Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Phrase of the Day

Word of the Day:  
Limited Government
"Limited government" is the phrase that big-government conservatives use to paper over the fact that they favor a powerful and activist federal government, albeit one with different spending priorities for the benefit of different interest groups.
In other words, limited government is essential when a Democrat is living in the White House.  When a Republican is president it is not really important.

Wingnut Dictionary Word of the Day - EcoFascism


Another in a series seeking to translate Wingnutspeak into red blooded American English

Today's word [h/t Powerline Blog]:
noun \ e-kō-fa-shi-zəm
Definition:
ECOFASCISM (1) an environmental conservation authoritarian movement seeking  clearly unconstitutional control of the economy and personal liberty in the name of a hypothetically omnipotent government; (2) A subject that right wingers talk about on Earth Day; (3) an adherent of authoritarian environmental conservationism is an Ecofascist.
Context:
Within right wing counter culture it is a commonly held belief  most people with environmental sympathies aren’t fascistic authoritarians by nature, however the activists on the margin who drive policies and regulation are fascist authoritarians.   Moreover, most environmental conservation efforts actually have contrary effects than the stated intentions, which suggests that the real agenda (eco-fascism) is something different than the stated agenda (environmentalism).
Policy makers at the head of government in the United States and elsewhere apparently want to believe, and to have others believe, that human use of fossil fuels accelerates global warming. [These Ecofascists] pursue this quest in order to impose ever greater and clearly unconstitutional control on the economy and personal liberty in the name of a hypothetically omnipotent government. There exists no true concern by the President or Congressional Leadership about the true effects of climate change - only a poorly concealed, ideologically driven attempt to use conjured up threats of catastrophic consequences as a lever to gain authoritarian control of society.
The real agenda [of the ecofascists], I suppose, is to force the rest of us to be vegetarians. The hoaxers and bureaucrats who stir up global warming hysteria would no more stop eating filet mignon than they would give up their private jets. They just want power over the rest of us. Thankfully, hardly anyone is silly enough to believe that humanity can regulate the Earth’s climate by eating tofu instead of bacon. Still, next time you are in a restaurant, it might be fun to order a 32-ounce Porterhouse. In addition to all the usual reasons, you will be defying some of the world’s most obnoxious busybodies.
Another Usage outside of right wing counter culture:
As an Ecofascist, I think it would be fun to build a community of underground hobbit sized houses as a model of what America will look like after the international bureaucrats confiscate everyone's guns and enact Agenda 21. Ideally, such a community could be built in Michele Bachmann's congressional district and would be funded by stimulus money employing local construction workers.  And just because I am mean, it would be labeled a "shovel ready project." Which of course it would be, because Ecofascism is part of an existing UN Plot.
Other "shovel ready projects" include Chattanooga's new bicycle sharing program modeled after Denver's bicycle sharing program which as every right winger knows is part of a UN plot to takeover America and is the first step in imposing Agenda 21.  And before too long there will be no more cows. And then everyone will live in a hobbit sized home without a gun.
And when that day comes, picture poor Powerline Blogger Hinderaker sitting in a rocking chair on his ridiculously small front porch grumbling that if only people would have listened to his warnings back in the old days, America would still be free like it was back before we had Medicare.