by David MacGregor
Right in the middle of the great Tsunami disaster, another disaster hits the global headlines: Prince Harry dressed up as a Nazi, and wearing a swastika arm band!
The world is aghast. The world is outraged. The world is full of shite.
The reason for the outrage, so we are told, is that Prince Harry has offended millions of people by thoughtlessly wearing the hated symbol of Nazism--that unique German manifestation of fascism and National Socialism. More particularly, he has offended world Jewry.
How can anyone be offended by a symbol--unless they are truly offended by what it represents? And what does the swastika represent? It is the symbol of tyrannical state power. The symbol of racial supremacy and racial persecution. The symbol of nationalism gone mad. The symbol of the corporate state. The symbol of aggressive war and foreign occupation. The symbol of mindless collectivism and statism. The symbol (to borrow a phrase from Orwell's 1984) of a boot stamping on the human face--forever.
Ultimately, it all boils down to one single word--fascism. And just in case you're not clear on the definition of fascism--it means the corporate state--the merging of state and corporate power. It means the nationalisation of property by alternative means--not by seizing it off individuals, but by controlling it. It means the merging of the *I* into the *We*.
The Nazis had it right when they labeled their brand of fascism as National Socialism. For that's what it is--socialism wrapped in nationalism. The final end point of a thoroughly evil philosophy.
My question is: How can a world bloated by fascist sympathies and inclinations be offended by seeing the symbol of its own basic political thinking? How can anyone who supports the philosophic premises of fascism be outraged by the globally-recognised symbol of it? Only if they are hypocrites or plainly ignorant.
And a second related question: Why do we remember, every year, the sacrifice of millions of young soldiers in WWII--in the cause of defending freedom against fascism--while we idly sit by and watch that freedom trashed day in and day out? We're being drowned by the very ideas WWII was supposed to have defeated.
Yes, I'm offended by the symbol of Nazism--because I understand what it really means. But for most people, it's a knee-jerk reaction fuelled by a stupid and anti-mind media--backed by the thoroughly fascistic state.
Am I offended by Prince Harry wearing a swastika at a fancy dress party? Not one bit. I'm offended by the fact we're living in an increasingly fascist world--and that barely anyone notices. I'm offended by the people who ARE fascists--not those who dress up as them. That's the real outrage--offence at the image, not the reality.
If I thought people's hysterical objections to this event were in any way a serious upsurge of antifascism, then I'd be cheering. But it isn't. Fascism is the order of the day. Fascism is the rising tide of modern political thought. Fascism is the new pop-philosophy.
You don't believe me? Well, consider this:
Under communism, your property is confiscated outright. Under fascism, you retain nominal ownership--but not control.
Want to allow smokers into your restaurant? Bad luck, you don't have control over your property. Want to drive without wearing a seat belt? Tough. How you use your body and your car is not for you to decide. Want to cut that tree in your back garden? Think again, it's not you who can make such decisions about your own property. Want to open a business in your basement? Not likely. Want to keep all the money you earn by your own hard work? Silly boy!