One of my pet peeves is when I am accused of being a fascist or a nazi because of my integrist, reactionary politics. Years ago, in university, I had a very good friend from England. He was a Labourite, with sympathies for the Militant, a trotskyite communist entryist movement infiltrating the Labour Party. At the time, I was a member of Prag, a ginger group in the Conservative and Unionist Party that essentially wanted to restore the Stuart Constitution under the House of Windsor (a goal I still support).
In a political discussion, I was expounding on my views when someone said, “You’re a fascist!” My friend, Ron, leapt to my defense, retorting, “If England is saved from fascism, it will be by men of Weismiller’s stripe.”
Of course, in the liberal, “progressive,” i.e. marxist, dominated milieu of political discourse today, anyone who does not accept the marxist position explicitly, or implicitly by acquiescence, is automatically a ‘”fascist.” I often joke, ironically, that “fascism” is any opinion the fashionable left disagrees with. “Fascist pig” became popular in the anti-Vietnam War movement and has remained popular on the left.
In reality however, both Marxism and fascism/nazism are left-wing, revolutionary philosophies, as is explained at length by Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn in his seminal work Leftism: from de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Marcuse, and its revised edition, Leftism Revisited: From De Sade and Marx to Hitler and Pol Pot. He explains that both are Hegelian in origin, Marxism being Left Hegelian and fascism/nazism being Right Hegelian.
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