Dictionary

A Dictionary of Politics which at this point is still a Work-in-Progress 

9-11

A tragic day for the American people which has ruthlessly been used to justify no-bid, cost-plus contracts for the Military-Industrial Complex, the deaths of 4000+ Americans, the loss of civil liberties, torture of prisoners, the bankrupting of the country and the destruction of a generation in Afghanistan and Iraq

ACCIDENT, a.k.a LONE NUT

What happens when a popular leader poses a serious problem to the Power Elite

ADVERTISING

Lying for money

AFGHANISTAN

Testing ground for bombs, missiles and war planes; training ground for troops to learn to kill; and,  means by which officers can earn medals and higher rank

SALVADOR ALLENDE

Democratically elected President of Chile deposed and killed in a violent coup coordinated between the CIA and IT&T

ASSASSINATION

A CIA tool for the persuasion of other countries as to the value of capitalism and free trade.

BAILOUT

A polite word for “Theft”

BANKSTER

A particular type of gangster whose turf incorporates large banking establishments and the stock exchange

JAMES BATH

Close friend of George W Bush with whom he went AWOL from the Air National Guard when the Guard instituted drug-testing; later the American agent for the Bin Laden family business operations in the U.S.

SALEM BIN LADEN

Older brother of Osama Bin Laden and head of the family after their father died. Invested in George W Bush’s Harken oil company in 1988. Died in an accident in 1991

TONY BLAIR

The former American Governor of Britain

GEORGE W BUSH

A frat boy from Connecticut given to pretend he was a rootin’ tootin’ Texas cowboy. Served in the White House under Dick Cheney. No notable achievements.

PRESCOTT BUSH

Father of George H W Bush and grandfather of George W Bush who had his company confiscated by the U.S. Government during World War II because of its close collaboration with Nazi Germany

DICK CHENEY

One of the names of the Evil One, compare to Baal, Beezlebub, Lucifer, Mephistopheles, and Satan

CHINA

Currently, America’s Creditor; soon-to-be, America’s Boss

CHINESE SLAVE LABOR

The work force who manufactured the cellphone, PDA, TV, or laptop that you’re using now

CLASS WAR

A war being fought and won by one side while the other side is persuaded to believe that it really isn’t happening

COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE

Someone who is very pleased with himself for stepping over, rather than on, the homeless person sprawled out on the sidewalk

CORPORATEER

The 21st century equivalent of Privateer or Pirate; also a person with no discernable moral values; the human equivalent of a shark

CORPORATION

Organized as distinguished from unorganized crime

CUBA

A country America can’t trade with because it’s Communist; and, after all, America is too busy trading with Communist China and Communist Vietnam

DEMOCRACY

A hypothetical form of government relying upon citizen participation, open debate and popular will

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

The U.S. political party which seeks control of the Government so that they can rent it out to Corporate interests

ECONOMIST

Someone who has mathematical proof as to what the best stock was 9 months ago

ELECTION

Procedure by which one of two agent of corporate interests might be selected to govern

ENRON

The sort of business that is meant when a candidate says that government should be run more like a business

EVIL-DOER

A foreigner averse to having his country raped and pillaged

FOX NEWS

One of a corporate consortium which owns the Republican Party

FREE MARKET

A mythic entity which is believed to be endowed with divine powers and operates beyond human understanding

FREEDOM FIGHTER

A terrorist on our side

AL GORE

The candidate elected U.S. President in 2000 who was denied office by a coup of the Supreme Court

JAMES HATFIELD

Author who wrote a biography of George W Bush detailing cocaine use and other unflattering facts; supposedly got depressed after writing the book and was suicided

HEALTHCARE REFORM ACT

Federal legislation subsidizing the Health Insurance and Pharmaceutical industries

HOMELAND SECURITY

A department of the U.S. government roughly comparable to the Gestapo, the Stasi or the KGB

INTERNATIONAL LAW

An oxymoron

JERUSALEM

The Biblical “City of Peace” which serves as a cause of warfare among three major religions

JOBS

America’s greatest export

JOURNALIST

Fancy word for liar

JOHN F KENNEDY; ROBERT F KENNEDY; and, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Three men who couldn’t be bought by the Power Elite

LIBERAL

The political stance of people who believe in the right things but are afraid to ask for them

MID-LEVEL MANAGER

An employee too dumb or too lazy to work for a living but lacking the criminal instincts necessary for Top Management

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

An oxymoron

NATIONAL SECURITY

An incantation which justifies any sort of criminal or immoral activity

MANUEL NORIEGA; SADDAM HUSSEIN; and, OSAMA BIN LADEN

Three former CIA contractors whose subsequent experience suggest that the CIA does not offer longterm employment prospects

BARACK OBAMA

(1) No one knows
(2) A candidate — as a community organizer, he was a candidate for the State Senate; as a State Senator, he was a candidate for the U.S. Senate; as U.S. Senator, a candidate for President; as President, he is a continuing candidate for the Corporate Boards he wants to join after leaving the Presidency.

OLAF PALME

The last Scandinavian politician to publicly disagree with American foreign policy; victim of an unsolved murder in the streets of Stockholm

POOR

A no-good lazy bum who weighs Society down with useless-eating; usually paid an hourly wage and frequently denied benefits

PROGRESSIVE

A “Liberal” who actually does things

RACISM

The “Opiate of the Redneck”: as long as the good ol’ boys can blame their black neighbors, they won’t awaken to the fact that both are being screwed by the Boss

REPUBLICAN PARTY

The U.S. political party which seeks control of the Government so that they can sell it out to Corporate interests

RETIRED MILITARY OFFICER

Lobbyist for Arms Company

RICH

Productive hard-working members of Society who save their pennies to produce necessary capital, for example, Paris Hilton; compare to “Poor”

SAVINGS & LOAN CRISIS of 1985-1989

Dress rehearsal for the Banking Bailouts of 2008-2010

MARGIE SCHOEDINGER

Woman who accused George W Bush of sexual assault; several weeks before her case went to court, she became depressed and was suicided

SOCIALISM

Secular variant of Christianity

TALIBAN

(1) A band of bigoted foolish Muslims; or, (2) a band of bigoted foolish Christians

TAX

What the working people pay to support the Government

TAX-BENEFITS & BUSINESS-SUBSIDIES

What the rich people get from the Government; sort of like an upscale “welfare”

TEA PARTY

A collection of morons easily manipulated by Party Hacks and PR Flacks

UNEMPLOYED

Also known as “Surplus or Redundant Human Resources”

UNNECESSARY GOVERNMENT SPENDING

Expenditures intended to help people, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Unemployment Compensation, Headstart; to be distinguished from “Necessary Government Spending”, such as subsidies for oil companies, tax credits for the super-rich, corporate welfare, bank bailouts, and expenditures intended to kill and maim via bombs and drones and the like

WAGE-EARNER

A slave rented by the hour

WAR

A conflict fought by the young of the working-class for the purpose of protecting the profits of the old of the owning-class

GARY WEBB

Author who wrote book about the CIA and its drug-smuggling into the U.S.; after writing the book, he got so depressed that he shot himself in the head, TWICE!

PAUL WELLSTONE

The only U.S. Senator who was so strongly against the Bush war on Iraq that he threatened to go to the people to encourage popular opposition — had an accident

 

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  1. This is informative and entertaining. Thank you.

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