Monday, January 09, 2006

All Y'All Are Fascists

Julian Hatch is the Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate. In his list of issues, he's included "Two- Party Ruling System (Fascism)". Fascism, eh? It didn't make much sense to me until I found this at Wikipedia: "the word has become a political slur throughout the political spectrum since the failure of the Axis powers in World War II. In contemporary political discourse, adherents of some political ideologies tend to associate fascism with their enemies, or define it as the opposite of their own views." So really, Julian Hatch is fighting fascism (little f) as opposed to Fascism (big F).

7 Comments:

Blogger Charley Foster said...

Currently being replaced in political discourse with "The Taliban." As in, anyone in domestic politcs with whom you disagree is "the American Taliban."

1/09/2006 05:46:00 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

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1/09/2006 06:46:00 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I said the way wrong thing, so I deleted it.

Comparing your opponent to Hitler directly is also commonplace.

-Bob

1/09/2006 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still partly blame the Green Party in general, and Ralph Nader in particular, for the fact that George W is in office.

As far as I'm concerned, the Green Party, its candidates, and its members can shut the hell up until sometime after 2008.

1/09/2006 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

As to the 'anonymous' above...I still blame Ross Perot for the reason Clinton was elected in the first place...Damn those third parties!

1/10/2006 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous dexter said...

Anyone paying attention can tell you that the words conservative and liberal are also pegoratives depending on a person's perspective. It's all just part of demonizing the opposition.

1/10/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why blame the Green Party? Look in the mirror. Are you doing all you can?

1/10/2006 05:10:00 PM  

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