Are you suggesting that fascism could spring from the Far Left as well as the Far Right? Ive heard that before. Our old member Faith used to call the "Left" Fascists. What do you think?
To call the current Republicans fascist is the same as calling U.S. framers fascist. With adjustments for 200 + years of changing times, there is no difference between them. Liberals can't call U.S. framers fascist, to do so would expose them as the America haters they really are. They actually despise U.S. framers as much as they do today's Republicans.
U.S. framers, as well as Republicans up to only a couple of decades ago, didn't have to deal with small children being exposed to drag shows. Didn't have to deal with new countless atheist perversions of gay marriages, tranny boys competing in girls sports, openly gay political figures and mainstream media anchors, on and on.
Liberals delight in the John Adams quote about the U.S. not being founded on the Christian religion. But he also said this;
Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
John Adams - Our Constitution was made only for a moral...
The "fascist" term is largely outdated, since it refers first and foremost to the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini, of almost 100 years ago. Only a small minority of U.S. liberals have dredged it up recently as a way of name-calling Republicans. The term "conservative" is a desirable label, many people claim it who aren't actually conservative. The terms "liberal" and "atheist" aren't as desirable as "conservative", but they can be grudgingly accepted. "Fascist", "racist" "nazi"- those are the real offensive ones.
Mussolini's fascism included "nationalism". A patriotism, a loyalty to a dictator. Let's look at the definition of nationalism;
1)spirit or aspirations common to the whole of a nation.
2)devotion and loyalty to one's own country; patriotism.
3)excessive patriotism; chauvinism.
4)the desire for national advancement or political independence.
5)the policy or doctrine of asserting the interests of one's own nation viewed as separate from the interests of other nations or the common interests of all nations.
6)an idiom or trait peculiar to a nation
U.S. founders can be accused of those things just as easily as today's Republicans can. Liberals falsely equate fascism with Trump's "Make America Great Again". "Great" might have been the translated Italian word that Mussolini used. But they conveniently forget about Lyndon Johnson's term, "Great Society". No one that I know of called him a fascist. It's hard (impossible) to find an offensive term for traditionalists who promote liberty and limited government. Liberals attempts to use the fascist label has done little more than expose the fascism in themselves, that Taq's link, especially minutes 3 thru 5, clearly exposes. It demonstrates perfectly the fascism in climate change alarmism.
Mussolini was no fan of free speech. The way you and I get insulted here, don't you think the word fascism fits? Cheers went up here, when Faith was banned. Cheers went up nationwide when Trump was banned from Twitter. Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, and many in the mainstream media are calling for censorship of Fox News. Pure fascism. Republicans don't even come close to it.
Mussolini favored gun control.
They call the very small January 6th riot as fascism, while saying nothing about BLM riots all over the country, which were dozens of times bigger. They say nothing about their fascist cries of "Trump Russian Collusion" in 2017, which were all fascist lies, proven as lies by a multi-million dollar investigation. It goes on and on, in their lust for increasing government power. Just like Mussolini desired.
Edited by marc9000, : spelling