What is fascism?

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What is fascism?

Post by ThomasHobbes » October 21st, 2018, 9:16 am

Fascism is censorhip.
Fascism is deleted threads.
Fascism is scorning difference.
Fascism is the deletion of human rights to some; and extra rights to the few.
Fascism is the political and logical extension of racism.
Fascism is the concentration camp, and the slave market.

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Re: What is fascism?

Post by Burning ghost » October 21st, 2018, 9:20 am

Copying someone else’s thread title and spouting nonsense is trolling.

This will be moved and locked too unless you actually present something open for discussion?

As for complaints I recommend complaining in the appropriate “feedback” area.
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Re: What is fascism?

Post by ThomasHobbes » October 21st, 2018, 9:31 am

Burning ghost wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 9:20 am
Copying someone else’s thread title and spouting nonsense is trolling.

This will be moved and locked too unless you actually present something open for discussion?

As for complaints I recommend complaining in the appropriate “feedback” area.
Fascism is the knee-jerk accusation of "trolling"
None of the above is "nonesense".
Please show your evidence!

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Re: What is fascism?

Post by ThomasHobbes » October 21st, 2018, 9:32 am

I've not copied anyone's thread.

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Re: What is fascism?

Post by Burning ghost » October 21st, 2018, 9:54 am

Okay, what kind of responses are you looking for? Blind agreement or different historical uses of the term “fascism”?

Is “fascism” all that you’ve listed above or only a certain accumulative number of them? Is it necessary for someone to be racist in order to be called a “fascist” or is the prejudice more broadly applicable?
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Re: What is fascism?

Post by Georgeanna » October 21st, 2018, 9:58 am

ThomasHobbes wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 9:16 am
Fascism is censorhip.
Fascism is deleted threads.
Fascism is scorning difference.
Fascism is the deletion of human rights to some; and extra rights to the few.
Fascism is the political and logical extension of racism.
Fascism is the concentration camp, and the slave market.
Anything like this is 'open for discussion' or elaboration or imagination...
I like how you started your own thread dealing with the main question I posed in another thread with another title.
This title is cleaner.

We could all chip in...with meditations along the lines of ' Love is...'

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Re: What is fascism?

Post by Georgeanna » October 21st, 2018, 10:05 am

Burning ghost wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 9:20 am
Copying someone else’s thread title and spouting nonsense is trolling.

This will be moved and locked too unless you actually present something open for discussion?

As for complaints I recommend complaining in the appropriate “feedback” area.
You really jump in fast with all guns blazing, doncha.
Does it give you some kind of a power kick ?

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Re: What is fascism?

Post by Karpel Tunnel » October 21st, 2018, 10:24 am

ThomasHobbes wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 9:16 am
Fascism is censorhip.
Fascism is deleted threads.
Fascism is scorning difference.
Fascism is the deletion of human rights to some; and extra rights to the few.
Fascism is the political and logical extension of racism.
Fascism is the concentration camp, and the slave market.
Number three above leads me to say that fascism is the positing of an array of interconnected ideals, then making the ideals the norms and aggressively enforcing them as norms. Aggressively as in with direct physical force, with laws, with mob social pressure and with shaming. Shame seems central to fascism. There are not a variety of ways to be a proper human, there are at most 2 ways, one for women, one for men. There's something oddly Platonic about fascism.

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Re: What is fascism?

Post by Karpel Tunnel » October 21st, 2018, 10:26 am

I realize, TH, that you are not in authority here. IOW you are not a moderator. But scorning difference in thought at least seems a fair summation of a significant minority of your posts.

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Re: What is fascism?

Post by Georgeanna » October 21st, 2018, 10:30 am

Fascism is...another word like socialism. Potentially misunderstood and misused.

Or it is reality...like a stab in the back. Lives overturned by violence.

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Re: What is fascism?

Post by ThomasHobbes » October 21st, 2018, 4:17 pm

Karpel Tunnel wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 10:24 am
ThomasHobbes wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 9:16 am
Fascism is censorhip.
Fascism is deleted threads.
Fascism is scorning difference.
Fascism is the deletion of human rights to some; and extra rights to the few.
Fascism is the political and logical extension of racism.
Fascism is the concentration camp, and the slave market.
Number three above leads me to say that fascism is the positing of an array of interconnected ideals, then making the ideals the norms and aggressively enforcing them as norms. Aggressively as in with direct physical force, with laws, with mob social pressure and with shaming. Shame seems central to fascism. There are not a variety of ways to be a proper human, there are at most 2 ways, one for women, one for men. There's something oddly Platonic about fascism.
Indeed. There's a good reason why Karl Popper named Plato as an enemy of the Free Society.

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Re: What is fascism?

Post by ThomasHobbes » October 21st, 2018, 4:18 pm

Georgeanna wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 10:30 am
Fascism is...another word like socialism. Potentially misunderstood and misused.

Or it is reality...like a stab in the back. Lives overturned by violence.
Fascism is cured by reading
Racism is cured by travel.

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Hate is easy to understand; that makes fascism easy to understand.
It is not misused; it's use is abuse.

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Re: What is fascism?

Post by ThomasHobbes » October 21st, 2018, 4:20 pm

Karpel Tunnel wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 10:26 am
I realize, TH, that you are not in authority here. IOW you are not a moderator. But scorning difference in thought at least seems a fair summation of a significant minority of your posts.
Same to you too.
The difference is being deleted. I don't delete the thoughts of others. But when it comes to the promotion of fascism I scorn that, and would recommend others do the same.

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Re: What is fascism?

Post by Greta » October 21st, 2018, 4:26 pm

What a lot of sulking. People have their posts removed on forums all the time.

I have had many posts deleted myself, both before modding and since. Calling that fascism effectively dismisses the claims of those suffering under actual fascism as trivial through false equivalence.

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Re: What is fascism?

Post by ThomasHobbes » October 21st, 2018, 4:30 pm

Greta wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 4:26 pm
What a lot of sulking. People have their posts removed on forums all the time.

I have had many posts deleted myself, both before modding and since. Calling that fascism effectively dismisses the claims of those suffering under actual fascism as trivial through false equivalence.
You asked me for a thoughtful post of fascism. I made that post. It was deleted.
So **** off.

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