For anyone, being serious about politics means thinking in terms of what can actually be done. Chances of there being a Fascist revolution in the USA are nil. By that I mean Fascist in the actual historical sense of the term rather than the simplistic kneejerk sense of the term applied by people on all sides of the political spectrum to any position they don’t like.
Fascism, or even National Socialism, being entirely beyond the pale of actual possibility in the USA renders them essentially irrelevant beyond the emotional lives of people who imagine themselves to be Fascists or National Socialists in America today. At that very most, Fascism or National Socialism will be an inner reference point, or an evaluational paradigm, from which action within the existing milieu might stem.
I specified FASCIST and VALUE SET because "Fascism" is a broad category only identifiable by recurring themes. The specific political programs of various so-called “Fascist” movements varied greatly according to their time and place. Most people only know Mussolini and Hitler. There were MANY Fascist parties; British Union of Fascists, Silver Shirts, Iron Wolves, Iron Guard, etc. each with their own mission statements.
It is worth noting that many figures of the American “Neo-Nazi” scene, such as George Lincoln Rockwell, Tom Metzger, and David Duke, are actually more or less constitutionalists beyond the question of Racial Nationalism. It is also interesting to note pro-Fascist writing from Ezra Pound and Racial Nationalist Revilo Oliver commenting on some of the similarities between Thomas Jefferson and Mussolini.
There is a huge difference between what I called a “value set” and an actual political agenda. I don’t know if it is available online, but look up the first program of the Fascist Movement from March 19, 1919. It reads like a combination of radical anti-government anarcho-libertarianism but with universal education and health care and a few stipulations against parasitic financial practices. Basically just a different style of mixed economy than what we have now in the USA.
On that note, regarding one of the replies above, read the blog I posted about so-called “Fascist Corporatism”: http://cosmodromium.blogspot.com/2008/05/jds-fascism-corporatism-fdr-and-lbj.html
Interestingly enough I’ve heard people as ideologically far-removed from one another as Noam Chomsky and Ron Paul misuse the term “Fascist Corporatism.”
Regarding the above comments about biological determinism and “equality” – Read up on the Genome Project and cognitive neuroscience, and complexity. Just because the matrix of biological determinism is complex beyond comprehension does not mean some transcendental free will exists. Complexity looks random, there is a difference between the real and the merely apparent.
Although Fascism is non-egalitarian, it was also against class divisions, or at least the stigma of class divisions. “Co-operation” was a keynote of Fascism and National Socialism. No one in their right mind subscribes to the chaos of ABSOLUTE autonomy. It has never existed where there was a community of more than a handful of people and never will. Some form of coordination and cooperation exists among ALL animals that exist together, whether we like it or not.
Of course “nature does not have an ideology”, I never said it did. I may have implied that an ideology is superior for being in tune with nature, not vise versa.
Regarding “collectivism” – it always cracks me up how “individual” people imagine themselves to be while at the same time they are more or less cut from a very limited set of templates. Most people define their “individuality” so-called by the most superficial outward fashion statements; taste in clothes, music, food, etc. while mentally eating from the same troughs as the rest of the piglets. There may be a wide variety of fashion statements available to identify with, but much fewer ideological sets.
For example, how many people define their identity by what they do with their genitals? How many options are there? Oral, Anal, Genital, Manual, Hetero, Homo, Human, Animal, Live, Dead…? How many variations in combination does that add up to? And that is something that doesn’t even matter.
Now consider the human mind. Where do most people around you acquire their information and opinions? The Mainstream Media. You may know a select few who are heavy readers, who might exhibit slightly more variety, but really not much.
Now turn to politics; who are you going to vote for? Liar 1 or Liar 2, working for the same masters. When your paltry little vote is averaged out with the other millions, it is literally less than a piss in the ocean.
And you people are worried about COLLECTIVISM? That ship already fucking sailed!
Look around at how pathetically people express their store-bought pre-packaged “freedom” and “individuality.” What do you really imagine would really be threatened by “collectivism”? They already conform more completely than just about anything Mussolini could dream up. At least he would make them dress better.
Wait, I think I hear the world’s smallest violin playing “Feel Like a Number” by Bob Seger.