Fascism is not just an all-purpose insult for deriding people & policies we dislike. It is a term with a specific definition. Australia, Canada & most of Europe combine good public education policy with sensible gun control, and none remotely resemble fascist states. Neither “school freedom” nor gun control factor significantly in any mainstream scholar’s criteria for fascism. (I state my criteria here.) Please find a new insult; this one is taken.

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