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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:16 PM

Quote from Robert Kennedy, Jr.

"While communism is the control of business by government, fascism is the control of government by business. My American Heritage Dictionary defines fascism as 'a system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership together with belligerent nationalism.' Sound familiar?"

-Robert Kennedy, Jr.
"Crimes Against Nature," page 193

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:34 PM

1. I have an acquaintance

who says Hitler was left wing because he called his group National Socialists. Or some such blather. I'd show this to him, but he'd find other definitions he prefers. He's doesn't like dictionary definitions. Which makes it difficult to debate, since we don't agree on language or meaning.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:52 PM

2. In order to participate in society, there must be common, accepted

definitions of words. That's what a dictionary is for. But you could always show the guy similar definitions from political science text books.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:34 PM

3. If he brings it up again

I'll mention that. I don't like talking with him about politics because he tends to fantasize rather than coherently discuss. Most republicans do that.

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