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Wed May 22, 2024, 02:54 PM May 22

Jim Sciutto: The clearest and most concise definition of fascism I've seen - a word often thrown around without much... [View all]

The clearest and most concise definition of fascism I’ve seen - a word often thrown around without much understanding. Thank you @TimothyDSnyder

1/11. The people who told you that fascism was not a threat were wrong.

2/11. The people who told you that Russia was not fascist were, if possible, more wrong.

3/11. Fascism is might over right, conspiracy over reality, fiction over fact, pain over law, blood over love, doom over hope.

4/11. Fascism advances every injustice. Its victory will leave us serfs of a vengeful nature, of relentless technology, and of unquestionable oligarchy.

5/11. Analytic clarity is needed for political clarity. If you do not know what you face, you do not know how to act.

6/11. Once named, fascism can be defeated. Indeed, once named it can be easily defeated.

7/11. Russian fascism must lose on the battlefield. Americans can bring this about by supporting courageous Ukrainians.

8/11. American fascism must lose at the ballot box. Americans can bring this about by organizing, canvassing, phone banking, donating, and voting.

9/11. We know from history that fascism can lose. And we know today the contests that must be won.

10/11. Compared to challenges that others face around the world, our odds in 2024 and 2025 are excellent. Americans have chances, not excuses.

11/11. A defeat of fascism is not a negation. It is an affirmation: of a future that can be more beautiful, more just, and more free.

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We need to call out the fascists every damn day, gab13by13 May 22 #1
Love that last line, # 11 peggysue2 May 22 #2
I do, too... I think I'm going to edit the post to highlight it! demmiblue May 22 #3
Bookmarked! K & R! lastlib May 22 #4
Excellent Wild blueberry May 22 #5
Follow the power. Simple. erronis May 22 #6
From Frank Wilhoit markodochartaigh May 22 #7
Wow, that is so true. Elessar Zappa May 22 #9
I always liked John Kenneth Galbraith's definition: NanaCat May 23 #20
Prof. Snyder is a national treasure Layzeebeaver May 22 #8
Another, shorter definition DC77 May 22 #10
OUTSTANDING quotes! calimary May 22 #11
Regardless of what their propaganda says, fascism always serves an oligarchy William Seger May 22 #12
K N R Faux pas May 22 #13
describes Americ's current repuke party perfectly Skittles May 22 #14
Our parents beat them! surfered May 22 #15
In part, I agree. Igel May 22 #16
Nazi Germany was explicitly Christian NanaCat May 23 #21
Good ones............ DENVERPOPS May 22 #17
Fascism is all those things, but that is not a meaningful definition of fascism. Martin68 May 22 #18
Maybe consider that Mr Snyder was keeping it brief NanaCat May 23 #22
I'm not sure such a simplistic definition is very helpful. Martin68 May 23 #25
KNR niyad May 22 #19
I prefer Orwell, "imagine a boot stamping on a human face-- forever" nt Javaman May 23 #23
A word with a specific definition nearly 100 years old The Mouth May 23 #24
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