The -isms and the I AM
For years now I have been warning about the rising fascism in our country. For just as many years, faithful people like you have been telling me that the problem is not fascism, but communism. I have quietly disagreed, and now I know why: tyranny is always Janus-faced. That’s how it wins: it lies.
Fascism, as a term, is the Italian word fasci, "a bundle of sticks,” used as a political analogy by World-War causing bigots of the last century. But “fascism," as a term used by bigots, did not describe their bigotry. Rather, it described their Machiavellian ruling hierarchy of sheer power.
One keeps a bundle of sticks in line by picking them up and moving them with a stronger will than their own.
Communism, as a term, is very different. It is rooted in the obsessive-compulsive (and ultimately very lonely) mind of Karl Marx’s dis-utopian nightmares, a vision of a future paradise that, if nothing else, needs no Jesus.
The problem is that as awesome as communism always sounds, it cannot exist by itself. Material goods do not distribute themselves. There must be a mover. In this way, by hook or by crook, it is not long before the frenemy face of fascism must help move the communists’ manifestos along into practice.
Communism always imposes a majority will onto the minority at the barrel of a gun. That's fascism.
Fascism says, “Power is all there is.”
Communism says, “There is only capital; now, give us the power to move the capital.”
In this, fascism is at least half honest. Communism can only lie; to itself most of all.
In this we see that the fallen human antidote to tyrants is mobs, and the fallen human antidote to mobs is tyrants.
Meanwhile, Monarchy says, “I am."
Until next time,
Be strong, and let your heart know courage.