Trump and Fascism?- “Hatred is the lifeblood of the Left and has been since the French Revolution.”
by Bill Lockwood
Michael Kinsley, a contributor to the Washington Post, along with hundreds of other street “organizers” protesting Trump’s inauguration, has labeled Trump a “fascist.” Kinsey thinks that Trump “strong-arming” manufacturing jobs to stay in America or that he “upset” the “delicate balance” of our “relations with China and Taiwan” with a “phone call” is explained by the president’s “fascism.”
The Socialist Alternative website, founded by Kshama Sawant, contains dire warnings to the American people in the wake of Trump’s “right-wing” presidency. Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Sawant pushes for a complete socialist society. “There must be a better distribution of wealth, and maybe America must move toward democratic socialism.”
Sawant calls upon Democrats in Congress to “obstruct” Trump’s “hateful right-wing agenda” and “tens of thousands of people” to “shut down highways and find other ways to shut down ‘business as usual.’” Sawant says we need “mass, peaceful, direct actions to block efforts to deport our immigrant brothers and sisters.” “People and the environment” must be put “above the profit-driven agenda of big business.” Marches this last week are promised to be only the beginning.
May 1 is International Workers Day in which Sawant calls for millions to protest in the streets and fight for “immigrants.” Open borders are what socialists demand in order to complete turning our nation upside down. “In these struggles” Sawant wants “unions, immigrant rights, women’s, civil rights, LGBTQ, environmental organizations…Sanders supporters, …Greens and socialists” to pour into the streets to disrupt society.
David Horowitz, a one-time leftist radical, observed: “Last weekend’s marches” were filled with embarrassing lewdness and obscenity. “They allowed speakers like actress Ashley Judd to make fools of themselves and showcased politically senile retreads like Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem. They were accompanied by violent mobs that trashed shopping centers and fought with police.” All of these “protests” have been “dressed up in light heartedness, but the silly hats couldn’t disguise the fact that they were hatefests in action.” This shouldn’t surprise us, Horowitz reminds us. “Hatred is the lifeblood of the Left and has been since the French Revolution.”
Leftwing hate groups such as Socialist Alternative operate on what he calls “The Big Lie.” What is this? It is “an exercise in what Freud called ‘projection’ and which psychologists define as denying abhorrent emotions in oneself by attributing them to others.” In other words, though there are certainly “haters” on the right, for the most part they are on the fringe in small pockets. But the LEFT seems motivated solely by hate. It is the primary fuel that runs the machine. Where is the hatred directed?
Make no mistake. The real hatred here is a hatred of freedom. Let’s dig a little deeper.
Fascism, Nazism, and Communism are all hard left philosophies. They differ only in degree. The foundational structures are all very similar and tactics rarely vary. All three systems are species of collectivist style governments. Hitler was, after all, a “national socialist” and Mussolini, known as the father of fascism, wrote: “Everything is in the state, and nothing human or spiritual exists, much less value, outside the state. In this sense fascism is totalitarian…The state, in fact, as the universal ethical will, is creator of right…For fascism the state is an absolute before which individuals and groups are relative…The fascist state is will to power and government.” Mussolini’s dictum was: “Everything for the state, nothing outside the state, nothing above the state.”
No individual rights can be founded upon the core that all three share–atheism. Marx’s statements are well-known; Hitler described himself as “anti-Christ” and “an atheist” and Mussolini was just as devoted to Nietzsche as was Hitler. He flatly denied universal rights and wrongs and in the statement just quoted equated the state to the creator of rights “before which individuals are relative.”
Lacking concepts of individual rights, all three systems favored dictatorships. A natural outcome is this when denying value to individuals. When persons are considered cogs in a collectivist machine, authoritarian control is the result.
Wherein then does communism differ from Nazism and fascism? Only in the degree to which the state would control the economic machine. How heavy-handed need be the government? Communism favors complete state control while the others allowed “partnerships” between individual business-owners and the government. But government was the sole arbiter and dispenser of rights and privileges.
From this vantage point it might be helpful to recall now the insult of “fascism” actually was popularized. It became frequent on the lips of communists who did not think that fascists were going far enough in state authoritarian control of business. “Fascist” became a hiss and byword among communists and has been trumpeted by the liberals in America, such as Bill Ayers, to describe from their perspective what is to their right.
For Constitutionalists, however, who found their worldview upon individual rights due to man’s creation by God, fascism is a left-wing atheistic authoritarian concept denying value to individuals in favor of state autocratic control.
This bring us to Trump. In terms of state control, America is technically already a fascist state and has been since the time of FDR by virtue of the fact that private businesses have been hijacked by government coercion, be it regulation, taxation, or collusion between government and big business.
Democrat presidents such as Bill Clinton leaned on banks to make unsecured loans to minorities so that the politicians may stand and say, “See how many minorities we put into home ownership!” This and a thousand other examples demonstrate we are already in a fascist state, pretty close to communism when one considers the fact that the average American works from January to June to have his/her wealth redistributed by government.
Trump promises to roll back that regulation, taxation and redistribution. Communists and socialists are enraged. Like communists before them, from Vladimir Lenin to Bill Ayers, the socialistic masses cry “Fascism!” That is because the only thing they see to their right when sitting on the totalitarian extreme left is fascism. “Right-wing” to Socialist Alternative. These labels betray ignorance of the real nature of liberty and freedom. Trump wants not to remain in their leftist communist-fascist land, but to go back more to the center where we ought to be.