Say that tomorrow my friend Ed became benevolent fascist dictator of the United States. His acts are: 1. All cars are destroyed, to be replaced by bikes, public transit and horses. 2. All shopping is consolidated into single districts once every five miles. 3. All communities are localized, and cities subdivided. 4. All people under 120 IQ points are shot; criminals and perverts are shot; scumbags and liars are demoted if not shot. 5. All mass media is dissolved and replaced by local newspapers. 6. All pornography, ripoff cheapshit products like the Franklin Mint, new age religious scams, et al are banned. 7. Churches are taxed. 8. Ethnic groups are isolated and repatriated. 9. An elite is formed of our smartest, healthiest and best in character people. My question is: Would we be worse off, in terms of the function and end result of our society? If society ran more effectively, toward higher goals, would we be happier? Are there any tangible disadvantages of the above, such as the economy shutting down or fire raining from the sky? What are the advantages of the above? -- Do they outweigh the advantages we have now? Do they fix problems we have now without introducing problems of the same size. Benevolent fascism is an alternative to the corporate-religious-gov't-media control we have now, which might be construed as predatory fascism.