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FASCISM & DHARMA

 

FASCISM & DHARMA

by Columbus Falco

SBN-13: 978-1536896855

ISBN-10: 1536896853

August 7th, 2016

This book is dedicated to the Axis solders of World War 2. Though maligned by the victor’s history – it was due only to the immense courage, bravery and sacrifices of German, Italian and other Axis forces that Soviet troops did not succeed in raising the Red flag over Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Rome, Stockholm, and, perhaps, London.”

What is needed to read this book and understand its purpose —is The Kalama Sutta, or “the process of free and disciplined thinking”.

The Kalama Sutta is “The Charter of Free Inquiry”. This Sutta leads to the concept of Dharma. The Kalama Sutta is famous for its encouragement of free inquiry. The spirit of the Sutta (Sutra or Shashtra) signifies a teaching that is exempt from fanaticism, bigotry, dogmatism, and intolerance.

The sutta starts off by describing how the Buddha passes through the village of Kesaputta and is greeted by its inhabitants, a clan called the Kalamas. They ask for his advice: they say that many wandering holy men and ascetics pass through, expounding their teachings and criticizing the teachings of others. So whose teachings should they follow? He delivers in response a sermon that serves as an entry point to the Dhamma, the Buddhist teachings for those unconvinced by mere spectacular revelation.

The Buddha proceeds to list the criteria by which any sensible person can decide which teachings to accept as true. Do not blindly believe religious teachings, he tells the Kalamas, just because they are claimed to be true, or even through the application of various methods or techniques. Direct knowledge grounded in one’s own experience can be called upon. He advises that the words of the wise should be heeded and taken into account. He proposes not a passive acceptance but, rather, constant questioning and personal testing to identify those truths which verifiably reduce one’s own stress or misery.

Instead, the Buddha says, only when one personally knows that a certain teaching is skillful, blameless, praiseworthy, and conducive to happiness, and that it is praised by the wise, should one then accept it as true and practice it.

Thus, the Kalama Sutta is just that; the Buddha’s charter of free inquiry. this teaching is not intended as an endorsement for either radical skepticism or as for the creation of unreasonable personal truth.

Rather than supporting skepticism or subjective truths, in the sutta the Buddha continues to argue that the three unwholesome roots, greed, hatred and delusion lead to the opposite negative results, i.e. they are unskillful, blameworthy, etc. Consequently, behavior based on these three roots should be abandoned. Moral judgments of actions can therefore be deduced by analyzing whether these actions are based on the unwholesome roots or not.

The Kalama Sutta

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p<>{color:#000;}. Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing (anussava),

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p<>{color:#000;}. nor upon tradition (paramparā),

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p<>{color:#000;}. nor upon rumor (itikirā),

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p<>{color:#000;}. nor upon what is in a scripture (piṭaka-sampadāna)

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p<>{color:#000;}. nor upon surmise (takka-hetu),

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p<>{color:#000;}. nor upon an axiom (naya-hetu),

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p<>{color:#000;}. nor upon specious reasoning (ākāra-parivitakka),

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p<>{color:#000;}. nor upon a bias towards a notion that has been pondered over (diṭṭhi-nijjhān-akkh-antiyā),

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p<>{color:#000;}. nor upon another’s seeming ability (bhabba-rūpatāya),

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p<>{color:#000;}. nor upon the consideration, the monk is our teacher (samaṇo no garū)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Kalamas, when you yourselves know: “These things are good; these things are not blamable; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness,” enter on and abide in them.’

The Buddha named ten specific sources whose knowledge should not be immediately viewed as truthful without further investigation to avoid fallacies

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p<>{color:#000;}. Oral history

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p<>{color:#000;}. Traditional

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p<>{color:#000;}. News Sources

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p<>{color:#000;}. Scriptures or other official texts

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p<>{color:#000;}. Suppositional reasoning

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p<>{color:#000;}. Philosophical dogmatism

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p<>{color:#000;}. Common Sense

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p<>{color:#000;}. One’s own opinions

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p<>{color:#000;}. Experts

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p<>{color:#000;}. Authorities or one’s own teacher

Although this discourse is often cited as the Buddha’s carte blanche for following one’s own sense of right and wrong, it actually says something much more rigorous than that. Traditions are not to be followed simply because they are traditions. Reports (such as historical accounts or news) are not to be followed simply because the source seems reliable. One’s own preferences are not to be followed simply because they seem logical or resonate with one’s feelings. Instead, any view or belief must be tested by the results it yields when put into practice; and — to guard against the possibility of any bias or limitations in one’s understanding of those results.

End of Preface

“Barbarossa.” was too little, too late. Red army troops succeeded in raising the red banner over the Reichstag building in Berlin. It was due only to the immense sacrifices of German and other Axis forces that Soviet troops did not similarly succeed in raising the Red flag over Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Rome, Stockholm, and, perhaps, London.

This is from Prelude to Leadership (The Post-War diary of John F. Kennedy). See page 73 to 74.

As to his popularity, especially among the youth of Germany, there can be no manner of doubt. The old trust him; the young idolize him. It is not the admiration accorded to a popular Leader. It is the worship of a national hero who has saved his country from utter despondency and degradation.

David Lloyd George: Daily Express, September 17, 1936

“[It is] useful to know the laws of nature – for that enables us to obey them. To act otherwise would be to rise in revolt against heaven.”

– Adolf Hitler

Hitler showed great concern for animals native to Germany, and passed laws that ensured their safety and well-being.

In 1934, Hitler passed a law called Das Reichsjagdgesetz (the Reich Hunting Law), which regulated how many animals could be killed per year, and to establish proper ‘hunting seasons’. This law has now been adopted by most western countries.

A lies that will never die is Adharma

Dharma is the Right Conduct

Adharma: means immoral, sinful, wrong, wicked, unjust, unbalanced or unnatural.

Dharma: Path of Righteousness, and includes duties, ethics, rights, laws, conduct, virtue, honor, and right way of living

It is very hard to see Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler as anything but as “murderous racists”. An image painted by books, films, documentaries is so pervasive that all political atrocities are overshadowed by the names “Fascist and Nazi”.

The permanent image of Mussolini and Hitler are so stained by this one single image – no alternate will ever be allowed, no matter how small. I recently heard a major radio talk show host, say that from birth “solders of Third Reich Wehrmacht were raised to be fanatical killers…” (as he understood it from the “History Channel”) – let’s see – a German baby boy born in 1933 is 6 years old in 1939, and 12 years old in 1945. That’s one bad baby.

No! the youngest men fighting in the Wehrmacht were born and raised in the democratic era of 1920’s, with hyper-inflation, Communist inspired riots and insurgencies, hunger and poverty. They were the reasons they fought so hard! But we are led to believe the “History Channel” must, must be right -. no alternate will ever be allowed.

In order to learn who rules over you simply find out who you are NOT allowed to criticize” (Voltaire)

In Germany NO ONE is allowed to evaluate Germany during The third Reich – in Germany we are not allowed to point out the global diversity of the Waffen SS. The fact that German nationalism was in response to the raise of Communism. Those times, as defined today, have been written in stone and pounded into our heads for 70 odd years

It is interesting to note, but seldom exploited, that during the Cold war era, that started immediately after World war 2, close to a 100 million died. In Maoist China between the “Great Leap forward” and “the cultural Revolution” an estimated 70 to 80 million Chinese were killed by other Chinese. the annexation of Tibet followed a “scorched earth” policy. the horror of the Khmer Rouge of Cambodia was the result of the Vietnam war, that regime wiped out a quarter of Cambodia’s population.

These are some of the nightmares of the Cold war era and I am not including the estimated 40 million who died under Stalin before the cold war but under Communism.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The Christian Armenian massacre in the early 20th century. estimated # killed 2 million

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p<>{color:#000;}. The partition of India and Pakistan. estimated number killed 2 million, 14 million displaced. 1947

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p<>{color:#000;}. The horrors of the Korean, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Yugoslavian wars.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wars, revolutions to social upheavals just in the continent of Africa in the 20th century. estimated number killed? in the millions.

These horrendous tragedies are nearly forgotten

This reminds me of a personal story that may shed some light to this twisted way of thinking. I went on vacation to San Francisco. When I was there I asked my host if he could take me to China Town so I could buy a nice replica of the Buddha. After a bit of looking around, he took me to a Chinese shop that specializes in such objects.

A Salesmen quickly led me to a large collection of statues. All of them were statues of a laughing roly-poly fat man. The salesmen pointed them out as the “Buddha” statues, which one would I like to buy. Upon seeing them I immediately dismissed his claim – stating that they do not represent the Buddha whatsoever. The innocence salesman looked shocked and so did my host.

The salesman insisted they were images of the “Buddha”. I corrected him by stating that the proper image of the Buddha is that of a slender man with broad shoulders and with a serene expression. These fat laughing statures are not even Buddhist. To my mind I see them as rendering of fat village idiot.

When I visited Sri Lanka I went to a Buddhist Vihara (temple) in Colombo. In that Temple they had copies of famous statues of the Buddha from across the Buddhist world including the “Kyoto Buddha” of Japan to the ‘Sanchi Buddha” to many others. None included this fat man that I saw in Chinatown.

A total distortion that has so permeated the world’s impression that will never be corrected. That is a form of “cultural contamination” which illustrates the one-sided distorted view we have of Mussolini and Hitler. A view so engraved in history no other concept is tolerated.

No matter that these are “Bubai” – which comes from pre Buddhist China and has been named “the Buddha”. The fat version is the Buddha to the unadventurous obedient mind.

“The mind that alters, alters all.” William Blake.

The Chinese brought the image of “Budai” a Chinese folk deity, that eventually worked itself into Mahayana Buddhism as a “kind” of a future Buddha. He is always shown as a rotund laughing image, thus the name “laughing “Buddha” (not Budai).

In the West the image of “Budai is mistaken for The Buddha. Finally, the word “Buddha” in Sanskrit and Pali languages means “the enlightened one”, while “Budai” is a name of a Chinese folk deity that means “Cloth Sack”.

China has been the world’s largest Buddhist nation till the advent of Communism. But Buddhism predates China by at least 800 years. Buddhism was born around the 5th century BC in India. It reached China around the 2nd century AD. Between that time tens of thousands of Buddhist Statues were carved and painted across the subcontinent.

Masterpieces like the “Sanchi Buddha” to the “Gandhara”, the Mathura, and the Gupta schools of Buddhist art, to the art to the Ajanta cave temples show a handsome, tall, slender man with broad shoulders who is the “Buddha”.

In today’s politically dumbed down world the label Fascist is applied to connote violence, ruthlessness, corruptions to any act, by any entity, or government’s institution that they want to vilify. Tactic used in any governments democratic or totalitarian.

Social justice warriors often shout, “Fascist! Fascist!” at anyone who doesn’t agree with their views. The terrible state of the present day education system, combined with accepted levels of pregender distorts all. The neo-conservatives call those the disliked fascist (i.e. Russian President Vladimir Putin, but not Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu – yet they are both Nationalist regarding their respective. countries – both have been known to use military force. Indeed, that matter, neo-conservatives call anyone who place nationalism over globalism a fascist as well).

Progressive and liberals call anyone promoting Nationalism a fascist; or the police using force to protect the public safety and property – or just enforcing the law – a fascist.

It gotten so ridicules if you raise your arm too high your labeled a NAZI.

There is no single word translation for “Dharma” in western languages. DHARMA in philosophy is justice, social harmony, Duty, Ethics, Honor, and happiness requires that the Ruler and the people, live per dharma. The same hold true of the word “Fascism”. There is no single translation for Fascism. But both the words “Dharma” and “Fascism” have many things in common.

Fascism’s doctrine is true to THREE MENTAL CONCEPTS. One – The morality, honor and duty of the individual.

Two – The morality, honor and duty of the State.

Three- The morality, honor and duty of the individual and the state are interdependent.

Perhaps one of the best examples of putting the county before oneself is echoed in these words “And so, my fellow Americans: Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You, ---Ask What You Can Do for Your Country. " John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address, January 20, 1960

Of all the major “ism” of the past century Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism is uniquely the newest. Indeed, it gave birth to the NAZI’s National Socialism but without the racial superiority aspect. While fascism does place duty to the nation over the self so does any nation’s call to duty.

INTRODUTIONThe concept of Dharma parallels the theoretical Doctrine of Fascism and is opposite to the Judaism’s pray of “Kol Nidre”^^1^^,Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, the ends justices the means’ and Islam’s Koran in which Islam means submission and allow for lying in order to serve Allah. In which each allows for the annulment of honoring pledges.

Fascism, and Dharma seek the Right path, including the aspects of the codes of Honor, Conduct, Duty and Morality, therefore largely have some compatibility. So to a lesser extent does capitalism – the capitalist can be an honorable man or greeting villain. Either way he chooses he can be granted forgiveness on Sunday and salvation upon his death bed by an invocation by a priest and asking for the Lords forgiveness. I think this is way capitalism has done so well for the benefit of mankind. Fascism is a form of capitalism but requiring a greater goal than just greater profits.

Dharma signifies the order that makes life and universe possible, and includes duties, rights, ethics, laws, conduct, virtues and ‘‘right way of living’’ Dharma includes the religious and societal duties, moral rights and duties of each individual, as well as behaviors that enable social order, right conduct, and those that are virtuous.

Dharma is that which all existing beings must accept and sustain harmony and order in the world, including following the righteous path (Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism)

The dharma-chakra “Wheel of the Dharma”, is one of the eight underlying aspects of Indian Religions It is also connected to the Noble Eightfold Path. Which is the way man conducts himself in the righteous path.

Sanatana Dharma or “eternal law/eternal truth” is the term used by those who follow the faith we call “Hinduism”.

Theory is always nobler than practice

The comparisons of Dharma and Fascism, must be contrasted against theory and practice during the years 1920’s to the abolition of Fascism in 1945. There is no way we can see the world as those Europeans who lived it – we’ve only been allowed to see that passed through only one lens. The other side had their patriotic, brave and honorable. The one version would deny them that respect; only those who rule us will tolerate – we’re good, they’re evil – no balance, no deviation is the edict for all time – the lies that will never die – which is easy to do if no other examination is permitted.

Nevertheless, if we’re allowed to subtract the media bias that has filled 100% of our vison of those days - is it possible to separate the aspirations from conduct. All governments, democratic or totalitarian have committed great injustices – never in the name of evil – always for good.

Did they, the anointed evil-one have any desire to seek Dharma to their existence, or are we to follow the script that the millions of pro fascist around the world were just murderous fiends out to rid mankind of justice, social harmony, and happiness. I don’t think so.

You’ll see in pages to come stories from every corner of the planet men and women siding with histories supposed arch villains who, we are to believe, had cause to hate and inflict chaos and disharmony (the opposite of Dharma). WHY?

This book is not going to exempt the loyalty and pledges that so many severing in the ranks of the distained – or annul their cause – Draw your own conclusion.

But I will say Dharma is of the eastern world, principally India but includes all of East & Southeast Asia. Hinduism’s 3500-year-old caste system negated the concept of Dharma. But in nations like Japan, times in history, or in societies like the Sikhs Dharma help develop advanced societies. One could say that “Dharma” is the Eastern aspect of Fascism stated by Mussolini.

Also nations like Japan, certain times in history, or societies like Sikhism were not based on a Democracy. In Japan Dharma made a society dedicated to order, duty, morality, righteousness, and harmony.

For thousands of years the concept of Dharma was studied and many vast empires successfully ruled using the basic Dharmic codes which sustained an honorable governance. In total from Empires, faiths to nations Dharma has proven to be a successful way of life and governance.

The same can be said of the Sikh faith whose adherents are some of most successful people in the subcontinent and across the world. The “code of Honor, Morality, and Duty are part of the concept of “Dharma”. Those nations and societies that followed a Dharmic way of life were successful and prosperous with a high level of morality and honor with a strong purpose of duty to oneself and the state.

India’s many cultures often reflected this during her eons long history. The chivalry of the (Hindu) Rajputs, the “documented” history of the island nation of (Buddhist) Sri Lanka, and across the vast region of South East and East Asia.

They often failed due to “Ardhamic” ways of living. The same can be said of Fascist Italy. Fascism failed in Italy because it was negated by World War 2. What can be understood is that Fascist Italy is a concept of Dharma and the cultures that followed Dharma were also following form of a Fascist society.

A quick summary of Dharma and society in the east should be stated.

[_ -Chandragupta Maurya (321- 297 BC) A Hindu Emperor who conquered all the Greek Satrapes left by Alexander the Great and _] created one of the largest Empires of the world. Under Emperor Maurya a series of major economic and political reforms were passed under a strong central administration. Patterned after Kautilya Chanakya’s “Arthashashtra” his empire was characterized by a highly organized Bureaucratic structure with a large civil service. Emperor Chandragupta Maurya ushered in an age of great social and religious reform in the Subcontinent. The “Arthashasthra” (The Science of Politics) was more “Machiavellian” than Machiavelli’s “the Prince”. The 15 volume Arthashasthra was the basis of Chandragupta’s Empire. His massive army expanded and maintained that Empire. His social, economic and religious reforms conformed to that of the Dharma. His empire is well documented by the ancient world from Asia to ancient Greece. (Please note this an extreme summary of a vast and powerful empire)

-The Ashokan Empire (268 to 232 BC) H. G. Wells wrote in his book “The Outline of History” – “Amidst the tens of thousands of names of Monarchs that crowd the columns of history, their majesties, graciousnesses, and serenities and Royal highnesses, and the like, the name Ashoka shines, and shines almost alone, a star”. Among the many aspects that made Emperor Ashoka so “Great” were his edicts stated on tall pillars across his vast Empire. Among them was law and order and a singular compassion to animals. Some of the world’s first veterinarian hospitals came into being under the Ashokan Empire. Emperor Ashoka was the “Constantine” of Buddhism. Through him Buddhism became an Asian faith, eventually spreading as far as Japan.

-The Kushan Empire (AD 127-163) was one of the world’s largest Empires. Emperor Kanishka is famous for his military, political, and spiritual achievements. Under King Kanishka the final Buddhist council was held. During this council Buddhism got divided into Mahayana and Hinayana. Images of the Buddha based on 32 physical signs were made during his time. The Empire was maintained by King Kanishka because of his deeds was highly respected, regarded, and honored by all the people he ruled and governed and was regarded “the greatest king who ever lived” because of his kindness, humbleness and sense of equality and self-righteousness among all aspects. The great deeds and character of the king Kanishka made his name immortal and thus he was regarded “The King of Kings”. The Kushan Empire is another example of a massive power center administered with a code of honor and righteousness for ruler and subjects.

-Buddhist Sri Lanka is the oldest unbroken Buddhist nation in the world. She has an unbroken written history of 2500 years. Only China, of the ancient world, has achieved such a feat. At the ancient city of Mihintale the world’s first hospital only dedicated to man was built. At the ancient capital of Anuradhapura nine hospitals specializing in various aspects of human diseases existed. It was in Buddhist Sri Lanka that the Buddhist “bible” (the Tipitaka) was put into writing in the 1st century BC under King Vattagamini. This act alone is as significant as Rome putting into writing the Christian Bible. Buddhist Sri Lanka is an excellent example of the practice of Dharma on an economic and social level. Most of Sri Lanka’s ancient monuments were civic based.

Sir Henry Ward, Governor of Sri Lanka stated “It is possible, that in no other part of the world are there to be found within the same space, the remains of so many works of irrigation, which are, at the same time, of such great antiquity, and of such vast magnitude as Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Probably no other country can exhibit works so numerous, and at the same time so ancient and extensive, within the same limited area, as this island”.

In all four examples the Empires and nations mentioned had vast armies to defend the area under rule and maintain law and order.

Dharma and education. The first centers of Higher learning came under Buddhist rule. Centers devoted to strictly learning include the University of Nalanda and the University of Taxila among many. Unlike the Library of Alexandria these universities had their own libraries, lecture halls, dormitories etc. The University of Nalanda had a student body of 30 thousand and a library of 9 million manuscripts and “books”.

I give a few examples of Dharma and military power.

-Under the Rajput Kingdoms war between them and the Mughal Empire took unprecedented levels. When A Rajput king lost to the Mughal Empire, as in the case of the Fortress of Chittor, “Jauhar” was committed. More than once over 36 thousand women and children committed “Jauhar” or “ritualistic immolation” than fall into the hands of the Mughal army where they would face the “dishonor” of rape and mass murder. The Rajput Kings would then ride into the army to die in battle. Only one prince was “spirited away’ to later regain the lost kingdom from the (Muslim) Mughal Empire. This is “Dharma” in its most militant form.

-The Sikh religion started as faith of “nonviolence” but due to the repeated genocidal atrocities committed on them by the (Muslim) Mughal Empire and other Muslim Kingdoms, Sikhism became a “militant faith” by the 16th century. The Sikhs adhered to a code of militant order” and a “code of Honor”. This including dress code and fighting skills. Their reputation as warriors helped transform the Sikhs into a formidable force. The Sikh Empire came into being under Ranjit Singh. Sikhs are known worldwide for their economic skills. The Punjab is one of the wealthiest states in India and the world wide Sikh community are one of the wealthiest and influential communities from the subcontinent. This too is an example of “Dharma” in its militant form.

Other examples include the militant nature of the (Hindu) Gurkhas, Imperial Japan, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.

It is the codes of Honor and Duty that drove the armies of Japan and Germany to keep fighting even when the odds were against them. That code of honor is fully understood in any military, especially when a nation (or Kingdom or faith) faces overwhelming forces that are bent on its total destruction. We are told that what the Japanese and Germans did at the end of World War 2 was driven by a “fanatic” sense, even “madness” yet we would do the same if faced by a similar fate. The act of suicide committed by so many Japanese including that of Hitler in his bunker is not so different than the act of “Jauhar” committed by tens of thousands of Hindu women when faced with a fate worse than suicide.

Out of the hundreds of texts, treaties, epics and commentaries that explain the concept of Dharma I include some of the main documents to clarify this concept and how it relates to Fascism. Among them are:

Kalama Sutta (Discourse on free thinking) {ka-la-ma sut-ta}

Dharmashashtra(the treaties on Dharma) {Da-r-ma-sha-shtra}

Dharmachakra (wheel of Dharma) {Da-r-ma-chuk-ra}

Dhammapada (the path of the Dharma) {Dum-ma-pa-de}

Arthashashtra (Science of Political economy) {Ar-tha-sha-shtra}

Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God) {bug-are-vud gee-ta}

Sanatana Dharma (eternal law/eternal truth) {Sa-na-tar-ne}

The 3 jewels, the four noble truths, and the Eightfold path of Buddhism. In addition, I have made references to other major documents such as the Tipitaka (the Buddhist holy book), the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh holy book)

The similarities between Judaism, Islam, and Communism is that all three ideologies demand complete submission. The faiths demand that towards a God, while the ideology of Communism demand that towards the State.

Italian and later German fascism ruled for, give or take two decades and achieved respect, sustain harmony out of chaos and order in their world. Until it was harassed and destroyed. History is the story of good regimes and bad regimes.

There have been good autocrats and bad democracies – bad despots and good republics, such is the way of the story of mankind. I prefer a good government above all; one which respects my basic human rights.

Sometimes it is easier to depose of a bad despot than a bad duly elected President.

Which is preferable – Freedom in a stable orderly, morality honorable society. Or an unruly, morality corrupt freedom obsessed society. –

Singapore is a secular, unitary, multiparty parliamentary Republic. She is the world’s only city nation state. At 278 square miles Singapore is one of the smallest nations in the world by area. Her population is around 5.5 million. Yet Singapore has some of the world’s most strict laws which are fully enforced.

Singapore is one of the cleanest nations on the planet mainly due to those laws. Punishment for public littering, urinating, defecating to acts of public graffiti is extremely severe. The punishment ranges from high fees, imprisonment to public caning. It is interesting to note that people who come from societies with a high level of pollution, litter, acts of public urination and defecation do not do any of this when they are in Singapore.

They behave according to the laws of that nation. But the moment they return to their homeland they litter, publicly urinate or defecate (as in India) to doing acts of public graffiti (as in the US)

If Democracy is the only way to make a nation strong, then how do you explain virtually all major civilizations prior to The French Revolution?

In these vulgar and debased times, it cannot be denying that democracies can’t be Absolut and demand that its citizens have to killed and died, by the mandate of the democratic state, for democracy? How about the World Wars, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Iraq Wars? The Afghan War. People in democratic regime can be duped into killing and dying for their leader’s best interests – to spread “democracy” and crony capitalism. Democracies can have many hidden kings with desirers not for the people’s best interest. Americans today, have no moral understanding of a constitutional democratic republic – therefore we’re on a path to lose it, and it appears on the path to collectivism.

[_ In the Fascist state no failed corporation, or bank would be bailed out by the public funds -the executives would most likely be arrested, imprisoned and worse. _]

In a Fascist state there would be no open borders and un-controlled illegal immigration.

Try tell a democracy that it has not right to tell you to pay taxes, a military draft, to not buy health insurance, to ignore the EPA or refute the hundreds of thousands of Federal, State and local regulation, building codes, refuse emanate domain grabs for public or private use and capitalization, labor laws, housing laws, drive a cab without a cabbies permit, give a haircut without a college degree to do so -- on and on and on – all forms of what any halfwit college professor of the lies that will never die would otherwise call fascism.

Let not the reader surmise that I want to bring Fascism to today. That would be impossible and highly dangerous for multitudes of reasons. First of all, this society is too debased, vulgar, loud, ignorant, hedonist, self-destructive, drugged out, perverted, sexually obsessive and or feminized, equality craved, self-obsessed and just down right stupid. What was once a gentle culture has become a genital culture.

The people of the 1930’s had class – we of the 21st century are classless slobs. To give a well-run government to this bunch of morons and degenerates would be like giving a hand grenade to a toddler.

“The enemy of freedom is equality.” Alexis de Tocqueville

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

THE

ITALIAN REVOLUTION FASCISM

& DHARMA

Fascism is a doctrine NOT a tactic!

You can’t be a Fascist and an International Marxist or globalist at the sometime.

” Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.” Mussolini

If I had been an Italian I am sure that I should have been whole-heartedly with you from the start to the finish in your triumphant struggle against the bestial appetites and passions of Leninism. I will, however, say a word on an international aspect of fascism. Externally, your movement has rendered service to the whole world. …Italy has shown that there is a way of fighting the subversive forces which can rally the masses of the people, properly led, to value and wish to defend the honor and stability of civilized society. …Hereafter no great nation will be un-provided with an ultimate means of protection against the cancerous growth of Bolshevism.’-Winston Churchill speaking in Rome on January 20, 1927.

Twelve years later Winston Churchill would align his country and people with the ‘bestial appetites and passions of Leninism’.

Fascism – Dharma

THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS

-The 1st t Noble Truth: Life is suffering.

-The 2nd Noble Truth: There is a cause for suffering. The cause of suffering is desire, cravings and illusions based on ignorance.

-The 3rd Noble Truth: By stopping these cravings the suffering is stopped.

-The 4th Noble Truth: To end suffering we must end our cravings. The way to end cravings is the eight-fold path.

THE EIGHT FOLD PATH

[* Right viewpoint- Realizing the Four Noble Truths. *]

[* Right values- Commitment to mental and ethical growth in moderation. *]

[* Right Speech- One speaks in a non-hurtful, not exaggerated, truthful way. *]

[* Right Actions- Wholesome action, avoiding action that would do harm *]

[* Right Livelihood- One's job does not harm in any way oneself or others; directly or indirectly (drug dealer, criminal) *]

[* Right Effort- One makes an effort to improve. *]

[* Right Mindfulness- Mental ability to see things for what they are with clear consciousness. *]

[* Right Concentration- State of being where one reaches enlightenment and the ego has disappeared. *]

“Fascism is action and it is thought; action in which doctrine is immanent, and doctrine arising from a given system of historical forces in which it is inserted, and working on them from within. It has therefore a form correlated to contingencies of time and space; but it has also an ideal content which makes it an expression of truth in the higher region of the history of thought…”

The above follows the eightfold path of the Dharmachakra (wheel of law) which is not limited by time and space and makes it an expression of truth in the “higher region of history of thought”. Includes the “Dharmasashtra (treaty on Dharma) & the “Dhammapada (path of Dharma).

“There is no way of exercising a spiritual influence in the world as a human will dominating the will of others, unless one has a conception both of the transient and the specific reality on which that action is to be exercised, and of the permanent and universal reality in which the transient dwells and has its being.

“To have a conception of the transient and the specific reality on which that action is to be exercised, including the universal reality in which the transient dwells” is the pure philosophy of Dharma and the Dharmachakra. Includes the “Dharmasashtra” (treaty on Dharma) and “the Bhagavad Gita” (Song of God)

meaning a person has to understand the cause and effect of one’s actions to that the world has set laws in which one’ actions take place.

To know men, one must know man; and to know man one must be acquainted with reality and its laws. There can be no conception of the State which is not fundamentally a conception of life: philosophy or intuition, system of ideas evolving within the framework of logic or concentrated in a vision or a faith, but always, at least potentially, an organic conception of the world.”

[_ “To know men one must know man; and to know man one must be acquainted with reality and its laws....” is the philosophy of Dharma that includes “Right Concentration- State of being where one reaches enlightenment and the ego has disappeared” such as doing away with Hedonism, Cravings and Selfishness. _]

“an organic conception of the world.” This expresses yet another version of Dharma as in Sanatana Dharma or “eternal order” or “eternal law”. See the four Noble Truths that center on the Dharmachakra (Wheel of the Dharma) including with “life is suffering” (Four Noble Truths), “The Dharmasashtra” (treaty on Dharma”), “The Dhammapada” (Path of Dharma) & the Bhagavad Gita.

SPIRITUAL VIEW OF LIFE

“Thus many of the practical expressions of Fascism such as party organization, system of education, and discipline can only be understood when considered in relation to its general attitude toward life. A spiritual attitude. Fascism sees in the world not only those superficial, material aspects in which man appears as an individual, standing by himself, self-centered, subject to natural law, which instinctively urges him toward a life of selfish momentary pleasure…”

See the four Noble Truths that center on the eternal Dharma (Sanatana Dharma) including with “life is suffering” (Four Noble Truths), Includes “The Dharmasashtra” (treaty on Dharma”), “The Dhammapada” (Path of Dharma) & the Bhagavad Gita.

“it sees not only the individual but the nation and the country; individuals and generations bound together by a moral law, with common traditions and a mission which suppressing the instinct for life closed in a brief circle of pleasure, builds up a higher life, founded on duty, a life free from the limitations of time and space, in which the individual, by self-sacrifice, the renunciation of self-interest, by death itself, can achieve that purely spiritual existence in which his value as a man consists.”

[_ The Dharma of the self, the family, to the society is stated clearly above where the code of honor and duty are central to the Dharmic way of living. Self-sacrifice and the renunciation of self -interest are the core to the teachings of Dharma. The code of honor and duty extends to death itself as seen in the duty of the Soldier. Again free from the limitations of time and space. “The Dharmasashtra” (treaty on Dharma”), “The Dhammapada” (Path of Dharma), “The Arthashashtra” (Science of Political Economy), Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) _]

Loyalty, honor and fulfilling an oath and pledge

“Fascism wants man to be active and to engage in action with all his energies; it wants him to be manfully aware of the difficulties besetting him and ready to face them. It conceives of life as a struggle in which it behooves a man to win for himself a really worthy place, first of all by fitting himself (physically, morally, intellectually) to become the implement required for winning it. As for the individual, so for the nation, and so for mankind.

Hence the high value of culture in all its forms (artistic, religious, scientific) and the outstanding importance of education. Hence also the essential value of work, by which man subjugates nature and creates the human world (economic, political, ethical, and intellectual).”

The above fits perfectly into the Eightfold path. The Buddhist version of Dharma subjugates nature and creates the human world. To quote King Parakrama bahu of (Buddhist) Sri Lanka “Let not even a drop of rain water go to the sea without benefiting man” which led to some of the world’s first and most massive dams and irrigation projects on an island nation blessed with over a 100 rivers. This also included the first hospitals dedicated only to serve man and animal (in India) to the some of the world’s first Universities. Civic duty is central to Dharma. “The Dharmasashtra” (treaty on Dharma”), “The Arthashashtra” (Science of Political Economy) “The Dhammapada”, (Path of Dharma), Bhagavad Gita (Song of God)

Fascism and Dharma place emphasis on the civic duties towards society and for the benefit of man while managing nature.

“This positive conception of life is obviously an ethical one. It invests the whole field of reality as well as the human activities which master it. No action is exempt from moral judgment; no activity can be despoiled of the value which a moral purpose confers on all things. Therefore, life as conceived of by the Fascist, is serious, austere, and religious; all its manifestations are poised in a world sustained by moral forces and subject to spiritual responsibilities. The Fascist disdains an “easy” life

The Edicts of Emperor Ashoka that set the moral code of a vast Empire are central to the Dharma. “The Dharmasutra” (treaty on Dharma”), “The Dhammapada” (Path of Dharma), & the Eightfold path

It is the duty of the citizen to honor a code of morality for himself and the state.

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FASCISM & DHARMA

The book “Fascism & Dharma” shows the synthesis of two ideologies from vastly different cultures that have so much in common. Fascism and Dharma shatters the illusions of Fascism perpetrated on the world for so long and exposes World War 2's other histories seldom reported. The Edicts of Emperor Ashoka which set the moral code of a vast Empire are central to the concept of Dharma. It is the duty of the citizen to honor a code of morality for himself and the state. The Fascist conception of life is an ideology, in which man is viewed in his immanent relation to a higher law..."Those who perceive nothing beyond opportunistic considerations fail to realize that Fascism is not only a system of government but, also and above all, a system of thought.” The “higher law” is Dharma. The eternal law is Dharma and the negation of “opportunistic considerations” are part of the eight fold path and includes honor, duty and the moral code of your society. “THE IMPORTANCE OF TRADITION In the Fascist conception of history, man is man only by virtue of the spiritual process to which he contributes as a member of the family, the social group, the nation, and in function of history to which all nations bring their contribution. Hence it is the great value of tradition in records, in language, in customs, in the rules of social life that make great men and great nations A written history is important to remember past mistakes and reveal the truth. “Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it” The Fascist State, as a higher and more powerful expression of personality, is not only a force, but a spiritual one. It sums up all the manifestations of the moral and intellectual life of man. Its functions cannot be limited to those enforcing order and keeping the peace, as the liberal doctrine had it. It is no mere mechanical device for defining the sphere within which the individual may duly exercise his supposed rights. It is the Wheel of law (Dharma chakra). It is the eternal law of morality, duty, honor and righteousness. “Fascism, in short, is not only a law-giver and a founder of institutions, but an educator and a promoter of spiritual life. It aims at refashioning not only the forms of life but their content - man, his character, and his faith. To achieve this purpose it enforces discipline and uses authority, entering into the soul and ruling with undisputed sway. Therefore it has chosen as its emblem the bundled Lictor’s rods, the symbol of unity, strength, and justice.” The emblem of the “Lictor's rods of Fascism is the same as the Dharma chakra or the emblem of the wheel of law of Buddhism. The honor of the individual is the honor of the nation. It is what right you can do for yourself, what right you can do for the nation, what right nation is obliged to herself, and what right the nation can do for you. Mr. Columbus Falco is an Italian American born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and grew up mostly in the southern state of Louisiana. A strong advocate of the US Constitution and the right for self-determination which is expressed in The Crucible of Decline. Mr. Falco served in the military with high distinction. Grandson to an Italian Gentleman who was closely involved in Mussolini's rise to power. He has traveled, and lived extensively through America, Europe, and Asia. He consulted with Ministers in India and Sri Lanka has given him the in depth knowledge that led to the production of books such as “India Shattering the Illusion. The Birth of New Nations. Kashmir to Elam” to “European Union. The Rape of Europa”.

  • ISBN: 9781370259069
  • Author: Columbus Falco
  • Published: 2016-09-06 02:35:15
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