Occupy May Day 2013: Fascists: Fuck Off!

Occupy May Day 2013: Fascists: Fuck Off!

In 1944, George Orwell remarked: "...the word 'Fascism' is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley's broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else ... Except for the relatively small number of Fascist sympathisers, almost any English person would accept 'bully' as a synonym for 'Fascist'. That is about as near to a definition as this much-abused word has come".

Maybe the word "fascism" has become entirely meaningless. Maybe we need another word to describe the recent trend towards a fear driven society obsessed with national security, "us versus them" mentality, "conveniently reinterpreted" religious beliefs, dislike of intellectualism, and materialism. Add militarism, corporate corruption and media manipulation, and come up with a "new word" that describes what is traditionally denoted as fascism or proto-fascism. Until then: Fascists: Fuck off!

Song of the Day: Under the Sun/Every Day Comes and Goes - Black Sabbath (1972)
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