All right, now, let us all take a deep breath and relax. In the intellectual and political neighborhood where I live, calling someone a fascist is not a forceful way of making a point. It is a conversation ending insult. Nobody who has been contributing to this discussion [is this what is called a thread?] is a fascist, nobody. This kind of language, or its analogue, may be appropriate in sectarian religious feuds, where one’s immortal soul is literally at stake, but it has no place in disagreements among men and women who by any plausible measure occupy very nearly the same rather narrow segment of the political spectrum.
Let us recall that all of this was provoked by my remarks concerning Trump’s Russian connection. Inasmuch as I know nothing at all firsthand about the subject, I was merely idly speculating.
If we cannot be civil to one another, I shall have to go back to talking about Marx, which at least does not get people upset. J