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Fascism vs. democracy vs. checks and balances
My response to "Satanist fascists"
by Diane Vera
Copyright © 2006 by Diane Vera. All rights reserved.
The Satanist scene has attracted some people who call themselves "fascists." Some of them seem to be serious believers in fascist ideology, while others - who are usually LaVeyans - seem to be playing at "fascism" primarily for shock value.
On the pages below, I will argue against fascism and in favor of governments with a strong democratic component and a system of checks and balances. (I don't favor Swiss-style pure democracy.) I will also argue against the notion that Satanists are an "elite" that is destined to rule the world. The pages below will not focus on neo-Nazism, to which I've devoted a separate section Against Neo-Nazism among Satanists.
- Coming soon: A general critique of fascism and a defense of open societies
- Should we Satanists aim to rule the world?
- Karl Popper and the "Open Society"
- Critiques of LaVey-based "fascism"
- More later.
See also, elsewhere on this site: