Communism, Fascism and Socialism Defined
I read numerous blogs and blog posts every day, and I find the terms communism, fascism and socialism are thrown around repeatedly often misused and sometimes not used effectively for the truly terrifying effects such isms have had on the people in our world’s history. So instead of continuing to throw around these words, let’s define them (as provided by dictionary.com) right now and then determine their appropriate use in today’s modern America. After doing so, we should be able to come to better conclusions about what is happening in our country and more importantly a better understanding of the importance of protecting our Constitutional Republic and the difference in it from the isms we have defined.
1. a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
All men are born free and independent, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights, among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness. (The Political Writings of John Adams)
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