Alexander Boot, a Russian by birth, left for the West in the 1970s, only to discover that the West he was seeking was no longer there. Boot believes that democracy, or in the words of Abraham Lincoln, the government of the people, by the people and for the people, has been replaced by glossocracy, government of the word, by the word, and for the word.

Glossocracy can be traced back at least to the slogan of the French Revolution in 1789, "Freedom, Equality, Brotherhood." As it turned out, this meant mass terror, martial law and authoritarian rule. The more meaningless the word, the more useful it is for glossocrats. This is why the notion of Multiculturalism has been so useful, since it sounds vaguely positive, but ambiguous and could be used to cover up vast changes implemented with little public debate. The impulse behind Political Correctness consists of twisting the language we use, enforcing new words or changing the meaning of old ones, turning them into "weapons of crowd control" by demonizing those who fail to comply with the new definitions. The European Union, a French-led enterprise, is currently the world's pre-eminent and most unadulterated glossocracy.

According to Boot, a dictator whose power is based on bullets is afraid of bullets. A glossocrat whose power is based on words is afraid of words. The EU has drawn up guidelines advising government spokesmen to use "non-offensive" phrases when talking about terrorism. The word jihad should preferably not be used at all, or should be explained as a misunderstood term meaning peaceful struggle against oneself. These recommendations are being implemented. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in an attempt to avoid offending Muslims and in the summer of 2007 he banned his ministers from mentioning "Muslim" and "terrorism" in the same breath following attempted terror attacks staged by Muslims, including several medical doctors, in Glasgow and London.

Comment by Fordman

First, Anne Coulter tells millions about the ongoing genocide of our race. Now Fjordman talks about WORDISM and dictatorship, not bad.

Lets savor this line: "Government of the word, by the word, and for the word."

I love Soviet Dissidents. They are our kind of people. We are White DISSIDENTS.

Comment by Tim