Then you obviously do not have the faintest idea what "fascist" means ... take a ride in your time machine and try living in Hitler's Germany and Mussolini's Italy. What is the point of hyperpole? It just makes your argument look riddiculous. What's wrong with the truth - that the Reagain adminstration was a deeply rightist reactionary one, like others. I think it is best to stress the essential continuity of the various US adminstrations - within reason, with caveats, qualifiications, etc - than to disproportionately demonise this or that president. Look at JFK, so-called 'liberal' or 'progressive' - escalated in a qualitatively fashion the war in Vietnam, aggreesive belligerency in Cuba and other parts of Latin America, authorised extensive CIA/FBI spying operations on Martin Luther King (etc), links with Mafia/organised crime, probably had some part in fixing the 1961 election with Nixon (mysterious disappearance of ballot boxes, etc), all sorts of personal mendacities and venealities, and so on.
I mean, guys, let's get real now ...
 
DANNY

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" the Reagan adminsitration was never "fascist","

Bullshit! Frank was right.

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 13:56:47 -0600, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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>  the Reagan adminsitration was never "fascist",
>
> On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 00:04:59 -0500, Mark Darling <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >  I'm in total agreement with you, Danny, at least as far as your critique of
> > Zappa's political thought is concerned.
> >  Mark
> >
> >
> > I don't FZ himself really knew! Also, clearly, the Reagan adminsitration was
> > never "fascist", just unpleasantly rightwing and reactionary. But seeing how
> > FZ had ruled out - for one reason or another - any sort of
> > left-wing/socialistic perspective, he was political in limbo, or stuck:
> > hence his "practical conservatism" formulation, which, as far as I can make
> > out, amounts to a defence of 'small business' against 'big business and a
> > yearning for tax-cuts. Not particularly inspiring! I've often thought that
> > FZ's obvious political intelligence was wasted a bit, with only a
> > ill-defined and vague 'libertarianism' to sustain it ... oh well, thought
> > for the day over!
> >
> >  cheers,
> >
> >  DANNY
> >
> >  Jurgen Verfaillie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> > Great video, much appreciated...
> >  Q: anyone notice FZ calling himself a conservative? Yet he calls the
> >  Reagan administration a "fascist theocracy"?
> >  Just what kind of conservatism is FZ talking about?
> >
> >  Jurgen
> >  > http://www.ifilm.com/viralvideo
> >
> >
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