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rgio

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Posted: May 30, 2023 - 1:37pm

 islander wrote:

And where is colin kaepernick working these days?  And which side has senators that have resigned for doing something stupid?


From USA Today a few weeks ago...

When Republican lawmakers and talking heads speak these days, this is what I hear:

“I HATE liberal cancel culture and believe in absolute free speech! I would also like to ban, do away with or silence Disney, NPR, Bud Light, the FBI and CIA, this big pile of books over here, M&Ms, Mr. Potatohead, college professors, any Democratic lawmaker I don’t want to hear speak, “wokeness,” any mention of diversity, drag shows, people who defend drag shows, people who defend people who defend drag shows, any mention whatsoever of the existence of LGBTQ people, this other big pile of books over here, the entire Department of Education, PBS and Oreos.”


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Posted: May 30, 2023 - 12:10pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:





And where is colin kaepernick working these days?  And which side has senators that have resigned for doing something stupid?

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Posted: May 30, 2023 - 12:09pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

16 Times Conservatives Tried To Cancel Things, Even Though They Pretend To Hate "Cancel Culture"

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Posted: May 30, 2023 - 11:36am

 kurtster wrote:

which side of the aisle is the chief proponent of cancel culture ?




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Posted: May 30, 2023 - 11:20am

 islander wrote:

Seems to fit pretty well. 
 
I'll go with Orwell.  A noted anti fascist.  He's been pretty much more right than wrong with his observations as we have come to see.  

While it has definitions, these days it seems to be used against anything or anyone you disagree with and find a need to use a label to dismiss rather than discuss the item or actions in question.  Which is a fascist characteristic.  Silence any opposition or debate regarding disagreeable thoughts or ideas rather than engage in a debate and discuss the differences in view points.  ie, cancel culture.  And which side of the aisle is the chief proponent of cancel culture ?
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Posted: May 30, 2023 - 10:32am

 kurtster wrote:


George Orwell wrote in 1944:

...the word 'Fascism' is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley's broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else ... Except for the relatively small number of Fascist sympathisers, almost any English person would accept 'bully' as a synonym for 'Fascist'. That is about as near to a definition as this much-abused word has come.<51>



I don't know ,it's got a definition and all: 


noun

  1. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
  2. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
  3. Oppressive, dictatorial control.


Seems to fit pretty well. 
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Posted: May 30, 2023 - 9:57am



George Orwell wrote in 1944:

...the word 'Fascism' is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley's broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else ... Except for the relatively small number of Fascist sympathisers, almost any English person would accept 'bully' as a synonym for 'Fascist'. That is about as near to a definition as this much-abused word has come.[51]

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Posted: May 30, 2023 - 7:00am

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Posted: May 24, 2023 - 1:56pm

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When a single complaint from a parent can ban a book.... the tail is officially wagging the dog.  

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Posted: May 6, 2023 - 9:20am

How do you all really define fascism?

In these times, I find it hard to distinguish - since in a duo-partisan (American) government, one is defining it in just one way, to discredit the other half (in my view, not only Americans love doing that, but "all their vassals")..

Meanwhile.. (if one would read into it)..
..all the public media are being "cleared" towards a unified definition. - What a hoot.

Freedoms taken from the people are abundant. Especially in this digital age, me thinks.

As for fascism in general, I believe that corporatocracy has become the blatant fascism we all keep suffering from together, in these times.

Anyway, just a thought, not intending to (nor believing to) trigger any "earthquake-like-reaction" here on this get-together of well-indoctrinated folks.


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Posted: May 4, 2023 - 6:56pm

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Texas refuses to even name the current Secretary of State — it's just referred to as "The office of."   Don't tell me Donnie boy wasn't/isn't a decoy.
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