“The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists” – Winston Churchill
The fascism is basically the kidnapping of the State by private interests along with the creation of a more or less brutal mechanism to eliminate dissent in the face of power. But the fascism that is coming is not like the type we had in the past. It is a new, modern form.
It makes no sense to look at this new form of fascism through the lens of the old, for the new type starts softly and crawls its way into society, one household at the time.
The new fascism is that of the collective. The one that, for the first time in history, is led by the majority; the collective. This new fascism is what many call democracy, the rule of the mob.
The establishment of this new form of fascism is set up in the name of doing well for the masses, although it is precisely the members of the masses who will be culled.
As in the old form of fascism, the new wave is led by charismatic leaders. There are very recent examples all over the world. Brack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the United States, are two of them.
The success of this new kind of fascism depends on the creation of majorities; social groups that are conformed by ethnicity, gender, wealth or lack thereof, religion and of course dependency from the State.
For the creation of these majorities, it is necessary to find feelings that many can share -fascism is not based on ideas, but on feelings- and encourage them to the fullest. That is how the modern American Left supported by the Democratic Party and the media have been successful in balkanizing the majority of government dependent people in Europe and the United States.
Fear, alleged racism, religion, frustration from the past are all elements that can provoke violent collective emotions. You see it with the #METOO movement, Antifa, MS13 and other groups that sprung into life through very well directed provocations originated from the modern Left.
The causes of fascism are many. From the fiscal blunders of neoliberalism to the anguish of the technological revolution and the destruction of work as a value, from the debasement of certain elites to the glorification of selfishness, from the changes caused by globalization and migratory movements to the weakening of national institutions in the face of new international institutions that have not been sufficiently effective and sufficiently representative.
Let’s go back to the simplest: majority against minorities. Today’s fascism is not proclaimed fascist but democratic, partly because the word “fascism” continues to provoke widespread rejection and partly because it appeals to one of the definitions of democracy, the most partial, so partial that it borders on a falsehood: a government of the majority.
The abuse of the term “democracy”, which, as is often recalled, never appears in a Constitution as efficient as that elaborated by the Founding Fathers of the United States, has blurred the liberal concept coined during the last two centuries: a system that allows government of the majority and at the same time guarantees the rights of minorities.
The Left, whatever that may be, should ask why it has been articulating its project around minorities for decades. Specifically around a process of creation, exaltation, and radicalization of minorities that, led to the absurd, and in the absurd we are, generates a mosaic of pieces impossible to assemble.
How will it be possible to compose this puzzle, if each group competes with the other for the same space and since each has incompatible objectives with those of the next group?
The coming fascism has the capacity to destroy republics in the name of democracy. As on other occasions, it can only be defeated by a well-informed minority that defends the delicate and elusive principles of coexistence. At other times, it was impossible to compose that majority. It seems like we are going through the same situation again today.
While the media tells us that nationalism is fascism, in other words, that having and protecting a nation, the people is a fascistic enterprise, it also explains that globalism, that is, control of the nations by unelected bureaucrats is what we should all desire.
Having borders and enforcing existing laws is racist, they say. Caring for the poor at home, as supposed to spreading welfare everywhere and getting into insurmountable debt, is desired, they claim.
Governing yourself and being self-sufficient is kooky for Cocoa Puffs, but being ever dependent on the State is expected.
The new fascism does not come in the form of a black boot stomping on people’s faces, it comes as a soft, gentle voice that tells people that nationalism is white, therefore, nationalists are enemies. It says that not opening your country to millions of people from extremely poor regions of the world is inhumane, yet justifies wars that promote large migrations as a necessary evil.
According to the new fascism, war is peace, slavery is freedom and globalism is preferable above nationalism because the technocrats who support the Left and the new fascists think they are better at governing our lives than we are.