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Old 09-01-2019, 12:36 AM   #621
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Anyone who is in a position of leadership, and wants to force their views on others , and take rights away is a fascist.


He doesn’t see it, folks.
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Racist
Misogynist
Supremacist
Sexist
Hedonist
Fascist
Communist (somewhat)
Capitalist (somewhat)
Socialist (somewhat)

All of these terms are pejoratives used from the right or left to attack the other.

Leftist
Rightist?

Nobody says rightist. The term is “ist” is now a freaking pejorative. In the political realm, -ist words are almost exclusively used as pejoratives, except for those who try to claim or reclaim the words. And some of them aren’t reclaimable.

I’m by no means suggesting that the prefix -ist is negative, but it’s definitely so in the political realm. I never see people on the left referring to themselves as “leftist.” It’s liberal or progressive. The folks on the right are the near exclusive users of the term “leftist,” and it sounds stupid. An -ist would imply an -ism is a thing. “Leftism” might have a definition but it means a whole lot of nothing, as though the left is one entity of homogenous beliefs. And it doesn’t jive well at all with the use of the term “leftist,” which is typically used in an extreme sense.

I'll take your word for it in a US context, but anecdotally, a very large amount of people I know self describe as leftists. And because even in an Australian context 'progressive' as a descriptor is too mild for what we actually believe in. I do as well.
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I'll take your word for it in a US context, but anecdotally, a very large amount of people I know self describe as leftists. And because even in an Australian context 'progressive' as a descriptor is too mild for what we actually believe in. I do as well.


I could certainly see a discrepancy in Australia or the UK (though admittedly I’d never heard of anyone in the UK even use the term “left” or “right” when I lived there). In the US though, I’ve noticed the users are pretty much Fox News et al., similar to how they’ve attempted to make the term “liberal” derogatory. The latter is actively contended, though the former was never used in common speak here. It might have been used to describe a revolutionary, perhaps like Che Guevara?

When I google “leftist,” YouTube videos show up for “the fatal flaw in leftist American politics,” “Joe Rogan on Leftist Social Retards & Piranhas,” “Lunatic Leftist School Occupation Part 1,” “Netanyahu calls Lieberman a leftist following decision to dissolve the Knesset,” and last but not least a Turning Point USA video entitled “This is the Face of Leftist HATE!” The one following is actually a Sky News Australia video of the Australian Boris Johnson complaining about leftists being responsible for trashing the reputation of Australian landmarks (lol maybe explain that one to me because I really didn’t get it).

In fairness, words only have meanings by utilization, so me railing on “leftism” and “leftist” being somewhat incongruent is a little weak. I get that it does actually have a meaning, I just think as few people here use it outside of the right, and given the fact that it lacks a “rightist” counterpart... my OCD is a bit triggered.
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Ah yes, Sky News Australia is Rupert Murdoch's attempt to recreate Fox News for an Australian context. The evening programming is commonly called 'Sky After Dark' because the programs are virtually all ideologically skewed to the conservative side of the ruling Liberal Party. So don't be surprised if it makes little sense.

And of course, there's the matter of YouTube algorithms that seems to promote hard-right channels and videos irregardless of what you actually watch.
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He doesn’t see it, folks.


What’s intriguing about this is, effectively, the left and the right are both hell bent on pointing the fascist finger at Donald Trump or... first term congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (side note, talk about scapegoatism).

The argument here is really that AOC is effectively Benito Mussolini, while Donald Trump is Adolf Hitler (and please people on the right don’t get upset, I am talking about as statesmen and leaders, not as genocidal leaders).

Coincidentally, Benito the fascist was incredibly popular... until he started hanging around with Adolf Hitler Mussolini was revered globally.

Anyways, I’m not sure how AOC is fascist, unless you’re selectively picking fascist characteristics. Let’s be literal for gzus, our almighty:

Fascism is a form of far right-wing(1), authoritarian(2) ultranationalism(3) characterized by dictatorial power(4), forcible suppression of opposition(5), and strong regimentation of society and of the economy(6)

(1) AOC is on the far right wing?
(2) AOC, a member of the legislative branch, is authoritarian with no authority?
(3) AOC is an “ultra” nationalist?
(4) AOC supports dictatorial power despite not being executive?
(5) AOC suppresses opposition?
(6) ah we found it, AOC does in fact support strong regimentation of society and the economy, to some extent.


Opposed to liberalism(7), Marxism(8), and anarchism(9), fascism is placed on the far-right(10) within the traditional left–right spectrum.

(7) AOC, a liberal, is opposed to liberalism?
(8) AOC, a democratic socialist, is opposed to Marxism?
(9) Ok AOC is opposed to anarchism.
(10) AOC is on the far right?

Ok so for those ten sampled points, AOC perhaps supports strong regimented society and an economy and opposes anarchism. So, she’s like 20% fascist. Now, Donald Trump arguably fits the bill for (1), (2), (3), (5), (7), (8), (9), and (10). So that’s, I don’t know, a solid 80% fascist.

Ok ok I admit my methods for calculation there are a bit arbitrary.

One common definition of the term, frequently cited by reliable sources as a standard definition, is that of historian Stanley G. Payne. He focuses on three concepts:

#1. the "fascist negations": anti-liberalism, anti-communism, and anti-conservatism;
#2. "fascist goals": the creation of a nationalist dictatorship to regulate economic structure and to transform social relations within a modern, self-determined culture, and the expansion of the nation into an empire; and
#3. "fascist style": a political aesthetic of romantic symbolism, mass mobilization, a positive view of violence, and promotion of masculinity, youth, and charismatic authoritarian leadership.


HMMM. Well now that we look at these definitions, neither Donald Trump nor AOC can possibly meet item #1, as one is anti-liberal and anti-communist, while the other is anti-conservative. Neither can possibly meet item #2, as AOC is not a nationalist dictator and Donald Trump is not a dictator demanding a regulated economic structure. Neither can really meet item #3 either. I mean... Donald Trump does fit half the criteria there and AOC strictly fits none of it, but I would hardly say Trump fits the bill for promoting youth

Anyways, AOC has almost no relation to fascism. Donald Trump has plenty of the aesthetic and obviously meets the right wing aspect, but that’s about it.
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Ah yes, Sky News Australia is Rupert Murdoch's attempt to recreate Fox News for an Australian context. The evening programming is commonly called 'Sky After Dark' because the programs are virtually all ideologically skewed to the conservative side of the ruling Liberal Party. So don't be surprised if it makes little sense.

And of course, there's the matter of YouTube algorithms that seems to promote hard-right channels and videos irregardless of what you actually watch.


It was just straight humor because it was such a reach. It assumed that foreigners had hard opinions about not
visiting Uluru or Bondi.
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the term "leftist" is something that people on that side have been proudly labeling themselves since at least the 60s.

just because ben shapiro uses it to slander people now on youtube doesn't mean the rest of us need to drop it.
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last time i checked her twitter, AOC was saying that every able-bodied child in america should be immediately drafted into a junior military cadets program to begin their training as soldiers for the glorious expansion of the nation.

point proven #1
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Anyone who is in a position of leadership, and wants to force their views on others , and take rights away is a fascist.

AOC, and unfortunately many others (including people on this forum) want to restrict freedom of speech (fascism) , support violence in response to views (real or imagined) that they don’t like, force people into giving up their religious freedoms and calling it hate , is fascism. Faking hate crimes, and fake photo ops to push leftist propaganda is fascism.

AOC is just the latest leftist tool being used and drooled over by the left. The fact that you guys are more obsessed with what I say, versus deciding which millionaire hypocrite you guys will prop up (or the DNC rigs the primary for) between Biden , Warren, or Sanders , is very telling.


Do you have an example of real restrictions for speech being proposed at a government level?

Examples supporting violence?

Of restricting religious freedoms?

A photo op is not propaganda perse, and propaganda is a tool, not actual fascism. If it were then the majority of your posts would make you an actual fascist.
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Do you have an example of real restrictions for speech being proposed at a government level?

Examples supporting violence?

Of restricting religious freedoms?

A photo op is not propaganda perse, and propaganda is a tool, not actual fascism. If it were then the majority of your posts would make you an actual fascist.


1. She actively speaks out against white nationalists and takes social stances. This is clearly opposition to freedom of speech.

2. She’s young and of color and so are the terrorist group antifa so by default she supports them who are violent.

3. I don’t know how to make humor about the religious freedoms one because there’s no actual sarcastic path to that.
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So entertaining. Same can be be said of what does NPR think of it? What does Rachel Maddow think of it? What does CNN think of it?



Or, you could address the actual topic.
I addressed it.

You ignored it.
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Anyone who is in a position of leadership, and wants to force their views on others , and take rights away is a fascist.

AOC, and unfortunately many others (including people on this forum) want to restrict freedom of speech (fascism) , support violence in response to views (real or imagined) that they don’t like, force people into giving up their religious freedoms and calling it hate , is fascism. Faking hate crimes, and fake photo ops to push leftist propaganda is fascism.

AOC is just the latest leftist tool being used and drooled over by the left. The fact that you guys are more obsessed with what I say, versus deciding which millionaire hypocrite you guys will prop up (or the DNC rigs the primary for) between Biden , Warren, or Sanders , is very telling.
The KKK considered themselves a Christian organization.

Sure, that's the extreme. But discrimination in the name of religion is not "religious freedom." It's hate.

Discrimination against the lgbtq community is not "religious freedom." It's bigotry.

Tell me... Why is it that the religious freedom defense only comes into play with Christianity and a slice of Judaism... and not Islam?
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I don’t get it... he missed the mark but y’all made a whole thread to speak in tongue to each other. These aren’t relatable tit for tats.
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US Politics XV: Time to Mull Mueller Mania

We’ve already made fun of headache for his everlasting love for Rudy Giuliani in prior threads. Pretty sure everyone is wrong sometimes (‘cept me, I’m deffo always right(it’s a joke ppl)).
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I don’t get it... he missed the mark but y’all made a whole thread to speak in tongue to each other. These aren’t relatable tit for tats.
Correct Sir, you don't get it.
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Well you can take the time to explain.
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Well you can take the time to explain.
Indeed, and yet it would likely fall on deaf ears. Such a pity...
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Indeed, and yet it would likely fall on deaf ears. Such a pity...

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Indeed, and yet it would likely fall on deaf ears. Such a pity...


Can’t claim people want to end your free speech if your MO is quite literally that you’re not going to talk because people disagree with you.
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