(Original post by Martyn*)
Fascism is bad, and much worse than Communism and Capitalism combined. An interesting article on the ideology of fascism:
Looking at the list anyone would think that we were living in a sort of fascism. We have democracy which is supposedly incompatible with any form of fascism, but there seems to me little difference between any of the three main parties now. Voting is a curious phenomena. I find it hard to find any voter who knows what any of the party's stand for, and I think it has been this way for some time. A component of fascism is the use of propaganda to maintain control and power. All three parties are guility of this. A certain amount of gusto is needed to win any competition, but all three parties have used political, religious and social tactics (including lies, subversion, false promises, U-turns, and smear campaigns) which the Nazis may well have used in the formation of the Third Reich.
I have seen over the years an increase in patriotic sentiment and Nationalism, and of course, euro-sceptism. There is more intolerance in the UK now than there ever has been in the last two hundred years. I think that the tolerance towards homosexuality may be an exception, but elements of this fascist tendency can be seen in the Church, although traditional Christianity is incompatible with fascism.
We have seen rampant cronyism and corruption. This is all too well known. The three main parties no longer stand for the people, but for city bankers and corporations. This is a hallmark of fascism.
We have a free press, but I think it can be shown that the media is just another corporation aligned with the government of the day.
We have organisation of labour, but I think that the unions are corrupt. Thatcher crushed the unions in the 1980s. One theory maintains that she allowed Liverpool to decline, or managed decline. Not all Tories show the fascist tendancy but some do, and where it does it almost often associated with elitism. At least 15 members of the Tory party are millionaire Etonians, and three of the current cabinet were members of the Bulingdon Club.