Fascism is a noun. Webster’s online defines it as:
a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such 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.
Benito Mussolini was a fascist. The Nazis were fascists. You can tell a fascist because they tout extreme militaristic nationalism, don’t believe in democracy, don’t believe in the rule of law. They maintain a belief in a natural social hierarchy and the rule of elites in which individual interests are and should be subordinated to the “good of the nation.”
In many ways, the modern United States was born from our fight against fascism. It was a fight against an invasive parasite in the mind of human kind that came disturbingly close to breaking the United States and the United Kingdom. It was a fight for our lives as civilized and civil societies. It was the fight, and ultimate victory, that led us to the moon and to the microprocessors that are powering the device you’re reading this on.
While a relatively small group of seditious individuals stormed the Capitol yesterday, I was in a courtroom testifying in front of a duly elected judge, with a duly appointed Deputy Prosecutor, and a citizen represented by an attorney appointed at public expense in the courtroom with me. Both the Republic and the Rule of Law will stand, but the fight against fascism and fascists must continue.
If you don’t think we have an existential threat to the Union on our hands, watch this: