Posted by: Natalie | April 7, 2010

Word of the Day: Fascism

As the election has been announced, not just the mainstream worms are coming to the surface. Low and behold those ‘delightful’ creatures of the BNP and UKIP are gaining weight to wreak their havoc. As I am more than a little disturbed that intelligent folk are being convinced (or dare I say brainwashed) of the ‘merits’ of these right wing parties, I thought it was time I drew attention to the fact that these parties are ultimately grown from . . .


Word Origins:

This term was first used to describe Mussolini’s political party in Italy, and then obviously on to Hitler’s Nazis and Franco in Spain. It therefore, obviously, comes from the Italian fascismo, from fascio meaning ‘a bundle’ or ‘a political group’. This came from the Latin, fasces. In Ancient Rome, this had been a bundle of rods with an axe through it, which had been carried before a magistrate as a symbol of his power to punish people. Someone should have twigged really! Oh, and as an extra little warning, I believe this image can also be seen adorning the United States Congress!

Urban Dictionary Definition:

  1. The only official definition of Fascism comes from Benito Mussolini, the founder of fascism, in which he outlines three principles of a fascist philosophy.
    1.”Everything in the state”. The Government is supreme and the country is all-encompasing, and all within it must conform to the ruling body, often a dictator.
    2.”Nothing outside the state”. The country must grow and the implied goal of any fascist nation is to rule the world, and have every human submit to the government.
    3.”Nothing against the state”. Any type of questioning the government is not to be tolerated. If you do not see things our way, you are wrong. If you do not agree with the government, you cannot be allowed to live and taint the minds of the rest of the good citizens.
  2. Fascism is the belief in the absolute control of everyone/everything. A form of government that is slowly becoming popular in america.
  3. The only defference between fascism and a democrocy is that a democracy has bigger cages and longer chains

Nat’s Definitions:

  • A totalitarianism that a frightening number of people believe in.
  • Nick Griffin, BNP, UKIP etc.
  • A chaotic state of affairs.
  • Hatred in every form and of the most vile and outrageous.
  • Thrives in poverty.
  • Attacks when you’re not looking.
  • Has a thing for Poland.


  1. Hello, I haven’t commented before but I just wanted to say that I completely agree with you. Some people seem to think UKIP’s an acceptable vote even though many of their members and policies are as narrow-minded and racist as the BNP. Urgh, they’re all ghastly! Anyway, let’s hope they’re given pretty short shrift come May 6th… 😀

  2. Totally unrelated, but saw this today and though that you might want to enter 🙂

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