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Communism and Fascism

I posted this in my LJ a while back, but I thought I'd share it.


In school, we are taught that communism and fascism are exact opposites:  communism is extreme left-wing, and fascism is extreme right-wing.  But they're almost the exact same thing!  Anyone who thinks about it logically for any length of time should be able to figure that out.

In both systems, income is taken from the people and redistributed.  In communism the reason is "for the good of fellow man."  In fascism the reason is "for the good of the state."  That's essentially the only difference.  In theory, communism is supposed to be voluntary, and every person is equal to the next.  But the idea is Utopian and can never really work.  In reality, communism turns into a ruler or ruling body forcibly taking the money and they deciding how much is necessary for people to have.  What communism turns into is pretty much fascism.  In practice, there's really no difference.

Also, another point that says there's no way they could be total opposites is this:  In communism, government holds complete power over the people.  The opposite of complete government control is NO government control.  The last time I checked, the people living under Nazi (fascist) control were not free.  The opposite of communism is anarchy, not fascism.

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