Was Shakespeare a fascist?
I don’t really know what the word ‘fascist’ means and I can’t remember reading Shakespeare. Clearly this makes me perfectly suited to criticise lots of intelligent people.
If someone could be bothered reading Shakespeare they’d see words they’d not seen before. They’d also see familiar words used very differently.
In the meme-universe of language, words change. It’s a pretty hostile universe: word-memes die, new ones emerge or they morph into something else. Survival of the fittest.