Saturday, July 01, 2006

Neo-Conservatism as defined by Benito Mussolini

I found this over at Booman. It is really accurate, in my opinion.
"Neo-Conservatism is an extreme right-wing ideology which embraces nationalism as the transcendent value of society. The rise of Neo-Conservatism relies upon the manipulation of populist sentiment in times of national crisis. Based on fundamentalist revolutionary ideas, Neo-Conservatism defines itself through intense xenophobia, militarism, and supremacist ideals. Although secular in nature, Neo-Conservatism's emphasis on mythic beliefs such as divine mandates, racial imperatives, and violent struggle places highly concentrated power in the hands of a self-selected elite from whom all authority flows to lesser elites, such as law enforcement, intellectuals, and the media."
Why do I say that Mussolini describes Neo-Conservatism when it didn't exist in 1922? This is his definition of Fascism, with the term Fascism replaced by Neo-Conservatism. No other change.

Go read the rest of what mrboma wrote.

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