FASCISM !!! or ??
PRIMARY TOPICS AND ISSUES
CENTRALITY OF HISTORY IN PURSUIT OF REALITY
Dispelling Modern Myths
FASCISM: Classic? Neo? Post? - Where are we?
WHAT Was / is FASCISM?
WHERE MIGHT WE FIND THE ORIGINS OF FASCISM?
WHAT WERE / ARE ITS MAJOR INDICATORS?
IS THERE A FASCIST MINIMUM?
Some say Facism is a Philosophy of Negatives.
IS FASCISM NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL , or Both ?
Precursors / Antecedents :
Slavery - ancient / modern - Race slavery?
Institutional Religion? Supported by religions ?
CAPITAL - Competitive Capitalism to Monopoly Finance Capitalism?
Blending of all of the Above ? IF SO WHY ; How ???
DICTATORSHIP OF CAPITAL
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF CULTURAL REALITY AND MYTH in the FORMATION OF FASCISM TODAY:FOCUS ON USAMERICA - PRODUCTION of IMAGINARY FEARS VIA THE CULTIVATION OF DEEPLY SEEDED PREJUDICES through THE CONSTANT CONSTRUCTION OF NEW MYTHS , PROMISES AND DISTRACTIONS. Bread and Circus plus Tanks
EXAMPLES (ENDLESS IN USAMERICAN HISTORY) ARE SUCCESSFULLY REPEATED :
Nationalistic myths from 1776 / 1787 to present. The American way ( exceptionalism)
WOMEN : PLACE AND ROLE(S) repression
ALIENS : ALWAYS ALIENS INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL : CATHOLICS , JEWS , IRISH , GERMANS , RUSSIANS BUT - NEVER CAPITALISM-WITH ONE EXCEPTION THE DEFENDERS OF SLAVERY.
CAN THE GERM OF FASCISM BE LOCATED IN THE PROCESSES OF CAPITALISM’S MODE OF PRODUCTION : IN ITS OWN REPRODUCTION? Supported by national myth production.
FOR EXPANDED DISCUSSION:
ECONOMY : POLITICAL CULTURE - CAPITAL / ISM
CLASSIC , COMPETITIVE - LIBERALISM
CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS : ACTUAL HISTORICAL AND MYTHOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTIONS
CULTURAL CONSTRUCTS - ECONOMIC AT TWO LEVELS - PRACTICE AND POPULAR BELIEF - REAL AND MYTHOLOGICAL:
Capitalism , Competitiveness, Level playing field / Equal opportunity , Free Markets,
PERPETUATED MYTHS RAISING OUT OF THE POLITICAL ECONOMY TO A SECULAR POPULAR RELIGIOUS BELIEF SYSTEM -TINA and the gospel of prosperity in the everlasting present of the “end of history”-
Gap between MYTH and Reality
See the Film: There Will Be Blood based on the 1927 novel by Upton Sinclair “Oil !”
THE US-NATIONAL , Secular RELIGIOUS CULTURE IS CAPITAL !!! the new secular religion - the almighty self-correcting- Market -“Free!?!
NOTHING BEYOND CAPITAL , EVERYTHING WITH IN CAPITAL’S TOTALIZING PROCESS. Why Say Totalizing?
ONE EXAMPLE : BANKING ( CREDIT ) AS A CENTRALIZING PROCESS OF CAPITALIST SURPLUS ABSORPTION AND REALLOCATION.
As Marx pointed out the credit system (banking) is the catalyst of economic expansion but as he also noted it marks its limits.Today Financialization of Capital is marking another measure of its limits calling on the Fascist Fix at home and abroad. Why ?