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    Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism?

    Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism by making institutions weak and vulnerable to private violence?

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    Re: Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism?

    Can you expound more upon your question? I don't quite understand, any examples?
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    Re: Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism by making institutions weak and vulnerable to private violence?
    No.
    Facism is mainly characterized by 2 notable things: the support or use of revolt, violence and rebellion to keep things in control - or to alter what's present.
    And the belief that individuality is *toxic* to your government, economy and overall function as a society.

    So - they both shoulder with revolution (through physical means if necessary) - but facism almost *requires* physical control to keep the system at a measured constant (like in the movie Logan's Run)
    But they differ on the personal-freedom. Facism believe personal-freedoms are BAD and Libertarianism believes person freedoms are GOOD.

    Having a lasseiz-faire view and attitude which *might* lead to such things doesn't mean you *support* or *encourage* such things: and this is how libertarianism functions. It FULLY encompases individual thought and free-will.
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    Re: Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism?

    Reduction of government inadvertently enables big government to take control? Excuse me, what?

    The greatest danger is not from the mugger hiding the alleyway, nor from the multibillionaire business magnate, but from the politician in the capital city. Accordingly, the state must be kept on a tight leash, so that the statist atrocities of the 20th century can never be repeated.

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    Re: Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism?

    another classic....
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    Re: Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism?

    Inadvertently?
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    Re: Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism?

    No because in order for fascism to take route the state needs full control. It could never happen in a Libertarian society.
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    rolleyes Re: Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism?

    Let's see:
    Quote Originally Posted by m-w.com
    fas·cism
    noun \ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-\
    Definition of FASCISM
    1
    often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
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    : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control <early instances of army fascism and brutality — J. W. Aldridge>
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    Re: Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism?

    I'd like to hear how you think libertarian policies could ever possibly promote fascism (I'm guessing it involves confusing libertarianism with anarchism, but we'll see ). Still, no matter what you say, I can give you a short answer to your question. No.
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    Re: Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    Do libertarians inadvertently enable fascism by making institutions weak and vulnerable to private violence?
    Please tell us what your ideas are so we can discuss. I'm sure the libertarians will have more to say.

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