22
Fascism is the current idea of the government of the USA ran under George W. Bush that advocates complete loyalty to the government, more money for military power and ruthless corporate dominance. Not completely amazing George W. Bush's views are fascist, seeing how his grandfather Prescott Bush worked with the Axis powers.
Those who oppose fascism in the USA are sometimes quietly detained never to be seen again.
European: There should be an uprising to bring the the fascist United States of America.

Canadian: Ya to bad people are too bull-headed and scared to start the revolution against the evils of fascism.
by Revolutionist_71 March 24, 2008
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
23
The Nazi’s in Germany, the Falangists in Spain, and college football in the United States.
"I may not believe in fascism, but I sure do believe in the Oregon State Beavers."
by nethcev! August 24, 2006
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
24
militant nationalism.

One of the most misdefined words in history, various dictionaries, and also in your head. Is it "a governmental system led by a dictator...etc etc." no, a fascist government can raise to power by means of election.

It is also not a historical condition no longer in existence such as 'feudalism'.

It does not apply only to certain peoples in a particular time in history. Just like communism or capitalism, it is both a social order and a concept.

A case in point: (from dictionary.com)

A system of government that flourished in Europe from the 1920s to the end of World War II. Germany under Adolf Hitler, Italy under Mussolini, and Spain under Franco were all fascist states. As a rule, fascist governments are dominated by a dictator, who usually possesses a magnetic personality, wears a showy uniform, and rallies his followers by mass parades; appeals to strident nationalism; and promotes suspicion or hatred of both foreigners and “impure” people within his own nation...

During balkan wars Serbian media convinced it's people that they are fighting fascism, because of course, Croats are fascists. But they didn't realize that they themselves were now fascists. Is it inconceivable that one who fought fascism once can become a fascist? yes. It's a concept, Idea, belief, state of mind not a historical condition. And does an Israeli soldier wonder deep down inside if he is a fascist to the Palestinian?
World is a turbulent place and often we find ourselves a victim of circumstance either as a victim or a member of a fascist regime.

It can happen to anyone anywhere, and when this happens it is good to know at least what the word means? That way you can't say that you didn't know.
Klaus: did you realize the word fascism in the dictionaries sounds like a historical concept. Like it only applies to 'others'

Ahmed: yea, it's like describing the devil as a hairy creature with hoofs and horns
by hs2000 August 27, 2009
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
25
The mortal enemy of anarchists. They must fight it at all costs.
Oh great. The fascists are back. Anyone willing to take them on?
by Eddy December 23, 2003
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
26
An economic system under which all property is privately owned by a minoroty of the population, is highly regulated by a national government, while opposition is rigorously suppressed.
by ralph February 02, 2004
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
27
arbitrary elitism; fascism is a belief that a particular entity is superior to all others without objective criteria to support that belief;
The Nazi expressions uber alles and master race and Nazi philosophy that races exist at its pleasure quintessentially represent arbitrary elitism, fascism. Currently, circa 2000, governments which, in fact, virtually, if not literally, serve principally the special interests of a few, are, in fact, de facto fascist governments.
by PonyTail March 10, 2006
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
28
Fascism is a response by right-wing capitalists in a given country to any kind of broadly powerful working class mass democratic and libertarian social movement.

In many Western and Latin American countries (as well as some in Asia) the right tries very hard to seem like it is nice and friendly and about freedom -- until working class people are finally fed up with them and their constant exploitation and desire to control everything -- and then the right gives money and support to fringe political parties or supports right-wing generals in the military that say they will smash the workers movements. This leads to a fascist society.
Fascism was effective at supporting ruling class capitalist interests when (Mussolini, Franco, Hitler, Pinochet, General Tojo) crushed the workers movements in their respective countries.
by word bird June 11, 2009
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug