From my other blog, The Road to Concord:
APPLIED LOGIC: What Is The Difference Between Communism And Fascism?
In the interest of transparency and the purposes of full disclosure, I want to start by admitting this post was written in reaction to a comment made by a reader. This reader told me that a word can have a ‘mathematical‘ definition, but that, ‘in the real world,’ that definition does not apply. I reject this line of reasoning as totally fallacious, and I explain why in a previous post. What I would like to do now is address the specifics of this reader’s accusation: namely, that I do not understand the ‘real world‘ definitions of ‘Communism‘ or ‘Fascism.’ Furthermore, I intend to show how, when properly understood and applied to ‘the real world,’ dictionary definitions can actually help us understand what otherwise may appear too complex to comprehend (Seriously, you should stick with me. This will be good 🙂 ).