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English citations of assholocracy, assholeocracy, arseoleocracy, assholocrat, and assholeocrat
government by obnoxious multi-millionaires
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- 2007, Tristan Clark, Stick this in your memory hole, Aduki Independent Press, Australia, →ISBN, OCLC 191846662, page 4:
- I don't know how we have a multitude of names for essentially the name thing: being subjugated by a singular arsehole or grouping of arseholes. Could simply gather them under a uniform label: Arseholeocracy
- 2011 March 4, Matt Taibbi, “Airline Travelers vs. Lobbyists to the Transportation Security Administration”, in Rolling Stone, ISSN 0035-791X:
- Sirota’s dissent went as follows: “Ruling these kind of people as all assholes is too broad a ruling, because the Assholeocracy legally forces private economic actors to think solely of their profits - and nothing more. That's their legal and fiduciary responsibility, consequences be damned. Many of them might individually be assholes, but as a blanket rule, you can't say they are all automatically assholes simply because they work within the ubiquitous Assholeocracy.”
- 2011 December 14, Marvin King, “Rage Against the Assholocracy”, in Politic365:
- It does not matter if the few are a handful of obscenely rich capitalists, totalitarian atheists, or religious autocrats; the common theme is that protests feel abused by the assholocracy.
- 2012 January 19, Kevin Rafferty, “Facing a dystopian future”, in The Japan Times, ISSN 0447-5763:
- The word of the year for 2011 chosen by the American Dialect Society was "occupy," though some radical spirits recommended "assholocracy," which they defined as rule by multimillionaires. Assholocracy won the award for the outrageous word of the year.
- 2012 February 18, Ruth Wajnryb, “New fronts in war of the words; The Essay”, in Sydney Morning Herald, ISSN 0312-6315, page 22:
- There are blends ... new additions to pre-existing blends, like assholocracy (think previous coinages for example, kleptocracy, kindergarchy); pop culture-inspired tongue-in-cheekery, like kardash; and new additions to a lexical field, like dairyness (which reminds me of truthiness of a few years ago, being the truth as you would like it to be, rather than as it is).