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11. Re: etc. Aug 21, 2012, 15:22 Matshock
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 15:03:
Matshock wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 14:31:
Beamer wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 13:15:
Matshock wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 11:16:
...about the collapse of 38 Studios, which got a $75 million loan guarantee from the state in 2010.

I agree, only a dunce would invest $75 million taxpayer dollars in a start up headed up by an athlete during a depression in a state with a toxic business climate.

Another monument to Amerikan fascism...

Nice k. Now how is this fascism?


I'm glad you asked. The original term was coined by Benito Mussolini-
fascism being the combination of words federal and capitalism- so, essentially federally controlled capitalism.

I'm using the word according to its origins rather than the Orwellian newspeak you may be accustomed to.

Now there's a bit of license in the sense that we in the USA also have supposedly sovereign states but I wouldn't be surprised if the loan was ultimately backed by the federal government anyway.

New London and Pfizer have a huge multi-million dollar empty field that used to be a neighborhood. That's another great example of Amerikan Fascism.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/13/nyregion/13pfizer.html


Actually, that's not the definition of fascism. It especially isn't the etymology, as it comes from Latin, not being a combination of two English words, and does not even derive from the same terms that "Federal" or "Capitalism" come from.

Nor was it coined by Mussolini.


Wow. All I'll say is "Wow."

Wow, another denial of me by you with no citations. Wow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercapitalism_(concept_in_Italian_Fascism)

Some words have very similar phonetic properties and meanings across different languages. Wow.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fascism

Origin:
191520; < Italian fascismo, equivalent to fasc ( io ) bundle, political group ( see fasces) + -ismo -ism

Italian isn't Latin. Wow.

B.M. was at the front of creating the world's first major fascist state and thus defined *or coined* the term. Wow.

Seriously kid- who are you trying to impress?
 
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