Originally published on my page at Bloglines
With apologies to Ambrose Bierce who had the original idea.
My definitions of some popular words and phrases.
Alberta: See One Party State
Anarchism: marxism without marx
Anarchist: feline domesticus
Anarcho-Capitalism: Feudalism by any other name
Athiest: Squatter (See GOD)Calgary: largest American City north of the 49th Parallel
Capitalism: see slavery
Capitalist: a merchant/banker with mercenaries who steals
common property to make it their own
Capitalist Planning: cutting your nose to spite your face
Capital Punishment: 'legal' murder of those who oppose the capitalist.
Communism: a good idea whose time is to come
Consumer: a worker suffering a commodity fetishCreationism: the belief that the earth is flat and Alley Oop is a historical character
Cynic: a suicide that doesn't know they are dead
Democracy: will that be Coke (tm) or Pepsi (tm)
Economists: if you lined up all the economists end to end they still would not reach a conclusion. (George Bernard Shaw)Endangered Species: A socialist in the USAExistentialism: Marxism with Hope
Europe: The Holy Roman Empire
FreeMason (AAFM): An upperclass Englishman pretending to be a Scots Tradesman
GOD: The Landlord of the universe
Knights Templars: gods bankers, says it all (also see capitalist)
Maoism: Stalinism with a human face
Marx: I'm no marxist.
Moron: A perjorative used by Warren Kinsella to refer to someone smarter than he is.
One Party State: a country or region ruled by one political party and its leader, Cuba, North Korea, Alberta
Opportunism; Buzz Hargrove