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Old 07-16-2019, 10:29 AM
HurricaneDitka is offline
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Originally Posted by snfaulkner View Post
Please, oh please. DO tell us your definition of fascist/fascism ...
I think these posters nailed it:

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Originally Posted by rowrrbazzle View Post
Orwell, Politics and the English Language:
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Originally Posted by jz78817 View Post
"fascists" are anyone who have political beliefs different from mine.


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Originally Posted by Scumpup View Post
Right, but his definition is how I see the word used most often, lately.
In the dead Antifa terrorist thread, I wrote this:

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Originally Posted by HurricaneDitka View Post
... To too many on the Left, "fascist" is just the latest smear for everyone they don't like.
I think that accurately reflects how the word is most often used today in modern American political discourse.

If you want a dictionary definition, this one is as good as any:

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Fascism is a form of radical right-wing, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and strong regimentation of society and of the economy which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.
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... who you think ARE fascist...
Benito Mussolini, to offer one prominent historical example.

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Originally Posted by snfaulkner View Post
and how you identify. ...
I identify as someone who hates identity politics. If I must label myself, I consider myself to be a conservative and a capitalist, and don't really have any sympathy for early 20th-century Italian dictators that got lined up against a wall and shot.