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How are thee fascist let me count the ways....No. 14

14. Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak. Newspeak was invented by Orwell, in 1984, as the official language of Ingsoc, English Socialism. But elements of Ur-Fascism are common to different forms of dictatorship. All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning. But we must be ready to identify other kinds of Newspeak, even if they take the apparently innocent form of a popular talk show.

Umberto Eco Ur-Fascism (1995)

FYI...IG Report download


Animal Farm and our Pig

What does everyone think. Is The Pig more like Squealer or Napoleon? Both?

How are thee Fascist, let me count the ways....#10

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

After this morning, it will no longer be addressed as anything but "The Pig"

not to be confused with the pig, as in swine.

So, am I getting this right....

Trump is now saying that he was right to fire Comey because of how unfairly he treated Hilary Clinton....and we are supposed to believe that bee ess?
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