5 Nov. 2007

Wanker Of The Day

John Howard is not the only one still living in the 1950s. Gerard Henderson today stokes the still-raging bonfire of 20th Century military glory. By implication, anyone (like me) who says our blessed troops are wasting their time in Iraq and Afghanistan is also failing to honour the glorious dead from WWI and WWII, including Hendo's beloved Uncle Alan.

Might be a good time to check the dictionary definition of FASCISM again...
fas·cism (fāsh'ĭz'əm) Pronunciation Key

1. 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.
2. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
2. Oppressive, dictatorial control.

[Italian fascismo, from fascio, group, from Late Latin fascium, from Latin fascis, bundle.]
Remind me again, Hendo, what were we fighting for in WWII?