Word pairings with the keyword "Nazi" were used to question the appropriateness of using this term to describe people espousing right-wing conservative ideologies.
|neo (hat, normal)||27.0||12.75|
|symbol (jew, sympathizer)||10.0||11.23|
|punch (deny, hear, label)||20.0||10.68|
The association between the word "call" and "Nazi" was used in the context of labeling people who espouse conservative ideologies:
"So many people in the past few years have been called a Nazi for having even a single conservative position and they get skeptical when they hear Nazis now." (35 points)
"Everyone is calling right-wingers Nazis for simply holding conservative views." (61 points)
Discussions about the possible dangers of the rise of (neo)-Nazism in Canada were absent from online commentary. However, the term appeared in conversations mainly to discount and diminish its use when describing groups belonging to far-right ideologies.
Several comments argued that the term ‘Nazi’ was being overused and for the wrong purpose:
"You can't just call every neo Nazi you disagree with a Nazi." (8 points)
"Are they legit Nazis or just right wingers labeled Nazis? How did 'Nazi' get so watered down?" (25 points)
These comments suggest that there is a relatively fixed (and shared) understanding of what the term Nazi entails, and which goes beyond holding right-wing or conservative views.