Steve Ditko’s Blue Beetle is the opposite of a “fascist” because rich entrepreneurs like Ted Kord wouldn’t make deals with the federal government to regulate the free market.
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This is The Deadly Isms, and Matt Kibbe going to prove to you that you can love your country without hating everybody else’s. Let’s talk about nationalism. Going far beyond simple pride in where you come from, nationalism is the idea that the collective view of the nation comes first and...
At just 14-years-old, Freddie Oversteegen was seducing Nazi occupiers and dispatching them with a gun she kept hidden in her bicycle basket.
Fascism was a 20th century authoritarian movement that swept across Europe, encompassing Spain, Italy, and most famously, Germany. The fascists were intensely nationalist, combining ideas of national greatness with general xenophobia to justify increased government control.
When we look at the failures of communism, socialism, fascism, and any form of top-down government planning, there are two common themes that emerge again and again. The first is power, and its tendency to corrupt. The second is the presumption of knowledge by government planners.
The closer you look at the political spectrum that we’re all taught, the less sense it makes. Communists on the far left, Nazi fascists on the extreme right—on that scale, it seems like being a “centrist” is merely splitting the difference between different ways to dehumanize people.
It’s a two party system, right? If you don’t support the Republicans, you’re helping the Democrats, and vice versa. On the more extreme ends of the spectrum, you’re either a communist or a fascist. But what if you’re not a communist or a fascist?
Is fascism on the rise? Does anyone really know what "fascism" even means? Matt Kibbe looks at the history of this deadly -ism, and takes on the modern nationalist movements gaining influence across the world.
Contrary to popular belief, the political spectrum doesn't go from left to right, it goes from top to bottom. At the bottom are all the authoritarian forms of government, including fascism, socialism, and communism. As we move upwards, we approach liberty, voluntary cooperation, and...
The problem of people using the word fascism without knowing what it means has been around since George Orwell.