AKA: let me fix that for you.
I was perusing Facebook a couple of days ago (yes, I know it was a mistake, but sometimes I just can’t help myself) when I noticed one of those slogan/graphic thingys on the wall of one of my left-leaning facebook friends. It said:
“small government” is fascist dog whistle for “More Corporate Control”
I was tempted to reply with the following:
Clever. High buzzword content. Rings all the right bells in certain circles. Factually inaccurate, though, as “small government” and “fascist” are, by definition, mutually exclusive.
I didn’t post it. No sense harshing someone’s mellow over something as petty and inconsequential as accuracy. Especially since the leftist narrative has incorrectly equated “fascist” with “right-wing” for so long you can’t convince them otherwise. It did, however, suggest the following alternate slogan:
“fascist” is leftist dog whistle for “anyone we don’t like”