Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Does it need to? The only difference between local and remote aggression is that you're dealing with a bigger 98%.

The essence of the fascist mindset is extreme hierarchy. It's all about relative gradations and relative resource use.

Mugabe in Zimbabwe doesn't care that his country is a festering joke. As long as he has food on his table, clean uniforms to parade around in, a few guns and a prostitute or three, the starvation and horror are either irrelevant to him.

Who knows? He may even enjoy them.

The point is that this kind of implosion is inevitable in fascist economies. But it doesn't matter to the winners, because they don't care about the total size of the pie as long as they can maintain some semblance of being special and important, and they're personally comfortable.

It's the ironic poverty of fascism that makes it such a threat. It's implacably and relentlessly hostile to stable, genuine prosperity.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Nov 24th, 2010 at 09:47:51 PM EST
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