Recently I’ve read a tweet that said more or less that “Division is simple: antifascists and fascists”.
The forthcoming anniversary of the Second World War is a good occasion to correct and refute that assertion, because the real division is between totalitarians (both communists and national socialists) and those that oppose them.
Second World War began with a German attack in Poland on 1st September, 1939, but previously there was an agreement between Soviet Union and Nazi Germany to divide Central Europe into spheres of influence. Soviet communists contributed to lead to the war. Stalin considered it would be an opportunity to set soviet socialism around the European continent.
Moreover, 16 days later he joined Hitler’s war against Poland. Meanwhile, 2 months and a half later, Soviet Union attacked democratic Finland (I refer to Winter War, which took place between the 30th of November and the 12th of March, 1940). So, in light of that, Soviet vision of the History according to that so-called “antifascist” soviet soldiers were liberators is undoubtedly absurd.
Socialists around the world, inspired by Marxism-Leninism, call those who condemn their bloody revolutions “fascists” and “reactionaries” (many critics have been also killed). Being a practicing Christian, belonging to middle or higher class (“propertied class” as marxists said) or having a “wrong” ancestral origin were reasons to be executed by communist squads. During Stalinism, millions of people of various nationalities were killed in also called USSR (more victims than Hitler’s national-socialist regime).
A key strategy of Soviet propagandistic techniques was the practice of pointing out political enemies as fascists. Polish patriots who opposed to Soviet Rule over Poland after II World War shared cells in jails with their main war enemies (Nazi criminals). Poles were fighting against Nazis during six years of war.
The fact that communists self-describe as “antifascists” suggests anti-communists are fascists (even today’s democratic socialist left makes that claim) is obviously a lie. But it’s more vulgar that socialists associate fascism with capitalism when Mussolini’s political origins are socialist and Hitler celebrated Labor Day (1st of May).
Likewise, linking Christianity to fascism has no sense. Most ideologues of fascism and national-socialism were atheists and hated religion. Of course, as totalitarians, they tried to use religion apart from the rests of aspects of human life for their purposes. But definitely, they have nothing in common with Jesus Christ’s Gospel.
Ignoring that during September 1939 Poland was scenario of a dual attack by national-socialists and communists is one of the reasons why according to leftist propaganda conservatives and libertarians are fascists.