Fascism vs Socialism: Where on the political spectrum do they exist?

Revisionist history is always happening. It’s often very difficult to find the truth. You’ll need to dig deeper than the top-level, mainstream media takes. Same holds true for defining Fascism and Socialism. Many currently believe that Socialism is the farthest left on the political spectrum while Fascism occupies the same position on the opposite side.

Couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Lots of people believe they can simply trust wikipedia.com to tell us the truth. Nope. Not always. It has some fervent writers that can take down content they don’t approve of, which is troubling.

But since I truly believe a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s great to be able to view something so complex in a more accessible manner. When I found this image, I had to make a copy and post it here. In fact, everyone should share it because this political spectrum image is so “spot on.”

Political Spectrum in Graphic Form

Graphic of the different kind of governments charted onto a political spectrum.
So as you can see, the amount of power held is what determines where the system lives on the spectrum.

I love how accurate this image is. It is far more appropriate than the “double-axis model” proposed by David Nolan.

  • Fascism is certainly not on the right side of the political spectrum. Fascist governments hold power over the people via their ties to industry.
  • Communism is basically the same thing, except industry is actually owned by the government.

In both systems, citizens have far less freedom and power.

Anarchy, on the other hand, is the opposite side of the political spectrum. Under pure anarchy, individuals hold power without any constraints of any kind.

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What’s the Deal with the Fahrenheit Thermometer?

Here’s a very well-done video on the origin of the Fahrenheit thermometer. No wait, it’s way more interesting than that sounds. Seriously, it’s pretty cool.

What the Fahrenheit?!

Why American continues to use the Fahrenheit thermometer, I have no clue. (Update: Here’s why!)

In related news, apparently Celsius Didn’t Invent Celsius.

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Greatest of All Time, Not Michael Jordan?!?

Greatest of All Time NBA

Greatest of all time? With LeBron on the rise, this discussion is a weekly debate on ESPN and just about everywhere else.

Just finished reading a great piece by Ben Hinson. Stat geek (like myself) Hinson broke down all the stats of the great NBA players of all time to see if Michael Jordan really was the best. According to the numbers, it wasn’t MJ.

So who is the Greatest of All Time? I won’t spoil it because it’s a must read for all hard-core NBA fans.

The G.O.A.T: Who is the Best Basketball Player of all Time (mid 70s — early 00s)?

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Does Science Argue for or against God?

As it the case in most professions, there are great ones, average ones and poor ones. This is true in the scientific community as well.

The poor ones today ignore the facts in order to promote a particular viewpoint. I really shouldn’t say “today” because these kind of people have been misleading people for centuries.

Does science argue for or against God?
If you’re honest, they answer that science argues for God.

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Videogame House in Real Life

Satellite photo of Videogame House in Real Life
They just don’t make ’em like these any more…

I absolutely love architecture. The more unique the better. BUT! It must still make sense, be logical in some respect.

With that in mind, checkout this Videogame House in Real Life. Can you guess where it is? No worries, I’ll tell you!

It’s in Miami, Florida. How many of you guess that? Very few if you’re telling the truth.

Even better, here’s the link to view Chateau Artisan in Bird’s Eye mode on Bing. Crazy, right? Looks like something straight out The Witness.

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