New phrase

Posted by: yoyo52

New phrase - 09/02/13 03:34 AM

moved from Lounge because of its sensitive nature.

I've been watching a BBC series called MI-5, about the adventures of a group of MI-5 agents in and around London. It's a very un-Hollywood show because it grapples with real ethical issues and presents characters who are ambiguous in the best sense of the word. Anyway, in the last episode I saw, one of the characters invents a phrase for the fear-mongering that governments have deployed since 9-11 to frighten us into submitting to government domination. "Velvet fascism." I like the phrase.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: New phrase - 09/02/13 07:23 AM

thank you so much for making it necessary to google MI5 @ 3 AM
Posted by: MrB

Re: New phrase - 09/02/13 03:35 PM

Me too.