Reading at Cold Fury.
My dictionary defines tyranny as: The government or authority of a tyrant; the office, tenure or system of administration, of an absolute ruler called a tyrant.
Tyrant is defined as: An absolute ruler; a sovereign unrestrained by law or constitution; a usurper of sovereignty.
Neither definition undermines Mike's position nor supports Ladd's.
Fascism: Any program for setting up a centralized autocratic national regime with severely nationalistic policies, exercising regimentation of industry, commerce and finance, rigid censorship and forcible suppression of opposition.