Blogspotting: Skarbutts

Skarbutts is in no way a new discovery for me. I’ve been enjoying this infrequently updated WordPress blog, which uses the same WordPress theme I use, for about a year. Skarbutts’ theme is fascism of all stripes, with a focus on the fascist vision of H. G. Wells and other Progressives of the same era. He is not in favor of fascism.

Skarbutts’ central insight, which must be understood in order to comprehend the rest, descends from the First Reich (Roman Empire).

Although the term fascist has been distorted, once one understands the concept of the fasces the term becomes less murky and the false dichotomy between other forms of collectivism is exposed. Long before Mussolini espoused fascism the Roman Empire existed as a fascist state and the term fascist itself originated from the fasces which were the ancient Roman symbol representing the power of the state. The fasces were comprised of many rods which were bundled around an axe and bound by cords. The rods and axe together symbolized many diverse groups united and bound to a supreme authority as one. This symbol was revived to represent the Fascist Party during the twentieth century.

Unity by itself is not fascism but becomes so when control is placed under a centralized authoritarian which determines to purge out or suppress all nonconformity and resistance. Like the rods of the fasces, fascism today also consists of many social groups and organizations which unite as one in seeking the establishment of a universal authoritarian to empower their agendas and suppress their opponents. These global networks of various groups, many in the form of NGOs and PVOs, represent almost innumerable causes such as environmental, humanitarian, animal rights, civil rights, and gay rights just to name a few. By disguising themselves in a cause that evokes sympathy, and by consolidating forces, they infect the body politic to establish an authoritarian rule which will sympathize with and empower their cause. The fasces as a symbol may or may not have out lived its usefulness, but as a concept it is ever present. (Ideo-fascism)

Excellence aside, the main reason I am reviewing Skarbutts today is because right now his indexing is all screwed up and it’s hard to find what you’re looking for on it. I hope I can add something for those who want to have one place to use to access all his essays. Without further ado, in chronological order they are:

  • Cogitations 10.11.06
    Seeds for thought.
  • Super Power Stupor Power 10.11.06
    Is it a blessing or a curse to be the world’s only super power?
  • State Sponsors of State Sponsors of Terrorism 10.11.06
    Key quote: “today both Russia and China continue to support and arm terrorist states.” Seeing terrorism as a proxy conflict between communist nations and democratic states.
  • A Union of Fascist 10.11.06
    “Fascism quite simply put is a form of collectivism comprised of two principles, one rules as a supreme totalitarian and the other is its mass of subordinates which serve. Together they form one body united in a common cause. Relative to the entity’s perceived power, the tendency is to either assimilate, subjugate, or destroy all which are deemed foreign.”
  • The War for the World 10.11.06
    The post-WWII, fascist struggle to use NGOs and tax-exempt organizations to overthrow national governments and create a world government with an elitist ruling class.
  • The Seed of Fascism 10.11.06
    “National Socialism is Marxism made workable” – Adolph Hitler, 1937. The Tower of Babel and the many faces and forms of fascism.
  • Ideo-fascism: The Fourth Reich 10.12.06
    The fascism of transnational progressivism and the one-world-government movement.
  • The Open Conspiracy Revealed 10.12.06
    H. G. Wells’ books The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution and The New World Order are the play-books for transnational progressivism and the one-world-government movement. This essay is about the current state of the world.
  • The Progressive Wellsian State 10.20.06
    Back before the term was tarnished by association with Hitler, many people were proud to be called fascists. One of them was H. G. Wells, “referred to himself as a “liberal fascist” and put forward a theory of revolutionary praxis centered around a concept he described as “liberal fascism.”
  • Sophisticated Savages 11.25.06
    Subtitled “Neo-Tribalism, The Third Wave, and The New World Order,” this essay describes the tactics (The Third Way, Communitarianism, and the sabotage of the Westphalian Nation State) that will be used to implement the New World Order and the One World Government.
  • Anti-Semitism and Collectivism 1.1.07
    Leftists are anti-Semites, not because of their leftism, but because of their collectivist mindset.
  • The Final Tower 2.10.07
    Philosophical foundations of the transnational progressive movement to impose a collectivist One World Government.
  • Synthesis of the Nations: Israel Alone 4.3.07
    Globalization has weakened national borders and boundaries and strengthened the ties between nations. As the road to a global government grows wider there is an increasing desire to punish and dissolve those nations, like Israel, that desire to retain their own unique identity.
  • A World off Axis 5.14.07
    Summing up: Global economic and governmental interdependence is at the mercy of the most ruthless of states, as the incentive is to appease the most aggressive states and give in to even their unreasonable demands.
  • Globalization Destabilization 5.26.07
    Is the increase of Islamic terrorism a reaction to increased globalization? Are other tensions between nations related to the current-day demand for international consensus before action and against unilateral actions for national self-interest?
  • Faith Against Faith 6.22.07
    The moral and intellectual weakness of dogmatic atheism.

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4 responses to “Blogspotting: Skarbutts

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  2. Minor correction:

    The Holy Roman Empire and the Roman empire were historically distinct entities. As the old historian’s joke goes, the former was “Neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire”.

    The fasces were carried by the lictors who accompanied the Roman consuls through the streets of Rome as symbols of their authority during the days of the Republic. The fasces were actually not very useful as weapons, despite their intimidating appearance, and the occasions where an an unruly mob managed to smash a consul’s fasces, it was considered a great disgrace.

  3. Thanks for the catch. Fixed.

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