Re: Ashcroft Antics

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Thu Feb 07 2002 - 13:06:01 MST

On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Mike Lorrey wrote:

> > Samantha,
> > Please forgive me but in your original post you had also used the
> > phrase "crypto-Fascist country." Could you please define that term?
> Crypto-fascist is a made up word created by left-wingers to describe
> anyone who is not openly for socialism, or else anyone who is not openly
> against any sort of system where individual responsibility, liberty, and
> accomplishment are of paramount importance. Anyone who pursues and
> extolls excellence rather than mediocrity is a crypto-fascist (which
> explains so succinctly why there continues to be political strife among
> transhumanists).

I think you're giving its users too much credit. It's just a
meaningless buzzword tossed around for emotional impact; to assign
sinister motives implies that one is operating rationally to
achieve some goal, rather than just reacting.

If you're reading about some drug, you know that when you see
certain words like "burns fat" or "removes toxins" or "increases
energy" that you need read no further; they have destroyed any
credibility they might have had, and you can safely assume you're
being scammed without reading further. Likewise, when a political
opinion includes the word "crypto-fascist", you need read no
further: nothing else being said there is likely to be of value.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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