“Fascism is capitalism in decay.” – Vladimir Lenin
As most leftists, pinkos and anarchists are no doubt already aware, the simple truth is that the United States has always readily incorporated fascist ideals into the overall gestalt of American nationalism/patriotism; a process that was simply accelerated by integrating key Nazi officers into the already proto-fascist US government to serve as weapons in “the fight against communism” at the start of the Cold War. This then presents two somewhat related problems when creating a complete archive of the articles I’ve written about the “rise” of American fascism:
- If America has always incorporated what we would now recognize as fascist ideology into it’s political system, talking about the “rise” of American fascism is fundamentally a question of which “rise” you mean; are we talking about the fascist ideology of the Founding Fathers, the ethno-nationalism of the Confederate States or the 1930’s rise of the American Bund? How about George Wallace’s “Silent White Majority” or the Goldwater conservative movement that eventually spawned Reaganism? Richard Nixon? Paleoconservatism? The American Tea Party? Please don’t think I’m just picking on Republicans here; in addition to Wallace, Third Way Democratic administrations under Bill Clinton and Barack Obama did every bit as much to help drag the US closer to overt fascism as a guy like George W Bush. The simple truth is that swine emperor Trump himself didn’t bring fascism to America; rather he is the ultimate expression of the American fascist virus that has been growing inside it’s host country since before the War of Independence.
- In light of the fact that there is a fascist undercurrent (expressed as American nationalism or patriotism) running throughout virtually every aspect of what a reasonable person might call “the American mindset” technically every single thing I write about the United States, is in some small way about the rise of American fascism; including our increasingly neo-fuedalist economy, the failures of mainstream liberalism to sufficiently resist fascism and the imperialist American war machine that specializes in installing and supporting fascist regimes abroad.
Despite the position of pedantic absolutists however, I have always theorized that fascism itself is a multi-stage virus and as such there are degrees or “levels” of fascist totalitarianism based entirely on the current ability of a given fascist government to ignore and or crush political dissent; in the end all fascist regimes are headed towards the same place (total control) but the specific flavor of totalitarianism will often be heavily influenced by how long fascism has had to worm its way past a society’s defenses. At this precise moment in time, I believe the United States is experiencing a rapid shift towards overt fascism, which when combined with the latent white supremacy that remains at the very foundation of a significant percentage of American political discourse, will almost certainly result in a worst case (Nazi Germany and concentration camps) type scenario.
In an effort to avoid unnecessary clutter, I’ve therefore confined the posts on this splash page to primarily those that deal with overt or “late-stage” fascism as exemplified by swine emperor Trump’s government; readers looking for more information on the intrinsically related abuses of the previous administration and the imperialist American war machine are encourage to use the search bar at the top of each page on ninaillingworth.com. The articles are sorted semi-chronologically with a primary focus on relevance. Finally readers who are having a hard time understanding why I’m calling the Trump administration fascist because it doesn’t look like a black and white World War II documentary are encouraged to read this important essay by Umberto Eco.
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Editor’s Note: this is a living document designed to provide a “home base” full of easily accessible links to all of my writing about the rise of American fascism (Amerikan Musik) and will be updated as I complete more articles on the subject; assuming they don’t drone strike me to death in the meantime at least. Please check back for more updates as the war against fascism in the United States unfolds.
- Nina Illingworth
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