Monday, August 9, 2010

RISING WORLD FASCISM (yet another lament)

I seem to be writing a lot of laments these days. (I think I've already said that, a time or two.) Some day, I should talk about what a "lament" is, but in the meantime, I'll let you consider what you mean by that word.

This time around, some examples of  Fascism at work in politics. It's an American example, because it is so blatant. It's on my Bears Noting blog.

My critique of Fascism is not so much a political one, as an ethical one. My training isn't in political science; it is in ethics and journalism. Which is why I take the approach I do. As you'll see if you take a look.

I wish I could write happier things.


potsoc said...

Sorry, I could not resist answering your question and feeding hints for your proposed blog on the subject.
"La·ment   [luh-ment] Show IPA
–verb (used with object)
to feel or express sorrow or regret for: to lament his absence.
to mourn for or over.
–verb (used without object)
to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret.
to mourn deeply.
an expression of grief or sorrow.
a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, esp. in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.
1520–30; (n.) < L lāmentum plaint; (v.) < L lāmentārī, deriv. of lāmentum

—Related forms
la·ment·er, noun
la·ment·ing·ly, adverb

1, 2. bewail, bemoan, deplore. 3, 4. grieve, weep. 5. lamentation, moan. 6. monody, threnody."
Pick what suits you.

ain't for city gals said...

I would much rather read a lament than a rant and rave..the ones that spew out hate for whoever just turn me completely off...I too think I am a small c but maybe still an R for REALIST...that is what I think we need more of ...people who live the everyday life with all the laments and joys that go with it...I bet you could think of a joy if you tried...

Anonymous said...

Pretty interesting site you've got here. Thanks for it. I like such themes and everything connected to this matter. I would like to read a bit more soon.

Bella Swenson

Rob-bear said...

®potsoc: Thank you for your assistance. The one thing I would add is that I think we have forgotten how to lament, and so "default" into cynicism. There's a blog post in that, I'm sure.

®afcg: "Realist," indeed. You've made me re-think a bit of my profile. Thank you. And yes, I can think of some joys. I just keep being shocked, daily, by lamentable things.

®Bella: Welcome, and thanks for stopping by. Hope you visit again.