Communism, without a doubt.
Communism, without a doubt.
A "legitimate claim" to a territory is nothing more than having both feet on the territory and a weapon to defend it with. The only illegitimate claims are from those whose blood fertilizes the soil, making it richer for the legitimate sovereign. And you may have trouble with this, because it is alien to liberal systems of diplomatic relations and international law, but that is also Fascism functioning as intended. Nations are supposed to rise and fall, in accordance with the cycle of life, and thereby promote the natural evolution of the human species and human culture on the whole.
In the ideal Fascist government, the Leader is surrounded by intelligent and loyal advisers-- whose egos and ambitions are only partially tempered by love of nation-- and he listens to them because he knows that's why he picked them. In the ideal Fascist government, everyone fights to win both because they know they're right and because they're jockeying for favor, and they're focused on proving the merit of their own ideas rather than discrediting and sabotaging the ideas of others.
Last edited by Black_Zawisza; 02-16-12 at 04:12 PM.
Fascism...at least ideologically the idea of equality is moral. The implementation (or lack of) has been atrocious and really a way for egomaniacs to gain the support of people.
Fascism is at it's core a belief in national an racial/cultural superiority. There's no reedeming qualities about fascism or even ideologically attractive views.
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
So when you compare an authoritarian, discriminating republic with low social mobility on one side, and the promise of at least filling your belly and participation in society's wealth (even when this comes with authoritarian government), of equality, the choice isn't as easy anymore as it is today. So I understand why so many were fascinated by communism in the late 19th and early 20th century.
"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."
Like I said before, the real difference between the two is proactive versus reactive militarism. They're both terrible ideologies, but fascism is more overt and short term while communism is more covert and long term.
Even so, and I do say this respectfully, I think that the ideals of fascism are more unrealistic than the ideals of communism.
That is I think it is more realistic for people to work together to mutual aid than for a benevolent autocrat to guide a nation into prosperity.
The reason why is because if a group fails then only that group fails. If an autocrat fails then the whole nation fails.
Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.