The Left has created and maintains a self-serving myth that fascism is synonymous with the political ‘Right’ in every country in order to demonize those who, for one reason or another, oppose them. Thus, it is our opposition and not our ideology that is objected to. At least in the West, the Right of today consists of those who, 100 years ago, were commonly identified as ‘liberal’. Communists were, in that same era, even more repressively brutal and inflicted more death and damage than all fascists combined (then to now). Yet, today’s leftist propaganda persists and has succeeded in confusing the public regarding this history and these terms to the extent it is acceptable (even fashionable) being tagged a communist … but never a fascist.
The left in the U.S. – namely "progressives" or America- and Constitution-hating liberals, socialists, and communists – must conceal the true nature of communist regimes for two reasons:
- the socialism practiced by these horrific communist regimes is the socialism that leftists most ardently promote at home and
- these regimes represent entities in which there was or is the absence of any restraint on political power, which restraints at home progressives oppose, ignore, subvert, mock, misrepresent, or destroy.
Leftists are the Dorian Greys of our time. What they see in the mirror when they are alone is what they cannot permit us to see under any circumstances.
 "The International Brigades in Spain." By Robert Stapler, date unknown. Republished at "Spanish Civil War: A Case Study Of Propagandistic Distortion." By Thomas E. Brewton, The View From 1776, 7/25/15.