George Orwell’s “What is Fascism?”

George Orwell wrote a short piece in 1944 asking the question: What is Fascism? George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) died in 1950. His work is technically not in the PUBLIC (STATE) domain in the UK until the end of this year. If Orwell’s estate wishes to make a Fascist-copyright claim on this video, feel free. I’m not monetizing it anyway, and will simply take the video down.

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    YouTube suppressed yesterday’s video on the plight of Greece under Fascist and National Socialist rule during WW2. Fight Fascism by watching it here:

    Not only did they age restrict it and not send it out to non-subscribers, but subscribers have reported not getting notified about the video, and the video wouldn’t play for some of those who managed to find it. You have to be logged into the platform in order to even see it. Views are currently 63% lower than unusual. Not sure if it’s country-blocked either, but apparently you must be 18 years or over to learn about the Holocaust now…

    This is why you should ALWAYS check back at 5pm on Mondays for new videos. If I’m going to miss a video, I’ll let you know in advance.

    And before someone cries “but YouTube is a ‘private’ platform and can do what it wants”, it’s time for you to learn the words you speak (Public vs Private)

  2. It's socialism given a nationalistic flavour. Nationality replaces class, as the governing factor. Or in more recent times, probably race, or religion, or culture; one can see the attraction, given the multicuturism being rammed down our throats.

  3. best definition I found is any government or movement made to solely support/benefit a nationalist/racist/tribal group at the cost of anyone not within said group. aka, its defined by the intent of their policies, not the policies themselves. No real point in defining conservatism or liberalism by policies either as liberalism usually goes for anything policy that is believed to improve QoL for everyone, while conservatism is more about maintaining stability.

  4. People forget that an important difference between socialism and fascism is that in theory in a pure socialist state everyone is 100% equal. Fascism believes in the superiority of one national or ethnic group.

    I also see alot in the comments that people redefine what certain words mean. There are dictionaires that tell you what the official definition of a word is. Changing official definitions to suit your own agenda is redicilous.

    And i say this on the view of someone who is neither left nor right. Both ends have their flaws and a purely left or purely right society both would significantly lower the avarage quality of life.

    P.S. George Orwell himself was a socialist.(but didnt like Stalin/Communism)

  5. Mate I just noticed ur announcement re Greece WW2 & Utube as I was about to start my rant, coincidence or am I being obtuse? If so the great man would have loved the irony. We could really use him today, there's plenty of smart commentators around but if u want intelligent satire that is bloody funny he cannot be beaten. One of the best windows to understand Britain in the 30's & 40's and for my money one of the finest essayist of the 20th cent. Jeez, what fun he would have today with political correctness, China, u tube etc..All bloody fascists. ( ref: Young Ones) Anyway keep up the good work refreshingly intelligent History much appreciated.

  6. I always thought of Fascism as a strict belief in hierarchy – that everyone should know their place. Some are meant to rule and some are meant to be ruled. "If you're poor, you deserve it. If you're rich you deserve it". "If you're deviant, you're a non-person."

  7. We don't need so many words to describe fascist. Today, India is ruled by Fascists.
    1. Minorities and poor will be oppressed.
    2. All Main Stream Media are forced to blindly support the government.
    3. Views against the government will be silenced brutally.
    3. Fanatics will have the upper hand and there is no place for rationality.
    4. Lies will prevail the Truth.
    5. That will be the end of the country.

  8. You can say the same for Communism, Capitalism or even Democracy. Were China or USSR ever really communist (specially in regards to the Communist Manifesto)? What country since Athens has had an actual Democracy Government? To me, Fascism (my definition is control of government by a elite few) seems to be the default setting that every society falls into sooner or later. The Liberal names/ideas(my definition of Liberal is power to the people) seem be nothing but masks the fascist use to give the people a false sense of control.

  9. maybe people should stop constantly bitching about other people using the word facist too much, and ask themselves why it’s being used so much. there are plenty of things happening in the western world alone involving the dehumanisation of minority groups that are very concerning, and if not checked could spiral out of control. as germany showed, the road from a seemingly civilised nation to genocide is not as long as you might think.

  10. Orwell was a genius. Basically anyone on the left uses the term to describe a fascist as anyone they disagree with. Now the same mantra and tricks are being used albeit now it's racism. Racism is the new Fascism.

  11. 7:58 “ All one can do for the moment is to use the word with a certain amount of circumspection and not, as is usually done, degrade it to the level of a swearword.”

    Orwell’s concluding remark in his article.

    Tik’s commentary to this video:
    “[]His work is technically not in the PUBLIC (STATE) domain in the UK until the end of this year. If Orwell's estate wishes to make a Fascist-copyright claim on this video, feel free. I'm not monetizing it anyway, and will simply take the video down.”

    Should one spell this out?

  12. How very prescient this is with the rabid progressive left of today calling any opinions which dare to differ or question their insane agenda, a fascist. When it seems most far leftists are closest to fascists in their actions and words.

  13. YOU!!!! You twat You would have been locked up in an internment camp in the 1940s by your own intelligence service.

    There they would have planned business plans with others who were so attached to Germanism. I know there are many who legally have the swastika in the UK, and actually not as spoils of war … smh

  14. The slaughter that happens in Quatermass and the Pit is pretty much what goes on under a fascist regime; the problem is in differentiating this from communism. I suppose true communism has an international dimension, whilst fascism is always based on national identity. Communism usually descends into fascism, not that true communism is particularly attractive, there is one line to follow, and woe betide the dissenters. The anarchists are the antidote to this, but unfortunately, to date, a centralised force always beats a decentralised force. On a rather lower, and less violent level, we're seeing this played out on the Internet.