@VadlmUzdensky1 “Fascism is compatible with free-market capitalism” I think here is where we disagree. Note that “capitalism” as currently practiced in the US, already is pretty far from a “free market”. Anytime anyone other than the owner of the business (which would include the stockholders) make decisions about what the business should do, puts us outside of a free market. Anytime someone other than the owner of capitol (the money we have) take it or force us to spend it on things we otherwise would not have spent it on, we are also outside of a free market. The former is fascism. The latter is typical for socialism. We can voluntarily engage in “social” things so long as it is unforced without ending up with socialism. Health insurance, if voluntary, is an example.
As for the dictionary definition you quote, unfortunately, really doesn’t get at the economic aspect. The material later in the article I quote is much more enlightening in the political regard.
I got my definition of Fascism from here: https://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/Fascism.html
“climate change is truly an existential issue” really? I’ve only heard about global mean temperatures going up a couple degrees over the next 100 years, so perhaps you can elucidate.
You might check out how well the European Union is writing itself out of history these days…
You need to check out campus life. Money isn’t the only way of “buying off” someone.
Wait a minute, that sounds more like winning.
Is anyone arguing we should get rid of Medicare, fire departments or public eduction? I think the argument is around free everything, public unions, government takeover of the entire health sector, and fascism: government directed private enterprise.
I think the “cult of personality” is also part of the problem.
I wish. They seem to think SS is the best thing since sliced bread now.
Since all Republicans are compared to Hitler, we need to start comparing all Democrats to Stalin and Mao.