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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9960) 5 years ago
The Problem With Using Fascist as a Political Insult
--Dominic Green
The Atlantic
December 18, 2016
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Posted by Sam Colt (-136) 5 years ago
Hal I assume there was something profound in this article that interested you. Please share. My take is that it tries to make some tenuous connection between fascism and paranoid expectations of Trumps Presidency.

It reminds me of paranoid rumors during Obama’s first term that his influence was so great that he would be able to remain President for life. Didn’t happen. Presidents tend to gravitate toward the center whether we like it or not. I doubt Trump will invent a new salute and open up concentration camps.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9960) 5 years ago
I often share odds & ends of items here, most of the time simply because I’m bored. Because of the boredom thing I seldom care what others think of my posts. This caught my eye solely for the use of flummadiddle, an awkward word, but to me it does seem a better alternative to the over-used label, fascist.

Now this I did find interesting. I found myself wondering WTF motivated this young man to make the choices he did? But then I find myself wondering that all too often when reading the news. We humans are just damned peculiar creatures.

The American Leader in the Islamic State
--Graeme Wood
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