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
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.
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 world is filled with such diverse mystery! Today I stumbled upon, not actually using stumbleupon.com, this video by TED looking at the The World’s Most Mysterious Book. Turns out this 15th century book is unique and experts can’t agree on what it might be about. Intriguing!