Musings —02.02.2015 03:00 PM—
Here’s the thing: I’ve met, and interviewed, real fascists.
Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, you name it: I’ve gone face-to-face with most of them. Ernst Zundel, Jim Keegstra, Terry Long, Richard Butler, David Irving, Klan leaders, and on and on. For Web of Hate, and for Unholy Alliances before it, I have met with no shortage of people who are honest-to-goodness fascists.
That’s why it pisses me off – really, really pisses me off – when someone, usually online, calls someone they disagree with a “fascist.”
Stephen Harper isn’t a fascist. Neither are Messrs. Trudeau or Mulcair or anyone else you happen to dislike, actually. Fascism, you see, is the ideology of murder. You will know you are dealing with a real fascist when they want to kill you. For an opinion, or your religion, or the way you look or the way you are.
There. I got that off my chest. It will have no effect on anyone’s behaviour, but it will hopefully explain why I still need to block idiots on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere.
Because they’re fucking idiots.
Dear Internet: Calling someone you disagree with a "fascist" doesn't make them one. Makes you an idiot most of the time, though. Signed, etc
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) February 2, 2015