Politics, Philosophy, Fruit
Which is not, strictly speaking, to call Lindsay's personal politics a fascist one, black-shirt/blonde-hair esthetic notwithstanding. Nobody at this blog is accusing anybody at that blog of that, or even of being beholden to any particular view they might be articulating for the purposes of analysis. That's why one chooses one's words carefully, and why I think there's nothing wrong at least with listening and considering the political philosophy that Lindsay is laying out. Anyway, no matter how distasteful we find the task, fighting fascism means understanding it, and for that reason I heartily approve that helmut is recommending we acquaint ourselves with Lindsay's views.
MT - I don't quite get your comment. Lindsay is pretty much a liberal / lefty. She's not proposing anything re fascism except understanding it.I find fascism fascinating myself. Not that I want to be a fascist, but that: 1. scholarly research has a difficult enough time understanding precisely what it is, what it comprises. And, 2. there are indeed various parallels to historical versions of fascist ideology that also appear in democracies, and this administration, or so I've been saying too. The curious thing is what exactly is so attractive for so many? A charismatic cheerleader macho leader who centralizes power and secrecy while building a corporate state is part of it, perhaps, but just doesn't seem to me to carry enough analytical weight.
My comment is totally farcical. I was under the impression that I'd thoroughly established my lack of credibility here. Just engaging in a little poisonous and totally unprovoked teasing. Sorry.
Well, no actually, it wasn't all dirty work. Also subtly commenting on the slipperiness of language, which some seems to have become a life mission of mine...perhaps because of the opportunities it creates for multitasking.
Oh, MT, so naughty.Multitasking from slippery language? Sounds like how I write papers, including the one I'm straining over right now.
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