We have been told that Fascism was bad. In fact those who began the movement are shunned and derided by the media even today. One amongst them was Sir Oswald Mosley. He and his British Union of Fascists stood against war, and believed in a United Europe of individual nations. He wanted no more “brother wars”. This is an admirable aim.
I watched this video the other day, and apart from the obvious reverence it has for Mosley, you get to hear a lot of him in his own words. It’s well worth a watch.
This article also appeared around the same time, and I thought it fascinating. I urge you to read it all (link below), but I quote from there:
First and foremost, Fascism is an economic system in which a nation’s government plays a central role in monitoring all banking, trade, production, and labor activity which takes place within the nation. Such monitoring is done for the sole purpose of safeguarding & advancing the nation and its people. Under Fascism, the government will not approve of any business activity unless that business has a positive impact on the nation as a whole and the people of the nation – this is the axiom which determines everything within the economic aspect of Fascism.
In other words, the government asks, “Is XYZ Enterprises good for our nation and our people?” If yes, it’s approved. If no, it’s not approved. When they ask, “Is it good?”, they mean, “Is XYZ Enterprises good for the workers, do they pay a fair wage, do they produce a product or provide a service which advances our nation & our people technologically, morally, spiritually, health-wise, etc???” For example, a pornography company would not be allowed because pornography corrupts people generally and exploits & degrades women particularly. Also, “free” trade agreements (such as what the U.S. has with China) would never be allowed because such trade agreements result in companies sending jobs overseas (where labor is dirt cheap). Such an activity, of course, would undermine a nation’s labor class. This is entirely unacceptable and thus not allowed under a Fascist economic model.
Fascism is based on free enterprise – but with constraints (the primary constraint being, “Is the particular economic activity in question good for our nation/people?”). Also, a businessman can become wealthy in a Fascist country, and the government has no objection to this (this is in stark contrast to Communism). Fascism also encourages private ownership of property (again, in stark contrast to Communism where private property is not allowed). (Link)
That all sounds pretty good. When you listen to Sir Oswald Mosley you cannot help but be moved by the power and wisdom of his words. Fascism is in the interest of the people – it supports free enterprise as long as that does not harm the people. It’s a philosophy, if you like, of growing. It’s a growth mindset – growth of a strong and stable people with their culture and their minds protected from filth so often peddled by, well let’s face it, Marxists/Communists and their ilk.
So why did it fail. You are going to take the words out of my mouth, I’m sure. Because God was not in it, because we, as a people, had turned our backs on God. It is one thing to call yourself a Christian, it’s another thing to walk with God and keep His commandments and His statutes. This we did not do – and so the healthy and well run country we could have had, perhaps, under Fascism was replaced with every despicable lust legalised. We ended up with war followed by debauchery (homosexuality, feminism, abortion) where we could have had strength and peace – and all because we thought we could do it of ourselves. We, as a Fascist nation could stand like the Tower of Babel – doing it for ourselves in the face of God, and God would rightly not allow it.
When we design a utopia, which Fascism could have been (much more than Communism), we stand in direct opposition to God when His Law is not our law.
Praise God that His Law stands forever. Praise God for the revelation of His words to so many again today. Praise God that He is merciful to those who love and trust in Him.
God Bless you