Fascist

Have you heard the term fascism thrown around? If you’re alive I’m guessing you have. Do you know what it means? If you heard it in the seventies you probably think it has something to do with something Nixonesk (I just made that word up so I guessed at how to spell it, spell check had no suggestions). If you heard it in the eighties you probably think it has something to do with Reagan’s trickle down economics. If you heard it in the nineties you probably think it has something to do with Clinton’s coverups. And if you heard it in the new millenium you probably believe it has something to do with Bush’s war for oil.

The funny thing is you are all pretty close to right. Webster’s defines it as “one party system of government”. Almost all of these Presidents enjoyed a period when their party was in complete control. But, that’s where the similarity ends. The true meaning goes to administrations like Hitler, Mao, Mussolini and Stalin. It wasn’t that their party was in charge, they eliminated the opposition. Killed them. This is the true meaning of fascism. How can you compare that to Bush, Clinton, Reagan or Nixon? Sure, it appeared that some of these Presidents had some evil things going on, but Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and Mao killed millions in plain sight of the people, and just because they held different views that they did. That’s scary stuff.

The name calling is going pretty heavy right now. Sure, Obama’s doing things that nobody likes but we will survive. The question is, in what form? I mean, how much more socialist can we get before we stop him? 2010 should be foremost in everyone’s mind. These fossils that have been enjoying a free ride at taxpayer expense for decades need to be ousted, but in the mean time they need to be kept on a tight leash. I e-mail my reps daily if necessary. I have been part of the “shut the website down” crowd. Have you?

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