Is Labour a Facist Government?

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  1. I recently came across an article about fascism and it was going on about how after comparing a number of different past fascist governments they found 14 common threads 'that link them in recognizable patterns of national behavior and abuse of power.' Here they are below. And is it just me or does this remind you of New Labour somewhat?

    Okay I must admit that they fail abysmally on points 1, 2, 4 and 5. Although Broon has been making some move towards British nationalism as a way of diverting people from his Scottish-ness and how they've fucked up the country. All the other points though they're banged to rights though I'd say.

    Identification of enemies/scapegoats? Check. A controlled mass media? I'd say spin and systematically denying access to anyone that they don't like count. Obsession with national security? Just look at ID cards and how many of out personal liberties they've chipped away at or wanted to. Religion and ruling elite tied together? Well they seem to support practically any religious crank that doesn't like us or watch out if you want to tell a joke about Judaism or Islam. Power of corporations protected, Power of labor suppressed or eliminated? They seem to have ditched the unions and defected to people like the Business Roundtable, well except when they want some more funding that is. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts? You could reasonably argue that I'd think. Obsession with crime and punishment? Oh hell yes. Rampant cronyism and corruption? Peerages for Loans anyone. And Fraudulent elections? Well they do seem ever so keen on postal ballots even after the past shambles and that it ‘would disgrace a banana republic’ according to the investigating judge.

    So. New Labour, on balance a fascist party or simply incompetent. Which is it? ;)
  2. Don't ask stupid questions - of course it is.
  3. 6. A controlled mass media.? hey, where did this thread go?
  4. It's the old story. There is NO left wing/right wing... politically it's a circle and eventually meets up. Secret policemen from both sides are worried about the same people!! :!:

    Neu Arbeit is not a fascist government. It is reverting into a classic Socialist government which wants all the population dependent on the State, and requires therefore that they are documented, restricted and controlled from the cradle to the grave!

    The soviet system lives! :x

    Edited cos I'm thick enough to forget what I meant halfway through!
  5. what do mean "is"?
  6. good point, the title of this thread should be 'Labour is a Facist Government!'
  7. Wouldn't the term "Government" indicate some form of high-level competency somewhere in some department in some form or another?
    Little fcuking evidence that I've seen. B@starding anarchy I call it.
  8. Of course they're not. Fascist governments manage to sort out the railways.
  9. They are a very long way from being fascist - but they are no less slimey for that.
  10. If Brown resigns in the manner as Adolf did I'm all for it.
  11. Seconded!!!! :D
  12. Now I come to think of it what we did with the rest of Hitlers goverment after the war wouldn't be a bad thing to re-enact now either.
  13. Couldn't 5 be applied to John Prescott.
  14. But they don't have the nice (preferably black or brown) uniforms, can't be a proper fascist dictatorship without nice uniforms.
  15. flashman, true..
    but broon does have stupid hair, so its even.