[Ads-l] Christofascism, Christofascist

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 27 14:59:21 EST 2017


Thank you for the follow-ups. The Wikipedia article notes that it was coined as a pejorative, so it may very well have disappeared from use due to sociopolitical circumstance. BB

> On 27 Jan 2017, at 11:56, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Sorry, yes. I was not disputing the coinage. Just wide use. Term was
> popular during Clinton administration but has virtually disappeared since
> 2008 (I've used it in social media but I'm yet to have seen anyone else use
> it in the last 10 years; until now).
> 
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 2:50 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> 1970 according to the Wikipedia article I cited below :)
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>>> On 27 Jan 2017, at 11:49, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>>> Christofascist/m goes a long way back as a term. Certainly used
>>> disparagingly in the early 1990s (OK, *I* used it disparagingly in the
>>> early 1990s). Might go back even further but in different circles,
>> perhaps
>>> on USENET.
>>> 
>>> VS-)
>>> 
>>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 1:49 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
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>>>> Kieryn Darkwater has an article titled "I Was Trained for the Culture =
>>>> Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a
>>>> Messiah=E2=80=9D=
>>>> (http://bit.ly/2jWibX3 <http://bit.ly/2jWibX3>) published yesterday on
>> =
>>>> Autostraddle. She explains that Trump=E2=80=99s rise is due to =
>>>> Christofascists, where Trump is a front for Pence to convert the US to
>> a =
>>>> theocracy.
>>>> 
>>>> The online Oxford English dictionaries do not have the terms =E2=80=9C =
>>>> Christofascism=E2=80=9D and =E2=80=9CChristofascist=E2=80=9D.=20
>>>> 
>>>> Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christofascism =
>>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christofascism>) says the term
>> =E2=80=9C =
>>>> Christofascism=E2=80=9D was coined in 1970 by Dorothee S=C3=B6lle.
>>>> 
>>>> Benjamin Barrett
>>>> Formerly of Seattle, WA=

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