atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#7348: There really is no difference at all

It's plain that there's no functional difference between communism and fascism when you look at their goals. All you have to do is take this bit from my prior post:
1) The Nazis were a self-proclaimed socialist movement that called for the end of capitalism, abolishment of non-labor income (interest and finance), and proposed an all-powerful central authority to regulate the market
2) Racial identity politics was used to identify an oppressor class (Jews), that embodied both the evil nature of capitalism and the anti-German nature of communism
3) Strong nationalistic pride was a core pitch to the people to justify a stronger central authority
4) The party used militant radical socialist activists to harass businesses and political enemies with acts of violence
5) Limitations on free speech and removing access to dissenting views
So let's look at what antifa does in relation to these tactics and techniques used by the National Socialist Party of Germany, the NASDP or "Nazi" party.

1) ...call for the end of capitalism, abolishment of non-labor income (interest and finance), and propose an all-powerful central authority to regulate the market

They repeatedly excoriate capitalism as the cause of society's ills. They target successful businesses for violence and vandalism.

2) Racial identity politics was used to identify an oppressor class (Jews), that embodied both the evil nature of capitalism and the anti-German nature of communism Here antifa flips the script just a little. The oppressor class is white people and they embody both capitalism and fascism. Jews are still in there, making the movement as anti-semitic as Nazism was, but they consider themselves not to be anti-semitic by claiming that Jews are just whites, and therefore racist oppressors. In any case, racial identity is paramount.

3) Strong nationalistic pride is a core pitch to the people to justify a stronger central authority This is the only thing antifa doesn't do that the Nazis did.

4) The party uses militant radical socialist activists to harass businesses and political enemies with acts of violence So just go look at Seattle, Portland, New York--anywhere antifa has been active, they've done nothing but harass and destroy.

5) Limitations on free speech and removing access to dissenting views Do I need to amplify this?

The goal of antifa in the United States today is the same goal of antifa in Germany in the 1930s: seizing control of the country and turning it over to communism. Or, at least, assisting politicians in that goal.

The fighting between NASDP and antifa in Germany was nothing more than an internecine conflict between socialist sects, two groups vying for ultimate power over a major industrialized nation. There is no functional difference in the outcome, though; regardless of who wins, the people lose. There are still--in the end--labor camps, death camps, dead bodies by the millions, and unspeakable horrors committed all in the name of "progress". It means slavery and starvation and poverty for millions of proles while the party elites live in luxury beyond dreams of avarice...all while patting themselves on the back.

The really amusing thing here--if anything in any of this can be said to be amusing--comes from how many useful idiots there are. Artists and intellectuals and workers and reporters, actors and businessmen and even some politicians, all of whom think that because they helped the revolution, they'll be spared the negative effects.

I'm certain that a lot of Cambodians thought the same thing when the Khmer Rouge came to power.

But once socialism gets its hooks into a society, the very next thing it does is to demand a mountain of human skulls as tribute. The only people who can control a socialist country are ruthless people who are willing to kill so many people to retain power that they need to ask their economists, "How many proles can I wipe out before critical industries are affected?" People that can make jokes about the mass murder they've just ordered, like Stalin talking about omelettes.

And still the useful idiots think that socialism is meant to take care of people, that it means free food and health care and living quarters without any reduction in their standard of living or their personal liberty.

Because of how history is taught--when it is taught at all--young communists don't understand what they're advocating. They're given the same introduction to it that Lenin and Stalin and Mao and Pol Pot and Castro and Guevara were given, which is lightly edited editions of Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto and an absolute flat refusal to examine its many failures since the late 19th century, instead just skipping past any critique by saying, "That wasn't real communism. Real communism has never been tried." And they aren't bothered at all by the fact that these failures have cost the human race over a million lives a year since 1901.
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