Benito Mussolini, the founder of fascism, outlined three principles of a fascist philosophy.
1.”Everything in the state”. The Government is supreme and the country is all-encompasing, and all within it must conform to the ruling body, often a dictator.
2.”Nothing outside the state”. The country must grow and the implied goal of any fascist nation is to rule the world, and have every human submit to the government.
3.”Nothing against the state”. Any type of questioning the government is not to be tolerated. If you do not see things our way, you are wrong. If you do not agree with the government, you cannot be allowed to live and taint the minds of the rest of the good citizens. Oxford Dictionary describes Fascism as “an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.”
However, George Orwell argued that Fascism has historically been used to describe any “Authoritarian Ideology”, political, religious or otherwise.
If you accept, as George Orwell argued, that Fascism can be a problem for any authoritarian ideology (not just the political right) and modify the Oxford definition above, then you begin to see where some of the problems in today’s authoritarian ‘liberal’ ideology may be coming from.
This is my generic definition of fascism for the authoritarian ‘liberal’ left –
“any authoritarian system of government and social organization.”
And funnily enough I think this definition describes the current ‘liberal left’ behaviours perfectly.
To demonstrate think about the behaviour of the so-called ‘liberal’ left in the UK and the USA to the Brexit and Trump votes. It is nothing short of behaviour from that of ideological zealots or classic fascists. People who are so indoctrinated that they cannot grasp the idea that they may be wrong or that there are other viable ideas as to how a society should be run.
As seen in the build up to the Brexit and Trump votes the ‘Liberal Fascists’ begin by ridiculing the other idea, then when that isn’t working they get angry and threaten people with ‘certain doom’ to try to get them to ‘believe’ how they believe, then, as seen after the votes they simply refuse to accept the alternative perfectly reasonable decision and in some cases threaten to harm those who have dared to speak against their narrative.
‘Liberal Fascism’ has also poisoned our institutions at every level in the UK and the US and is even more widespread in Europe. The media, the political systems and the legal systems have all fallen under this ideological authority and simply ‘will not’ accept anything different.
As we have seen in Brexit, the previously sacred institutions of Parliament and the Judiciary will even put this ill ideology above Democracy safe in their ‘belief’ that they are ‘right’.
So how does this relate directly to Brexit?
Many people struggle to define exactly ‘why’ they voted for Brexit. I believe, as was the case in myself, that we can all see and feel in a non specific way this authoritarian and totalitarian approach from the EU and its ardent followers. The idea that more and more you are not allowed to say what you think. You’re not even allowed to think what you think. That any questioning of the ‘status quo’ or the current ‘ideological’ model is for no sensible reason racist, bigoted and xenophobic.
We all see this, we know the status quo is not right. Among other things Brexit was an almighty ‘middle finger’ to this ‘Authoritarian Liberal Fascist Ideology’ (aka the EU) and I for one am glad.