You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Home : Oxford English DictionaryThe principles and organization of Fascists. Also, loosely, any form of right-wing authoritarianism.
Fascism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (there's a whole slew of definitions there, actually, but anti-marxist and anti-left principles are predominantan 'anti-ideological' and pragmatic ideology that proclaims itself antimaterialist, anti-individualist, antiliberal, antidemocratic, anti-Marxist, is populist and anticapitalist in tendency, expresses itself aesthetically more than theoretically by means of a new political style and by myths, rites, and symbols as a lay religion designed to acculturate, socialize, and integrate the faith of the masses with the goal of creating a 'new man';"
source: my apple computer's on board dictionary (take that as you will)an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
• (in general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.
Fascism - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionarya political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
www.chambersharrap.co.uk"a political movement or system characterized mainly by a belief in the supremacy of the chosen national group over all others, and in which there is, typically, state control of all aspects of society, a supreme dictator, suppression of democratic bodies such as trade unions and emphasis on nationalism and militarism.
Definition of fascism | Collins English Dictionaryany ideology or movement inspired by Italian Fascism, such as German National Socialism; any right-wing nationalist ideology or movement with an authoritarian and hierarchical structure that is fundamentally opposed to democracy and liberalism
any ideology, movement, programme, tendency, etc, that may be characterized as right-wing, chauvinist, authoritarian, etc
fascism - definition of fascism by Macmillan Dictionarya very right-wing political system in which the government is very powerful and controls the society and the economy completely, not allowing any opposition. Fascism was practised in Italy and Germany in the 1930s and 40s.
Fascism noun - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Onlinea political system based on a very powerful leader, state control, and being extremely proud of country and race, and in which political opposition is not allowed
fascism - definition of fascism by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
All of these definitions included descriptions of right wing principles taken to an extreme. All other definitions just focused on the totalitarian aspect, but none at all on singularly left wing principles because it's understood that the extreme of left wing principles is communism.
Notice something? You have to keep editing out the context of my comments. You do this to change the context of my comments. I was speaking of Stalinist as compared to 2 kids in Amherst, as you were. Now you have tried to change this to "left". The left/liberals were/are not admires of Stalin, especially in present terms as described. So stop with the dishonest editing, stop with the dishonest argument. Get in touch with US poli-sci definitions, come to an understanding as an American, if you are using American terms living in America.No, you are the one who keeps bringing up "left/liberalism". I never use the word "liberalism" in this way - not without the quotation marks.
I am talking about "Left" as defined by the actual experience of the 20 century. Everybody agreed, for decades, that the Soviets and their client regimes around the world are "the Left". Now out of sudden they are "not representative", event though the polities they have created had embraced 95% of all people who ever called themselves (sincerely or not) "Left".
(And of course both kinds of freedom are interconnected and inseparable. What use freedom of speech, for example, if the government controls the businesses that print and broadcast?)
Then you confuse matters even more by claiming Stalinist Communism was NOT as restrictive as what US Liberals want, this is a total falsehood, a viewpoint void of basis.
I'll remind you that Hayek was a great admirer of Pinochet, so even this bastion of Libertarianism had some pretty f'ed up ideas on social freedom.Yep. Both economically liberal and socially liberal, as in : liberty. Simply "liberal" would do. But no: People who are indifferent or hostile to economic liberties are somehow "liberal". Nonsense.
What is the use of "freedom of speech" when the mass media is controlled more and more by monied interests?(And of course both kinds of freedom are interconnected and inseparable. What use freedom of speech, for example, if the government controls the businesses that print and broadcast?)
Even "Freedom of speech" has limitations and restrictions, it is not absolute.