Tuesday, December 14, 2004


I often wonder why the Left accuses Republicans of being fascists.

Here is one definition:

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.

I do not see a "dictator" in America. Last I checked there were elections. Uninterupted ones for a couple centuries as I recall.

"Stringent socioeconomic controls" Neither do I see those. However, I can see the the Left misinterpretting the permanent existence of a economic rungs as such. What is strange is income redistributon is a form ofstringent socioeconomic controls and who is for that? The Left.

"Suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship" Certainly no terror is being used and censorship seems to be the call of those who believe anyone who actively disagrees with them is working to censor them. None of this is suppression. If the Left does not comprehend that suppression is an ongoing activity, then it is time for them to bone-up on some learnin'.

"A policy of belligerent nationalism and racism". It is here that the purveyors of Multiculturalism hang their hats. The Left, in its inherent incoherence, misinterpret others freedom of speech, expression and association as acts of suppression of their own. Nevermind that the Multiculturalists demand adherence to their own brands of political correctness or they will seek to destroy one's reputation and/or livelihood.

Maybe what is going on is a little projection? (The problem with this attribute is it is too easy to use to refute the accusation of projection. "I'm not projecting. You're projecting."

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