It Is What It Is, Dude
Date registered: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 1978 107.024 RIP
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OK, let's try Merriam-Webster's.....
One entry found.
fasÂ·cism Listen to the pronunciation of fascism
\ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-\
Italian fascismo, from fascio bundle, fasces, group, from Latin fascis bundle & fasces fasces
1often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
2: a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control
<early instances of army fascism and brutality — J. W. Aldridge>
— fasÂ·cist Listen to the pronunciation of fascist \-shist also -sist\ noun or adjective often capitalized
— fasÂ·cisÂ·tic Listen to the pronunciation of fascistic \fa-ˈshis-tik also -ˈsis-\ adjective often capitalized
— fasÂ·cisÂ·tiÂ·calÂ·ly Listen to the pronunciation of fascistically \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb often capitalized
I think definition #2 would describe the faulty policy in question.
Again, the policy is fascist in its nature and also its implementation....
The measures have long been in place but were only disclosed in July, under pressure from civil liberties and business travel groups acting on reports that increasing numbers of international travelers had had their laptops, cellphones and other digital devices removed and examined.
Does secretive enactment of rules and statutes favor democracy or fascism?