Saeko wrote:Great. Share.Oxymandias wrote
Then what do you think could cause fascism in the US to happen?
I just posted on it above. A new authoritarian system here can only come about if or when the present system fails badly i.e. when problems of its own making or which it just can't handle get out of control.One Degree wrote
The US is too culturally diverse for fascism.
The USSR was culturally diverse, at least initially, and communist regimes were established in a number of nations with varying cultures. What is needed is a new ideology with good enough appeal, at least among the brighter elements. I think science is laying the groundwork for that. Even now the catholic church is waning severely due to secularization.
I disagree. I think criticism is vital to the survival of the regime. There are certain ideas from liberalism which are actually good. Among these, I think, are freedom of speech and the right to a fair and speedy trial.
History shows that really serious authoritarian regimes don't tolerate criticism very much. They gained power by being determined enough to do so, and determination was based on strong conviction that they, and only they, had the answer.