You are right, the left won the propaganda war. A year ago, when in the Salt Lake area visiting an american friend, we got in touch with an old gentleman from Vietnam, talking about politics, he told us a couple of things: the first thing the left do is to divide people between good and bad, the second thing is to take control of education and media, controling propaganda thus population, he was seeing the same trend in America.I never studied Franco, but I have studied Hitler and the Nazi a lot over the years...So what I can infer based on your description of Franco, he may have been a Fascist but he wasn't a Socialist. Hitler may have been a Fascist but he most certainly was also a socialist. He controlled/directed all parts of Nazi life, including massive propaganda of the mind, massive government projects, Nazi approved marriages, mandated vacations which included Nazi-propaganda, etc. and so forth. The entire Nazi regime in Germany was an "architecture" of Socialism. Yes, it was National Socialize, but a form of Socialism nevertheless.
And of course the American Constitution is the best Political System ever invented, I don't think anyone on this forum ever argues otherwise (except a Lefty-Troll once in a while). It is the best Political System because it is founded on God-Given-Rights, and puts the individual before the collective-spirits of the "mob".
This system has been under assault for many, many, years. And under the political freedoms we allow in this country, it always will be under assault...
But we lost a lot of ground over the last 100 years. Most of the reason for this is because our side is loosing the propaganda war slowly but surely.
Food for thought for all reading this:
2A: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
"Necessary" yes, but not sufficient. The Founders knew that 250 years ago, and it is 100X truer in the society we live in today.
So after folks have the arms and ammo, train, at least you can protect your family. But you have to be politically active in the here and now in order to assure a free state in today's America. I think most people on our side got the "necessary" part taken care of, but we have a long way to go on the "sufficient" part - the Propaganda war, being excellent at it, and gaining the political advantage which comes from it! This takes money and smarts.
This is a war of the "mind' far, far, more than a war based on violence.
This is what we have done wrong (in the main) in the last 100 years...Lots of guns and ammo for the proverbial SHTF-scenario but the society is slipping away into the abyss because we are not fighting the propaganda war effectively.
And in fact, same kind of things happened in my country, Spain before the start of the Civil War (1936-1939).
The spanish fascism like the italian fascism had few things in common with the nazis, first of all, fascist were not racist. In fact, many european volunteers in the Wehrmacht like the spaniard volunteers in the german army (250th Infantry Division, the Blue Division) were not nazis just fighters against communist. The Wehrmacht was an international army composed by many european nationalities not just germans, all of them gathered to fight communist, the real evil.