Ur-Fascism definitely exists today, although it is not always as overt as it had been in the past. This claim relies solely on one piece of the text that states, “For Ur-Fascism… individuals as individuals have no rights, and the People is conceived as a quality, a monolithic entity expressing the Common Will…the Leader pretends to be their interpreter. Having lost their power of delegation, citizens do not act; they are only called on to play the role of the People.” If we think of the bigger picture of democracy it is understood that “the citizens have individual rights, but the citizens in their entirety have a political impact only from a quantitative point of view – one follows the decision of the majority.

Despite democracy being presented as some pure form, America is largely run by the power of just a small few. It may not always seem as evident when we have practices like “checks and balances” in our larger governmental bodies, but this sense of “democracy” is repeatedly overthrown based on how majority plays out when one party takes over an entire section of political positions.

Based on the article listed below we see connections between Nazism and other topics expressed in the text and how they correlate to the “American way” in regard to the oppressive practices of America.

Link : https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/countering-radical-right/american-fascism/

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