excerpt from recent Facebook activity...
Ray is looking at some fascists on toilet paper and thinking that a dirty ass is still too good a place for Sean Hannity.
Joshua at 11:12am February 13
How about some Pelosi paper, refusing to allow the public to see the stimulus sounds pretty fascist to me...
Ray at 11:41am February 13
Woah....supporters of Bush have ceded their right to criticize government transparency!
Regardless, how is simply "refusing to allow the public to see the stimulus," in and of itself, and act of fascism? A lack of transparency in government certainly isn't unique to fascism. So, what's the underlying purpose that makes it fascist?
Are you maybe suggesting that she and the Dems are deliberately hiding some backroom deals that benefit corporate America and the power elite? You know, those same corporations and wealthy people that Republicans criticize that socialist Pelosi for trying to regulate? If that's the case, how can she be a socialist and a fascist at the same time? You need to enlighten me on how that's possible, Josh.
Joshua at 4:33pm February 13
That makes as much sense as calling Hannity a fascist... so relax Ray. And despite the fact that I was not a Bush supporter in regards to his horrendous fiscal policy, I will always maintain my right to criticize government transparency regardless of who I may have 'supported'. Oh and socialism and fascism are not mutually exclusive... so I think you can answer your own question.
Ray at 5:23pm February 13
HaHaHa...that's some funny stuff right there. I'd love to read your definition of fascism to better understand how polar ideologies like socialism and fascism can be anything other than mutually exclusive. Oh and not only is Pelosi not a socialist, its completely impossible for her - or anybody else - to be a fascist socialist. It makes no sense.
Joshua at 9:48pm February 13
Main Entry: fas·cism
1often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) 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
Main Entry: so·cial·ism
1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
Ray, surely you understand that socialism can easily lead to fascism in only a generation or two... an individual doesn't necessarily need to be both socialist and fascist at the same time for there to be a political evolution from socialist to fascist.
But come on, you know there are many many subdivisions of each of these political philosophies that muddy the water... outta room...
Giancarlo at 8:03pm February 14
If that's the best definition you may provide, I truly hope you never went to college and if you did my best guess is that you never took a course in social or political theory. If you did, you should ask for a refund from your college prof!
I bid you peace
Joshua at 9:07pm February 14
You bid me peace after insulting me? Sorry I can't appease your snotty ass attitude. I'll leave it to you idiots to negotiate with those who aim to take away your free agency... while I develop my survival skills. Schmuck.
There I go again... angry white guy who is apparently a total idiot...
Ever find yourself wondering why you engage yourself in this sometimes?