[Marxism] Is BJP Fascist? (was Fascist Intellectuals.)

Pratik Sinha pratikmsinha at gmail.com
Mon Aug 28 03:37:39 MDT 2006

BJP is fascist to the core - A not so perfect caricature of the Hitler's
National Socialist Party. The systematic manner in which they killed the
minority muslim community is adequate proof for that. They terrorized them
by killing, raping, illegal arrests, social isolation. If all that is not
fascism - then what is it?

Congress is not far behind though.


On 8/28/06, dwalters at marxists.org <dwalters at marxists.org> wrote:
> I once contributed, about 3 years ago, a piece on this question to the
> Communist
> Party of India Marxist-Leninist (Liberation) theorectical study magazine
> based
> in Dehli. Obviously I didn't tackle this question directly, rather
> indirectly.
> My response to this question was to lay out what I thought were the signs
> of a
> fascist organization or program and asked the comrades there to see if the
> met these requirements. I even poised to them, again using the classic
> definitions, if the BJP were even an Indian/Hindu adaptation to Fascism. I
> tend
> to be very 'conservative' when it comes to labels.
> Part of the reason for this, explained also in my contribution, was the
> generalized disregard for scientific analysis of right-wing groups
> generally
> and the use of th term, "Fascist", specifically. It is the closest thing
> to
> yelling "Witch" on the left that I can think of. Leftists just want to
> use,
> gives 'em an emotional base with which to fight the right, even though
> it's
> rarely accurate.
> The favorite, of course, is calling Bush a Fascist, when, in fact, he
> quite the
> traditional (in the literral sense of the term)
> 'bougeois-democratic-liberal'.
> Of course the failure on the left is that many then say that Bush has a
> "Fascist foreign policy". Oh, this is my favorite, as if anyone can really
> discern this foreign policy from a "non-Fascist imperialist foreign
> policy".
> The term is used as if "proving" Bush, or any current, like the BJP, is
> "Fascist" then it makes it easier to fight them. In fact, just the
> opposite is
> true. By labeling non-Fascist right wingers as "Fascist" not only makes
> one
> wrong, it opens the door to all sorts of nasty problems. Such as, well, if
> (insert rightwinger's name) then what we need is an alliance with all
> "non-Fascists" as if the issue itself was "Fascism" and not a rightwing
> program
> and attacks on the working class, at home and abroad.
> It is, very similiar, to the misue of the term "Genocide" to describe the
> general use of terror against civilian populations by gov'ts.
> David
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