THE NEW FASCISM:
Part I: Past Roots; Modern Variant
(not for viewing by children nor for the faint-hearted)
In the August 25th, 2011 posting on this blog the subtitle was: “The Christian Left and Church Complicity in the New Fascism” The term: “The New Fascism” was left purposefully undefined.
As Jonah Goldberg points out in Liberal Fascism the term is much more difficult to define “. . . than your average left-wing, tongue-studded, hat-on-backward, Barak Obama supporter might think. . . “[my quote not Goldberg’s] As he points out, basically it is a term used by liberals, leftists, and late-night talk-show hosts to identify those small ’c’ conservative people they disagree with.
However, many of the definitions of fascism focus on ultra-nationalism (Griffin, Eatwell, Gentile) and ignore the fact that Adolph Hitler was a man of the left (Nazi = National Socialist German Workers Party); that Hitler admired Lenin and Stalin admired Mussolini and the ease with which Stalin signed off on the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact demonstrates that fascism has nothing to do with conservative, nationalist ideology but is a feature of Centralized Statism. Ultimately, both Hitler and Stalin wanted ‘the world’. Only their strategy differed.
The reality is that the Mussolini and Hitler were national socialists and Stalin was international socialist (while promoting Russian national advantage); that American liberals and progressives were very positively disposed to European fascism and American Progressivism is a sister ideology to European Fascism. But for the purposes of this article, the term will be defined as Goldberg defines it:
“Fascism is a religion of the state. It assumes the organic unity of the body politic and longs for a national leader attuned to the will of the people. It is totalitarian in that it views everything as political and holds that any action by the state is justified to achieve the common good. It . . . seeks to impose uniformity of thought and action, whether by force or through regulation and social pressure. . .Any rival identity is part of the “problem” and therefore defined as the enemy.
This definition encompasses the fascism of the ultra-nationalists as well as global communism.
THE OLD FASCISM
An interview with Aaron Bielsky: “You need to hear this. . . a little ten-year-old girl is walking on the street; a normal day; I know her, a Jewish girl in the village. Two Germans come up and start harassing her; they grab her, one takes her by the arm and the other by the leg; they laugh and pull each one laughing harder than the other, each one pulling, straining. They pull until. . . until they tear her apart. . . she becomes pieces strewn on the ground. And the Germans walk off laughing. . . “
Aaron Bielsky of the Bielsky Otriad,
Byelorussia during the Nazi occupation in
James M. Glass. Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust.
Palgrave Macmillan New York 2004. p. 78 
By coincidence (not a kosher word) I was introduced to Aaron Bielski in a Tel Aviv hotel in 2010. Glass’ description of him is stunning; much of the nature of the old fascism that matters to the ‘Yellow Star’ is manifest here. Militarism, a massive war machine, occupation, terror, unrestrained-atrocity, genocide, death of morality, a nation and a people sacrificed to the larger goals of the Third Reich, ‘psychotic’ racial hatred trained into youth and unleashed in violent adulthood, charismatic demagogues and megalomaniacs, totalitarian regimes and the world’s most civilized technologically-advanced nation harnesses its economy and unleashes its fury in service to a Satanic ideology.
The leftist-revisionist history of the Pacific theatre makes America the villain, and deeply burying the savage war crimes of the Japanese who sadistically slaughtered many more than died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The remarkable dignity, civility and intelligence of the Japanese people today (defined in their response to the recent Tsunami) buries the fact of what happens when a savage, imperialistic, racist ideology which trains its children in ‘superiority theories’ ends up having total control over its ‘inferiors’.
The ‘Rape of Nanking’ is a buried holocaust. . . buried in order to protect the tender sensitivities of decadent western democracies who carry the delusion of global peace if we just anesthsetize ourselves to the unpleasant realities of history . This was another barbaric old fascism.
In December 1937 the Japanese surrounded, isolated and trapped the Chinese city of Nanjing. What ensued was a horror in the East that is at least a competitor to the horror in the West. The Japanese were faced with a problem. Their captives significantly outnumbered them. So with similar empty promises of good treatment, work and food (with which the Nazis neutralized the Jews) they were disarmed, bound and slaughtered. But for the Japanese invasion force it was not just a matter of annihilation. It was (like the Germans) a matter of intoxicating humiliation of these inferior ‘insects and ‘animals’ who, though outnumbering the Japanese did not have the fortitude to fight back.
After the war, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East cited “indicat[ions] that the total number of civilians and prisoners-of-war murdered in Nanking and its immediate vicinity during the first six weeks of the Japanese occupation was over 200,000. That these estimates are not exaggerated is borne out by the fact that burial societies and other organizations counted more than 155,000 bodies which they buried … these figures do not take into account those persons whose bodies were destroyed by burning or by throwing them into the Yangtze River or otherwise disposed of by [the] Japanese.”
Remember: this is one city in one nation and at the peak of Japanese expansion held much of the Pacific.
The rapes and rape-murders of women were also of staggering proportions. “Certainly it was one of the greatest mass rapes in world history,” writes Iris Chang. She notes that “it is impossible to determine the exact number of women raped in Nanking. Estimates range from as low as twenty thousand to as high as eighty thousand.” (Chang, The Rape of Nanking, p. 89)
The pornographic, sadistic details of the Rape of Nanking are important only in that another technologically advanced and highly developed nation (at the outset of the WWII Japanese warplanes and naval power was superior to the United States) was capable of a level of barbarity beyond imagination when it gained total control over its perceived inferiors and the ritual humiliation (just as by the Nazis with the Jews) reinforced their racial superiority concepts.
It, of course is rationalized in the pathetically indefensible theories of evolution which state that we are only ascended animals destined to extinction in a man-made or asteroid global natural disaster and God is just a gene in certain people where everything is relative, rape is just another gene and you might as well take whatever pleasures you can before you (we) die.
Lost in such thoughts, Tang snapped back to reality when the commotion started. Two rows up from him a pregnant woman began to fight for her life, clawing desperately at a soldier who tried to drag her away from the group to rape her. Nobody helped her, and in the end the soldier killed her, ripping open her belly with his bayonet and jerking out not only her intestines but a squirming fetus. That, Tang believes, should have been the moment for all of them to rebel, to do something, to fight back and to try to try to kill the soldiers even if they all died in the process. But even though the Chinese prisoners greatly outnumbered their Japanese tormentors. . . no one moved.
Iris Chang. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust
Penguin Books, New York, 1998. pp. 85-86
Ahhh, you say, but that was then and now is now ! Unfortunately not ! Because the western media has failed in its duty to democracy.
Because the leftist, auto-genocidal elites who govern the western democracies disguise cowardice in the garb of tolerance they must carefully remove these unpleasant accounts from high school and college reading ‘lest they offend’.
The ‘reality-show-addicted ‘lambs’ are shielded from the unpleasant details of the Sudan genocide; Beslan, Russia, current slaughter and persecution the Christians of Iraq; slaughter of the Fogel family in Ithamar, Israel this year; the slaughter of Tali Hatuel and her 4 little girls in Gaza; the lynching and disembowelment of the young Israeli in Ramallah; the ritual rape of Laura Logan during the Egyptian ‘Arab Spring’ in February (she was called a ‘Jew’), the grotesque starvation and torturous abuse of the North Korean population; the disgusting abuse of Christians in China . . . and this is only the tip of the new fascist iceberg. Ninety percent of the fascist iceberg is under water. The global atrocities of the ‘Unholy Alliance’ would fill an entire weekend edition of the New York Times , monthly. But the New York. . . has no time. . . for such things. They are too busy covering bone-heads who call George W. Bush “. . . a fascist.”
But as with the pre-WWII west, the ‘smartest people on the planet’ are asleep at the switch and we all will pay the price. With our TV, i-Pods and drugs confiscated we will be helpless. Most of us will offer no resistance. . . just as with the Chinese of Nanjing or the Jews of Europe.
In the words of Lee Harris:
Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long accustomed to
civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder
whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their
children sold into slavery by a victorious foe. . . they forget, in short, that
there has ever been a category of human experience called the enemy. . .
pp. ix-xii, xvii
The enemy is someone who is willing to die in order to kill you.
. . . The only solution is for us to go back and unforget some of what he have forgotten. P. xviii
. . . Ruthless has no root causes. It is not engendered by poverty or
illiteracy or a lack of education or the Muslim religion or the concept
of jihad. It is a technique for gaining power. That is what it started as
and what it will always be. . . That is why we must beware of giving
ruthlessness a reason to be ruthless. For the moment you have done this, for however noble a purpose, you have fallen into its own fantasy world, and
you are seeing an act of catastrophic senseless killing as a legitimate
expression of political grievance. To mistake ruthlessness for desperation
is the fundamental error of those whose sympathies are unclouded by judgment. p. 109
Lee Harris. Civilization and its Enemies:The Next Stage of History
Free Press New York 2004 .
 Jonah Goldberg. Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning Doubleday, New York 2007.
 Goldberg op.cit. p. 2
 Goldberg op cit. p. 53
 Lawrence H. White. The New Deal and Institutionalist Economics Working Paper, Mercatus. George Mason Univ. chapter 4-p.120
 Subject of the Edward Zwick and Clayton Frohman film starring Daniel Craig. Defiance Paramount 2009.
 Jon Stewart, War Criminals and the True Story of the Atomic Bombs. Bill Whittle. http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=56
 Surrender and Self-Loathing in America: The Ground Zero Mosque Reality. Bill Whittle. http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=56
 Joe Pompeo. The Cutline: Laura Logan Breaks Silence on the Sexual Assault in Egypt. “ What really struck me was how merciless they were. They really enjoyed my pain and suffering. It incited them to more violence.” http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/lara-logan-breaks-silence-sexual-assault-egypt-201207527.html
 David Horowitz. Unholy Alliance. Radical Islam and the American Left. Washington DC. 2004.