The words fascist and fascism have been bantered about by the Main Stream Media and the left for several years. Their pseudo-definition is puerile an inaccurate.
The left uses the word Fascist to describe the following: If you do not agree that an unwanted full term baby should have its head crushed and its body dismembered before being ripped from the womb, you are a fascist. If you believe that all men are created equal but must take personal responsibility to achieve success, you are a fascist. If you believe that all lives matter, you are a fascist. If you think the government shouldn’t take control of health care then force you to pay for the health care of others and for health insurance you can no longer afford, you are a fascist. If you are white and don’t embrace all the policies of the left, you are a fascist. If you believe in free speech, including the right to challenge the teachings of the left you are a fascist.
Of course, none of the definitions described above are accurate. The word fascist has become much like the word racist. Both have lost their true meaning and are simply used to silence honest dissent.
Fascism has a long history and its meaning has become vague over the years.
But, in its simplest meaning, fascism is when a government or group or society controls the lives of the people, business and labor, using very harsh control or authority and disallows any dissent or opposition to its positions, policies or authority.
There are many perfect examples of this in modern America. The Affordable Care Act took control of health care and health insurance with ridiculous mandates, and forced the populace to purchase unaffordable health insurance, with high deductibles. When businesses like hobby lobby complained they were castigated.
When the IRS targeted conservative groups during Obama’s tenure, denying them the tax exempt status of groups from the left, it was fascism.
When a group of ignorant Berkeley students, riot and set fire to parts of the Berkeley campus because their wee little minds cannot bolster enough brain cells to intellectually defend their positions against a gay, foreign, conservative, it is fascism.
Breaking glass, destroying buildings, attacking people who are different should bring to mind a painful part of history. But, I guess it’s perfectly acceptable for the Berkeley student fascists to conduct their modern day version of Kristallnacht.