Fascism: “A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, and violent suppression of the opposition.” (The Free Dictionary)
There seems to be a lot of variations of the political philosophy “fascism” but most include at least these three elements. The prime example for fascism is Nazi Germany. Another common element is an extreme nationalism that stokes national pride and finds some outside force to blame for whatever national woes that may exist. In their case Germany was suffering from the Great Depression and the Jews, particularly the Jews who managed much of the financial system, were blamed.
A key difference between fascism and communism is the economic model. In communism the state is all powerful and owns everything. Private ownership is mostly forbidden. So the management of the economy; business, industry, agriculture, medicine, etc. is managed by bureaucrats who get their jobs by political favor and may know nothing about that which they manage. This system has always been an abject failure and has been responsible for human catastrophe over the last 100 years. Fascism keeps private enterprise with its financial incentives intact but with production and distribution tightly controlled by the central government. The uber-rich are rewarded with increasing wealth as long as they follow the party line.
Both systems rely on a rubber-stamp legislature and judicial. While there are laws and a constitution both are interpreted to mean whatever is politically expedient. Law enforcement and the military are used to control dissent. The media is nothing more than a propaganda machine spewing whatever the national leadership dictates. Adversarial media is condemned and quickly crushed.
Globalism is the new nationalism. National pride is forbidden but nations are encouraged to embrace “global pride;” a “oneness” of all peoples striving for the “greater good” to usher in the utopia of “equality,” “economic equity” (redistribution of wealth), “fairness,” and a host of other nonsensical terms and phrases. In order for this to happen the individual must diminish and give up freedom of choice, freedom of expression, the accumulation of personal property and wealth, and outdated concepts such as the nuclear family and the practice of religion.
Now go back and read the first paragraph. It’s the definition of the Democrat Party in 2020.