(This is not my “goodbye” blog.)
TODAY I JUST DISCOVERED THAT BOTH SIDES ON THE ISsUE OF BOMBING IRAN HAVE AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF COMMON GROUND: THEY ARE BOTH FASCISTS ACORDING TO EACH OTHER!
It’s happening again. Same ol same ol’. Bloodbath on a politcal thread. This one it’s Amirnasiri’s recent blog directed to NIAC (sorry can’t past link). It is about military intervention in Iran. Naturally it would be unreasoable tto expect that the two sides, especially the more extreme ones, would love each other, let alone like each other, but I wonder why they can’t at least hate each other with a little class.
So the first step should be to scrutinize semantics to see if at least some common language and parameters for productive civil discourse can be arrived at. And that started to happen yactually. It happened around the word “Fascist”. But just as we were making progress about what that word actually meant and how it applies to the IRI and I asked a bunch of questions everyone dropped the ball.
So while they were yelling at each other, this is what I figured out:
The “right” believes the left are Fascists because the IRI is a Fascist regime and they support it by not coming out enough about the human rights violations and not advocating intervention. So they support a Fascist regime so they are Fascists.
The “left” believes the “right” are Fascists because they want to bomb so their agenda must be a Fascist power play, Most of them don’t seem to believe the IRI has a lot of Fascistic elemetns or at least they don’t want to discuss it much. So the “right” is Fascist because they want to topple this regime militarily,
So if no one will discuss what Fascism actually means and what the IRI is in relation to it, , I guess I must be wrong for pursuing this issue and they must both be right and they are all Fascists. Even though they have completely different political ideologies and stratagems.
And the only one who’s not a Fascist is me.
Because I’m wishy washy.