Great article.

What’s always interested me is how fascists and socialists end up in the same place, socially and economically speaking:

A fascist uses the fear of the external enemy to justify exerting more and more control over social and economic elements, until you arrive at an authoritarian government.

A socialist uses fear of an internal enemy (the bourgeois) or internal dynamics (the system is rigged against you!) to justify exerting more and more control over social and economic elements, until you arrive at an authoritarian government.

There are obviously nuanced inconsistencies in the above generalized statements…..but the destination is the same.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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