Fascism is an interesting concept that has evolved into a hard to define term. No one really uses that term today but in reality Fascism is alive and growing in the world today. To link Fascism and Nazism together (although they were linked together as Axis powers in WWII) is not proper use of the terms because they are different concepts. And in America today Fascism is on the rise. Lets look at some of the aspects of Fascism. Racial or ethnic cleansing is one old aspect that in todays society takes the form of opposition to continuing immigration. The hot issue today in America is illegal immigration but it covers the underlying feeling that immigration into the country is out of control and the gates should be shut. Stringent socioeconomic controls is an old aspect that exists today to a lesser degree but still exists. The totalitarian political systems can be looked at as the calls for significant strengthening in the authority of the state which has happened since 9/11. The pursuit of war to gain international dominance is seen in our interventionism around the world in the name of democracy. These are but a few of the aspects of Fascism we see today but people are either frightened by the word or cannot see the forest for the trees. So the my questions are: 1. Is America a Fascist state? 2. If not is America becoming a Fascist state? 3. Should the new Fascism be called Americanism?