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Spectre of what? Communism, or fascism?

Posted by: Porgie Tirebiter on December 14, 1999 at 14:53:12:

In Reply to: The emerging spectre posted by MDG on December 14, 1999 at 10:25:38:

Spectre of what? Communism, or fascism? The various militias of the United States often contain ex-farmers who lost it all to the bank and agribusiness. I don't see those people drifting to the left. If anything, they equate agribusiness and the banks, along with the U.S. government, of conspiring to steal the land and place it into the hands of a small, elite group, and they readily call this process...communism.

Yes, and here we get into the highly abstract arena of reference, one extreme of which Humpty Dumpty accuratly summed up as, "A word means what I want it to mean, no more and no less!"

In a Kansas City diner last summer, I was given a book of matches, produced by Wiston cigarettes, which said "Even Communists Have the Right to Smoke!" I don't have any idea of what to make of that. Do you?

By the way, is this so far down that nobody reads it?

Porgie Tirebiter

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