Does conservatism share similarities to fascism?

Answered by Chuck Diaz

I don’t believe either side has any leaning toward systemic fascism, but maybe we can get an idea which has a tendency to be more heavy handed. For this I will use some fine words from Jeff Foxworthy, who has stated:

“If a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one, If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat, If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life, If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation, If a Democrat is down-and-out he wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a Republican doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels, A Democrat demands that those they don’t like be shut down.

If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church, A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it, If a Democrat decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a Republican is unhappy with an election, he grumbles and goes to work the next day, If a Democrat is unhappy with an election, he burns down a Starbucks, throws rocks at cops and takes two-weeks off for therapy.

If a Republican reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh, A Democrat will delete it because he or she is offended.”

That ought to do it, if you get my drift.