[LMB] OT: People Changing Political Words

Peter Hews Peterhews at protonmail.com
Sat Sep 18 14:15:17 BST 2021

On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 15:46, Louann Miller <domelouann at gmail.com> wrote:

> Your example with the word fascisim is accurate as far
> as it goes, but ignores the massive changes in the term between Mussolini
> repurposing it as one of his allusions to ancient Rome and Hitler taking
> over the word with massive worldwide consequences. I know we're both too
> young to remember, but there was a lot of documentation.

He may have been influenced by the well known meme claiming that since the full name of the Nazi Party was "National Socialists," Hitler was obviously a communist, therefore all communists are Nazis :-}

Peter Hews

Oh better far to live and die under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part with a pirate head and a pirate heart.

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