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The “1619 Project” Learns from Mussolini

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The “1619 Project” Learns from Mussolini

 

The “1619 Project” is a genuine and instructive exercise in “fascist attitudes and activity” as described by Mussolini.

 

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By Carol Iannone 

 May 28, 2020

 

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Contrary to what many think, fascism is not based on the belief in absolute truth. Fascism is based on the belief that there is no truth; that is, on relativism, or nihilism. This position is actually built on a fatal contradiction: a relativist says there is no truth, but in so doing, he is asserting a truth which then becomes the basis for what he intends to impose on everybody else. 

Everybody else has been so polite as to let the relativists go on instead of pointing out that they are proceeding from a premise that contradicts their own premise and therefore they don’t deserve to be listened to. But that’s where we are and where we’ve been for some time in the relativistic postmodern worldview.  

Take the “1619 Project”—a group of essays pushing the thesis that American ideals were false when they were written and that the American Revolution was fought to protect and perpetuate slavery. 

 Prominent historians, liberals and conservatives alike, including Gordon Wood, James McPherson, James Oakes, Victoria Bynum, Clayborne Carson, Allen Guelzo, and Sean Wilentz have enumerated the many factual errors in the essays (including at the 1620 Project of the National Association of Scholars). Yet the lead essayist, Nikole Hannah-Jones, has responded mainly by mocking the idea of objective history altogether, as when she tweeted, with irony, “LOL. Right, because white historians have produced truly objective history.” She and her defenders fall back on the idea that they are offering a different “interpretation” or “re-framing” of the facts, or that they are simply generating debate. 

“I think my point was that history is not objective,” she has said. “And that people who write history are not simply objective arbiters of facts, and that white scholars are no more objective than any other scholars, and that they can object to the framing and we can object to their framing as well.”

This can fairly be described as a fascist attitude. As Benito Mussolini helpfully explained, “If relativism signifies contempt for fixed categories and men who claim to be the bearers of an objective, immortal truth . . . then there is nothing more relativistic than Fascist attitudes and activity . . . From the fact that all ideologies are of equal value, that all ideologies are mere fictions, the modern relativist infers that everybody has the right to create for himself his own ideology and to attempt to enforce it with all the energy of which he is capable.” 

 

 

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Hieronymous

“Life is meaningless.”

”What do you mean?”

 

”Question Authority.”

”Why?”

Moral relativism doesn’t really work.

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MontyPython
5 hours ago, Hieronymous said:

“Life is meaningless.”

”What do you mean?”

 

”Question Authority.”

”Why?”

Moral relativism doesn’t really work.

 

"What if there were no hypothetical questions?"

"I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure..."

:scratch:

 

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Severian

Well, as O'Brien said to Winston in 1984, 2+2 is whatever the Party needs it to be, 3, 4, 5, or whatever else the Party requires.

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