Some people seem to delight in calling everything apart from their own convictions “fascist”, i.e. more or less the equivalent of “something bad”. Oblivious to the actual roots of fascism, they often style themselves as progressives, which is quite ironical considering the fact that fascism, communism and national-socialism -all belonging to the extended family of socialism- were revolutionary “progressive” leftist movements.



October 18, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. People can and do use all sorts of fancy names to describe different forms of government. They usually have little meaning.

    The Republic of Texas was one of the freest places ever to exist. If you followed a few basic rules, the government was behind you all the way. If you broke the rules, the Rangers came out and strung you up, no trial, as long as they were satisfied you did the deed. Technically it might have been pretty fascist but it was freer than anything that exists today.

    We could do that today. I’d be all right with it. There were some rough characters around Texas in the old days but people generally respected each others rights and got along OK.

    Comment by reddog | October 18, 2010 | Reply

  2. One of the best books I’ve ever read about Texas is “Comanches” by the historian, T. R. Fehrenbach.

    Comment by cutshoot | October 19, 2010 | Reply

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