Friday, November 11, 2016

It's hard to put words to the truly brutal ignorance represented by this dude

The slogan chosen by their own champion, Mrs. Clinton, who chose to run her own campaign under the rallying cry “Stronger Together” — which, as anyone with a rudimentary familiarity with political history* will know, is precisely the essence of the Fascist idea, and of the ancient symbol, the fasces, that gave the movement its name and emblem. 
I've always found it amusing to challenge anyone using the term Fascism to define it.  It is exceptionally rare to find someone who can.  Today, it is used to mean "Bad," or "Really Bad, or even "Super Duper Double Barf Bad." 
Hopefully someday our sign bearer above will both learn to spell at the same time he becomes a bit more enlightened politically.


  1. You say "This was Mussolini's definition of fascism: ... " and they don't even know who Mussolini was.

  2. A certain Father had a family of Sons, who were forever quarreling among themselves. No words he could say did the least good, so he cast about in his mind for some very striking example that should make them see that discord would lead them to misfortune.

    One day when the quarreling had been much more violent than usual and each of the Sons was moping in a surly manner, he asked one of them to bring him a bundle of sticks. Then handing the bundle to each of his Sons in turn he told them to try to break it. But although each one tried his best, none was able to do so.

    The Father then untied the bundle and gave the sticks to his Sons to break one by one. This they did very easily.

    "My Sons," said the Father, "do you not see how certain it is that if you agree with each other and help each other, it will be impossible for your enemies to injure you? But if you are divided among yourselves, you will be no stronger than a single stick in that bundle."

    In unity is strength.

    -Aesop for Children, 1919

    This may be the basis of the Roman fasces, signifying the strength of the Empire.
    It is integrated in the statue in the Lincoln Memorial, to symbolize the strength of the Union.