Fascist Quotes

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Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini was the chief editor for Avanti, the powerful Socialist paper for Italy before coming to power:

"The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative."

~ Benito Mussolini

“Democracy is a kingless regime infested by many kings who are sometimes more exclusive, tyrannical and destructive than one, even if he be a tyrant.”

~ Benito Mussolini

“It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.”

~ Benito Mussolini

[fascism is a] "merger of state and corporate power", over the people was implied.

~ Benito Mussolini

"We have buried the putrid corpse of liberty”

~ Benito Mussolini

Adolf Hitler

"We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions."

~ Adolf Hitler

Speech of May 1, 1927 as quoted in John Toland (1976), Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography, p. 306

“National Socialism is the determination to create a new man. There will no longer exist any individual arbitrary will, nor realms in which the individual belongs to himself. The time of happiness as a private matter is over”

~ Adolf Hitler

Joachim C. Fest (1974), Hitler. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, p. 533.

[My task is to] “convert the German volk (people) to socialism"

~ Adolf Hitler

“I have learned a great deal from Marxism … as I do not hesitate to admit”

~ Adolf Hitler

“What Marxism, Leninism and Stalinism failed to accomplish we shall be in a position to achieve.”

~ Adolf Hitler

"We must “find and travel the road from individualism to socialism without revolution”

~ Adolf Hitler


While not a quote, "Forward" has long been a term used by unions and socialist/left leaning orgs (and now by the President) as their slogan. Again, this is the opposite of conservatism, which they play as "Backward" (towards tradition).

~ Obama Campaign Slogan

Many people know this, and believed "Foreward" was a signal (Dog-Whistle) to the far left. I feel, "never attribute to malice that which can more easily be explained by incompetence". While Obama's background makes if far from the best choice, and he should have known better. His staff might be that historically clueless. At least they didn't go with their other choices, "each according to his needs", "first brown, then red", or "power to the people".

"Unity in faith is theocracy; unity in politics is fascism."

~ Maajid Nawaz

"Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.”

~ Ignazio Silone


What is fascism?

Fascism is overloaded (and means different things to different people/groups), with a brutal history, so no one wants to be associated with it and both sides play, "I know you are, but what am I?". But fascism is more than an ad hominem attack: we can clarify conflicting meanings, and look at real history and motives, for those who value the truth more than their own agenda.
Main article: What is fascism?