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Response to DCKit (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 10:24 AM

11. Sharlet argues that they are actually more dangerous than Fascists.

As he points out there hasn't been a powerful fascist nation since WWII, but Veriede's Family is stronger now than ever. He argues that the group is different from Fascists, because, at least according to Sharlet, Fascists revere violence because they seem to think it has redemptive quality for the nation, whereas the Family would say that they are seeking peace and they don't see violence in and of itself as holding redemptive power, that is reserved for Jesus. Sharlet does point out that they readily admire Hitler, though for his means not his ends. Of course, as he says when the means are authoritarianism, who cares what the ends are?

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