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Fascism Appears in Multiples of Contexts - From Heavily Religious to Anti-Religious

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Sep 28, 2021 at 14:20

While the recent century and the one prior had prime examples of fascistic governance that eventually destroyed the national entities they overtook, there seems to be the loss of intelligence as to why such endeavors ultimately lead themselves to destruction; and how it is these lessons are not taught to discourage subsequent up and coming nationalistic attempts of governance to refrain from doing it again?
In Middle Eastern politics, the totalitarian tendencies of Islamic regimes are fraught with power seeking enticements to become fascistic themselves; it appears to easy to be ignored; Muslim sensibilities of such thing were, as Dr. Pipes has noted, so easy to accomplish, that both Arabic and Persian governing entities were easily induced to align with the Nationalist Socialists of Germany and such tendencies are still alive.
That Syria in its modern attempt at being greater regional political power, a remnant empire of both ancient and recent compilations of former territories of variant ethnicities, desires to regain some vestige of its former greatness, appears not to be able to do so unless it resorts to the fascistic tendencies as alluded to here. Its current problem is that it does not appear to be able to regain what it was given after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, let alone manage with it retains after the decimated remnants left behind after ISIS/ISIL fell.
In the final analysis, a further situation that Syria may not be able to handle is that Damascus has a heavily prophetic problem that it will not be able to get around. To their grief, Israel will be at the center of it.

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