Is Fascism Debatable?

Is Fascism Debatable?

The Absurdity Of Providing Fascism A Platform Spits In The Face Of The Entire WWII Generation and Their Memory

The topic of physical altercation between fascistic and anti-fascistic forces has been a highlight in recent news. The debate comes after a leader of the White Nationalist/White Supremacist movement, disguised as the pseudonym "Alt-Right Movement", was punched in the face several times; most notably on January 20th, 2017 during the Inauguration protests. The question is not whether or not it is okay to assault someone who thinks differently than yourself; it is a question of whether or not it is justifiable to allow hostile ideas such as supremacist and nationalist ideals (that have driven the world into a world war) to freely be expressed as if those horrors of war had not existed. It is even arguable more so against the American embodiment of these fascistic forces given we also fought a Civil War to end the white supremacist society solidified in the southern states. The rationality behind their existence is based purely on belief, nothing else.

Racial supremacy and nationalistic sentiments are not based on any form of reality. Racial supremacy is entirely an illusory hallucination and delusional construct. Science has long proven that the human species of all races are connected via the genus of Homo-sapiens-sapiens. Nationalistic constructs are purely of the arbitrary fictitious notion that a certain geographical location provides a superiority given at birth to those lucky enough to be born in that geographical region. Both ideals have no basis in the objective physical world; they exist solely as thoughts in the human mind.

The physical effects of beliefs of fascism and Nazism which are ideas that heavily utilized supremacy and nationalism, on the other hand; still exists in living memory for many. The historical preservation of the effects of these philosophies are quite extensive, they did not just magically disappear from society. It is rather amnesiac to think the modern situation is a debate of ideas and freedom of speech. The same philosophies that declared war on humanity has never ended that war. And it is rather ignorant for people to keep acting like fascism and Nazism are neutralist ideas only now being tried and implemented deserving of discussion.

Those sympathetic to the white nationalist/supremacist movements like to term those who oppose them as "snowflakes". A very ironic connotation given that winter weather was largely responsible for the defeat of Nazi forces in the eastern front during the Second World War; which gave the Soviets an upper hand in facilitating Nazi retreat on the eastern front and their eventual defeat in Berlin. If the "Alt-Right" uses an illogical derogatory term like "snowflakes" as an attempted insult demonstrates their immaturity and plan ignorance of reality. The anti-logic and false knowledge they utilize in their belief system has to be truly assessed as to the legitimacy of its existence. It is not some new fresh idea; it is a backwards, obsolete thought process that has repeatedly veered its face in history, with catastrophes and atrocities following shortly after. The 21st-century cannot accept such anti-knowledge if our species is to survive.

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Illinois Republicans Just Gave A Neo-Nazi A Major Platform

As if having a raging racist for President isn't enough.
views defines a neo-Nazi as a person who belongs to a political organization whose beliefs are inspired or reminiscent of Nazism. We learned about Nazis in school; they were the notorious villains of the story who came to life in a terrible, disgusting way. We learned their absolute hatred for any other race besides their own, insomuch that they murdered those they hated.

It is always a bit of a surprise to me that people who believe in this kind of hatred still exist today, simply because it seems impossible to hate someone that much. Yet society is still plagued with them, and in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, they’ve been given a microphone to express their views.

The villains that many minorities fear and continue to fear are alive and well, spreading their narrative around like wildfire, destroying everything they come in touch with.

And Illinois just made one of them extremely comfortable in one of the most powerful state positions.

70-year-old Arthur Jones became the Republican nominee for Congress in Illinois on Wednesday, upsetting many who had vehemently campaigned against his placement. Tim Schneider, the Illinois Republican Party chairman seemed to have fought the hardest, saying Jones isn’t a “real Republican” but rather a “Nazi whose disgusting, bigoted views have no place in our nation’s discourse”.

While Jones disregarded the accusations of being a Nazi, he has been an active participant in the white nationalist movement for years. He ran for mayor of Milwaukee with the National Socialist White People’s Party and runs a campaign website that features a page that disregards the Holocaust completely.

While many continue to make excuses for Trump and his entirely questionable feelings toward minorities, Jones is a Nazi through and through.

Allowing a Nazi into a position of power like Congress invites many dangerous ideals and actions into society, similar to the rise in White nationalism following Trump’s win.

After Trump’s win in the Presidential Election, hate groups have increased by four percent and white supremacist terrorism has seemed to have erupted. The largest white supremacist demonstration, Charlottesville, brought terror to minorities as it seemed the villians were trying to “take back their country”. Trump has not only refused to denounce ties with white supremacists such as former Klan leader David Duke, but has also had the audacity to surround himself with advisors that have direct ties to radicalism.

Whether you choose to see it or not, almost every shooter that has destroyed communities of schools and concert goers was a white nationalist seeking to somehow purify America. The second you hear about a shooting or a homeland terrorism attack, the first thought that pops into your head is a white nationalist.

Giving yet another Nazi a massive platform to continue to spread this kind of hatred will make things worse. We step back into a history that offers no mercy for minorities, a history that seeks to purify the natural diversity of human nature.

While nearly everyone agrees Nazis are bad news, not everyone agrees to truly recognize it. We’ve become a society that shames those who simply want validation and equal treatment. We disregard it as over-the-top and too much to ask for.

The only way to fight this hatred is recognizing what is going on and taking action about it. Don’t elect neo-Nazis, for one, and don’t perpetuate the narrative that they are harmless. Choose to love, choose to be good, fight the better fight. It’s really not that hard if you put your mind to it.

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You Shouldn't Take Part In March For Our Lives, And Here's Why

You’ll be surprised why.

There are zero reasons. We are marching for gun reform to ensure that everyone in this country is kept safe and that another tragedy like the Parkland shooting never happens again. 17 lives were lost which is 17 too many.

Please take part in history and march on March 24th. Be part of the change. In the meantime sign the petition, call your local legislators, and whatever you do, don’t stop talking about it.

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