Tuesday, 21 June 2016

WHAT IS OLD FASCISM? WHAT IS NEW FASCISM?


What is classical/old fascism, and what is new fascism that we are seeing?

In a context of deepening and dramatically deepening crises of the capitalist-imperialist system old fascism, such Hiterlite Germany or Mussolini's Italy has these central characteristics:

1, Wars of colonial occupation (Germany with Italy's help colonised all of europe, and increased its global colonial project),

2, Scapegoating resistant and/or oppressed communities for the system's own crises (communists, Jews etc),

3, Genocidal supremacist colonial policies (concentration and extermination camps),

4, Curtailing of democratic rights in the face of a mass anti-fascist resistance.

How is the NEW fascism different?


In a context of deepening and dramatically deepening crises of the capitalist-imperialist system NEW fascism has these central characteristics:

1, Illegal wars of colonial occupation which we have been seeing with Iraq (1991), Serbia (1999), Afghanistan (2001), Iraq (2003), Libya (2011), Syria (2011), Yemen (2011),

2, Scapegoating resistant and/or oppressed communities for the system's own crises - no resistance really, but colonially racialised Muslims and immigrants and refugees are targeted,

3, Genocidal supremacist colonial policies - the deaths of tens of thousands of people in Mediterranean Sea is the modern day version of the gas chambers, as well as killing millions of people in colonial wars 'abroad' ,

4, Curtailing of democratic rights in the face of a mass anti-fascist resistance - there is no anti-fascist resistance, there HAS BEEN NO push back though electoral means, so no need to create a one party state and suspend elections, and also, the old fascist style is just that: old. The new is much more slick and sophisticated.

All that we are seeing now with ‪#‎BrexitFascism‬ is just a further intensity of the new fascism that we have been experiencing.

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