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Modern terms

Modern terms
February 11, 2010, 12:59:25 AM
globalism: 1. the act of circumventing territorial autonomy due to the barriers they may impose upon commercial activity 2. the act of paralyzing cultural development by making culture into a commercial product and luring its creators into commercial activities as a replacement for their own cultural continuity

globalist: 1. an individual who does not value the concept of sovereign territory because borders pose various hindrances to the commercial activities that benefit the globalist 2. an individual who impedes cultural development by deconstructing it into an array of products for sale and encouraging its creators to replace their own cultural development with commercial activity

neoconservatism, neoliberalism: 1. the belief in one's own individual primacy over many aspects of reality 2. the belief that an individual makes his own reality rather than temporarily modifying his finite area of influence with varying results in quality

racism: 1. a term invented by Leon Trotsky to shame industrialized world powers opposed to the expansion of communism,in order to create resentment against these powers in the non-industrialized world and therefore encourage the non-industrialized nations to shift the world balance of power in favor of the Soviet Union 2. a term used by liberal democratic political parties and constituents in industrialized countries to stigmatize any opposing party or critic

biological determinism: the belief that inherited factors overwhelmingly influence the development of life; we are each a part of a reality that made us all possible

social determinism: a belief in human exceptionalism in that psycho-social factors overwhelmingly influence the development of human life; we create our own reality
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

Re: Modern terms
February 11, 2010, 03:17:31 AM
global warming: 1. the belief that the combined output of human industrial activity is the present cause of world climate change; may also include the belief that replacing indiscriminate carbon consumerism with green, low carbon consumerism assists environmental conservation 2. a red herring argument intended to shift public attention away from ecological conservation free of human presence and toward a tax on carbon output which has two goals: to maintain the system of unchecked global ecological exploitation coupled with increased human population (i.e. Economic Growth) and to have the industrialized nations further fund the complete industrialization of the Third World

health care reform: 1. public policy implying that finances determine human quality of life and survival moreso than the body's own natural organic functions and its dependency with the natural world 2. the assertion that distribution of cost and access to medical products and services above all determines human health and longevity 3. see also many-to-one relationship
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

Re: Modern terms
February 12, 2010, 04:12:36 AM
fascism: The Latin prefix fasces refers to a wooden rod around which are leather-bound additional sticks or dowels to make it considerably more reinforced as a tool or weapon haft. In essence: singly, I am brittle, together we are much stronger.
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

Re: Modern terms
February 12, 2010, 08:23:56 AM
Fascist nowadays means, simply, "A Bully who doesn't accept other people's opinions and feelings".
Fascism, even without all the recent semantic transfigurations, is hard to define.
The definition as to the 'we are stronger together' stands somewhat in contrary to Fascist disbelief in capitalist  / democratic mass society, and yet, at the same time - Fascism is a populist regime, which also combines elitist traits - but is aimed at securing the people's prosperity. Also, Fascism ah-la Mussolini or Codreanu and [Radical] Fascism like Hitler's are similar, but different in some aspects

"Critical Thinking" - A term denoting a rigorous mind questioning the foundation and essence of all terms and phenomenons and refuses to accept interpretations and observations, semantics and arguments or anything-basic before establishing anything and deciding whether it is 'true' [When used by the left - really means "Critical Sentimentality" - that is, emphasizing the moral interpretation of every phenomenon].
Mister X: I'm denying the virginity of Mary!
Mister Y: Denying her virginity? On what evidence?
Mister X: Well, she was pregnant.

Re: Modern terms
February 12, 2010, 08:37:07 AM
Evolution, theory of: the suggestion that life originated in small-cell form and then became complex through random processes in which only the fittest forms survived. The thesis is at odds with ontological, logical and mathematical principles or theories. It is not a scientific fact, but an ideology meant to totally replace the traditional belief of all life as a creation of God, and it has been attacked by many traditional authorities. Paradoxically, many modern theologians have tried to harmonize it with traditional religious dogma.
Whatever you honor above all things, that which you so honor will have dominion over you.

Re: Modern terms
February 12, 2010, 08:50:27 AM
Regarding fascism, how do you like this one?

Fascism: a political conception which sees in the State an absolute person (or "body") with spiritual qualities.
Whatever you honor above all things, that which you so honor will have dominion over you.

Re: Modern terms
February 12, 2010, 12:29:21 PM
I agree on the part of the State  being an 'absolute authority' (although this is simply true to all autocratic / authoritarian regimes, in general) but the 'spiritual' extension is somewhat odd. I'd replace 'spiritual' qualities with...Pragmatic 'abilities'. You can call 'spiritual' Hitler's Nazi principles (to some extent) or, mainly, Codreanu 'Iron Guard' (perhaps the only form of 'Fascism' with actual spiritual basis). But Mussolini's Fascism wasn't spiritual. The very foundations of the Fascist movement were totally Socialist. Mussolini himself, I believe, was a Nihilist - and a very pragmatic man (you have to question the very belief of any man who's pragmatic). The Lateran treaty, for example, is how Mussolini gained support and 'collaboration' from the antique religious establishment in Italy.

Ortega y Gasset once said on Fascism that it is ‘A and not A’. I think there's some truth to this.
Mister X: I'm denying the virginity of Mary!
Mister Y: Denying her virginity? On what evidence?
Mister X: Well, she was pregnant.

Re: Modern terms
February 12, 2010, 05:34:44 PM
Evolution, theory of: the suggestion that life originated in small-cell form and then became complex through random processes in which only the fittest forms survived. The thesis is at odds with ontological, logical and mathematical principles or theories. It is not a scientific fact, but an ideology meant to totally replace the traditional belief of all life as a creation of God, and it has been attacked by many traditional authorities. Paradoxically, many modern theologians have tried to harmonize it with traditional religious dogma.
I'm sorry, is this post serious?  I can't tell the difference between creationists and those who try to mock them.

Re: Modern terms
February 14, 2010, 04:31:34 AM
extremism, extremist: e.g., "For the past thirteen years I have been preaching The Vision of, 50,000 Righteous Men Living for the Lord in the community formerly called Harlem.  Essentially the answer to the problems of this Ghetto can be solved by the men becoming Righteous Men, but more importantly Almighty God will get the glory when He raises up a people who are now not a people; and the world will have to acknowledge it was the Living God who raised up this community." ATLAH Explained by The Honorable James David Manning
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

Formerly known as "Metalist"

Re: Modern terms
February 19, 2010, 09:01:04 PM
Evolution, theory of: the suggestion that life originated in small-cell form and then became complex through random processes in which only the fittest forms survived. The thesis is at odds with ontological, logical and mathematical principles or theories. It is not a scientific fact, but an ideology meant to totally replace the traditional belief of all life as a creation of God, and it has been attacked by many traditional authorities. Paradoxically, many modern theologians have tried to harmonize it with traditional religious dogma.

Given the nihilistic nature of this place, I guess it becomes necessary to you to explain your indicting of evolution theory (perhaps in [META]). This would mean, to present intelligent design as a scientific theory to explain the variability of life and your rebuttals of evolution theory, if I understand you right.