18 comments on “Has Ritchie become a fascist now?

  1. Yes, I thought that when I read it.

    But should we be surprised? Look at his history:
    – wanting to punish people when they haven’t broken the law;
    – undermining the courts by appeal to a ‘higher justice’;
    – supporting ‘direct action’ mobs to take over property belonging to their opponents.

    And although I haven’t read it, the title alone of “The Courageous State” sounds fascist.

  2. And what the hell is “the achievement of purpose through identity” supposed to mean anyway?

    All I can think is that we will each be assigned to a socio-ethnic group, and will have to do what is deemed appropriate for that group.

    Not sure about fascist – that sounds feudal.

  3. “Has Ritchie become a fascist now?”

    You seem to be implying Richie stopped being a fascist. At least for a while anyway.
    Care to supply dates?

  4. “purpose through identity”

    Himmm, that des rather sound faimilar. His next one will be “Freedom through Work”.

  5. “All I can think is that we will each be assigned to a socio-ethnic group, and will have to do what is deemed appropriate for that group.”

    Yes, that sounds about right. I would say fascist rather than feudal.

  6. What’s the difference between socialism and fascism anyway? Apart from fascists usually wearing uniforms that is.

  7. Jonathan (#10), a lot of the socialists have worn uniforms too. But they usually don’t look as good as the fascists.

  8. Richard#12
    I guess that’s true. Did you know that Hugo Boss made those black uniforms for the SS?

  9. Fascism was ultimately defeated by the limited range of distinct fabric colours. By the time they were onto silver, they knew the game was up.

  10. I wonder what a Murphy-sanctioned Kraft durch Freude organisation would look like. I envisage something like Hi-de-Hi set in Portmeirion. Rather like Murphy himself: simultaneously naff and sinister.

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