That’s not “the key element of fascism”; that’s something any tyranny, including any fascist tyranny, does.
Then…logically….how can you say it’s not a key element? :-)
Hitler didn’t “collect the guns.”
Fair enough; I stand corrected.
Leftists are repressed by fascists, period.
The point is that both extremes are tyrannical. When you elevate the state over the individual, the result is less freedom. There’s no “puerile fantasy” there in the slightest.
And there speaks the ignorance of American fringe-right indoctrination.
Yawns. It’s much more attractive, isn’t it, to simply inpune rather than discuss?
Where we are now is quibbling on the exact definition of fascist principles. Is it what Hitler actually DID, or is it the 25 point program? Because there’s little question that the 25 point program contains socialistic principles which are associated with today’s progressive leftism. It also contains principles that are associated with US far-right movements. So, what standard are you using for your “fascism meter”? Hitler’s “party platform”, or his actual actions?
Even attempting to define fascism from an economic standpoint is a confession of complete ignorance of the subject.
Attempting to define any governmental system without its economic component is a confession of complete ignorance of reality. Governments that do not perform economically do not persist.