Monday, 30 May 2016

‘Shlist List

socialist – someone who refuses to acknowledge the history of the 20th Century.

fauxcialist – middle-class Labour voter, usu. privately educated.

foecialist – a socialist who disagrees with another socialist/foecialist on one arcane point of ideology and who is therefore deemed more of an enemy than Hitler, Thatcher, and the People’s Front of Judea combined.

gauchealist – a socially awkward socialist (see also ‘socialist’)

poshialist (pronounced à la infra dig, i.e. ‘poshe’) – Viscount Tony Benn, and others of that ilk.

nocialist – someone who used to be socialist but no longer is (usu. former university undergraduate, pronounced ‘shtooodent’).

slowcialist – a particularly dim-witted socialist (see also ‘socialist’)

brocialist – meaning unknown but bound to be highly embarrassing.

Quocialist – like a socialist, but in Latin/denims.

1 comment:

  1. I dislike commenting on poetry as by its very nature it speaks profoundly to me.

    Very humourous. However," socialist – someone who refuses to acknowledge the history of the 20th Century."

    Well I have to disagree. Why? The experience of what I think you are refering to was an experience of a post-feudal development trying to transplant capitalist methods onto feudal, mainly peasant societies.The result very much state-capitalism.
    "State -capitalism would be a step forward for us." Lenin.
    Socialism/communism,I use the terms interchangeably, is an advanced, post capitalist, production for use, free access society run by us all within a democratic framework.

    It has never existed, as it is the work of the immense majority, not monority putches, to overthrow wage slavery and introduce it.
    " The emancipation of the working classes must be conquered by the working classes themselves. We cannot, therefore, co-operate with people who openly state that the workers are too uneducated to emancipate themselves and must be freed from above by philanthropic big bourgeois and petty bourgeois."(1879 Marx and Engels )
    "From each according to their abilities to each according to their needs.".