And what is the Curajus State if it isn’t fascism?

A decade ago when John Christensen and I were pretty rare tax justice campaigners I remember us appraising the challenges to the changes we wanted to promote. We agreed fascism was the most likely to eventually stand in our way. I think it still is.

There is no room for tax justice in a far-right state because there is no appropriate concept of justice in far-right thinking on which to base it. There is only preference, discrimination, favour and subjugation.

And that is, of course, a pretty good description of the Curajus State, isn’t it?

7 thoughts on “And what is the Curajus State if it isn’t fascism?”

  1. Quite so and for the left, “far-right” is meant to suggest “a long way off from where we stand” whereas the truth is that it’s their closest neighbour.

    Oddly enough, he’s right in a way: there is no need for tax justice (or any other kind) in a totalitarian state because the state appropriates what it wants and if it promulgates laws that ‘legitimise’ the appropriations, that’s purely cosmetic icing on the cake.

  2. It was F A Hayek who said that Fascism, National Socialism and Socialism had the same roots: central economic planning and control and empowering the State over the individual.

    And Mussolini: “All within the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.”

    Now Comrade, does that sound Right-wing or so very USSR?

    So Fascism indeed but not from the Right, far or otherwise – Fascism IS the Left… get them a mirror somebody.

  3. Bloke in Costa Rica

    OK, let’s have a flat tax. No discrimination, favour or prejudice. And we can sack 97% of HMRC while we’re at it. Sorted!

  4. – “tax justice”

    What a fucking child.

    A brownshirt movement is still a brownshirt movement, even when you insist it’s actually ‘burnt umber.’

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *