Fascism is a movement trapped in the will of the leader, the leader’s henchmen, henchwomen, and the faithful, who believe what they are told, whatever it is.
My favorite spin on the mentality and the movement, fascism, is “ the emperor’s new clothes”.
The obvious fact, that the emperor is naked, is lost on the faithful, the henchpeople, and the emperor, who knows, is it a sales pitch or does the emperor believe the new clothes scenario? It does not matter. Belief is a key, following is a key, believing what you are told, not what your lying eyes are telling you, a key, the mentality of a fascist movement, the key element, is always the demigogue, the emperor, whose lies are truth daily.