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The Difference Between Socialism, Communism and Fascism
From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/01/09 | Purple Mountains

Posted on 10/01/2009 7:13:26 PM PDT by PurpleMountains

Lots of people are throwing around some terms that they do not understand.

Speaker Pelosi recently implied that Tea Party protesters were “Nazis”. Someone should explain to her that the millions who gathered in Washington, DC were protesting the greatly stepped-up intrusion of government into their lives and the huge debt the Democrats are placing on the backs of their children. This is exactly the opposite of Nazism. Given the actions of the goons from SEIU, ACORN and the Black Panthers in Philadelphia, if anyone deserves the title of Nazis, it is the liberal Democrats she represents.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: communism; nancypelosi; nazis; socialism

1 posted on 10/01/2009 7:13:28 PM PDT by PurpleMountains
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To: PurpleMountains

Ain’t that the truth


2 posted on 10/01/2009 7:14:26 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

zer0 is no Capitalist, none of the militants around zer0 are, we are in trouble


3 posted on 10/01/2009 7:22:17 PM PDT by reefdiver (So how's that HOPE & CHANGE working out for ya ?)
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To: GeronL

Socialism: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor because he doesn’t have a cow.

Communism: You have two cows. The government takes both and gives you the milk.

Fascism: You have two cows. The government takes both and sells you the milk.

Nazism: You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots you.

New Dealism: You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots one, milks the other and throws the milk away.

Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.


4 posted on 10/01/2009 7:22:47 PM PDT by boknows
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To: PurpleMountains

I’d gladly pay a dime for the difference. They goose-step slightly different.


5 posted on 10/01/2009 7:24:43 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: PurpleMountains

Communism and Fascism are the same thing. They are simply different brands of totalitarianism. Like the difference between a Ford and a Toyota, it’s purely a rhetorical difference, one of image. Communism is the Eastern European brand of totalitarianism. Fascism is the Western European brand. Socialism, on the other hand, is sort of like a counterfeit $20 bill. It pretends to be what it isn’t. It pretends to represent freedom because it embraces an election process, but in fact it is little different from totalitarianism itself in every other respect.


6 posted on 10/01/2009 7:25:28 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: PurpleMountains

In fascism (at least in the Italian/Spanish model), the corporation controls the government.

In socialism, the government controls the corporation. Communism is simply socialism at gunpoint.

Either way, you end up in a totalitarian nightmare. The problem is evident: centralized power is bad, regardless of what shape it takes.


7 posted on 10/01/2009 7:25:53 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Revolution's are for Marxists. We need a Constitutional Restoration)
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To: boknows

They think if they collapse the economy that they will have perpetual power, that we will become a one-party autocracy.


8 posted on 10/01/2009 7:26:15 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: PurpleMountains

btt


9 posted on 10/01/2009 7:27:00 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: RAO1125

Mussolini was a dictator not a CEO.


10 posted on 10/01/2009 7:27:32 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: PurpleMountains

Socialism is worker ownership of the means of production. Even in democratic variants, this usually translates into government ownership of the means of production.

Fascism is like socialism except with a hurry-up offense. Think the 3rd way, or philosophical pragmatism. Here corporate and government power are combined, with the state controlling but not owning the means of production.

Communism is simply the property-less state of Hopenchange bliss we’re all going to progress to, provided the workers sacrifice a little more, toil a little bit more, wait a little bit more — Utopia is right around the corner! Only small scale societies have actually been truly communal, and their standard of living was awful.


11 posted on 10/01/2009 7:31:23 PM PDT by JHBowden (Keep the Change!)
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To: Brilliant

A socialist is a communist sans comviction. These people are not Nazi’s as there is not a nationalist bone in them. They are Intrnational socialist....Internazi’s


12 posted on 10/01/2009 7:33:55 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: GeronL

Benito Mussolini at The Labour Charter of 1927, promulgated by the Grand Council of Fascism, stated in article 7:

“The corporative State considers private initiative, in the field of production, as the most efficient and useful instrument of the Nation,” then goes on to say in article 9 that: “State intervention in economic production may take place only where private initiative is lacking or is insufficient, or when are at stakes the political interest of the State. This intervention may take the form of control, encouragement or direct management.”


13 posted on 10/01/2009 7:35:24 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Revolution's are for Marxists. We need a Constitutional Restoration)
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To: RAO1125

“corporate” means made up of people. Comes from Corporial meaning body.

Corporate doesn’t always mean business.


14 posted on 10/01/2009 7:38:13 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

It’s simply a question of who is pulling which strings. Like I said, any centralized power is bad. It leads to nothing but corruption, misuse of power, and loss of liberty.


15 posted on 10/01/2009 7:41:16 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Revolution's are for Marxists. We need a Constitutional Restoration)
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To: PurpleMountains; verga

Good description. Hitler called himself a socialist but was a fascist. I don’t understand wht fascists are considered “far right” They are very left wing.


16 posted on 10/01/2009 7:43:01 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is an EVIL like no other, and must be ERADICATED. Barack OBORTION is a close second.)
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To: RAO1125

“any centralized power is bad”

I believe this depends. I know, Americans tend to attack anything that is big and instinctively side with the little guy. Large companies however can bring down costs because of economies of scale in ways that smaller companies cannot. Even a monopoly isn’t necessarily malicious when there are no government barriers to market entry.


17 posted on 10/01/2009 7:45:23 PM PDT by JHBowden (Keep the Change!)
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To: RAO1125

Different facades are meaningless. They used the same words and ideas and phrases. Different forms and names of the same thing.


18 posted on 10/01/2009 7:53:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Migraine

Like my tagline says...


19 posted on 10/01/2009 8:17:55 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: JHBowden
Large companies however can bring down costs because of economies of scale in ways that smaller companies cannot. Even a monopoly isn’t necessarily malicious when there are no government barriers to market entry.

Agreed. But large companies (even those that dominate a market) don't really have "power", at least not in the sense that the word applies to governments. A corporation can't force me to do anything without my consent. They can only use carrots, whereas governments can (and almost always do) rely on the stick.

20 posted on 10/01/2009 8:25:52 PM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
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To: RAO1125
In fascism (at least in the Italian/Spanish model), the corporation controls the government.

Untrue. In that model, the state controlled everything, and gave the illusion that companies still had a say in things. It was only slightly better than Nazi Fascism.

21 posted on 10/01/2009 8:28:53 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: JHBowden

Screw that. When a corporation becomes a conglomeration, the first thing they do is move overseas and start importing crap products. No thanks, I’d rather see Americans employed than see fat cats get even fatter by using internationalism and government trade.


22 posted on 10/01/2009 9:21:15 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Revolution's are for Marxists. We need a Constitutional Restoration)
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To: IYAS9YAS

As I said, it’s all about centralized power. That never does anyone good except those at the top of the pyramid.


23 posted on 10/01/2009 9:24:56 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Revolution's are for Marxists. We need a Constitutional Restoration)
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To: PurpleMountains
Here in America, the National Socialist Democrat Workers Party (Nationalsozialistische Democrat Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP or simply "Nazi Party", or even more simply "Democrats"), use strongarm tactics to remove Christianity from public view, rewrite history, attack traditional cultural institutions like the nuclear family and the Boy Scouts, and destroy scientists and professors who do not toe the line with regard to Democrat doctrine on abortion, embryonic stem cells, evolution, religion, "global warming", etc.

And naturally, suppressing opposing opinion through a "fairness doctrine" perfectly fits the modus operandi.

In other words, America's Democrats operate exactly the same way as the original version of their party operated in Germany in the 1930s.


24 posted on 10/01/2009 9:26:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: FatherofFive
Good description. Hitler called himself a socialist but was a fascist. I don’t understand wht fascists are considered “far right” They are very left wing.

Re-read post #11

According to Dictionary.com Although both communism and fascism are forms of totalitarianism, fascism does not demand state ownership of the means of production, nor is fascism committed to the achievement of economic equality. In theory, communism opposes the identification of government with a single charismatic leader (the “cult of personality”), which is the cornerstone of fascism. Whereas communists are considered left-wing, fascists are usually described as right-wing.

As I agreed before Theya re both Totalitarian, but fascist are right wing. Once again if you have something Accurate from an Unbiased source I will be glad to look at it. But stop[ pounding the table.

25 posted on 10/02/2009 9:45:40 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: PurpleMountains

Socialism: it’s when you have 2 cows, the government takes one and give it to your neighbor.

Communism: it’s when you have 2 cows, the government takes both and gives you and your neighbor the milk.

Fascism: it’s when you have 2 cows, the government takes both and sells you and your neighbor the milk.


26 posted on 10/02/2009 9:51:11 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Truthsearcher

RE; The Difference Between Socialism, Communism and Fascism.

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27 posted on 05/06/2011 5:21:43 PM PDT by Bob Maverick
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