The Degree of which men and women manifest honor and merit in the service of their country is determent of their place in civil society.
This is a recipe for nationalism. No, it is nationalism. If you're not waving the flag and shouting "Hail the glorious dictator!" you do not deserve a place in society. That's the true face of fascism.
Ideally, they'd like you to think that community activism and caring about the community makes you into a wonderfully venerated person. Of course, if this happens, you become a threat to the apparatus of state, and thus you must be removed. Fascism is oppressive, it requires rule from the top and vicious corporate exploitation to keep the people in line, if your place in society rises too high, you are removed. To get anywhere in a fascist government, you must be a member of the government/military, or a corporate puppet, and either way, you are not above suspicion, as they tend to be the greatest threats to the apparatus of state.
This is not Nazism, nor is it Italian Fascism, this is a fundamental fact of fascism. It is one of its underlying principles, the entire theory is based on complete and utter control over the citizens of a nation. For obvious reasons, this makes it impossible for anyone to do anything without being watched by the state.
"Fascism now and always, believes in holiness and in heroism; that is to say, in actions influenced by no economic motive, direct or indirect."
This is so similar to Hitler's Stalingrad speech on the capitulation of the Sixth Army that I cannot even begin to compare the two. http://www.calvin.ed...pa/propplan.htm
You should find this somewhat enlightening about the propaganda practices of a fascist nation. Whereas in any normal country, a government is not a tangible entity, it is instead an organization which is funded by and exists to serve the people (Although the United States and most western democracies have not, as of late, embraced this principle of government) through the governance of the country, fascism turns the state into a deified edifice toward which all efforts of the nation are directed. Fascism produces something which does not exist, a national identity. I do not mean petty designations such as "I am Czech," or "I am British," but an identity for the country and the government. The country becomes synonymous with the government, without the government, the nation ceases to exist, and without the nation or good parts of the nation, the government continues to perpetuate itself. This is a fact of fascism, that the government is independent of the country and the peoples' wishes, but it lies to them to ensure that they believe that they are part of some great movement which is there to ensure the greatness of the country. It appeals to the worst nationalist tendencies of humanity, our quest for petty titles and petty power, it demands not that you serve for the greater good of the people, but instead that you serve the government for the greater good of the government, ensuring that you believe that doing so will ensure success for the people.
This, of course, never occurs, since as you are serving the government, the government uses this power to ensure that its rule continues in perpetuity, as the government, as a general precept of totalitarian rule, continues to exist only to self-perpetuate. It is a terrible system which uses the entire country as a sponge, soaking up power and wealth to produce nothing more than continued governing capital.
"Everything in the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state." OR "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
As above, this is the use of the principle of sacrifice to make people believe that all they are doing is to benefit the nation, an entity which does not exist, but instead is synonymous with the state, which shall use all of your efforts as a will to continued power.
Cooperation or State Corporatism:
Though private property and free trade must be upheld and defended, business ultimately serves the greater good of the state, and must be guided towards Just and Noble purposes.
Here, the AFP advocates state corporatism, basically the ultimate plan of central planning so heavily prevalent in the Nazi regime towards its end. Essentially, business falls completely under a certain department or bureau which is responsible for overseeing economic prosperity and setting up quotas to meet. This is also the Stalinist system, and this is not fascism. This is the death of the free market system (Something which I'm no fan of).
However... what's this? They advocate free trade too?! That's ridiculous. State corporatism is essentially the complete and utter control of the market, controlling corporations, using political power and money to BUY companies, placing smaller corporations under large conglomerates. For instance, the German chemical cartel I.G. Farben was formed from seven corporations and absorbed the chemical industries of Czechoslovakia, Poland, Denmark, the annexed areas of France, and the Benelux during the Second World War. Naturally the people heading the company were dedicated fascists, if they weren't, IG Farben would have been broken up by the government only to be slowly acquired by a larger company. This is what happened to some of the German industries after the Nazi rise to power, conglomerates were formed and smaller companies were forced to join. Imagine how easy it would be to control air transportation if all of the US carriers joined tomorrow morning. United, Delta, US Airways, American, America West, Southwest, JetBlue, Continental, Northwest, all of them, joined, immediately and suddenly into one company (UniUSAmeriBlueSouthWestNorthinental Airlines). It would be a terribly large conglomerate, but of course, the government could force compliance with new laws unbelievably quickly, and of course, with no competition, they could extract any fees they'd like, and the government could tax them however they like. They'd never declare bankruptcy, because as taxes go up, fees go up, and the public would continue to pay. This is the view of free market which the dedication to the non-existent state entity forces, an unwavering dedication to the state by all individuals, all organizations, including corporations. What they say is classic DoubleThink.
Fascism alone has the moral courage to do the right thing. For the state, no matter what. Above all, a Fascist believes in virtue and will thus tell you the truth, and not just what you want to hear! Truth, courage, integrity!
Moral courage stinks of Nazi propaganda. Hitler would often speak of moral courage, moral duty, the strength of Germany (I won't bother with quotes, all you need to do is read one speech from during or slightly before WWII and you'll find it, or alternatively you can take my word for it, it's in there), and his idea of it was working towards the objectives of the state.
And who determines the fascist moral stance? Naturally, there is one party, one dictator, one government, one state, one people (The last two according to the propaganda pamphlet, although I'm sure the French have something to say about that and Petain!), so who decides what the country is to believe in? The dictator? Certainly not the people, they have not the political capital to do so, they are sapped up by the apparatus of state and they are given little more than the right to live which is so often infringed upon by the fascist autocracy in any nation. The government should exist to serve the people, when the government sets the beliefs of the people, the government exists to serve itself, and then you truly know you reside in a dystopia, or, alternately, according to some people, a fascist paradise. Welcome to Oceania.