We had a friend over last night — a teacher of history and a very smart man. He informed me that there is a group of people on the political right who use the term “RINO” which means “Republican in Name Only”. By this they mean what I would call Republicans – John McCain, for instance.
Given the events of the past week or so, I will call them as I see them, simply as a matter of clarity. I will call them fascists.
Please know that I am not given to hyperbole. I have never used the the term “Amerika” in the past. I don’t like inciting people’s passions just for the sake of it. I speak because I cannot hold it in anymore. When I say “fascists”, I mean fascists — political bullies for whom the right wing is never right enough — people who consider African-Americans, women, gays, anyone non-White, non-Christian person to be worth less than them. While other people in this country want America to be at it’s best, fascists want to be in power.
For instance, John McCain will be called a Republican. Rick Perry will either be called a “fascist” or “a member of the fascist wing of the Republican party”. Olympia Snow will be called a Republican. Michelle Bachmann will be called a fascist.
If you read this blog, please don’t think I’ve gone off the deep end or am writing propaganda. I am not.
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