Government Or Regime? The Language Guide

Via Parapolitical, a compare and contrast exercise in how the news media describes our world. Nations which do business with the United States, even those among the most brutally oppressive, are led by “governments”. If arms money is not flowing, the countries are ruled by “regimes”. What does “regime” imply? It sounds villainous and evil, less legitimate, more tenuous — as though overthrow (or invasion) is inevitable and warranted:

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  • Nunzio X

    Ah, yes—-creative word play as a means of shoveling shit into our skulls.

    My favorite gag-inducing expression of the moment is “job creators.”

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