Lets break down true progressive left ideology and see how it more aligns with fascism more than you realize. Progressive ideology strips power away from the individual and bestows it upon a central government to confer as it will- leaving all citizens at the mercy of the central government and whoever comes to rule it. The Citizenry in Germany just didn't give Hitler Germany. The Germans were willingly enslaved by degrees in return for a state that would “take care” of them, until the government was so incredibly large and imposing that they were utterly defenseless against it. Remember that one of Hitlers first acts of power was to disarm it's citizenry and then created its own "Ministry of Truth" through the Ministry of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment. Have to control the message you know... True conservatism, on the other hand, is fundamentally incapable of giving rise to a fascist scenario because it precludes a powerful centralized government at every turn. Conservatism holds a government accountable to its citizenry instead of the other way around- which is the way our forefathers designed the government to work. Currently, no US president has the authority or the control necessary to usher in another “Mussolini/Hitler scenario” though radical liberal progressives are working hard as we speak to surrender the last vestiges of control we still maintain under the pretenses of “humanitarianism,” “human rights,” and “tolerance.” And the ole worn out statement of fascism is right wing has become old an tiresome as the only thing right wing about fascism, is that it is slightly right to that of Marxism and vastly left of conservatism. Somewhere in the area where Progressives commingle, ideologically.