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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I would say fascism is any ideology where individual or minority group needs/rights are superceded by the needs/rights of the state. I suppose that "state" could be replaced by any "authority figure"... so I could say "my boss is a fascist" if his needs supercede mine without discussion. Fascism is a combination of myopia and selfishness on the part of those in authority.
    • I would say fascism is any ideology where individual or minority group needs/rights are superceded by the needs/rights of the state.
      So any government that taxes the rich is fascist?
      • +1, insightful

        Actually, that would make any government that taxes at all, fascist.

        --
        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • Actually, that would make any government that taxes at all, fascist.

          Not necssarily. He talked about individual/minority rights superceding state interests, and you could make the argument that where everyone is taxed equally (or even proportionally) that you are not going after individual/minority rights (although you could also make the opposite case). But there's no such argument to be made for progressive taxation: that is, quite clearly, putting the rights of minorities (in this case, the rich) below the interests of the state.

          Anyway, fascism is, as rafael said, mark