Definition of the Day 12-29-15 — Rogue State

Posted: December 29, 2015 in Humor, Politics
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ROGUE STATE, n. A dangerous, disreputable nation that: 1) develops weapons of mass destruction; 2) uses them against civilian targets; 3) interferes in the internal affairs of other nations; 4) invades other nations under false pretenses; 5) aids and abets other aggressors; 6) engages in torture; 7) trains and finances death squads and torturers; 8) is either an outright dictatorship or has an electoral process that makes a mockery of democracy; and 9) has a press subservient to the powers that be, so that the brainwashed masses are largely unaware of the preceding outrages. In other words, a dangerously destructive, out-of-control, berserker nation bearing no similarity whatsoever to the God-anointed land where freedom and justice reign.

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–from the revised and expanded edition of The American Heretic’s Dictionary, the best modern successor to Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary

 

American Heretic's Dictionary revised and expanded by Chaz Bufe, front cover

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