[quote=“scherpschutter, post:13, topic:999”]Of course I’m not going to miss the man, and of course I do not sympathize with his right-wing ideologies
But do we have to condemn an artist for his ideological choices?
If so, we’d have to condemn Sollima and Corbucci too, since they had very simplistic, not to say idiotic left-wing ideas
I don’t think communism was any better than fascism, nor do I think that right-wing ideas are necessarily better than left-wing ideas
In the sixties left-wing ideas were more popular, today right-wing ideas (see Wilders, among many others)
But in general we are, or more in general people are more lenient towards left-wing extremists
The question has been asked more often, but I still haven’t heard a good aswer: why is that?
I know it’s a difficult question and that this isn’t the appropriate forum, but sometimes, somewhere, somehow, somebody must ask such uneasy questions[/quote]
Maybe socialism or communism is in theory regarded as a more “good”, “fair”, “beautiful” ideology by many people?
But extreme right-wing, fascism or National Socialism, has actually many things in common with extreme left-wing, this is not two totally opposing political ideologies.
Fascism or NS were also in their own way revolutionary, anti-capitalist and socialist.
But also rascist and anti-Marxist, and this is what sets them apart from communism.
Both fascism and communism are of course also totalitarian ideologies with anti-democratic government systems.
But this guy Heston and his views on guns has absolutely nothing to do with fascism, this is something that is much more appropriate to call “liberal”
But the term “fascist” is also very misused and so many people don’t quite know what the hell it stands for