It appears as if Brian Manning Delaney <email@example.com> wrote:
|But it's quite difficult to know how to predict fascism. A lot
|of studies were done after WWII, though, which shed some light
|on the matter. There are certainly some disturbing signs among
|members of Extropians (but, of course, it's not clear how less
|present such signs would be on any other list): a VERY strong
|"us vs. them" mentality, strong resentment towards groups
|thought to have more power than they deserve (environmentalists,
|Jews, feminists, etc., etc., etc. -- the circumcision
|discussions are always good for a laugh: no, no, seriously,
|these ZOG minions -- or would that be "minion"?... -- can
|certainly be annoying; but the point about the danger manifest
|in the reaction is _attitude_, not _content_).
The fascism meme requires that the infected person(s)
o feel superior to some other group(s),
o feel the(se) other group(s) must be repressed for some reason, and
o feel obliged to use force against the(se) group(s).
I see anti-fascists fighting fascists, using exactly the same methods.
The danger in fighting fascism is that fascism is contagious:
fascists and anti-fascists become two sides of the same coin.
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