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Old Today, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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I like the idea from the post you provided that it is not an ideology but a process. It's probably both but I like that the word "process" was used. The process makes the ideology possible. The process was mentioned as pitting people against each other with no solution.


What may not be realized is that pitting people against each other is the solution to an identified problem.
Yes, this seems to be Albright's idea, that fascism is a set of tactics rather than an ideology. This creates problems, not unlike in the case of our use of the word "terrorism." When we say terrorism, what we really usually mean is "Islamic terrorism," but of course to say that would be politically incorrect. So as many have pointed out, our 'war on terrorism' was a war on a tactic. That's dumb.

By some of Albright's words, the perpetrators of the Boston Tea Party, by their willing to use violence and vandalism, might be considered 'fascists' (even though the word did not exist then). Were they? I hardly think so....
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Old Today, 09:17 PM
 
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Yes, this seems to be Albright's idea, that fascism is a set of tactics rather than an ideology. This creates problems, not unlike in the case of our use of the word "terrorism." When we say terrorism, what we really usually mean is "Islamic terrorism," but of course to say that would be politically incorrect. So as many have pointed out, our 'war on terrorism' was a war on a tactic. That's dumb.

By some of Albright's words, the perpetrators of the Boston Tea Party, by their willing to use violence and vandalism, might be considered 'fascists' (even though the word did not exist then). Were they? I hardly think so....
The intent of the Bostonians was clear, no taxation without representation. They presented a problem and a solution to the British parliament, which they refused.

That is different from creating problems with no solutions, as she said. Well, there is one solution, and that is to control your emotions. But that is never presented as a solution because a scared populace is a solution to a problem.
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Old Today, 09:21 PM
 
Location: SM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bntsfiAXMEE

I wouldn't urinate on her if she was on fire.
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Old Today, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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btw I don't know why she capitalizes 'fascism,' but she does so throughout the book, as you can see from the quotes above. Curious, but probably not significant.
Blame her editor. She may have questioned it, but unless an author is well-studied in all rules of grammar, we defer to our editors.
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