• @SpaceDogs
      218 months ago

      Oh this is actually very helpful as I’ve been confused about the term “totalitarian” as it’s been used in so many different contexts it’s hard to figure out what it actually means. At best I’ve seen people use it interchangeably with “authoritarian.”

      • 新星 [they/them/🏳️‍⚧️]
        198 months ago

        ”Authoritarian” is another one — what does it mean? If you go by the dictionary, why doesn’t the U.S. get included?

        • @PolandIsAStateOfMind
          128 months ago

          Authoritarian is when they don’t like a state. The more the don’t like that state, the more authoritarian it is. And when they really hate it, it’s totalitarian.

          • Water Bowl Slime
            88 months ago

            Yeah it’s the same thing as calling a country bad or evil, but with a big word that sounds academic. You can get away with saying the most horrific shit here if it’s spoken in formal language.