What, Exactly, Is a Fascist?

It’s hard to find a self-respecting liberal these days who doesn’t denounce Donald Trump as “a fascist.” If you Google “fascist,” the first thing that pops up on the screen is a photo of Trump

  • Tom Forsythe

    This assumes that words have actual meaning; liberals don’t believe that.

  • Xavier

    The left is very good at 2 things: projection and redefinition of words.

  • I would much rather be called a fascist than a liberal.

  • Exile1981

    Fascist – someone who espouses the system of fascism as the system of government.

    Fascism – a political philosophy, movement, or regime 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.

    So looking at the left wing parties in the US and Canada

    Nottley has said her government is is a movement so that’s one check
    Obama calls it a philosophy.

    The left tells blacks that race is more important than deeds and treats everyone as a group rather than an individual.

    Centralized autocratic government – check

    dictatorial leader – check

    Severe economic regimentation – destruction of capitalism and replacement with government control – check

    Social control – case in point PC movement; destruction of family, abortion; welfare; demonetization of Christians.

    forcible suppression of opposition – IRS

    So by my count the left movements hit all the requirements to be called fascists.

    • Clausewitz

      Corny capitalism is the epitome of fascism. This has been the standard operating procedure since Obama has taken office.

  • Jay Currie

    Fascist is shorthand for “I don’t like what you are saying and have no clue how to argue with you.”

    • barryjr

      I’ll be honest and tell you I’m going to steal this. Awesome definition.

      • Jay Currie

        Be my guest…

  • pdxnag

    It often begins with “I’m offended” and ends with “Shut Up.”

  • Flame

    Donald Trump’s temporary ban on Muslim immigration.
    Where is equally indignant outcry from left and RINOS that 16 Muslim countries barring all Jews from entering.
    More than that, Saudi Arabia has also tried barring all Jews from entering the
    country but was forced to reluctantly back down because quite a few high-ranking US diplomats are in fact Jews.

  • Alain

    I have learned through personal experience that a fascist is anyone who is winning an argument with a leftist.