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Post time 2012-2-21 19:17:29 |Display all floors
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You like Bill Gates, but he used his wealth to kill all the competition: there were many better software and prospective operating systems that could have been better than Windows.  He used his money to buy it all off and shut them down, and he paid off politicians to let him keep his monopoly.  This is what happens when you let individuals become too rich.  That's fine if that is what the West wants.  But not China.

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Post time 2012-2-21 19:22:10 |Display all floors
Astornomy Post time: 2012-2-21 14:13
What does fascism mean?  Can you please explain?  Thanks.

Historians, political scientists and other scholars have long debated the exact nature of fascism.[38] Each form of fascism is distinct, leaving many definitions too wide or narrow.[39][40] Since the 1990s, scholars including Stanley Payne, Roger Eatwell, Roger Griffin and Robert O. Paxton have been gathering a rough consensus on the ideology's core tenets.
For Griffin, fascism is "a genuinely revolutionary, trans-class form of anti-liberal, and in the last analysis, anti-conservative nationalism" built on a complex range of theoretical and cultural influences. He distinguishes an inter-war period in which it manifested itself in elite-led but populist "armed party" politics opposing socialism and liberalism and promising radical politics to rescue the nation from decadence.[41] Mussolini said that Fascism is revolutionary against liberalism "since it wants to reduce the size of the State to its necessary functions."[42]
Paxton sees fascism as "a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy, and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion."[43]
One common definition of fascism focuses on three groups of ideas:
The Fascist Negations of anti-liberalism, anti-communism and anti-conservatism.
Nationalist, authoritarian goals for the creation of a regulated economic structure to transform social relations within a modern, self-determined culture.
A political aesthetic using romantic symbolism, mass mobilisation, a positive view of violence, promotion of masculinity and youth and charismatic leadership.[44][45][46]
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Post time 2012-2-21 19:23:13 |Display all floors
Bill Gate's wealth allowed him to hold back software technology advancement.  He killed all the competition through buy-outs, and funded politicians to look the other way.  Why?  Simply so that he could own billions, more money than he will ever be able to spend.  

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Post time 2012-2-21 19:26:27 |Display all floors
Astornomy Post time: 2012-2-21 19:17
You like Bill Gates, but he used his wealth to kill all the competition: there were many better soft ...

I like Bill Gates because he was a good business man.
As was Steve Jobs, Gates succeeded earlier on.
Now Apple is creating an entirely new market.
I prefer AMD over Intel, but I'll take an Intel if
the price is right.
I prefer ATI over Nvidia, but Nvidia offers a better
performance point, but a higher price point.
SOooo, we all prefer something somewhere.
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Historians, political scientists and other scholars have long debated the exact nature of fascism. ...

I didn't understand any of that: the whole thing was so subjective.  Please give me an objective definition of fascism.  Can you give me an example of a non-fascist nation, a fascist nation, and then point out objective, quantifiable, and qualifyable differences between these two nations?  

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Writer's real name is Lau Guan Kim.  lau_guan_kim is for commentary and analysis. He writes also under another alter ego jinseng. I will respond to good reasoned debate. Mudslingers shall be ignored. What I do not like are ignorance, stupidity, chauvinism and bigotry. The other party has as much right as I have until it resorts to insults and nuisance.

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Post time 2012-2-21 19:38:25 |Display all floors
Astornomy Post time: 2012-2-21 19:27
I didn't understand any of that: the whole thing was so subjective.  Please give me an objective d ...

Non Fascist, Norway.
Fascist, a better example would be the nation of Italy before and during World War II.
Fascism involves several elements, including social, economic, militaristic, and industrial.
Below is the  article link , please read it for yourself.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism
FYI, currently China is a corporatist state with nationalistic tendencies.
This is helping it to exploit the gaps in it's workforce and create new jobs
and industries at a rapid pace.



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Fascism ( /ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is a radical authoritarian nationalist political ideology.[1][2] Fascists seek rejuvenation of their nation based on commitment to an organic national community where its individuals are united together as one people in national identity by suprapersonal connections of ancestry, culture, and blood through a totalitarian single-party state that seeks the mass mobilization of a nation through discipline, indoctrination, physical education, and eugenics.[3][4] Fascism seeks to purify the nation of foreign influences that are deemed to be causing degeneration of the nation or of not fitting into the national culture.[5] Fascism promotes political violence and war, as forms of direct action that create national regeneration, spirit and vitality.[3][6] Fascists commonly utilize paramilitary organizations for violence against opponents or to overthrow a political system.[7] Fascism opposes multiple ideologies: conservatism, liberalism, and two major forms of socialism—communism and social democracy.[8] Fascism claims to represent a synthesis of cohesive ideas previously divided between traditional political ideologies.[9] To achieve its goals, the fascist state purges forces, ideas, people, and systems deemed to be the cause of decadence and degeneration.[10]
The fascist party is a vanguard party designed to initiate a revolution from above and to organize the nation upon fascist principles.[11] The fascist party and state is led by a supreme leader who exercises a dictatorship over the party, the government and other state institutions.[12] Fascists reject the conventional form of democracy—majoritarian democracy that assumes human equality, and instead claim that fascism represents an organized and centralized authoritarian democracy.[13] This fascist form of democracy advocates the rule of the most qualified, rather than rule by a majority of numbers.[14] Fascists reject majoritarian democracies as being based on quantitative and egalitarian evaluation of individuals and their opinions rather than on qualities.[15]
Fascism supports a socially united collective national society and opposes socially divided class-based societies and socially-divided individualist-based societies.[16] Fascists claim it is a trans-class movement, advocating resolution to domestic class conflict within a nation to secure national solidarity.[17] While fascism opposes domestic class conflict, it favours a proletarian national culture and claims that its goal of nationalizing society emancipates the nation's proletariat, and promotes the assimilation of all classes into proletarian national culture.[18] It opposes contemporary bourgeois class-based society and culture for allegedly being based on selfish and hedonistic individualism that results in plutocracy and war profiteering at the expense of the nation.[19] Fascism claims that bourgeois-proletarian conflict primarily exists in national conflict between proletarian nations versus bourgeois nations; fascism declares support for the victory of proletarian nations.[20]
Fascists advocate: a state-directed, regulated economy that is dedicated to the nation; the use and primacy of regulated private property and private enterprise contingent upon service to the nation or state; the use of state enterprise where private enterprise is failing or is inefficient; and autarky. It supports criminalization of strikes by employees and lockouts by employers because it deems these acts as prejudicial to the national community.[21]
There is a running dispute among scholars about where along the left/right spectrum that fascism resides.[22][23][24][25] Fascism was founded during World War I by Italian national syndicalists who combined left-wing and right-wing political views, but Italian Fascism gravitated to the right in the early 1920s.[26][27] Benito Mussolini in 1919 described fascism as a syncretic movement that would strike "against the backwardness of the right and the destructiveness of the left".[28][29] Italian Fascists described fascism as a right-wing ideology in the political program The Doctrine of Fascism: "We are free to believe that this is the century of authority, a century tending to the 'right,' a fascist century."[30][31] They also, however, officially declared that although they were "sitting on the right" they were generally indifferent to their position on the left-right spectrum, as being a conclusion of their combination of views rather than an objective, and considering it insignificant to the basis of their views, which they claimed could just as easily be associated with "the mountain of the center" as with the right.[32] Major elements of fascism have been deemed as clearly far right, such as its goals of the right of claimed superior people to dominate while purging society of claimed inferior elements; and in the case of Nazism, genocide of people deemed to be inferior.[33]
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1 Etymology
2 Definitions
2.1 Position in the political spectrum
2.2 Fascist as epithet
3 Origins and development
3.1 Fin de siècle era and the fusion of nationalism with Sorelianism (1880—1914)
3.2 World War I and the founding of fascism (1914—1922)
3.3 Rise to power and initial international spread of fascism (1922—1929)
3.4 International surge of fascism and World War II (1929—1
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