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Watch is Crypto Fascism?
Crypto fascism is a pejorative term implying secret support for, or admiration of, fascism. The term is used to imply that an individual or group keeps this support or admiration hidden to avoid political persecution or political suicide.
The word is largely credited to Gore Vidal. In a television interview during the chaos of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Vidal described William F. Buckley, Jr. as a “crypto-Nazi”, later correcting himself as meaning to say “crypto-fascist”. However, the term had appeared five years earlier in a German-language book by the sociologist Theodor W. Adorno,
Perhaps you have had this thought before. Perhaps you have had it often. I can remember politics dawning on me while watching a Steven Seagal vehicle, Under Siege, in 1992. I was in my early 30s.
The film was without redeeming merit – there’s no other way to put it – and it was about a “ruthless enemy” and the reimposition of the American social order through violence and rugged individualism. Why had I paid hard-earned money for it? Good question.
Before Under Siege, I tended to think action films were funny. I had a sort of Brechtian relationship to their awfulness. And I was amused when films themselves recognized the level to which they stooped, as Under Siege assuredly did.
The duration of revelation could have come at any time. It could have come earlier, and it did among my more astute friends.
Had I watched any of the later Rocky pictures, for example, or had I watched Rambo, I might have registered that there was little depicted in these frames but feel-good, reactionary message-deployment.
But there were, apparently, films too embarrassing for me to see, Rocky IV and Rambo among them.
I remember thinking True Lies, the abominable 1994 James Cameron film (featuring Republican governor-to-be Arnold Schwarzenegger), with its big, concluding nuclear blast – the nuclear blast we were meant to want to see – was, well, more than suspect. (I could never again watch a Cameron film without disgust.
And that includes the racist, New Age blather of Avatar.) Or what about the expensive and aesthetically pretentious Gladiator (2000), which I still contend is an allegory about George W Bush’s candidacy for president, even though the director and principal actor were not US citizens.
Is it possible to think of a film such as Gladiator outside of its political subtext? Are Ridley Scott’s falling petals, which he seems to like so much that he puts them in his films over and over again, anything more than a way to gussy up the triumph of oligarchy, corporate capital, and globalizationJoin Our Social Media Community