Avani Makwana
Avani Makwana
Avani Makwana
Fascis to Fascism – Human Tendency of Capsized Motifs for Power!

Published on May 15, 2020

We all know ‘Fascism’ as a type of a government with one-party or one-person dictatorship. The term reminds bitter dictatorship of Mussolini, Hitler, Franco, Perón and few others…


My topic is not on fascism or any related incident.

Rather it’s about history of the word ‘Fascism’ and reflection on how humans are convincingly twisting the concept upside down for the sake of their power and possession!


Let’s look at the evolution devolution:


The word is evolved gradually in the earlies of 20th century; more precisely before and around World War II and then continued as military dictatorship in different parts of the world.


‘Fascism’ is an English dictionary word, which has come from the Latin word ‘Fasces’.


‘Fasces’ as per New Oxford American English Dictionary is : ‘a bundle of rods with a projecting axe blade, carried by a lictor in ancient Rome as a symbol of a magistrate’s power, and used as an emblem of authority in Fascist Italy.’


‘Fasces’ is plural form of the historical Roman Latin word ‘Fascis’.


‘Fascis’ means ‘Bundle / Band’ and the term is inherited from Pro-Indo-European language and used in Ancient Greek and Latin era.


From Bundle or Band (unique strength of togetherness) to Power and Possession of one person!


This is how this Fascis got capsized to Fascism by handful of people who wished to rule the world by their single person dictatorship!


The term ‘Fascism’ appeared in Italy for the first time and Benito Mussolini was the first fascist leader to practice dictatorship.  Mussolini was the leader of National Fascist Party, former journalist and Italian politician and later the Prime Minister of Italy from 1922 to 1943! Another well-known and one of the most destructive dictatorships started around the same time was by Adolf Hitler; the leader of Nazi Party in Germany. Hitler is known for killing 19.3 million civilians and war prisoners! In addition, 28.7 million soldiers and civilians died as a result of his military action in Europe!


Without going into the history, the point I’m trying to make here is that Fascism was started with core element to make the nation stronger, more powerful, larger and more successful, to act wisely together like a bundle of sticks!

And to achieve this, fascists used any means necessary to achieve their goals.


Meaning changed. Mission changed. Mark changed.


The ideology developed from Fascis to Fascism keeps getting repeated in different segments.


Democracy has changed its entire meaning under the cover of this beautiful name!

Media is creating pseudoism and losing integrity by publishing news in wrong way with wrong weightage!

Words are becoming powerful than actions!


The child in me wants to see a fiction story today:

These capsized systems turn back to original…

Democracy thinks for its last helpless citizen…

Media is no longer bought by parties but spreading real news from north, east, west and south!

Once again Actions are stronger than talk shows!


I’m dreaming with my eyes open…

How wonderful the world would be if Fascism becomes Fascis again…