7 definitions by academic_rasta

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Rastafarian word referring to The State and The System: it refers equally to the British Empire which engineered the slave trade and to the modern oppressive governments of the USA and her allies, as they are considered to be one and the same imperialist evil. It's believed that the Babylon actively seeks to exploit and oppress the people of the world, especially people of African descent. It's believed that the Babylon forbids the smoking of ganja because this sacred herb opens men's minds to the truth.
The term is a reference to the fact that in the Torah (AKA the Old Testament) the Babylonian Empire forcibly relocated the Jews from the Land of Israel to the city of Babylon, where they were forced to stay for around 50 years. This situation is seen as analogous to the forced deportation of Africans to the Americas by Europeans.
We've gotta overthrow the Babylon, fight the power that oppresses us!
by academic_rasta February 01, 2011
A tourist-orientated town in the South of England, with a population of 50,000.
The young people of Salisbury can be divided into three main groups: pikeys, squaddies and the posh kids.
Salisbury's pikeys are the most visible group, usually seen roaming the town in packs. They are indigenous to the Friary and Bemerton Heath, but are known to go to McDonalds and Burger King in order to feed. Other popular points of congregation include Tesco Metro, Poundland and the Library Steps.

The squaddies are usually only visible on Saturday nights, trying to pick up 18-year-old posh girls in Whiterooms and fighting each other and pikeys. The rest of the week they are busy invading Third World nations, shooting people and feeling good about themselves for it.

The posh kids spend most of their time either at one of the town's two grammar schools or at one of the copious private schools. At these institutions they learn how to vote for the Conservative Party as well as the art of banter. In their spare time they drink tea in Starbucks or Nero, or smoke undersized spliffs in the Cathedral Close. At the age of 18 or 19, almost all posh kids emigrate to "classier" (read: preppier) locales such as Oxford, Cambridge and Exeter. The Guild Hall Steps are a meeting point for posh kids with identity crises and lack of direction in life.
Don't fucking go to Salisbury Wiltshire.
by academic_rasta February 01, 2011
BNP
The British National Party is a far-right political party in the UK, founded in 1982 as a splinter group of the National Front. Historically an openly racist party, nowadays there is an odd situation whereby BNP members claim not to be racist and try to avoid making overtly-racist statements, while still trying to appeal to the racist sentiments of working class Britons.
Until February 2010 non-whites could not be members of the BNP; the rules were changed due to anti-discrimination laws. The key motivation for the BNP is to protect what they perceive as "indigenous British culture", which they believe is being "eroded" by immigrants and their descendants. BNP are not a one-issue party, with right-wing views on a range of issues other than immigration and multiculturalism: they also oppose gay rights, freedom of religion, socialism and European integration; on top of this they want to "get tougher" on crime and criminals and believe that climate change is a myth. During their campaign for the 2010 general election, the BNP focused specifically on their idea that Muslims pose a threat to Britain.
Many non-academics brand the BNP a Nazi or neo-Nazi party, but this is not accurate. Political scientists generally consider the party to be fascist, although leader Nick Griffin has rejected this label.
"The BNP will repeal the Race Relations Act and all other far leftist social engineering projects, such as the Equalities and Human Rights Commission"
- The BNP Manifesto
by academic_rasta February 01, 2011
A derogatory term for anyone perceived to have left-leaning, liberal or socialistic political or social views. Primarily used by people with very conservative worldviews, who consider the world to be divided into a left- and right-wing dichotomy. Similar in tone to, though somewhat broader in scope than the term commie.
Terrorists don't have human rights - that's all leftie bullshit.
by academic_rasta January 30, 2015
A person, group or government that supports the illegalization and criminalization of any or all recreational drugs.
Virtually all governments of the world have prohibitionist views on cannabis, LSD, MDMA, ketamine and heroin. However, only a handful of governments have prohibitionist views towards alcohol.
by academic_rasta February 01, 2011
1. A way of writing the Russian word for the adjective "Russian" (русский) in English.

2. A derogatory word to refer to Russians or people of Russian descent. Sometimes extended to refer to other people from the former USSR, such as Belarusians and Ukrainians.
"The goddamn russkies are going to invade Poland if America doesn't bomb them to hell!"

"Your name's Melenkov? What are you some kind of a russki?"
"Actually I'm Ukrainian Jewish."
"Still a russki in my eyes."
by academic_rasta January 30, 2015
A term used largely by British "newspapers" the Daily Mail (AKA the Daily Heil and the Daily Hate) and the Sun, as well as ignorant right-wingers such as the BNP and UKIP, to describe people who work for the European Union's administration. The implication is that the laws and decisions made by the EU are only a hindrance to EU citizens, a stereotype perpetuated by fabricated scare stories circulated in the above-mentioned "newspapers".
EU announcement: "We will be taking measures to ensure a high level of quality in the fruit of vegetables sold throughout the EU."
Daily Mail headline: "Eurocrats ban curved bananas!"
Average Daily Mail reader, broadcasting to everyone s/he meets: "Oi has you heard the fuckin' EU has gone an' banned curved bananas? I'm gonna vote BNP to get this country fixed!"
Rational person: "That sounds a lot like a typical sensationalist scare story... I hope you've researched this dubious claim yourself, and not just believed what some bullshit media source has told you?"
by academic_rasta February 01, 2011
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