self-test for fascist tendencies – item # 1

August 31, 2008

you believe
your group
is inherently

11 Responses to “self-test for fascist tendencies – item # 1”

  1. Paul Says:

    I don’t beleive that and neither do my friends which of course makes us better people than those bloddy fascists.

  2. qazse Says:

    You antifascist pretenders make me sick.

  3. awils1 Says:

    Qazse, mate, don’t feed the trolls.

    Anyway, this is interesting, to say the least. I particularly liked your doubled ‘i’ words…it gives that breathy, passionate quality to what you’re saying.

  4. qazse Says:

    awils1 – oh yes those trolls!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for the comment regarding the “i” words. It helps me to know what works poetically.

    It seems to me that what divides us (and therefore conquers us) is the contrivances of our minds which may have had survival benefits in the distant past but are now dysfunctional.

  5. Polar Says:

    If I can get out of being in a group I’ll promise to stay in my shop. Happily building.

  6. qazse Says:

    I think it wonderful when a person is able to render new beauty from nature.

  7. qazse Says:

    you may have more skill
    better opportunity
    but not greater worth

  8. Polar Says:

    So many people seem to be so damned hypercompetitive. Which I think is a laugh in this Hive mentality world. It’s like watching two ants argue over who is carrying a bigger piece of leaf. I feel many garner self-worth from comparison. Mostly intentionally biased comparison.
    “Gee, who can I compare myself to to make me feel better about myself”..
    The hollowness of it sucks the oxygen out of the air. What kills me is that so many find faults where none exist. “I don’t fit this mold, or that mold”…

    I have a question for you. What came first, Disrespect for self of disrespect for others?

    OK, I’m done being a fascist. I’ll go back to my shop now. Sorry.

  9. qazse Says:

    hmm… to answer your question, I will say “of self”. Because: We begin to know our self through the prism of family. We hear “bad” and “no” a thousand times before we can even walk. If more positive messages are relatively absent, the child will become shameful and will repress it over time by developing some sort of facade. Often, a hostile one.

    What do you think?

  10. Polar Says:

    i think i agree. Yes the mirrors of family. It seems that in the family your are given your Humanity. Well, ideally anyway. I know to many that didn’t get even that much. Yet in society it is taken from you and folded into a label. Our cars become Superman’s telephone booth. When we leave our family in the morning we get in one. By the time we get to work we’ve transmogrified in ‘Ant Person, Defender of TPS Reports’. Bloody fascists. Thank you for the tests. Dobry

  11. qazse Says:

    By the way Mister Polar, where are those damn TPS reports?

    I love the analogy of superman’s phone booth with everyman’s car.

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