That's part of the issue. The policy doesn't voice the intent. Many rules and policies don't do that. Intent usually doesn't survive implementation. Over time, as leadership changes or it's politics do, how will the policy be used as a written rule independent of the intent behind it?
In other words, we're all happy to see Venger gone. What happens when it's Evil Hat's Thirsty Sword Lesbians? It's naive to expect DTRPG to always have progressive moderation. What happens when they turn into Facebook
? It's not like they've had much competition sweeping in to capture their market. It's worth thinking about or recognizing that it may happen.
For the record, they haven't kicked Venger off. Nor have they kicked off LotFP, despite Raggi's dramatics.
As Morrus pointed out, Kickstarter is actually a much larger share of the general RPG sales market; DTRPG hasn't, in reality, captured a majority share of the market. While they do have a large share of the POD and PDF sales market, the idea that they don't have competition is simply mistaken. Itch.io, Lulu, Amazon, and individual company stores like Paizo's and Steve Jackson Games' are also substantial, and could definitely pick up greater market share if DTRPG/OBS were to become more restrictive and less easy to work with.
Facebook is huge, but let's also not forget that Twitter still exists. And that before Facebook, MySpace seemed unchallengable.
Honestly I'm not at all familiar with Rifts. I guess the point is, are playing the fascists the only choice? Are they presented as the "good" option; are their ideologies lionized? I'm only slightly more familiar with Warhammer 40k, but the idea there is that the Imperium is pretty explicitly bad, but also generally the least awful option available. There's a hint of parody there too (CIAPHAS CAIN, f'rex).
I realize I may have sounded rather extreme earlier but frankly I set that bar pretty low. WH40k would easily clear it. Trash like Racial Holy War doesn't. That WoD product from a few years back, the one with all the Nazi dogwhistles? That's about where the line is.
No, the Coalition is pretty much the only explicitly fascist faction, and while they are available option for playing PCs, they're more commonly used as antagonists. And yeah, they lampshade/push the parodic level of the Coalition a bit, what with the Maximum Skulls All the Time aesthetic, although I don't think as much so as GW traditionally did. I don't think Palladium had the same trademark British sense of irony. They played it a bit more straight.