The 7 Conditions (Warning signs) That Foster & Fuel Fascism

The 7 Conditions (Warning signs) That Foster & Fuel Fascism
by Cost-of-Progress

1. Instability of relationships or markets.

2. The existence of considerable declassed social elements

3. The stripping of rights and wealth focused upon a specific segment of the population, specifically the middle class and intellectuals within urban areas as this the group with the means, intelligence and ability to stop fascism if given the opportunity.

4. Discontent among the rural lower middle class (clerks, secretaries, white collar labor). Consistent discontent among the general middle and lower middle classes against the oppressing upper-classes (haves vs have-nots).

5. Hate: Pronounced, perpetuated and accepted public disdain of a specific group defined by race, origin, theology or association.

6. Greed: The motivator of fascism, which is generally associated with land, space or scarce resources in the possession of those being oppressed.

7. Organized Propaganda:

a) The creation of social mythology that venerates (creates saints of) one element of society while concurrently vilifying (dehumanizing) another element of the population through misinformation, misdirection and the obscuring of factual matter through removal, destruction or social humiliation, (name-calling, false accusations, belittling and threats).

b) The squelching of public debate not agreeing with the popular agenda via slander, label, threats, theft, destruction, historical revisionism and social humiliation. Journalists in particular are terrorized if they attempt to publish stories contrary to the agenda.


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Divaneh jon & others

by Cost-of-Progress on

Thanks, but I'm afraid I cannot take credit for this piece. I got it via email a few years ago and thought it'd be appropriate to post here.

Sima and Ari, 

Without getting into a partisan discussion here, 8 years of Dubya and the Christian Right did not do anything for this country other than increase the number of its enemies. I'm willing to give Obama a chance.




Ari Siletz


by Ari Siletz on

Very much so, I fear.


Very appropriate

by divaneh on

Thank you COP for this appropriate and timely post. IRI seems to tick all the boxes. Is it taken from a different source or are they your own definitions of what leads a society to Fascism.

Maryam Hojjat


by Maryam Hojjat on

This is what exactly IRI/IRR has gone since 1997.


Totally agree

by sima on

I think these are especially applicable to what's happening in the US!


Excellent post CoP. That is exactly where IRR is going

by Hovakhshatare on