concluded that the ultimate fascist was Adolph Hitler, himself. Like Mussolini, and Franco, he was fiercely nationalistic. But it is not generally recognized that he was also a religious fanatic. In fact, he was brought to power by religious occultists who felt that he was the forerunner who would bring the “new man” to power, using the mystical powers of the old Nordic mythology. Fanatical religious zeal is always somewhere to be found in fascist movements.
Religious terminology is often used to force adherence to state doctrine. Read examples of fascist speech sprinkled with references to faith and God from the words of Adolf Hitler.
The book Mein Kampf (My Struggle) is a 1925 autobiographical book by Adolf Hitler. The work outlines Hitler’s political ideology and future plans for Germany. On page 65, he says, “Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.”
On page 562, it reads, “The folkish-minded man, in particular, has the sacred duty, each in his own denomination, of making people stop just talking superficially of God’s will, and actually fulfill God’s will, and not let God’s word be desecrated. For God’s will gave men their form, their essence and their abilities. Anyone who destroys His work is declaring war on the Lord’s creation, the divine will.”
Page 622 reads, “Since Germany never defends herself, except by a few flaming protests on the part of our parliamentary elite, and the rest of the world has no reason for fighting in our defense, and as a matter of principle God does not make cowardly nations free…”
Fascism is always centered upon some sense of involvement in a historic mission. It is militant and nationalistic, using violence without hesitation. It is usually a cult of personality, revolving around a charismatic leader. In the Muslim world, it brings to mind the names of leaders throughout time such as, the late Osama bin Laden, former President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, or the late Yasser Arafat.
Fascism is not reliant upon a civil constitution or an electorate, claiming a higher calling. It offers a romantic calling to the common people, offering them a sense of historic mission. It places itself above capitalism, socialism, or Western democracy.
Collectively, modern Islam meets all the criteria of fascism. It is driven by an admixture of political and religious fanaticism and a belief in the doctrinal superiority of Mohammed and his ordained followers. It envisions itself in possession of the whole world.
Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in the name of Islam, have brought Muslims and the Islamic faith to the forefront of the political debate in many countries. According to the Pew Research Center, there were 1.6 billion Muslims in the world as of 2010 – roughly 23% of the global population. Islam is currently the world’s second-largest religion (after Christianity), it is the fastest-growing major religion. Indeed, if current demographic trends continue, the number of Muslims is expected to exceed the number of Christians by the end of this century.
In 2015, there were 3.3 million Muslims of all ages in the United States, about 1% of the population. Pew Research found that a majority of U.S. Muslims (63%) are immigrants.
A total of 38,901 Muslim refugees entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2016, making up almost half (46%) of the nearly 85,000 refugees who entered the country in that period, according to a Pew Research Center.
Why does this matter to us as Americans?
“Islamic fascism” (first described in 1933), also known since 1990 as “Islamofascism“, is a term drawing an analogy between the ideological characteristics of specific Islamist movements and a broad range of European fascist movements of the early 20th century, neofascist movements, or totalitarianism.
The earliest known use of the contiguous term Islamic Fascism dates to 1933 when Akhtar Ḥusayn Rā’ēpūrī, in an attack on Muḥammad Iqbāl, defined attempts to secure the independence of Pakistan as a form of Islamic fascism. Some analysts consider Manfred Halpern’s of the phrase ‘neo-Islamic totalitarianism’ in his 1963 book The Politics of Social Change in the Middle East and North Africa, as a precursor to the concept of Islamofascism, in that he discusses Islamism as a new kind of fascism.
Halpern’s primary case was based on an analysis of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and he argued that such Islamic movements were an obstacle to the military regimes who were in his view representatives of a new middle class capable of modernizing the Middle East.
In an online article written in 2013 by Clare M. Lopez of Gatestone Institute titled, History of Muslim Brotherhoods Penetration of the U.S. Government, he states…
Given the long history of Muslim Brotherhood activity in this country, its declared objective to “destroy the Western civilization from within,” and the extensive evidence of successful influence operations at the highest levels of the U.S. government, it is urgent that we recognize this clear and present danger that threatens not only our Republic but the values of Western civilization.
The Motto of the Muslim Brotherhood reads…
“Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest aspiration.”
The establishment of Islamic centers, mosques, communities, and front group organizations was the first step in the “civilization jihad.” The mainstreaming of their existence—and ultimately their messaging—in American society formed the foundation of a Brotherhood campaign to target U.S. government circles in all three branches (executive, judicial, and legislative) at the federal, state, and local levels.
The careful insinuation of Muslim Brothers into positions from which they can exercise influence on U.S. policy began long before the attacks of 9/11, although their success accelerated dramatically under the administration of President Barack Obama. The massive Muslim Brotherhood organizational network in the U.S., so patiently built up over the decades since that first Oval Office meeting in 1953, eventually gave it a prominence and (false) reputation of credibility that was unmatched by any other Islamic groups, moderate or otherwise. This is their plan to take over America, and eventually the world.
The left-wing liberals within the Democratic Party, want to make you think that our current president, Donald Trump, is the fascist. WRONG! This is not the case, but a way for them to continue the work of infiltrating the Muslim Brotherhood into our government and our country by manipulating the minds of the uninformed, and the young. The government elites and the liberal media want nothing more than to rule the world with a “One World Government.” They are behind this movement. This is why they are doing everything in their power to discredit and destroy President Donald Trump. I believe he sees this and knows it and is trying to “drain the swamp,” but that swamp is so full of snakes.
God warned us of the snakes! The answers are always in the Bible!
“Now the serpent was more subtil (cunning) than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.”