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What was your goal in asking the question? (really think about this one) What do you think an acceptable answer to this question should include? Do you already have you mind made up about the question you're asking? IMO, that question stank of being rhetorical as soon as I saw it. Edit; In future, look out for accidentally putting skub (or anti-skub) in ...


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A moderator came and first of all deleted the phrase "the Jews" in the text without replacing it with any other phrase! (He/She accused me of "spread[ing] antisemitism", which is meaningless and simply subjective. Let me explain why this was antisemitic. You were criticizing actions of the government of Israel. There is nothing offensive ...


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To quote you a comment [I echo/endorse] from under your (new) question, before it was deleted: Yes there are definitions, but which one to use? The opinion comes in to play when arguing whether any single act counts as "proof of fascism." To some putting kids in cages is absolutely an act of Fascism, to others it is simply following the law. – ...


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So, even though fascism has well-established dictionary definitions and encyclopedic references, some people decided that there was no way to provide answers based on facts and references. Not quite. Fascism is a hard thing to define because it means different things to different people. As such, it winds up being more of a Rorschach test. If you dislike ...


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The post author deleted the post himself - the downvotes and close votes were probably received because the post was poorly written, with typos in the title and a question body that lacks details. If the post was undeleted, it should probably also be closed as a duplicate of this question.


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I don't think a canonical answer would be useful. On its face, the homicide rate of Somalia is not a question about politics, but a trivial question about statistics, so it should be closed as off-topic. OP is likely trying to make a political point, but that's not what questions are for. Because of the persistent troll effort around this issue, I also ...


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I voted the post as Rude/Abusive because, in addition to the Somalia question that has popped up at least five times that I know of between Skeptics and Politics, it also came from a user with a bog-standard Fascism troll question. https://metasmoke.erwaysoftware.com/post/228929 If the community decides that a post is from the holocaust/fascism troll, I ...


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I can only find two instances of this question on Politics Stack Exchange: "What is the homicide rate in Somalia?" (deleted) from October 13 2019. "https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/50918/does-somalia-have-a-low-homicide-rate" from today (March 12 2020) A comment on the first instance claims that the author asked the same question on other SE ...


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But this site has many questions that are receptive to answers that "will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise". Why is Donald Trump so popular? Why are so many Americans against Obamacare? Why is populism seen as being negative or bad? Why is President Trump making such a big deal about fake ...


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Vote to close and delete. If this site flags, and has closed, numerous questions that are opinion-based, such as the recurring Socialism vs Communism ones, why should it tolerate one that is no less likely to be opinion-based in its answers AND seems to be construed to denigrate the person it is aimed at? Putting a +500 bounty just means it technically can'...


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First and foremost: We are a factual Q&A site with a subject matter basis of politics. We are not a political forum. The Q&A's (and comments) are not for engaging in politics. They are for posing and answering fact-oriented questions that admit fact-based answers. There's a bit of wiggle room because the line between "facts about politics" and "...


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Michael_B - I've rewritten your question below to be less controversial and (probably) more acceptable to the users here. Many people in the news media (CNN, Slate, New York Times, Daily Beast, Washington Post, Salon) on late night talk shows (The Daily Show), in Congress, in Hollywood, in Silicon Valley, on college campuses (Harvard, Yale, ...


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This question isn't of much quality. Your (accepted) answer to it was basically "we can only speculate". Frankly leaving it deleted would have been not much worse than what we have now; where we have a closed question with the answer "we can only speculate"...


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