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Fri Jun 22, 2018, 03:16 PM

How are thee fascist let me count the ways....No. 10 regarding the latest comments from the Pig.

10. Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology, insofar as it is fundamentally aristocratic, and aristocratic and militaristic elitism cruelly implies contempt for the weak. Ur-Fascism can only advocate a popular elitism. Every citizen belongs to the best people of the world, the members of the party are the best among the citizens, every citizen can (or ought to) become a member of the party. But there cannot be patricians without plebeians. In fact, the Leader, knowing that his power was not delegated to him democratically but was conquered by force, also knows that his force is based upon the weakness of the masses; they are so weak as to need and deserve a ruler. Since the group is hierarchically organized (according to a military model), every subordinate leader despises his own underlings, and each of them despises his inferiors. This reinforces the sense of mass elitism.


Umberto Eco Ur-Fascism (1995)

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Mc Mike Jun 2018 #1

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Fri Jun 22, 2018, 04:38 PM

1. Thanks, T H. Eco was a great writer. Rec, Nt.

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