Certainly not.Funk N. Furter wrote:Ah, so all countries are fascist, and always have been. I see.TomViolenz wrote:I thought my previous post was clear enough, but let me try again.
-The economical power is in the hands of very few. Be they multi national cooperations or oligarchs in favor of the leaders (could be the "communist" party, the ruling elite (US), the President (Putin) or the oil interest in Arab countries (the Sheiks)
-This economical elite is controling the civil/military leadership
-The rule of law is heavily distorted or subverted. (For the US through secret laws, secret courts with only one side being able to argue their case, very powerful inteligence organizations that are NOT controlled by a parlament)
-A secret prison/camp sytem outside of the rule of law is established. Torture is just another method of interogation
-The Military is the (or one of the) biggest and most influential sectors in society
-the masses are heavily influenced by propaganda in mass media, often openly, somtimes more subtly incited to hatred of others
-the freedom of the press is supressed or subverted
-as far as elections are still held, they are designed to change nothing of importance.
Fascism is a socio-economic system, just as other socio-economic systems it can stand on its own.
But I do think that quite a few military dictatorships in history should be considered Fascist, even though they didn't call themselves that. If you go back to feudal times though the term looses its meaning, because economocal and political power were not separated yet. So while many a king might be considered a Fascist dictator if you look just at a few of the bullet points, the fact that he already had all powers (economical/political/military) in his hands, makes this classification meaningless.
For the rest of your posts, I'd like to point out that you seem to have climed back up on your high horse AND that you just start to repeat things you already said over and over. Arguments don't get more convincing just because you keep repeating them.