Wednesday, August 30, 2006

New Republican "Buzz Buzz" Word

According to Waldo, da Republicans have a new bussword--Fascism.

Mosquito says, "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones." Did Rove forgot to look this word up before authorization?

NOUN:1. often Fascism a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism. b. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government. 2. Oppressive, dictatorial control.

noun [U]
a political system based on a very powerful leader, state control and extreme pride in country and race, and in which political opposition is not allowed

Main Entry: fas·cism
Pronunciation: 'fa-"shi-z&m also 'fa-"si-
Function: noun
1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control

And then there's the famous defiinition of fascism that's attributed to the fascist--Mussolini. Fasicism is the merger of corporation and the state.


1 comment:

akesling said...

Maybe George and Karl thought we've been dumbed down enough that we wouldn't bother to look up the definition. They consistently over-estimate themselves.