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  •  Witness the misguided Merriam Webster, who (7+ / 0-)

    (which) clearly doesn't know crap-all about word meaning and evolution.

    fas·cism
    noun ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-\

    : a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government

    : very harsh control or authority

    Ergo, per the second definition, lost of authoritarians on this site. You're welcome to quibble, but not authoritatively.

    "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by Kombema on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 01:37:31 PM PDT

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    •  "lots"... (2+ / 0-)
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      gooderservice, poligirl

      "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by Kombema on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 01:38:13 PM PDT

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    •  And your point is? (1+ / 0-)
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      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 03:08:14 PM PDT

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      •  ... obvious? You claimed the right to use "Paulist (2+ / 0-)
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        when you see what you think is Ron/Rand thinking, and the definition of "fascism" covers authoritarianism, not just political fascism a la Mussolini, old versions of Catholic Church, etc.

        if someone is spewing Paulisms I probably will have no problem with the term being utilized.  When you are able to link to an actual fascist on this site, I'd be thrilled.  You clearly don't mind the term thrown around because it has lost most of its meaning for you.
        Thus, if anyone's being authoritarian, by your statement above, people here should be able to use the term "fascist" to apply to it, just as you reserve the right to blithely call people "Paulites" when then have an opinion that happens to overlap with one of the Pauls. Or are you reserving a double standard?

        "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

        by Kombema on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 03:56:31 PM PDT

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