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The slow death of free speech.

Are we at a point where John can use his favorite word to describe the West? S6
I have several 'favorite' words, so perhaps a little more detail.........................................
Oh, I did not mean either comets or AGW.... but how about fascism? S6
(04-16-2014, 01:36 PM)mv Wrote: [ -> ]Oh, I did not mean either comets or AGW.... but how about fascism? S6
Well, I naturally have to state facts, if you catch my drift. And as David Ramsay Steele states in his essay, "The Mystery of Fascism",............

Quote:Mussolini believed that Fascism was an international movement. He expected that both decadent bourgeois democracy and dogmatic Marxism-Leninism would everywhere give way to Fascism, that the twentieth century would be a century of Fascism. Like his leftist contemporaries, he underestimated the resilience of both democracy and free-market liberalism. But in substance Mussolini's prediction was fulfilled: most of the world's people in the second half of the twentieth century were ruled by governments which were closer in practice to Fascism than they were either to liberalism or to Marxism-Leninism.

The twentieth century was indeed the Fascist century.

And at the rate things are going in the 21st century, it looks like Fascism will be high up there on the rung as well. Hey, Mussolini was very smart indeed. Too bad he didn't have the wisdom/common sense to go along with it all.
Quote:most of the world's people in the second half of the twentieth century were ruled by governments which were closer in practice to Fascism than they were either to liberalism or to Marxism-Leninism.

And the trend is accelerating exponentially ... the main thing that is missing from today's fascism is the charm. Economics, politics, suppression are all there already.
Thing is, it's accepted culturally. The states are following the trends of the zeitgeist here, not leading it.
(04-16-2014, 01:51 PM)mv Wrote: [ -> ]
Quote:most of the world's people in the second half of the twentieth century were ruled by governments which were closer in practice to Fascism than they were either to liberalism or to Marxism-Leninism.

And the trend is accelerating exponentially ... the main thing that is missing from today's fascism is the charm. Economics, politics, suppression are all there already.

You think America is going to become fascist?
(04-17-2014, 03:51 PM)Anonymous24 Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-16-2014, 01:51 PM)mv Wrote: [ -> ]
Quote:most of the world's people in the second half of the twentieth century were ruled by governments which were closer in practice to Fascism than they were either to liberalism or to Marxism-Leninism.

And the trend is accelerating exponentially ... the main thing that is missing from today's fascism is the charm. Economics, politics, suppression are all there already.

You think America is going to become fascist?

We've been headed that way for a long time now. And with both wings of the Big Government Party being run by Progressives, what else can you expect. S5

Remember now, I am using the correct definition for Fascism, not the PC one that the ignorant keep spouting.
(04-17-2014, 03:51 PM)Anonymous24 Wrote: [ -> ]You think America is going to become fascist?

You think you got the tense right? S6
For a Mark Steyn thread this seems to me anemic.

Mark does weekly summaries on his web site. Often is interviewed and participates on some very interesting topics.

Some of my favorites are with Ezra Levant at Sun.

Mark is also doing a sort of lame fund raiser to defray the cost of his DC court battles with Mann...
I'm going to be moving this thread over to a larger Steyn thread, of which there are several. Michael is just being lazy and expecting me to clean up the poop on isle three. S18
Not lazy, but working hard making sure that your free time is properly utilized.
That's cute: "Isle three" rather than "Aisle three." Something about needing a lighthouse for proper navigation?
(04-23-2014, 07:23 PM)WmLambert Wrote: [ -> ]That's cute: "Isle three" rather than "Aisle three." Something about needing a lighthouse for proper navigation?

Oh, that's alright. As long as it permits you to retain your intellectual dominance, and feel better about yourself, I'm all for it. S5S22
What does it say when an innocent joke is taken as an attack. Honestly, John, don't be so defensive. Far better to take things as they are meant, with a positive slant, rather than look for whatever you want to see.