[Ads-l] Christofascism, Christofascist

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 27 15:24:48 EST 2017


> coined as a pejorative

You mean there was another possibility?

JL

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 2:59 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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 :)
> >>
> >>> On 27 Jan 2017, at 11:49, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> 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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> >>>> Subject:      Christofascism, Christofascist
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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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