Leftism/Progressivism: There's No Such Thing
There is only kleptocracy. The followers in a kleptocracy believe it is leftist/progressive. The leaders do not. The leaders use their followers. They are useful idiots. The leaders want power and money. The followers want gratification of their envies.
There is kleptocracy. Useful idiots fantasize that it is something called "leftism" or "progressivism." End of story.
Fascism? Same thing. No such thing. It's teh kleptocracy, stupid.