I read somewhere or other that the term “right wing” for fascists originated in the British government, where the communists were seated on the far left while their mortal enemies, the fascists, were seated as far away from them as possible, on the far right, so as to minimize the likelihood of brawling.
But fascism truly belongs to the big government left side of the political spectrum, where top down regulations trump individual freedoms. It was invented by an Italian and was first put into practice in Italy. In brief, it is simply socialism with a national identity.
Fascism bears no resemblance to right-wing conservatism, where grass roots responsibility and individual freedoms come first and government power is carefully limited.
Dinesh D’Souza explains.